Iron Thunder By Avi Tom Carroll is a thirteen year old boy from Brooklyn. He lost his father in the Civil War. Now he live with him mother. His mother is becoming old and can’t take care of the family anymore. So Tom decides to find a job. During the Civil War jobs were hard to find. Tom looked all over the city for a job. After looking everywhere he finally wanders into the Brooklyn Shipping Yard. Once he enters he immediately starts hearing a lot of rattle. Men were pounding on iron with huge hammers. He approached a worker and asked him if they need someone. The worker looked at Tom and told him he wasn’t fit enough to work for them. Tom gave up and walked away. As he walked another worker yelled out to stop him. The worker approached Tom …show more content…
They think the ship is a disaster waiting to hit water. After a long time the Monitor was finally complete. Captain Ericsson decided to test the ship in the East River. The first time the ship hit the water everyone held their breath. The ship moved around in the waves but did not sink. The crew tested out the turrets. They found some holes that were easily fixable. Other than the holes in the turret the Monitor seemed to be a success. Tom and the crew sailed back to Brooklyn to fix the damages. After the ship was fixed Captain Ericsson decided it was time to face the Merrimac. The Monitor began it’s journey toward Hampton Road, Virginia. On way to Virginian, the ironclad comes face to face with a storm. Tom and everyone aboard was terrified. They weren’t sure if the Monitor could take this much beating. The Monitor proved them wrong. It out muscled the storm and reached its destination. The Monitor saw the Merrimac destroy the other two Union ships the Congress and The Columbia. After the Merrimac took out the final Union ship, the Minnesota, the Monitor got ready to battle. The Merrimac hit the first blow. It hit the Monitor preety hard. The shooken up crew regained themselves and counter attacked. The hit damaged one
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A review of Thunder On the River The Civil War in Northeast Florida by Daniel L. Schafer Growing up in the northern state of Illinois, a student was always taught in school that the Civil War was about slavery and president Abraham Lincoln. Reading this book gives the reader a point of view that is not normally explained in northern states. Daniel L. Schafer the Author of the Book Thunder on the river, explains in great detail with firsthand accounts of how the Civil War started, who was involved and what happened, before during and after the war. In the Preface of the book, Schafer explains how he was able to write the book; he was asked to edit the draft of Richard A. Martin 's two volume history of Jacksonville more than twenty five years
In my opinion it was more of a victory for the Merrimack because upon shooting the monitor’s(north) pilothouse and driving iron splinters into the pilot’s eyes then the ship sheered into shallow water after. Then shortly after the Merrimack’s
They wanted to find whom or what was making those loud noises. Rainsford, Whitney, and some other shipmates split up and while they was split up there was a shipmate name Paul. Paul was only in his early twenties. Paul was walking and then out of nowhere Paul turned around and seen a huge buff man bleeding from his arm add head. Paul was petrified.
As Tom awaited his trial he finally got called in front of the Judge. The Judge delivered his verdict, Tom would have to endure another 10 years with no hope of parole. He decides it was worth it as he taught that mean ass Captain a lesson. As Tom left the room he had a huge smirk on his face because he was happy for what he did. Tom didn’t care that he had been given 10 more excruciating years in prison because he thought that the Captain deserved to
The Confederates began building an ironclad which was going to be called the Virginia. When the Union learned of this they instantly began building their own ironclad which was to be called the Monitor. When the Confederates finished Virginia it was immediately sent to the Union blockade at Norfolk, Virginia. However, the Monitor couldn’t be finished in time. When Virginia reached Norfolk, it immediately began to wreak havoc on the blockade.
The Monitor had to turn out being an amazing vessel for the Navy so that people would want to invest money and more vessels like it would have been asked to have been made. The goal was to make the Monitor look like it had the strength, power, and originality that the American industry had, this way they would have been for sure to have won the public. Ericsson destroyed most of his personal documents, which including drawings and models as he did not want people to see all the mistakes that the drawings had as they would believe that he lacked knowledge. Ericsson made sure that very few things about him remained. Ericsson made a friend write a biography and that was the only thing that contained his early career.
These ships were made to be cannon and bulletproof. For five hours both ships circled each other and fired at each other, but since both ships were made to be cannon and bulletproof, neither side got anywhere with this battle. The cannons and bullets just averted off of the ships. The battle, still to this day, is considered inconclusive. This was the first battle to take place with ironclad ships.
Ahh!! The ship is under attack!The third reason of why the ship could have been dangerous it that the ship could have been taken over by pirates. “You’re a girl, a pretty girl (Avi 109).” If the pirates knew that there was a rich girl on the ship, they could have robbed her. After that, the pirates could have enslaved the rest of the crew members.
A flat-topped, iron-plated vessel, the deck of the Monitor rose only 18 inches above the water line. The Monitor, at 172 feet long, was equipped with a revolving gun turret. Eight inch thick iron plating coated the turret, or “cheesebox.”
Fighting Love A small town Indian boy named Junior Loved his friend Rowdy as does Rowdy. But love can’t vanish can it,or is it the fact that love never existed with those. After all some say love is just a figment of your imagination,right? In the book”The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.”
When Charlotte went to the forecastle to retrieve a needle she accidentally saw a pistol and a round robin, a sign of mutiny. Prior to, the Captain assured her there were no other firearms on board but his. Charlotte told the Captain what she witnessed but when Charlotte witnessed the Captain’s wrath, she decided to take a stand. Charlotte joins the crew for justified mutiny. She was faced with a test, Charlotte had to climb to the Royal Yard.
Captain Jack Aubrey’s ship HMS Surprise is attacked behind by the French privateer ship the Acheron aka the Phantom. The HMS surprise is hit with cannon balls, but Captain Aubrey is not fazed by the attack, and he tells all of the midshipmen and lieutenants what to do in order to save the ship and raise morale at the same time. For Example Captain Aubrey tells: Mr. Hollar, Boatswain, to get the sharp shooters ready to attack the Acheron, Mr. Calamy a Midshipman to keep the cannons firing at the Acheron, and he tells midshipmen Mr. Boyle to raise the flag. Captain Aubrey showed his crew that he is not scared and they should not be either. Captain Aubrey absorbs his crew’s fears, and the HMS Surprise escapes due to Captain’s Aubrey’s leadership
Children faces are bright red with tears rolling down their cheeks, while some were scream crying. As being an eighth grader, I am not ready for this type of situation. Scared to my core, I am actually thinking that the boat is going to sink and I am going to DIE TODAY. The captain is the only one on the second level of the ship, while most of the passengers are down on the bottom floor hurling everywhere. I finally could not take the sights and sounds of people puking so I closed my eyes and plugged my ears with two pointer fingers for most of the way back.