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USS Monitor’s Multinational Crew

Friday, August 18, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

In Person | Virtual

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John V. Quarstein
Director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center

About the Lecture

Sailors hailing from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Austria, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, England, the Old Dominion, and across the US manned the ironclad Monitor. Berthing in the uncomfortable, crowded vessel brought out ancient animosities and language barriers, often leading to discord, fighting, and drunkenness. While the crew worked well together when in battle, sparks would sometimes fly when off duty and on liberty.

Attendees are welcome to send comments or questions to John, and he will answer them following his talk.

John V. Quarstein

Registration information:

Location: Explorers Theater
Seating is limited. Advance registration is required.

In person

Free for Museum Members.
Included in $1 admission


This lecture is livestreamed
and free to watch online.

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Image credit:  USS Monitor crew relaxing on deck. The Mariners’ Museum and Park MS0016-02-004-041.

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