Naval Technology in the Civil War

John Coski talked about the “arms race” between the Union and Confederate navies within the larger international context of… read more

John Coski talked about the “arms race” between the Union and Confederate navies within the larger international context of revolutions in naval technology at that time. Technological advances during the Civil War besides the use of ironclads included gains in mine, torpedo, and artillery design, as well as the first-time use of a submarine to sink an enemy ship. Mr. Coski showed items and reproductions from the CSS Virginia (formerly the USS Merrimack), the Hunley and other ironclads and warship used by the Confederates. Mr. Coski used slides throughout his presentation and responded to questions from members of the audience.

“Naval Innovations” was the start of a lecture series exploring science and technology during the Civil War held at the Museum of the Confederacy. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Naval Technology in the Civil War

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301033-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Richmond, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 15, 2011
Last Aired:
Oct 16, 2011

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  • Oct 15, 2011 | 6:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 15, 2011 | 10:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 16, 2011 | 11:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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