Thursday, January 30, 2014

USS Monitor

On January 30, 1862, the first Union ironclad warship, the USS Monitor, was launched for the first time. She would be officially commissioned in February, then join in battle against the CSS Virginia on March 9th in the world's first battle between ironclad vessels. The battle, which ended in a draw at the entrance to the James River, changed the strategies of naval warfare from that point on.

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