Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.


NavSource Online: "Old Navy" Ship Photo Archive

CSS Texas


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Iron-clad Ram:
  • Laid down in 1864 at Richmond, VA.
  • Launched in January 1865
  • Left unfinished but intact in an outfitting berth at the Richmond Navy Yard
  • Captured when Richmond fell fell, 4 April 1865
  • Taken into the United States Navy, but saw no service
  • Texas was laid up at Norfolk until 15 October 1867 when she was sold at Norfolk to J. N. Leonard
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement unknown
    Length 217'
    Beam 48' 6"
    Depth of Hold 13'
    Draft 13' 6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement 50
    Armament
    four pivot guns
    two broadside guns
    Propulsion
    two steam engines
    twin propellers

    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Source
    Texas 242k Colored machinery arrangement plan of CSS Texas, including a cross-section through the boilers. The ship was launched in January 1865 at the C.S. Naval Works, Richmond, VA., but was not completed. Prior to its acquisition by the National Archives, this drawing was in the files of the U.S. Navy's Bureau of Construction and Repair. The original is plan # 81-12-2H in Record Group 19 at the U.S. National Archives.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 76388
    Robert Hurst
    Texas 184k A 6.4 in Brooke Single-Banded Rifled Gun. Colored plan of a gun and mounting intended for the Confederate ironclad CSS Texas, which was launched in January 1865 at Richmond, Virginia, but not completed. Inscribed in the lower left of the drawing is: "Arranged and executed under the direction of George T. Grey (?) Supdt. and Constr. of Naval Gun Carriages, Naval Ordnance Works. Gun Carriage Dept., Richmond, Va., 1864." Prior to its acquisition by the National Archives, this drawing was in the files of the U.S. Navy's Bureau of Construction and Repair. The original is plan # 81-12-22 in Record Group 19 at the U.S. National Archives.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 76389
    Robert Hurst

    CSS Texas
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Wikipedia - CSS Texas (1865)
    Back To The Navsource Photo Archives Main Page Back To The Old Navy" Steam and Sail Index
    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
    This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    Last Updated 9 September 2016