The Alabama, Florida, And The Shenandoah

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Thesis: The confederate navy was strong because of their ships called raiders, the most powerful of which was the Alabama. The Confederate Navy had ships called raiders, which they used to raid and loot Union cargo ships. The raiders were larger ships that had great destructive power. The three best ships were the Alabama, Florida, and the Shenandoah. The Alabama was considered the best of the confederate navy. The Alabama was a well constructed ship It was built of oak, it's bottom clad was made of copper, and it had three masts. It ran off of twin 300 horsepower engines that were powered by coal burning boilers. It's top speed was around 13 knots. It was equipped with an arsenal of weapons for the destruction and looting of enemy ships.
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