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.
Location: Explorers Theater
Seating is limited. Advance registration is required.
Free for Museum Members.
Included in $1 admission
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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.