CSS Charleston

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Confederate States
Name: Charleston
Namesake: Charleston, South Carolina
Ordered: Fall 1862
Builder: James M. Eason, Charleston
Laid down: December 1862
Launched: 1863
Commissioned: September 1863
Nickname(s): Ladies' Gunboat
Fate: Destroyed to avoid capture, 17/18 February 1865
General characteristics
Type: Casemate ironclad
Displacement: 600 long tons (610 t)
Length: 189 ft (57.6 m)
Beam: 34 ft (10.4 m)
Draft: 12 ft 6 in (3.8 m)
Propulsion: 1 shaft, 1 steam engine
Speed:kn (11 km/h; 6.9 mph)
Complement: 150 officers and men
Armor: 4 in (102 mm)

CSS Charleston was a casemate ironclad ram built for the Confederate Navy (CSN) at Charleston, South Carolina during the American Civil War. Funded by the State of South Carolina as well as donations by patriotic women's associations in the city, she was turned over to the Confederate Navy and defended the city until advancing Union troops that threatened Charleston caused her to be destroyed in early 1865 lest she be captured. Her wreck was salvaged after the war and the remains have been obliterated by subsequent dredging.

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