USS Kinsman (1854) - Ironclad Cotton Sets Itself On Fire While Kinsman Strikes A Mine

Ironclad Cotton Sets Itself On Fire While Kinsman Strikes A Mine

Confederate gunboat Cotton enaged the attackers but was compelled to retire. Soon thereafter Cotton's crew set their ship afire and destroyed her to prevent capture. During the engagement, a torpedo (mine) exploded under Kinsman unshipping her rudder.

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