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Daily Archives: April 21, 2012

Monitor Log: 21 April 1862

Improvements continued to be made to the Monitor throughout her life – but apparently, not all of them worked.  On this day, Gager mentions the failed attempt at installing a Booby Hatch.  An intriguing term,  with no precise origin, a booby hatch usually denoted a  sliding wooden hatch cover. It could also be a small […]