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  • New Jersey punk outfit Titus Andronicus may seem highbrow—it's named for a Shakespeare play and its 2010 album, "The Monitor," references the iron-hulled ship from the American Civil War—but the group is one of the more invigorating live acts of the moment.

    Many Ways to Make a Joyful Noise

  • In June 1848, the 1,000-ton, iron-hulled U.S. Navy steamer Allegheny was assigned to the coast of Brazil to patrol for slavers.

    Hanging Captain Gordon

  • A machine pulse raced across the world, girdling the seas with coal-fired, iron-hulled steamers, crossing continents and borders with smelted rivulets of railway tracks, bounding immensities of land and water with the electric cables of the telegraph.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • Stocking up on enough beads, cotton, and agricultural seed to draw the Equatorians into legitimate trade, and an arsenal of mountain guns and rocket launchers should they resist, he ordered six iron-hulled steamers, constructed in sections so they could be hauled over the Nile cataracts and assembled on the Lakes.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • The 102-foot, nineteenth-century Pioneer is a sleek but sturdy sailing vessel made of iron and steel the only iron-hulled merchant ship still in existence, in fact and topped by a pair of masts reaching 76 feet.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • Would you wish to upset the Emperor of Hamor, with all his iron-hulled warships?


  • Both Sarronnese warships were well beyond the breakwaters, and a single iron-hulled warship was making its way past the harbor forts - a Hamorian ship.


  • There were two iron-hulled warships moored at the outermost piers, and several wagons on the piers themselves.


  • The emperor has scores, and hundreds of iron-hulled warships with mighty guns.


  • Yet warships were all iron-hulled, even the smaller gunboats of Brysta, and he had seen no merchanters with cannon.

    Wellspring of Chaos


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