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…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 […]

contract and keel – 150 years ago today!

The ink was barely dry on the following document 150 years ago – today – when they laid the keel for Ericsson’s Battery at Continental Iron Works in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.   This agreement made and entered into this twenty-fifth day of October A.D. 1861 by and between Thomas F. Rowland Agent in behalf of the […]