CSS CHICORA / SAVANNAH ironclad ram (10" long, detail set incl.)
CSS CHICORA / SAVANNAH ironclad ram (10" long, detail set incl.)
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CSS CHICORA / SAVANNAH ironclad ram (10" long, detail set incl.)

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The 1/192 scale (10" long less the torpedo spar) CSS Chicora/Savannah kit is moderately easy model to construct, featuring everything needed (pedestals and base not included) to build a dead on accurate mode.

CSS Chicora, a Richmond class ironclad ram, was built in Charleston, South Carolina.  Commissioned in 1862 under the command of Confederate Navy Commander John Randolph Tucker, Chicora was employed in the defense of Charleston for most of the remaining civil war. 

In her first major action, Chicora and her sister ship, Palmetto State attacked the US Navy Blockading Force off Charleston.  They disabled the gunboats Keystone State and Mercedita, forcing the latter to briefly surrender, and engaged other Union warships before returning safely to port.

On April 7, 1863, when US Navy ironclads attacked Fort Sumter, and later in the year when other forts were assaulted, Chicora operated in defense of the Confederate positions.  She also furnished the initial crewmen for the submarine torpedo boat H.L. Hunley.  Five of whom drowned when the submarine accidentally sank.

Chicora remained active until February 18, 1865 when she was destroyed to prevent capture when Charleston was evacuated.

An independent review of this kit can be found here: steelnavy.com/FlagshipCSSChicora.htm

  


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