John V. Quarstein
Director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center
About the Lecture
USS Monitor’s successful service during the Battle of Hampton Roads proved this new style of warship as the design that could help preserve the Union. John Ericsson and others endeavored to make bigger and stronger monitors. These ships never proved to be seaworthy and were underpowered with limited firepower. Nevertheless, iron fever struck the nation, and there was a rush to build more armorclads. Many would aid in the Union’s victory; yet, all were virtually worthless when the war ended.
Attendees are welcome to send comments or questions to John, and he will answer them following his talk.
Location: Explorers Theater
Seating is limited. Advance registration is required.
Free for Museum Members.
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