List of Confederate Ironclads
During the War Between the States (1861 - 1865)

Seal of the Confederate States Navy
I. Home-Made Ironclads

Name

Place of
Building

Date
Comm.

Propulsion/
Plan

Armament

Action

Fate

Manassas

New Orleans

1861

Twin screw

(1) 64 pdr SB

Passes 10/12/61
MS Fts. 4/24/62

Sunk by USS MS
Below N.O.

Louisiana

New Orleans

1862

2-center wheel

--

INC.

STAC 4/62

Mississippi

New Orleans

1862

3 screw

--

INC.

STAC 4/62

Virginia

Norfolk, VA

1862

1 screw

8 rifles

Hampton roads 3/8-9/62 2x

BTPC 5/11/62

Arkansas

Memphis

1862

2 screw

6 - 6.4" Brooke

Memphis 6/5/62
MS 7-8/62 3x

Grounded
BTPC 8/3/62

Tennessee I

Memphis

INC.

2 screw
Brooke-Porter std

Unkn.

Memphis 6/5/62

BTPC 4/65

Atlanta

Savannah

1862

2 screws
Conv. Blockade Runner

2 - 7.4", 2 - 9"
Brooke rifles

Fought 2 Monitors
Cha'ston 6/17/63

Captured 6/63
Served w/Union
James River Sqd.

N. Carolina

Wilmington

1863

1 screw

4 rifles

INC.

STAC

Raleigh

Wilmington

1863

1 screw

4 rifles

Wilm. 4/7/64

Grounded, STAC

Albemarle

Edwards Ferry, NC

1864

2 screws

4 rifles

Roanoke R.
3x, 5-8/64

Torpedoed & sunk
10/28/64

Neuse

Kinston, NC

1864

2 screws

4 rifles

Bombardment 3/12/65

STAC 4/65

Palmetto State

Charleston

1862

1 screw

4 rifles

Charleston Sortie
1/31/63

Captured 3/65

Chicora

Charleston

1862

1 screw

4 rifles

Charleston Sortie
1/31/63

Captured 3/65

Charleston

Charleston

1863

1 screw

6 rifles

--

Captured 3/65

Georgia

Savannah

1863

Stationary battery

7 rifles

Bad engines

STAC 12/20/64

Savannah

Savannah

1863

1 screw

4 rifles

--

STAC 12/20/64

Milledgeville

Savannah

1863

1 screw

4 rifles

INC.

STAC 12/20/64

Baltic

Mobile

1863

Side wheel
Tinclad Conv.

Unkn.

INC.

Unkn.

Tennessee

Mobile

2/16/64

1 screw

2-7", 4-6.4" rifles

Mobile Bay
8/5/64

Captured
Union service in
W. Gulf Sqd.

Nashville

Mobile

2/16/64

Sidewheel Casement

Unkn.

--

STAC 4/65

Huntsville

Mobile

8/64

1 screw
Brooke-Porter std

4 6.4" rifles

--

STAC 4/65

Tuscaloosa

Mobile

8/64

1 screw
Brooke-Porter std

4 6.4" rifles

--

STAC 4/65

Chattahoochee

Columbus, GA

6/64

Twin screw
Brooke-Porter std

4 6.4" rifles

--

STAC 4/65

Jackson

Columbus, GA

INC.

Twin screw
& center wheel

4 6.4" rifles

--

BTPC 4/65

Fredericksburg

Richmond

1864

1 screw
Brooke-Porter std

4 6.4" rifles

9/64 &
1/23/65

STAC 4/3/65

Richmond

Richmond

1863

1 screw
Brooke-Porter std

4 6.4" rifles

9/64 &
1/23/65

STAC 4/3/65

Virginia II

Richmond

1862

1 screw
Brooke-Porter std

4 6.4" rifles

9/64 &
1/23/65

STAC 4/3/65

Muscogee

--

7/63

Twin screw
& center wheel

4 6.4" rifles

--

BTPC 4/7/65

Texas

Galveston

INC.

1 screw
Brooke-Porter std

Unkn

--

BTPC 4/65

Columbia

Columbus, GA

7/64

1 screw
Brooke-Porter std

4 6.4" rifles

--

Captured 4/26/65

Total, 18 completed, 10 Incomplete.

II. Foreign-Built Ironclads

Mississippi &
N. Carolina

Birkenhead
(Liverpool)

--

1 screw
Masted Turret Ships

(4) 9" rifles

--

Sold into
Royal Navy

Stonewall

Bordeaux

1/65

Twin screw
Ironclad Ram

(1) 10", (2) 6.4" rifles

--

Surr. 5/65
Sold to Japan

Cheops

Bordeaux

--

Twin screw
Ironclad ram

(1) 10", (2) 6.4" rifles

--

Sister to Stonewall
Sold to Prussia
SMS Prinz Adalbert

Frigate No. 61

La Seyne

--

2 screw
Ironclad Frigate

(4) 8", (12) 6.4" rifles

--

Sold to Denmark
KMD Danmark

Total, 1 commissioned before war's end, 3 diverted by Union influence.

KEY: STAC = Sunk to avoid capture; BTPC = Burnt to prevent capture; Unkn. = Unknown; Conv. = Converted or Conversion; Surr. = Surrendered; INC. = Never completed.


Diagram by Robert MacBride shows the method of construction adopted for standard Brooke-Porter ironclads.
Unless noted, all domestically produced ships were variants of this CSN uniform design.
From MacBride, Civil War Ironclads (Philadelphia: Chilton, 1962), 79.


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