Posted by Mabry Tyson on August 07, 2003 at 10:07:48:
In Reply to: Virginia's gunports? posted by Jim Forbus on September 30, 2001 at 05:33:18:
In the ORN, Series II, Vol. 1, p. 756, regarding the Louisiana:
"After the fight of the Merrimack in Hampton Roads, the portholes, it was ascertained, were better on the oval principle than as they were originally shaped on the Louisiana."
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