Saturday, 24 July 2010

Floating Batteries

Ironclads developed during the Crimean War to use against the Baltic forts like Kronstadt. Their development partly caused the Russians to sue for peace.
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Image: French Navy ironclad floating battery Lave, 1854. This ironclad, together with the similar Tonnante and Dévastation, vanquished Russian land batteries at the Battle of Kinburn (1855).

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