Dimensions / Weight
Dimensions: 24" H x 43.75" W x 12.5" D
Wooden model with plastic parts.
Model built to the plans of William Geoghagen.
USS Carondolet was a 512 ton ironclad gunboat built in style of the Cairo. She was built in Saint Louis and commissioned in January 1862. Within a month she had contributed to the capture of both Fort Henry and Fort Donelson. The Carondolet fought in more engagements than any ship until World War II, including the capture of a Confederate fortress at Island Number Ten, operations against Fort Pillow, Memphis, and a major campaign against Vicksburg, Mississippi. The only real opposition the Carondolet faced was in the Yazoo River when she engaged the Confederate ironclad CSS Arkansas. On 15 July 1862, the Carondolet was severely damaged by the Arkansas. After repairs she and the other ships of the Armyís Western Gunboat Flotilla were transferred to the US Navy. She was decommissioned in 1865.