Wednesday, October 20, 2004
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Tuscaloosa Wants to Bring Sunken CSS Tuscaloosa to Town as Tourist Attraction

The Tuscaloosa, a Confederate ironclad, currently rests at the bottom of the Spanish River just north of the city of Mobile. It, along with its sister vessel, the CSS Huntsville, were scuttled by Confederate forces during the evacuation of Mobile in 1865. They were two of only about 22 ironclads built by the Confederacy. The two vessels were located by former Mobile maritime lawyer Sydney Schell in 1983. This article in the Mobile Register has more.