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Because they were safer and stronger than wooden ships

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Why was the battle of the ironclads so important?

It signed the unstoppable decline of wooden battleships' age.

When was The Land Ironclads created?

The Land Ironclads was created in 1903.

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Ironclads are boats. Admirals usually command navies, not generals.

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