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Death of the Cumberland

Death of the Cumberland

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Oct 19, 2010 – (2476 views)


March 8th 1862 - Battle of Hampton Roads Day 1. The USS Cumberland, a 50-gun frigate, becomes the first ship sunk by the CSS Virginia. Virginia's ram has become stuck in the Cumberland's side and threatens to take down the ironclad with the slowly sinking ship. The gun crew in the bow is firing the forward cannon through the side of the ship to hit the Virginia. The ship in the background is the USS Congress. After watching the metal hulled oddity shrug off the cannon fire from the Cumberland, she runs aground and will be the Virginia's next victim.

Civil War Ships Cumberland & Congress by The Hankster
CSS Virginia by Faveral