USS Monitor

North Carolina,North America

USS Monitor was built by Continental Iron Works and launched 30.Janaury 1862. She became famous after the battle against the monitor CSS Virginia under the battle of Hampton Roads 9.March 1862. Both monitors were damaged, but the battle itself ended indecisive. She sank under tow outside Cape Hatteras under a storm 31.December the same year. The wreck of USS Monitor was found in August 1973 and rest today on a depth of 64 to 75 meter approx 15 nautical miles southeast of Cape Hatteras. Many parts and inventory has been raised from the wreck and is displayed today at The Mariners Museum in Virginia. Also see the story of the monitors HMAS Cerberus in Australia,  Thor in Norway and Rusalka in the Baltic Sea.

Former names:
USS Monitor

179,0 x 41,6 x 106 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
987 grt
New York ( US ) 1862
( US )

Picture: Battle of Hampton Roads 1862
US. Naval History and Heritage Command

Visit the USS Monitor center
Newport News,Virgina

Last updated: August 2019