Steering an Ironclad - USS Cairo

Steering an Ironclad - USS Cairo (HM232E)

Location: Vicksburg, MS 39183 Warren County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 22.567', W 90° 51.992'

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Rudders on either side of the paddle wheel steered the gunboat. These sturdy wooden fins were controlled by cables attached to the wheel in the pilothouse. Well-aimed enemy fire could cut the steering cables and disable the gunboat.

[Photo Caption] Restored rudder.
HM NumberHM232E
Placed ByNational Park Service, Department of the Interior
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Date Added Monday, November 20th, 2017 at 10:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 700710 N 3584128
Decimal Degrees32.37611667, -90.86653333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.567', W 90° 51.992'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 34.02" N, 90° 51' 59.52" W
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Area Code(s)601
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 99 Given Hill Rd, Vicksburg MS 39183, US
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