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g these was the Saugus ; and one of her sister-ships, the Canonicus, gave her name to the class.
The most famous of the nine was the Tecumseh.
Her bold commander, T. A. N. Craven, in an effort to grapple with the Confederate ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, ran through the line of torpedoes and lost his ship, which had fired the first two guns in Farragut's brilliant battle.
Ericsson did not approve of the principle of the double-turreted monitor.
In the Saugus is well exemplified his principlend shrapnel.
General Green, who behaved with the greatest gallantry, had his head blown off. After an hour and a half the Confederates withdrew from the unequal contest, with a loss of over four hundred dead and wounded.
The Osage was sent to Mobile Bay in the spring of 1865 and was there sunk by a submarine torpedo on March 29th.
A veteran of the rivers — the Pittsburg
The Pittsburg was one of the seven ironclads that Eads completed in a hundred days. She first went into action at For