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Monday, November 5, 2012

CSS ALABAMA - CONFEDERATE STATES NAVY CRUISER

Well folks this, at least to me, is somewhat of a strange tail about what started out to be a ship built by the British, but the building of the vessel was overseen by a Captain of the Confederate Navy.

Once completed then there was some heated discussion on whether this "290" which was assigned to this vessel while on the blocks, was going to be permitted to leave port.

Well she did "sneak" out of port...and went on a rampage of  a true raider or merchant ships.....

Ok.......I've said enough...I'll let you read this short article on just how much hell this vessel done....and in the end....you'll be very surprised at who "paid the bill" for all this.

You can read about it HERE