Model of the Monitor

Description
Physical Description
Wood model with plastic parts.
General History
Built by contract with John Ericsson at Green Point, Long Island, and launched January 30, 1862, the USS Monitor saw its first naval action at Hampton Roads, Virginia, on March 9, 1862. Despite the CSS Virginia being almost twice its size, with ten guns, the Monitor with its two eleven-inch turret guns held its own. The engagement ended in a draw. The Monitor sank in a gale off the coast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, on December 31, 1862.
Object Name
model, ship
Date made
ca 1960
associated date
1861
Date the Monitor sunk off the coast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
1862-12-31
maker
Arthur G. Henning Inc.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 in x 43 in x 10 1/2 in; 15.24 cm x 109.22 cm x 26.67 cm
associated place
United States: New York, Long Island
United States: North Carolina
ID Number
AF*58707N
accession number
235954
catalog number
58707-N
subject
Ships
Naval History
related event
Civil War
Civil War and Reconstruction
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Exhibition
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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