USS Cairo

restored wreck located at the Vicksburg National Military Park, Vicksburg, Mississippi.

The USS Cairo was a Union river gunboat that was sunk in the Yazoo River by an electrically-detonated mineā€”the first ship so sunk in history.

 The wreck was found and raised in the 1960s, and is now on display under a huge outdoor tent.

Pictures taken and shared by Matt Riemeyer