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This painting of the Virginia, from a drawing by one of her officers, shows the ironclad under way, her decks nearly awash. The two salvaged steam engines were expected to move her at nine knots. Actually, she never did better than five. (Library of Congress)


Donovan, Frank R.Ironclads of the Civil War. New York: American Heritage Publishing
Co., 1964. p.22-23.