Timberclad warship

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The timberclad USS Conestoga, photographed during the American Civil War USS Conestoga h55321.jpg
The timberclad USS Conestoga, photographed during the American Civil War

A timberclad warship is a kind of mid 19th century river gunboat. [1]


They were based upon a similar design as ironclad warships but had timber in place of iron to act as ablative armour.

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  1. Konstam, Angus (2002). Mississippi River Gunboats of the American Civil War 1861-65 (New Vanguard, 49). Osprey Publishing (UK). ISBN   1-84176-413-2.

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