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2 edition of U. S. ironclad Monitor found in the catalog.

U. S. ironclad Monitor

Sumner Bradford Besse

U. S. ironclad Monitor

with data and references for a scale model

by Sumner Bradford Besse

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Published by The Mariners" museum in Newport News, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Monitor (Ironclad),
  • Ship models.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby S. B. Besse.
    SeriesMuseum publication., no. 2
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsV860 .B45
    The Physical Object
    Pagination24 p.
    Number of Pages24
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6349141M
    LC Control Number37002884
    OCLC/WorldCa2993242

    The Library has plans for the heralded Civil War ironclads USS Monitor and CSS Virginia as well as early concept designs of ironclads and later Monitor-class vessels produced for the U.S. Navy. These plans range in dates from through , spanning a period of innovation and transformation in . The U.S. Navy’s fleet of monitors was built to root out Confederate warships guarding the Southern coastline—so the story goes. But a crucially overlooked factor in the meteoric rise of the Union ironclad navy was the need to guard the American coastline from British intervention in the Civil War.‘The effect was very grand,” wrote a London Times reporter, “as the vast globe of metal.

    The USS Monitor was a civil war ironclad warship that sank in Sixteen lives were lost. It stayed there unseen and untouched for years until it was rediscovered in As an important piece of US history, the Monitor’s protection and management were entrusted to NOAA, as it was designated the first national marine sanctuary in The USS Monitor was a civil war ironclad warship that sank in Sixteen lives were lost. It stayed there, unseen, untouched, its location a mystery, for years until it was rediscovered in As an important piece of US history, the Monitor’s protection and management were entrusted to NOAA.

      That night, the Union Navy’s new ironclad, the USS Monitor, entered Hampton Roads and took up a position next to the stranded USS Minnesota. On the morning of March 9, the Virginia headed back to finish off the Minnesota, but instead encountered the Monitor. The two ironclads engaged in a close rang artillery fight, each having little effect.   On March 9, , one of the most famous naval battles in American history occurs as two ironclads, the U.S.S. Monitor and the C.S.S. Virginia, fight to a draw.


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U. S. ironclad Monitor by Sumner Bradford Besse Download PDF EPUB FB2

USS Monitor was an iron-hulled steam-powered ironclad warship built for the Union Navy (United States Navy) during the American Civil War (–), the first such ship commissioned by the Navy. Monitor played a central role in the Battle of Hampton Roads on 9 Marchwhere, under the command of Lieutenant John L.

Worden, she fought the casemate ironclad CSS Virginia (built on the Speed: 6 knots (11 km/h; mph). Designed by Swedish engineer and inventor John Ericsson, the U.S. Navy's first ironclad, USS Monitor, was commissioned on Febru at New York City, New York.

An innovative warship, she had a thick-armored U. S. ironclad Monitor book turret which was twenty-feet in diameter. Rotated by steam power, the turret could fire nearly degrees from a pair of eleven-inch Dahlgren smoothbore shell guns. Departing. Clancy's book is a satisfying recounting of the _Monitor_'s important history within the Civil War and within naval history, as well as an exciting tale of a technologically advanced mission to bring the artifacts of that history back for research and display.

Read more/5(17). The ironclad C.S.S. Virginia wreaked havoc upon the strong Federal fleet in Hampton Roads in April Only the timely arrival of the Union Navy’s ironclad, the Monitor, averted a complete disaster. The United States Navy’s newest warship prevented the C.S.S.

Virginia from destroying the remainder of the Federal fleet anchored in Hampton. Ironclad Monitor: With Data and References for a Scale Model Issue 2 of Museum publication, Va.). Mariners' Museum (Newport News [Mariners' Museum, Newport News.

Museum Publication no. 2.] Author: Sumner Bradford Besse: Publisher: Mariners' museum, Length: 24 pages: Export Citation: BiBTeX EndNote RefMan. The U.S. Navy Reluctantly Accepted Ericsson's Innovative Design John Ericsson, designer of the USS Monitor. Getty Images. The USS Monitor Battled the CSS Virginia in The age of ironclad warships dawned during the American Civil War, when the Union's USS Monitor and the Confederacy's CSS Virginia clashed in March Battle of the Monitor and Merrimack, naval engagement during the American Civil War on March 9,at Hampton Roads, Virginia, a harbor at the mouth of the James River, notable as history’s first duel between ironclad warships and the beginning of a new era of naval warfare.

USS Monitor full-scale replica, outside The USS Monitor Center The Mariners’ Museum was named the official repository for the Monitor Collection by NOAA in The collection consists of over tons of priceless artifacts recovered from the iconic Civil War ironclad located within the boundaries of NOAA’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary.

Civil War Ironclads supplies the first comprehensive study of one of the most ambitious programs in the history of naval shipbuilding.

In constructing its new fleet of ironclads, William H. Roberts explains, the U.S. Navy faced the enormous engineering challenges of a largely experimental technology. In addition, it had to manage a ship acquisition program of unprecedented size and complexity.4/5(1).

CSS Virginia was the first steam-powered ironclad warship built by the Confederate States Navy during the first year of the American Civil War; she was constructed as a casemate ironclad using the raised and cut down original lower hull and engines of the scuttled steam frigate USS Merrimack.

Virginia was one of the participants in the Battle of Hampton Roads, opposing the Union's USS Monitor. Monitor was designed by Swedish-born inventor John Ericsson who had previously had a falling out with the Navy in the wake of the USS Princeton disaster which had killed six people including Secretary of State Abel P.

Upshur and Secretary of the Navy Thomas W. Gilmer. Though he had not intended to submit a design, Ericsson became involved when Cornelius S. Bushnell consulted. An ironclad is a steam-propelled warship protected by iron or steel armor plates used in the early part of the second half of the 19th century.

The ironclad was developed as a result of the vulnerability of wooden warships to explosive or incendiary first ironclad battleship, Gloire, was launched by the French Navy in November The British Admiralty had been considering armored. Arthur Mokin's novel "Ironclad" is a well researched and masterfully told story.

I found this novel a truly captivating experience. I highly recommend this work of fine quality historical literature by a gifted author. Read more. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. michael s:   The New York Times called the Monitor "Ericsson's Folly" but one hundred days later on Januthousands came to watch the launching (or sinking as some would have had it) of the iron ship at the Greenpoint Brooklyn NY yard.

Ericsson's Monitor was launched into Manhattan's East River before her two rival designs were completed. On March 9,one of the most famous naval battles in American history occurred as two ironclads, the r and the C.S.S. Virginia fought to a draw off Hampton Roads, Virginia. The ships fired on each other all morning but their armor plates deflected the shots, signaling a new era of steam-powered iron ships.

In the aftermath of the March 9,battle between the Monitor and the Virginia, Commodore Joseph Smith, who had served on the ironclad board that had approved the building of the first monitor, suggested alterations to the ship’s design.

He wanted thicker hull plating, larger guns, better steering, and an improved pilot house design. During the Civil War, the idea of the USS Monitor was born amidst a nation in turmoil.

After discovering the Confederate Navy was constructing an impenetrable ironclad in Hampton Roads, Va., President Lincoln called for a naval board to propose construction of an ironclad vessel to lead the Union Navy.

John Ericsson, a Swedish-American inventor, introduced a plan, which caught their attention. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

C.S. Ironclad Virginia and U.S. Ironclad Monitor by Sumner Bradford Besse,Mariners Museum edition, in English. 30 of the Monitor type ironclads and that the Confederate Navy had likewise constructed over 20 of the casemate type ironclad warship style that they preferred.

The USS Monitor was the prototype of the tu rreted type of ironclad most favored by the union, and she was built in the astonishing time of a. Title [James River, Va. Deck and turret of U.S.S.

Monitor] Summary Photo shows the light damage caused to the turret of the ironclad USS Monitor during her fight with the Confederate ironclad CSS Virginia, March 9, at the Battle of Hampton Roads-the first battle of two ironclad warships.

Ready for Action (Image credit: U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.) Sixteen men were lost when the USS Monitor went down in a storm off Cape Hatteras on Dec. 31,while it was being towed.By Arthur Mokin, Amazon Digital Services LLC, Original Publisher, Presidio Press, Novato CA, () Reviewed by Robert P.

Largess. Searching “Monitor and Merrimac” on Amazon brought up twenty-five books of popular history or historical fiction, seventeen of which were in print or available on Kindle, including Arthur Mokin’s novel, Ironclad.Few chapters in Civil War history capture the imagination of engineers as much as the legendary naval battle between the USS.

Monitor and the ia (nee, Merrimac) at Hampton Roads, Virginia, on March 9, Most of that interest is focused on the revolutionary Monitor and its iconoclastic designer, John Ericsson (whose bust sits in the lobby of the ASME's New York headquarters to.