Union Monitor 1861-65

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Osprey Publishing, Jan 1, 2002 - History - 48 pages
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The first seagoing ironclad was the USS Monitor, and its profile has made it one of the most easily recognised warships of all time. Following her inconclusive battle with the Confederate ironclad Virginia on March 9, 1862, the production of Union monitors was accelerated. By the end of the year a powerful squadron of monitor vessels protected the blockading squadrons off the Southern coastline, and were able to challenge Confederate control of her ports and estuaries. Further technological advancements were included in subsequent monitor designs, and by the end of the war the US Navy possessed a modern coastal fleet carrying the most powerful artillery afloat. This book covers the design, development and operational history of the Unionís Monitor fleet.
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
ANGUS KONSTAM is an Casemate ironclads
16
intimate knowledge of
24
Crewing the monitors
33
CATALOG OF OCEANGOING UNION MONITORS
40
TONY BRYAN is a freelance
48
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Angus Konstam is an experienced Osprey author with over 10 titles in print. He has long been associated with the sea, having served in the Royal Navy, practised underwater archaeology and curated a maritime mueseum. His understanding of the subject is based on years of study of maritime history, and intimate knowledge of the leading maritime museums on both sides of the Atlantic.

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