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Object Name Model, Ship
Title CSS Virginia [USS Merrimac];
Merrimack-Virginia
Catalog Number 0985.13.00295
Description The ship model is made of wood (pine?) of the USS Merrimack / CSS Virginia. The top is painted black and has a full complement of guns, two life boats, smoke stack, deck rail, one wing propellor, and moveable rudder. A paper label attached to the side reads: "A model of the Merrimac. The vessel which revolutionized the naval architecture of the world."
Dimensions H-4 W-2.5 L-15 inches
Owned Mr. Hawks
Owner Regiment CSS Virginia / USS Merrimac
Provenance The model is of the Confederate ironclad, the "Merrimack-Virginia" (CSS Virginia). It is made of wood (pine?) of the USS Merrimack / CSS Virginia.

The label attached to the model reads, "A model of the Merrimac. The vessel which revolutionized the naval architecture of the world."
People Hawks, Mr.
Search Terms Confederate States Navy
Battle of Hampton Roads
Subjects navies
Iron-clad vessels
Ironclads
Model ships
Models