USS Cairo Museum

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USS Cairo Musuem located in the Vicksburg National Military Park 

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Open daily from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. On December 12, 1862, in the Yazoo River north of Vicksburg, Cairo was struck by two underwater torpedos (today called mines) sinking in less than 12 minutes with no loss of life. The ironclad, the last remaining of its kind, is now on display within the Vicksburg National Military Park.