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    Hampton Roads.  John Ericsson's radical new warship, the USS Monitor, was launched on January 30, 1862 and rushed down to the waters off of Norfolk, Virginia.  Arriving just in time, the Monitor on March 9, 1862 dueled the Confederate ironclad CSS Virginia in the first naval engagement between steam-powered, ironclad naval vessels.

    Did you Know?  The USS Monitor sunk in a storm off of Cape Hatteras.  In 2002, the historic rotating turret was recovered with other Monitor artifacts which are now being restored at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia.

  • Sorry, that's incorrect
    Answer:

    Hampton Roads.  John Ericsson's radical new warship, the USS Monitor, was launched on January 30, 1862 and rushed down to the waters off of Norfolk, Virginia.  Arriving just in time, the Monitor on March 9, 1862 dueled the Confederate ironclad CSS Virginia in the first naval engagement between steam-powered, ironclad naval vessels.

    Did you Know?  The USS Monitor sunk in a storm off of Cape Hatteras.  In 2002, the historic rotating turret was recovered with other Monitor artifacts which are now being restored at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia.

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