CSS Texas

CSS Texas

Launched: January 1865
Struck: 15 October 1867
Fate: sold

General Characteristics
Length: 217 ft (66 m)
Beam: 48.5 ft (14.8 m)
Draft: 13.5 ft (4.1 m)
Propulsion: steam
Complement: 50 officers and men
Armament: four pivots, two broadside guns

The CSS Texas (Confederate States Ship Texas), was a twin propeller casement ironclad ram of the Confederate Navy, named for the state of Texas. She was sister ship to CSS Columbia. Since the ship was built so late in the American Civil War, it saw no action before being captured by Union forces.

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