::::  American Civil War Vessels - UNION
Essex
Code - AU03
1.75  
Qty
Description - U.S.S. ESSEX AU03 Originally the steamer "New Era" she was converted to an ironclad gunboat by Eades at St. Louis. Dimensions 149' x 47' x 6' Protection Front 1.75" High grade iron Side 0.75" High grade iron Armament 3 x 9" Dahlgren S.B. 1 x 10" Dahlgen S.B. 1 x 24pdr Howitzer (After major damage at Fort Henry in January 1862 she was lengthened to 205' and 2 x 50pdr Rifles added..)