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    The AlbemarleWithout the industrial capabilities of the North, Southern shipbuilding assumed an ad hoc character.  The Albemarle was designed by a nineteen year old lieutenant and built in a North Carolina cornfield--much of her armor was repurposed from kitchenware and farming equipment collected from nearby citizens.  The "cornfield ironclad" seized control of the Roanoke River during the summer of 1864 before being sunk in a daring raid by Union Lieutenant William B. Cushing. 

  • Sorry, that's incorrect
    Answer:

    The AlbemarleWithout the industrial capabilities of the North, Southern shipbuilding assumed an ad hoc character.  The Albemarle was designed by a nineteen year old lieutenant and built in a North Carolina cornfield--much of her armor was repurposed from kitchenware and farming equipment collected from nearby citizens.  The "cornfield ironclad" seized control of the Roanoke River during the summer of 1864 before being sunk in a daring raid by Union Lieutenant William B. Cushing. 

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