Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye 8 Nov 1862
They of the tbe than every prayer on removed IL one -We beyond dash, wi! wasted into CQ3IPST1QS 02" THE GASAI^ViSSIL XEOKU) The tremendous iron vessel Keokuk (formerly the Moodua) is now almost finished, and launch is announced to come aff on the proximo. Preparations for putting her afloat will begin to morrow. She is the most ordinary craft in the world. She resembles email boata turned down on each other. She oval shaped in the bull, Tbe machinery will carried entirely below water. There is no woodwork whatever save in the cabins. A in the stern will move her. There was no laid in the centre of this queer looking craft, sut one at tbe bow and another at the jotb of which extended towards the middle ;be hull about 16 feet. A 7-foot ram 'torn the bow. Itis of cast-iron throughout, aears a resemblance to the rama on the When in the water the Keokuk will tbe moat singular appearance of any ship of up to tbia. The principle of ber eonaernctiorj .a not deemed advisable to publish just now.-The ordnance authorities are preparing a for ber, of which also a minute description be contraband.