New Turret Anodes

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We’ve placed a new anode for the impressed current system to improve the corrosion protection of the Monitor’s turret. This anode is suspended within the turret to protect the interior metal surfaces.

The turret is made of eight layers of 1-inch thick wrought iron plate. You can see each of the layers in the photo below.

Condenser Tank Work

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This week apprentices from Northrop Grumman’s Apprentice School are modifying the Monitor’s condenser treatment tank by installing a watertight door. This activity will take a week or two and is visible on our web cams. Conservators will begin extensive deconcretion, electrolysis, and disassembly of the condenser once the watertight door is installed. Check our webcams for progress.

Turret Time

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Conservators are back in the turret tank! Come visit The Mariners’ Museum to see conservators removing concreted sediment and molding/casting archaeological features inside Monitor’s gun turret. The tank will be drained Monday – Friday from May – July. Stop by for an amazing view of this historic piece of naval history.


Birds-eye view of conservarors in the turret tank.