Model of the Monitor


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.

Date Made: ca 1960Associated Date: 1861Date The Monitor Sunk Off The Coast Of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.: 1862-12-31

Maker: Arthur G. Henning Inc.

Associated Place: United States: New York, Long IslandUnited States: North Carolina

Subject: ShipsNaval HistoryRelated Event: Civil WarCivil War and Reconstruction


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Exhibition: Price of Freedom

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.58707NAccession Number: 235954Catalog Number: 58707-N

Object Name: model, shipOther Terms: model, ship; ship; Monitor, Steam Screw; 2 Guns

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


Record Id: nmah_451066

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