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USS Monitor

USS Monitor, a 987-ton armored turret gunboat, was built at New York to the design of John Ericsson. She was the first of what became a large number of "monitors" in the United States and other navies. Commissioned on 25 February 1862, she soon was underway for Hampton Roads, Virginia. Monitor arrived there on 9 March, and was immediately sent into action against the Confederate ironclad Virginia , which had sunk two U.S. Navy ships the previous day. The resulting battle, the first between iron-armored warships, was a tactical draw. However, Monitor prevented the Virginia from gaining control of Hampton Roads and thus preserved the Federal blockade of the Norfolk area.Following this historic action, Monitor remained in the Hampton Roads area and, in mid-1862 was actively employed along the James River in support of the Army's Peninsular Campaign. In late December 1862, Monitor was ordered south for further operations. Caught in a storm off Cape Hatteras, she foundered on 31 December. Her wreck was discovered in 1974 and is now a marine sanctuary. Work is presently underway to recover major components of her structure and machinery, to be followed by extensive preservation efforts and ultimate museum exhibition.

83 memorials
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SMN William Allen

unknown – 31 Dec 1862
Body lost at sea
Capt Hans A Anderson

Capt Hans A Anderson

19 Jul 1824 – 20 Apr 1909

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA

No grave photo

SMN Richard Anjier

1825 – unknown
Body lost or destroyed
No grave photo

SMN John Atkins

1826 – unknown
Body lost or destroyed
Ens Norman Knox Atwater

Ens Norman Knox Atwater

unknown – 1 Jan 1863

New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA

Capt John Pyne Bankhead
No grave photo

Capt John Pyne Bankhead

3 Aug 1821 – 27 Apr 1869
Body lost or destroyed
SMN Anton Basting

SMN Anton Basting

2 Mar 1835 – 6 Feb 1915

Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA

No grave photo

Derick Bringman

1834 – unknown
Body lost or destroyed
 Edmund Brown

Edmund Brown

19 Nov 1813 – 15 Jan 1892

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA

No grave photo

SMN John O Brown

1841 – 1910
Body lost or destroyed
No grave photo

William Bryan

8 Aug 1833 – 31 Dec 1862
Body lost at sea
 George W Burrows

George W Burrows

unknown – 23 Jan 1887

New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA

 Francis Bannister Butts

Francis Bannister Butts

1844 – 8 Sep 1905

Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA

 Albert Bogart Campbell
No grave photo

Albert Bogart Campbell

Birth and death dates unknown.
Body lost or destroyed
SMN Thomas Carroll

SMN Thomas Carroll

1817 – 22 Feb 1884

Woodside, Queens County, New York, USA

 Thomas Carroll, I
No grave photo

Thomas Carroll, I

2 May 1820 – 11 Oct 1905
Body lost or destroyed
 Siah Hulett Carter
No grave photo

Siah Hulett Carter

4 Oct 1839 – 12 Apr 1892

Collingdale, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA

No grave photo

James Coleman

1841 – unknown
Body lost or destroyed
No grave photo

William Coleman

Birth and death dates unknown.
Body lost or destroyed
 John Persons Conkling

John Persons Conkling

28 Jun 1827 – 19 Aug 1886

Edinburg, Saratoga County, New York, USA

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