USS Monitor: A Historic Ship Completes Its Final Voyage

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Texas A&M University Press, 2012 - History - 239 pages
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A hundred and fifty years ago, naval warfare entered a new phase with the introduction of ironclad vessels. On March 9, 1862, the USS Monitor, prototype of this new class of warships, fought the Confederate ironclad CSS Virginia at Hampton Roads, Virginia, after the Virginia had ravaged the Union fleet blockading the James River, sinking larger, seemingly more powerful wooden warships in a potent demonstration of the power of an armored, heavily-gunned, steam-powered warship. In the world's first clash between iron-armored warships, Monitor and Virginia exchanged gunfire at close range for nea...
  

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Contents

First Encounter
1
The Monitor is No More
5
Discovery
14
Story of an Ironclad
28
A Sanctuary for America
62
Charting a New Course for Monitor
98
Implementing the Recovery Plan
117
Engineering the Recovery of Monitors Machinery
139
Monitor Completes Its Final Voyage
166
In Monitors Turret
183
The Story Continues
207
Notes
217
Bibliography
225
Index
235
Cover 2
241
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