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Beautiful and Dangerous, CSS Alabama Ruled the Sea

  From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communications and Outreach Division Few ships during the Civil War carried the mystique of the infamous commerce raider CSS Alabama. The  side-wheel steamer was the OO7 of ships, her sleek and elegant built belying her long-range armament, canons and rifles above and below deck. She could …

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