XV-inch Dahlgrens: Heavy guns for the monitors

On April 7, 1863, the Navy brought the heaviest guns in service to the entrance to Charleston, South Carolina. The action was not a combat debut for the XV-inch Dahlgren gun.  But the appearance of seven monitors, each sporting one of these massive cannons, was a ominous turn for Confederate defenders.  Not only could theContinue reading “XV-inch Dahlgrens: Heavy guns for the monitors”