Metal Ship Effects

Discussion in 'Civil War' started by cameronpalte, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. cameronpalte

    cameronpalte Member

    What affects do you guys think that metal ships had on the battle and the various things that happened. Do you guys think that these metal ships had a larger affect on the battle and deaths?
  2. R Leonard

    R Leonard Active Member

    Without a doubt, the advent of the modern warship, in action from, say, from from the First World War forward changed the way of doing business in naval warfare. Pretty much the Spanish-American War of 1898 and maybe the Russo-Japanese War of 1905 were the last times one saw colors struck in a fleet action. After that it was pretty much a matter of "shoot at them until they sink". Thus, casualties went up and ships captured, in terms of numbers, went down.

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