RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

USS Monitor

A collection of news and information related to USS Monitor published by this site and its partners.

Top USS Monitor Articles

Displaying items 12-22
  • USS Monitor Conservation Lab to close from funding woes

    Conservators at The Mariners' Museum were preparing to shut down a 5,000-square-foot treatment lab and stop work on the historic gun turret of the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor Thursday following the expiration of an agreement with the National Oceanic...
  • Hampton Roads' most famous ships

    With two of the nation's most storied shipyards toiling on its shores, Hampton Roads has long been known as the builder of some of the world's most historic naval vessels. Here are stand-out hulls from Norfolk Naval Shipyard, which launched its first...
  • Defending Civil War Fort Monroe with the massive Lincoln Gun

    Defending Civil War Fort Monroe with the massive Lincoln Gun
    Twenty-five days after the ironclad CSS Virginia inflicted the United States' worst naval defeat before Pearl Harbor, 10 thunderous cannon blasts sounded from the beach at Fort Monroe across the far reaches of Hampton Roads. Fired from the immense...
  • Museum marks USS Monitor's 150th anniversary

    Museum marks USS Monitor's 150th anniversary
    One hundred fifty years ago this month, two strange-looking ships met near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and changed the course of naval, if not American, history. The duel in Hampton Roads between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia ended in a draw,...
  • Civil War Exhibits

    Civil War Exhibits
    Hampton Roads museums offer numerous exhibits exploring the region's historic role in the Civil War. Here are some thumbnail descriptions of some of the attractions you can expect to see during the 150th anniversary of the war: Casemate Museum. The...
  • Preserving the memory of the Monitor sailors

    Preserving the memory of the Monitor sailors
    Long before the start of the expedition that recovered the USS Monitor gun turret from the bottom of the Atlantic in 2002, Navy divers and NOAA archaeologists working to save the historic Civil War ship knew they might run into the remains of lost...
  • Civil War's 'Stone Fleet' Sailed From New London To Dubious End In South Carolina

    Civil War's 'Stone Fleet' Sailed From New London To Dubious End In South Carolina
    In November 1861, New London residents watched with curiosity as teams of oxen hauled wagons loaded with fieldstones through their streets. The stones had been collected from the foundations of farms and old pasture walls in Waterford and surrounding...
  • Civil War-era chefs battle at The Mariners' Museum

    Civil War-era chefs battle at The Mariners' Museum
    The Battle of the Ironclad Chefs returns March 10 to The Mariners’ Museum. The unique event offers a competition between two markedly different Civil War-era cooks — a plantation slave and a Union cook on the deck of the USS Monitor —...
  • Battle of Hampton Roads: Construction of the USS Monitor

    Battle of Hampton Roads: Construction of the USS Monitor
    Despite 150 years of fame as one of history's landmark warships, the USS Monitor is the ironclad Civil War marvel that almost wasn't. Not until shipbuilders at Portsmouth's Gosport Navy Yard had labored around the clock for months to transform the...
  • <b></b>
  • 150 years: Civil War arms race leads to ironclad clash

    150 years: Civil War arms race leads to ironclad clash
    Hopelessly outmatched on the seas, the Confederacy built an iron monster that launched a furious arms race, setting the stage for the bloody collision that changed the course of naval history. -- Battle of Hampton Roads: Construction of the USS Virginia...