In the Family history they tell
about Felix Florez coming to South Africa aboard the Alabama
a confederate raider
Both the funnel and propellor were moveable, to aid her when running under full sail with the wind. Her funnel could be lowered to deck level, and her screw raised from the sea, giving her a cruising speed of 13 knots.
Notice the funnel on the photo is lowered .
CSS Alabama enters Table Bay at 10:00 AM
August 5, 1863.
She is increasing speed in order to capture the Sea Bride
before she can escape to within one league
of S.African territorial waters.