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Georgia was a very large ironclad built at Savannah as a result of a request from the people of Savannah for an "ironclad similar to Virginia," given the importance of the port. Also known as "CSS State of Georgia" and "the Ladies' Ram" since she was built with the funds collected by subscription by prominent wives and daughters of Atlanta. She was the primary guard ship at Savannah from 1863 to 1864, when she was scuttled to prevent capture. In contradiction to popular belief, she did fire her guns in anger on at least one occasion, engaging advancing US Army boats advancing to attack Savannah. Her wreck is in the process of being raised, and she is the only vessel from the war with an intact casemate to have been located thus far.
This model depicts her appearance above the waterline, based upon current information taken from the archaeological work on her site. As the data changes, the model will be altered to reflect anything new.
Historically, Georgia was something of a controversial vessel. She had a very poor set of engines, said to be "unable to stem the current of the Savannah River." This limited her mobility and prompted the citizens of Savannah to write a letter of complaint to the CS Naval Department, which replied that the contract had not, to quote Stephen Mallory "been for an ironclad ram, but instead, the agreement had been for an ironclad battery." It has been theorized that her low power may be related to a piece of the ways, which adhered to her hull upon launching.
Historically, we are unsure as to her colors. A period image depicts her as being reddish brown in color. Her hull lines were completely submerged.