Become a

Events Calendar

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Civil War Lecture: Coastal Ironclads other than Monitors

September 10, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT


Advance registration is required.

Presented by John V. Quarstein, director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center

Join us for a virtual lecture with author and historian John V. Quarstein, director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center. Quarstein will give a presentation on ironclads built during and after the Civil War that were successful on a different level.
About the presentation:
The success of USS Monitor at Hampton Roads had a considerable impact on Union naval shipbuilding. Turreted monitors became the rage, and 40 were built during and immediately after the end of hostilities. Nevertheless, there were other ironclad types built in East Coast shipyards that achieved levels of success. Various designs were evident in USS New Ironsides, Galena, Dunderberg, Stevens Battery (Naugatuck), Keokuk, and Spuyten Devil (Stromboli). Although many of these ships never made it into active service or were considered failures, they remain a tribute to Northern industrial power and ingenuity.

Civil War Lecture: Coastal Ironclads other than Monitors
September 10, 2021 • 12 p.m. (ET)

Image credit: USS New Ironsides. Engraving. Harper’s Weekly, 1862. Courtesy of Naval History and Heritage Command, NH 58741. 
John Quarstein

John V. Quarstein
Order signed copies of John Quarstein’s books o
nline at our Museum’s Gift Shop.
Members receive 10% OFF Gift Shop purchases with code.
Email Membership to get your Member discount code. Not a member? Become one today.


Pre-registration is required.

For additional assistance, questions or support, please contact us at: [email protected].

Can’t make the virtual lecture live?
Subscribe to our YouTube Channel! New lectures are uploaded every Monday and Saturday.




September 10, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT


The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
(757) 596-2222