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Daily Archives: April 29, 2012

Monitor Log: 29 April 1862

The Monitor received hollow shot in a trade with the Steamer Parthenia on this day.   Since this shot was hollow, it required a smaller charge to achieve velocity (always attractive – and given the powder charge restrictions placed on the Monitor‘ s Dahlgrens – even more attractive). Also, the initial velocity of this type of shot was […]