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8 Bells Lecture Series: The USS Monitor and The Mariners’ Museum

Presented by Naval War College Museum at Seamen's Church Institute, Newport RI

Apr 06 2017
8 Bells Lecture Series: The USS Monitor and The Mariners’ Museum

Whenever you see a turret on a modern navy warship think of the iconic Civil War ironclad, the USS Monitor. Rated as one of the top five deadliest experimental warships in naval history, the Monitor is in the same league as today’s USS Zumwalt. The Monitor’s design was a combination of several pivotal changes in naval technology during the first half of the 19th century. So, when the ship needed a commander, Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles selected scientific officer Lieutenant John

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