Monday, December 31, 2012

End of the Year! Monitor lost 150 years ago

USS Monitor loss
The last day of 1862 saw the loss of the USS Monitor and 16 crewmen as the ship sank in rough weather. Seaworthiness was always an issue with the type. The same design characteristics which made it a tough target also meant that it couldn't deal with rough seas very well.

Amazingly most of the crew was saved.

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Happy New Year!

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