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The first USS Lafayette was a side wheel steamer, converted to an ironclad ram, in the United States Navy during the American Civil War.
Lafayette was built at St. Louis, Missouri, in 1848 as Aleck Scott. She was purchased by the War Department as Fort Henry on 18 May 1862 for use in the western flotilla. She was converted to an ironclad ram at St. Louis. Renamed Lafayette on 8 September 1862, she was transferred to the Navy with the entire western flotilla by executive order on 1 October 1862. She was commissioned at Cairo, Illinois, 27 February 1863, with Captain Henry A. Walke in command.
PDF version of the publication of the publisher Pro-arte
Paper Model contains 12 Pages including:
Over 210 parts on 8 part pages.
Full hull and option waterline model.
4 pages of construction diagrams.
Degree of Difficulty: 5/5
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