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USS Monitor


USS Monitor Center Documentary


The USS Monitor


Greatest Mysteries of the Civil War: The Lost Ironclads and Submarines


The Progress of the USS Monitor


The USS Monitor and NOAA: A Look Through Time

USS Monitor was an iron-hulled steamship. Built during the American Civil War, she was the first ironclad warship commissioned by the Union Navy. Monitor is most famous for her central role in the Battle of Hampton Roads on 9 March 1862, where, under the command of Lieutenant John Worden, she fought the casemate ironclad CSS Virginia to a standstill. The unique design of the ship, distinguished by its revolving turret which was designed by American inventor Theodore Timby, was quickly duplicated and established the monitor type of warship.
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