USS Monitor was the first ironclad warship commissioned by the United States Navy during the American Civil War.[2] She is most famous for her participation in the Battle of Hampton Roads on March 9, 1862, the first-ever battle fought between two ironclads. The Monitor fought the ironclad CSS Virginia (the former frigate USS Merrimack) of the Confederate States Navy.

USS Monitor was the first ironclad warship commissioned by the United States Navy during the American Civil War.[2] She is most famous for her participation in the Battle of Hampton Roads on March 9, 1862, the first-ever battle fought between two ironclads. The Monitor fought the ironclad CSS Virginia (the former frigate USS Merrimack) of the Confederate States Navy.

USS Monitor's Cannon in the Conservation tank - USS Monitor's Propeller - Mariner's Museum, Newport News, Virginia | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (Vistied 7/24)

USS Monitor's Cannon in the Conservation tank - USS Monitor's Propeller - Mariner's Museum, Newport News, Virginia | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (Vistied 7/24)

USS Monitor on the left approaches broadside to the CSS Virginia.Check it out!

USS Monitor on the left approaches broadside to the CSS Virginia.Check it out!

USS Monitor - American Civil War Ironclad

First of its Kind: USS Monitor

First of its Kind: USS Monitor

First of its Kind: USS Monitor

USS Monitor was a Civil War ironclad built for the US Navy and took part in the first battle between ironclad warships at Hampton Roads on March

A sketch of the scene inside the USS Monitor's turret during its battle with CSS Virginia from the book "Deeds of Valor." The Brooklyn-built #USSMonitor made nautical history after being designed and assembled in 118 days, and then commissioned Feb. 25, 1862. Fighting in the first battle between two ironclads in the Battle of Hampton Roads on Mar. 9, 1862.

A sketch of the scene inside the USS Monitor's turret during its battle with CSS Virginia from the book "Deeds of Valor." The Brooklyn-built #USSMonitor made nautical history after being designed and assembled in 118 days, and then commissioned Feb. 25, 1862. Fighting in the first battle between two ironclads in the Battle of Hampton Roads on Mar. 9, 1862.

USS Monitor Engine | Rescued USS Monitor steam engine returns to Civil War appearance

USS Monitor Engine | Rescued USS Monitor steam engine returns to Civil War appearance

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