Category Archives: USS Monitor

Restoring Monitor’s turret

The inset photo shows current restoration of the Monitor’s turret which can be explored further via live Webcam here for a few more weeks—before it goes back in a chemical bath for years. Still more. The Monitor figures in the … Continue reading

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USS Monitor

Twenty-Ninth Massachusetts’ Sergeant Timothy Chase’s “washtub on a skillet,” the USS Monitor. Taken some time after its fight with the Merrimac/Virginia. Note minor damage (left) on the turret.

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Monitors repulsed

The novel’s Sergeant Timothy Chase of the Twenty-Ninth Massachusetts thought he’d seen the future in the 1862 Hampton Roads battle between the ironclads USS Monitor and the CSA Virginia. But the future had a good ways to go yet. Shortly … Continue reading

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USS Monitor’s skipper

John Lorimer Worden, the lieutenant-commanding of the USS Monitor, in his post-war years. Via the excellent “restoring the Monitor” blog. The fellow whose seamanship the novel’s Sergeant Timothy Chase of the Twenty-Ninth Massachusetts so admired from his perch atop a … Continue reading

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