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Sunday, September 29, 2013

USS CAIRO: A JAMES EADS DREAM

If you are interested in history, you soon realize bucket loads of it has helped change our present, and this is very true for Naval history.
This is a story about the USS Cairo which really came about as a new concept in river gunboats.  One of these new concepts were known as "Pook's Turtles" or City-class gunboats.  Many at the time also referred to these gunboats as "Jim Eads gunboats."  
So, if you care to give this article a go it will tell you what the Cairo was involved in, also about her concept from James Buchanan Eads shipyards....and the salvage operations to raise the Cairo in the 1960's.

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