Monitor, an ironclad warship, was built in 1862 during the American Civil War by the United States Navy in response to Virginia seceding from the Union. It fought against the C. Virginia in the Battle of Hampton Roads. It is available as a FULLY ASSEMBLED model ready to be proudly display as a piece of history. The model measures 24 1/2″ long, 7″ wide and 10 1/2 high. A beautiful model tht will be the centerpiece of any collection. Monitor was the first ironclad warship commissioned by the United States Navy during the American Civil War. She is most famous for her participation in the Battle of Hampton Roads on March 9, 1862, the first-ever battle fought between two ironclads. The Monitor fought the ironclad CSS Virginia (the former frigate USS Merrimack) of the Confederate States Navy. Monitor was innovative in several respects, including the first 360 degree rotating armored gun turret on an operational warship. The hull was completely underwater and was protected by an overhanging armored deck and armored “belt”. Her keel was laid on October 25, 1861, and she was launched 118 days later. The item “Handmade Ship Model USS Monitor Fully Assembled” is in sale since Wednesday, February 17, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Boats & Ships\Military\Models”. The seller is “the_silver_panther” and is located in Ashfield, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: China
- Maker: Old Modern Handicrafts
- Material: Wood
- Model Number: B199