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USS Monitor’s Refit at Washington Navy Yard

Friday, November 3, 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

USS Monitor’s engines were worn out when the ironclad arrived at Washington Navy Yard for a refit — much needed to be accomplished to make the ship more liveable and to upgrade its power plant. The ironclad was much improved when it returned to Hampton Roads in late November 1862.

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.

Contact Us

For additional assistance, questions, or support:

Guest Relations
[email protected]
(757) 596-2222

Image Credit:
Launching of USS Monitor at Continental Iron Works. Line engraving published in Harper’s Monthly, Volume 25, September 1862. Courtesy Naval History and Heritage Command, NH 604.

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