Shellguns for the spardecks: Dahlgren’s X-inch Shellguns

Back when discussing Rear-Admiral John Dahlgren’s shell guns and their relatives, I used this chart to illustrate the lineage: The IX-inch shell guns, XI-inch shell guns, and XV-inch turret guns, which saw extensive service, particularly in the waters off Charleston, I’ve given some attention already.  And those guns deserve more attention as time permits.  ButContinue reading “Shellguns for the spardecks: Dahlgren’s X-inch Shellguns”