Uss monitor

Explore the fascinating history and legacy of the USS Monitor, a famous Civil War ironclad ship. Learn about its innovative design and its impact on naval warfare.
Recovered turret of the USS Monitor.  The turret comprised eight layers of one-inch plate, bolted together, with a ninth plate inside to act as a sound shield. A steam donkey engine turned the turret. The heavily armored deck extended beyond the waterproof hull, only 5⁄8 inches thick. The vulnerable parts of the ship were completely protected, as was proved during her battle with the Virginia during the Battle of Hampton Roads: the Virginia's shot bounced off of Monitor's turret and deck. War, Sailors, Battleship, Us Navy Ships, Uss Monitor, Naval History, Gun Turret, Navy Ships, Military History

Recovered turret of the USS Monitor. The turret comprised eight layers of one-inch plate, bolted together, with a ninth plate inside to act as a sound shield. A steam donkey engine turned the turret. The heavily armored deck extended beyond the waterproof hull, only 5⁄8 inches thick. The vulnerable parts of the ship were completely protected, as was proved during her battle with the Virginia during the Battle of Hampton Roads: the Virginia's shot bounced off of Monitor's turret and deck.

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Michael McMurray
The Battle of Hampton Roads started on March 8,1862, from her birth at Norfolk. After the Virginia Confederate ironclad steamed into Hampton Roads, she ran USS Congress aground (on or onto the bottom in shallow water) after sinking Cumberland. The next day, the Union ironclad Monitor arrived to battle, this was the first encounterment in ironclads history. Steampunk, Naval, Bateau, Naval History, Freeman, Battleship, War Artwork, Civil War Art, Military Art

The Battle of Hampton Roads started on March 8,1862, from her birth at Norfolk. After the Virginia Confederate ironclad steamed into Hampton Roads, she ran USS Congress aground (on or onto the bottom in shallow water) after sinking Cumberland. The next day, the Union ironclad Monitor arrived to battle, this was the first encounterment in ironclads history.

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Jim Simrall
Naval Analyses: INFOGRAPHICS #6: American Civil War ironclads - Major combatants, cutaways and photos Naval History, Fleet, Battleship, Submarines, Naval, Navy Ships, American Revolutionary War, Uss Monitor, Military History

USS Monitor The American Civil War was fought from 1861 to 1865 between the United States of America, consisting of the Northern States and California (known as the North or Union), under President Abraham Lincoln and the Confederate States of America, consisting of the Southern States and Texas (known as the South or Confederacy), under President Jefferson Davis. Some of the vessels that are depicted on the images are either unique vessels such as USS Monitor or lead-ships of a class such…

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Raymond Bonn
The Short Life of an Ironclad by RobCaswell on DeviantArt Charleston Sc, War, York, Battleship, Civil War Artwork, Naval History, Civil War Art, Submarines, Moultrie

Description The new ironclad, U.S.S. Keokuk, departed New York on 11 March, 1863 and steamed south to join the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron for the attack on Charleston, South Carolina. The First Battle of Charleston Harbor began on 7 April. Shortly after 3 p.m., the Union ships came within range of Fort Moultrie and Fort Sumter; and the battle began. Southern obstruction and a strong flood tide made the ironclad virtually unmanageable, while accurate fire from the forts played upon…

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Paul Oschmann

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