Timberclad warship

The timberclad USS Conestoga, photographed during the American Civil War

A timberclad warship is a kind of mid 19th century river gunboat.[1]

They were based upon a similar design as ironclad warships however had timber armour in place of iron.

See also


  1. Konstam, Angus (2002). Mississippi River Gunboats of the American Civil War 1861-65 (New Vanguard, 49). Osprey Publishing (UK). ISBN 1-84176-413-2.

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