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    The USS MerrimackThe Merrimack was a timberclad screw frigate built in 1854.  She was burned in the Norfolk Navy Yard to prevent her capture after Virginia's secession.  The Confederacy raised the Merrimack and refitted her with an iron hull and a new name: the CSS Virginia.  The duel between "the Monitor and the Merrimack," the first battle of ironclads in world history, was in fact the duel between the Monitor and the Virginia.

  • Sorry, that's incorrect
    Answer:

    The USS MerrimackThe Merrimack was a timberclad screw frigate built in 1854.  She was burned in the Norfolk Navy Yard to prevent her capture after Virginia's secession.  The Confederacy raised the Merrimack and refitted her with an iron hull and a new name: the CSS Virginia.  The duel between "the Monitor and the Merrimack," the first battle of ironclads in world history, was in fact the duel between the Monitor and the Virginia.

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