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This drawing is believed to illustrate the Confederate States of America’s composite (wood & iron) steam cruiser Texas.  About 3 November 1863 the ship was launched from the Thomson Brother’s Clyde Bank Iron Shipyard, Glasgow, under the alias of Pampero.  The dimensions as given were length 230 feet, beam 32 feet and a draft of 20 feet.  The vessel featured a retractable funnel to hide her real identity as a commerce raider.  The armament of the ship was not given. The ship was unable to serve in the Confederate Navy; but instead the Texas showed a potential as a commercial raider for the Confederacy.  Due to political efforts, by the U.S. the Texas never left the U.K. until after the U.S. Civil War. This information is from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Volume II, containing the chapter on the Confederate States of America.
The International Naval Research Organization is a non- profit organization dedicated to the encouragement of the study of naval vessels and their histories, principally in the era of iron and steel warships (about 1860 to date). Its purpose is to provide information and a means of contact for those interested in warships. The principal activity of INRO for over 50 years has been the publication of a quarterly journal, Warship International, recognized internationally as the leading and most authoritative publication in the field. Auxiliary services include a Book Service, offering a 10 per cent discount on current naval books, and the Photo Service, which provides warship photos at a nominal price.
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© 2015 International Naval Records Organization
June 2017

International Naval Research Organization

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