Naval architectural plan

Naval architectural plan
Elevations and gun deck plan drawings for proposed floating steam battery bomb-proof, designed by John L. Porter (1 June 1861). Digital reproduction from original drawing. 1 p. 353 mm x 203 mm x 0 mm. Note: Annotated by John L. Porter "Floating Steam Battery Bomb-Proof for harbor defenses. Scale 4 feet = one inch. Armament six XI inch guns. G. N. Y. [Gosport Navy Yard] June 1st 1961. J. L. Porter Va N.C. [Virginia Naval Constructor]".
June 01, 1861
Original Format
35cm x 20cm
Local Identifier
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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C R Solomon Jun 24 2014

This is not the Virginia - this is the design Porter submitted in contest with Brooke for the right to design the Virginia. This design was used for the similar CSS Georgia - a disaster.

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