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Hellcat-

  The KEARSARGE got some protection from chains covering the areas of her engines. The chains had a thin covering of wood.

  Here is an account of the battle by a member of the crew of the KEARSARGE.

The C.S.S Alabama and U.S.S. Kearsarge Duel

  The shell that hit the stern post of the KEARSARGE is explained in the paragraph beginning: "The KEARSARGE received twenty-eight shot and shell..." Below that paragraph, the chain protection is explained.

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