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Monitor Log: 17 April 1862

It only warrants a brief remark – but  a significant event occurred during the first dog watch on this day, 150 years ago.  E.V. Gager wrote “succeeded in getting both guns out at once.” Until this day, only one XI-inch Dahlgren could be run out at a time.  The cylindrical nature of the turret kept the […]

…she was launched successfully

When we last left John Worden, he had just taken command of a partially-built vessel that had no guns.  Each time guns designated for the Monitor would arrive, they would be commandeered by a vessel that was ready to fight, and so Worden waited.  By January 24, 1862, the guns were still not on board and Worden […]