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Deck and turret of U.S.S. Monitor seen from the bow

Deck and turret of the ironclad U. Monitor on the James River, Virginia. From photographs of the Federal Navy, and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy July Photo by James F.

iron warships | Great War Vessels: What are Iron Clad Ships?

Iron clad ships were special types of war vessels that were used in the post civil war era in the United States. New technology blended with robust design made Iron clad ships as one of the best naval ships in the maritime history.

Monitor- note the shell impacts from the famous 1862 battle of the ironclads...

*CIVIL WAR ~ Ironclad ship The Monitor- note the shell impacts from the famous 1862 battle of the ironclads.

USS Monitor Gun Turret  Credit: The Mariners' Museum  The recovered gun turret of the USS Monitor, where the skeletons of two Civil War sailors were found.

Civil War Shipwreck: Photos of the USS Monitor

USS Monitor Gun Turret Credit: The Mariners' Museum The recovered gun turret of the USS Monitor, where the skeletons of two Civil War sailors were found.

Monitor and Merrimack (aka Hamptom Roads): Fought on March 1862, near mouth of Hampton Roads, VA. It was the Union (under John Marston) vs. the Confederacy  under (Franklin Buchanan). It was fought overseas after the Confederacy iron clad Virginia sunk Union's Cumberland ironclad. The victory is inconclusive. Though, this battle was the first ironclad battle.

The battle between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia, (formerly the USS Merrimack) two of the Civil War Ironclads, started one of the biggest. - Copyright - Richard C.

Honoring the #USSMonitor Sailor's sacrifice 150+ after the ship sunk

Honoring the USS Monitor - Sailor's sacrifice after the ship sunk

Monitor [USS Passaic_].

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James River, Virginia. U.S. monitor Canonicus taking on coal from a schooner.

monitor Canonicus taking on coal from a schooner. I count myself lucky to live in an area so rich in history.if only we could appreciate it in the modern day and not exploit it for gain

Cutaway diagram of the USS Monitor. USS Monitor was innovative in several respects, including the first 360-degree rotating armored gun turret on an operational warship. All but 18 in of the hull was completely underwater and was protected by an armored "belt". Her keel was laid on 25 October 1861, and she was launched 118 days later.

Cutaway diagram of the USS Monitor. USS Monitor was innovative in several…

James River, Virginia U.S.S. Casco, light-draft monitor.

USS Casco in the James River, The Casco-class light draft monitors was built for the US Navy during the Civil War. Building the Casco ended up a great scandal because the boat was shown to be unseaworthy.

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