Cairo, Civil War Ironclad, Sunk on Dec in 12 min. on the Yazoo River with 168 men on board (no casualties). Was brought up off the river bottom 102 yrs later in 1964 Vicksburg MS (National Park) Aug 1994
Iron clad ships were special types of war vessels that were used in the post civil war era in the United States. New technology blended with robust design made Iron clad ships as one of the best naval ships in the maritime history.