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CSS Alabama leaving the Mersey by Edward D. Walker


Signed, fine art print

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12 1/2″ x 17 3/4″
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CSS Alabama was a screw sloop-of-war built in secrecy in 1862 for the  Confederate States Navy at Birkenhead, England, by John Laird Sons & Company. CSS Alabama served as a successful commerce raider, attacking Union merchant and naval ships over the course of her two year career, during which she never anchored in a southern port. She was sunk in June 1864 by the USS Kearsage at the Battle of Cherbourg outside the port of Cherbourg, France. The ship weighted 1,050 tons and was 220 feet long with a beam of 31 feet 8 inches and a draft of 17 feet 8 inches. Typical speed of the CSS Alabama was 13 knots.

Walker’s painting shows the CSS Alabama leaving the Mersey River near Liverpool, England.