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USS Monitor - First ironclad warship


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Replica of the USS Monitor turret
When you've got military history's most famous gun turret, you've got a museum attraction. But what do you do when the artifact has to stay most of the next 20 years underwater? At the new USS Monitor Center the answer lies in 3 different replicas based on the brightest naval star of the Civil War. But only one of these reproductions shows why the revolutionary weapon figured so prominently on the world stage as well as at an essential moment in the American history. Build nearly entirely by the exhibit fabrication shop at The Mariners' Museum, the full-size replica is among the most accurate 3D renderings of the turret ever made.
(dailypress)

Replicating the mighty turret of USS Monitor
When you've got history's most famous gun turret, you've got a sure-fire museum attraction. But what do you do when your artifact has to spend most of the next 20 years underwater? At the new USS Monitor Center the answer lies in not one but three replicas based on the brightest naval star of the Civil War. But only one of these reproductions demonstrates why the revolutionary weapon figured so prominently at a crucial moment in the history of the US. Constructed by the exhibit fabrication shop at The Mariners' Museum, the full-size replica ranks among the most accurate 3D renderings of the turret ever constructed, says historian Jeff Johnston.
(dailypress)

Documentary: Battle of the ironclads
What I like best about WHRO's new documentary on the Civil War battles in Hampton Roads is the blow-by-blow account of the 4-hour clash of the ironclads Monitor and Virginia on March 9, 1862. Producer Cynthia Pardy took what could have been just another stodgy history lesson and turned it into something remarkable by using nifty special effects while applying sharp, crisp pacing to the scenes of the ironclads battling bow to bow. "It took a lot of searching the archives to illustrate the documentary." With precious few photographs available from the early 1860s, Pardy had to improvise in retelling the epic adventure.
(hamptonroads)

America`s premier Civil War attraction - the USS Monitor Center
March 8, 1862, a strange looking craft crept into Hampton Roads, Va., after a trip down the coast from NY. The Confederate ironclad Virginia had made its first sortie, destroying 2 U.S. Navy warships and damaging a third. It was the worst defeat in U.S. Navy history until Pearl Harbor. Now the USS Monitor had arrived, and everyone was aware that the next day they would have to try to stop the rampage of the rebels` ironclad. What ensued established the Monitor as a naval icon. On March 9, 2007 The Mariners` Museum will open the doors to America`s premier Civil War attraction: the USS Monitor Center. Home to artifacts such as the turret, cannon, and replica of the Monitor.
(huliq)

Unexpected warship USS Monitor artifacts turn up   (Article no longer available from the original source)
Four years after Navy divers pulled the USS Monitor gun turret from the ocean's grasp, the historic Civil War artifact has compiled a long record with its secrets. Hidden under layers of grit was an assortment of artifacts, including a trio of buttons, a mysterious iron crank and a piece of chalk that once stroked messages to the vessel's sailors. Perhaps the biggest surprise was a quartet of brass-jacketed bullets that seemed to come out of nowhere. Not only were they the first examples of ammunition found on the famous warship but they also emerged in an unsuspected location.
(dailypress)

URI vessel to explore Civil War shipwreck
A team of 18 scientists, archeologists and historians will board the research vessel Endeavor and travel to waters 17 miles off Cape Hatteras, N.C., to the site of a 144-year-old shipwreck. Beneath 230 feet of water lies the Monitor, an ironclad Civil War ship that sank in a storm on the last day of 1862. Scientists have known about the wreck for more than three decades and have recovered several artifacts, including the ship's engine, propeller, turret and guns. Until now, however, they have been unable to take clear pictures and create a detailed map of the wreckage site.
(cdnn)