John Lorimer Worden

John Lorimer Worden

Sparta, Westchester County, New York, USA
Death 18 Oct 1897 (aged 79)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Pawling, Dutchess County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 1128 · View Source
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Civil War Union Naval Officer. He commanded the ironclad "USS Monitor" in its historical battle against the "CSS Virginia" (also known as the Merrimack) at Hampton Roads, Virgina on March 8, 1862. He was temporarily blinded in the battle, and the command of the ship was relinquished to his first officer, Samuel D. Greene, who finished the battle. After the war he was promoted to Rear-Admiral and served as superintendent of the United States Naval Academy.

Bio by: Russ Dodge


Battle of Hampton Roads "1862"



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