::::  American Civil War Vessels - UNION
Benton
Code - AU01
1.75  
Qty
Description - U.S.S. BENTON AU01 Union river ironclad converted from a catamaran snagboat by Eads at St. Louis, and commissioned 24.2.1862. Tonnage 633 tons Speed 5 kn Dimensions 202' x 72' x 9' Armament 2x9" S.B.,7 x 42pdr, Rifles & 7 x 32 pdr (by Dec 1863 changed to 2 x 100 pdr R, 8 x 9", 4 x 32 pdr & 2 x 50 pdr R) Armour 2 "Casemate, 2 " Pilot House