USS MONITOR MINIATURE REPLICA SKU: 28-053
is most famous for her participation in the first-ever naval battle between two ironclad warships, the Battle of Hampton Roads on March 9, 1862 during the American Civil War, in which Monitor fought the ironclad CSS Virginia of the Confederate States Navy.
Our miniature metal war ship replicates and details down to her round "cheesebox" turret housing two large Dahlgren cannons, to her armoured deck and smokestacks. This is a very unique gift idea and awesome piece of Nautical History. Becomes a must-have for every Civil War or Maritime enthusiast who sets his eyes upon this spectacular display. Measures an impressive 16 " in length .
USS MONITOR - UNION CIVIL WAR SHIP
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 sank 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.