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Thread #81820   Message #2967189
Posted By: Les from Hull
17-Aug-10 - 12:46 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Roll, Alabama Roll
Subject: RE: Origins: Roll, Alabama Roll
Charley - CSS Shenandoah was formally the Sea King. Alabama was launched very quietly and named 'Enrica' at that time.

The Mississippi wasn't a sister ship of Alabama, she was a riverine/coastal ironclad that was never finished and burnt to prevent capture.