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The First ironclad. [from the Houston, Texas, Chronicle, November, 1902.] It was constructed and commanded by a Texan. C. W. Austin had the honor. Ante-dated the Virginia (Merrimac) and the Monitor—Story of daring deeds that Surpass Fiction—a terrible Journey— individual acts of courage. Contrary to all the teachings of history, to a Texan belongs the honor of having constructed and commanded the vessel that revolutionized naval warfare and displaced wood hulls for those of steel
Stevenson and Captain Charles W. Austin, and constructed and commanded by the latter, the Confederate ram Manassas was the first ironclad ever built.
Captain Austin was a Texan, a relative of Stephen F. Austin, and his family resides to-day in Houston at No. 2712 Fannin street. But for the success of this vessel the Merrimac would never have been built, and Ericson would never have submitted his plans for the cheese box on a raft.
The first ironclad, the Enoch Train, a towboat on the Missi<