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The last ironclad ship to run the Union blockade. (Richmond, Virginia)
2nd April: The Confederates are loading Confederate $20 gold coins aboard the ironclad CSS Texas, which has a gun battle down river until disappearing into a fog bank, to be found 140 years later by Dirk Pitt of NUMA in the Sahara desert. (The James River, Vingina)
An iron-clad ship was sighted sailing up the Niger River after a very severe storm. (Mali)
Wednesday 27th October: Admiral Jim Sandecker helped CIA agent Carl in an unknown event. He would remind Carl of this when Sandecker asks Carl for a favor in helping get Dirk and Al out of Mali.