Civil War ironclad ship designed by John Ericsson and launched on January 30, 1862. On March 9, 1862 the Monitor engaged the Confederate ironclad, Virginia, in battle at Hampton Roads, Virginia.

This battle was a pivotal event in naval history. The Monitor proved to be the supreme naval ship, and in one battle changed all subsequent naval designs and tactics. The Monitor was lost in a storm off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina on December 31, 1862. In 1973 the wreck of the Monitor was located off the North Carolina coast.

Interested in:
Any items, photographs, or ephemera associated with the U.S.S. Monitor and other American Iron Clad, e.g. daguerreotype, broadside, toys, souvenirs etc.

U.S.S. Monitor


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