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    Japanese Armoured Cruiser Yakumo

    Yes you are correct rams were used in naval combat in the acient times. Little known is the fact that the American Civil war, The battle of Lissa (Austria v's Italy) 1866 and the battle of Inuique (Peru v's Chile) 1879 all influenced the designs of pre-drednought warships and ironclads. This was due to the impenetrability of the armour of the day being better than the firepower of the broadsides of the day. With the advent of breach loading rifles, the ram became obsolete although it was still incorporated in naval design.