Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The night of 30-31 December, 1862: the loss of USS Monitor

Image from Harper's Weekly published in 1863 showing USS Monitor sinking in a storm off Cape Hatteras. USS Rhode Island aided in the rescue of the crew.  Modern divers investigating the wreck discovered the probable cause of the sinking: the separation of the upper and lower hull sections in heavy seas.

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