US Battleships Comparisons - Look at the length of Iowa! 887 feet long :) North Carolina was 729 feet long. HMS Hood was 860 feet long. Reason for Battleship length = space for boilers, streamlined hull = knots :) Compare North Carolina knots).
1864 or Deep Bottom, Virginia. Federal gunboat Mendota on the James River. Put in service May From photographs of the Federal Navy and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy.