There were several vessels of this class built including USS Richmond , USS Pensacola and USS Brooklyn . These vessels formed the backbone of the union fleets at New Orleans, Vicksburg and Mobile Bay .
This set comprises of the gunboats USS John P Jackson , USS New London, and the paddle sloop USS Hatteras , the USS Hatteras was later sunk in a single combat by the Confederate commerce raider CSS Alabama.
The Confederate vessels that fought at the "Pass Christian" have also been produced .
This venerable paddle sloop, a veteran of the Mexican war took part in the battle for New Orleans where she was credited with the destruction of the Confederate ram CSS Manassas
At the outbreak of the war the Union Navy started a rapid building program of small screw gunboats to enforce the blockade . 23 of these Unadilla class gunboats were built during the war and served from the gulf to the Atlantic coast .
USS Kearsarge was famous for its victorious duel with with CSS Alabama . Several other sloops of this class also saw action during the war including USS Oneida and USS Iroquois at the battle for New Orleans.
A converted civilian vessel bought by the Union navy and converted ito a ship of war . Varuna fought with CSS Governor Moore and was sunk by her in the batttle for New Orleans
Charles Ellet, engineer converted several powerful river towboats for the US army by heavily reinforcing their hulls for ramming. The Rams took part in the action at Memphis Tennesse that led to the virtual destruction of the Confederate river defence fleet . This set of six Union rams includes USS Queen of the West , USS Monarch , USS Lancaster , USS Switzerland , USS Lioness and USS Mingo . Please note that a set of Funnel Identification letters have been included in this ship set and these require a degree of patience and suitable tools to fit correctly.
This set comprises of the Union vessels present at Galveston Harbour and the second battle of Sabine Pass. USS Sachem , USS Westfield , USS Arizona, USS Granite City, USS Harriet Lane , USS Clifton , USS Owasco and USS Corypheus . A complementary Confederate set of ships has also be made for these battles.
A model representing the smaller double end gunboats such as Octaria or Port Royal,.
This set consists of 7 city class gunboats , USS Carondelet , USS Cairo, USS Pittsburg, USS Mound City, USS St Louis , USS Cincinnati, USS Louisville , also included in the set are 6 barges loaded with cotton bales and coal plus 6 mortar rafts that worked alongside the gunboats at Island number 10 .