On march 9, 1862, the uss monitor and css virginia, better known as the merrimack, fought in the battle of hampton roads, the first battle between two ironclad warships the monitor and merrimack the monitor and virginia were the first two ships built by the us and confederacy, respectively, that had iron armor protecting their hulls. Most of us remember the famous duel, which ended in a stalemate, between the two iron-clad, steam ships, uss monitor, and css virginia, which had been a decommissioned us navy ship called merrimack. The battle of the ironclads changed naval warfare forever, as the uss monitor and the css virgina (formerly the uss merrimac) fought to a draw off hampton roads, virginia on march 9, 1862. Photograph by mccaffrey's elite photo, new york, of an artwork depicting the 9 march 1862 battle between uss monitor and css virginia (ex-uss merrimack) this scene was apparently one of a group entitled merrimac and monitor naval battle, exhibited in new york city during the 19th century. On march 9, 1862, the civil war battle of hampton roads between the ironclads uss monitor and css virginia (formerly the uss merrimack) heralded the beginning of a new era in naval warfare though indecisive, the battle marked the change from wood and sail to iron and steam.
The uss monitor and the css virginia battle it out edited from the 1991 tv movie, 'ironclads. Css virginia (uss merrimack) was the first ironclad built by the confederate states navy and took part in the historic 1862 battle of hampton roads. Battle of hampton roads summary: the battle of hampton roads, aka the battle of the ironclads (monitor and merrimack), was fought march 8-9, 1862 near hampton roads, virginia it is the most famous naval battle of the american civil war, pitting the nation’s first ironclad ships against each other. The battle of hampton roads was a historic, if indecisive, leap forward in naval technology that day in the american civil war, the shores of virginia witnessed the world's first clash between two metal warships, known as ironclads--the uss monitor and the css merrimack (also called the css virginia)--as they battled it out in the waters of hampton roads near norfolk.
March 9, 1862 - the css virginia engages with the union's ironclad, the uss monitor, at the mouth of the james river the battle lasts for more than four hours the battle lasts for more than four hours. Battle of the monitor and merrimack, also called battle of hampton roads, (march 9, 1862), in the american civil war, naval engagement at hampton roads, virginia, a harbour at the mouth of the james river, notable as history’s first duel between ironclad warships and the beginning of a new era of. An 1886 painting by artist jo davidson is one of the most accurate depictions of the march 9, 1862, battle between the css virginia (left), originally called the merrimack, and the union. The battle between the ironclad ships the uss monitor and the css virginia (formerly the uss merrimac or merrimack), took place on march 8 and 9, 1862also referred to as the battle of hampton roads, it is significant in naval history because it was the first battle between ironclad ships. The confederate ironclad was the css virginia built using the remains of the scuttled union ship the uss merrimack and some support ships and during the first day of battle they were confronted by some wooden-hulled ships of the union navy.
Lithograph published by henry bill, 1862, depicting the battle between uss monitor and css virginia (called “merrimac” on the print), in hampton roads, 9 march 1862. The significance of the encounter between the uss monitor and the css merrimack (renamed the virginia following the confederacy's decision to secede) was the fact that it represented the first. During the american civil war, the css virginia, a captured and rebuilt union steam frigate formerly known as the merrimac, engages the uss monitor in the first battle between iron-fortified naval.
Recommended reading: the battle of hampton roads: new perspectives on the uss monitor and the css virginia (mariner's museum) description: on march 8 and 9, 1862, a sea battle off the virginia coast changed naval warfare forever. The deck and turret of the ironclad uss monitor on the james river, virginia, on july 9, 1862 the monitor was the first ironclad warship commissioned by the us navy, and famously fought the confederate ironclad css virginia (built from the remnants of the uss merrimack) in the battle of hampton roads -- the first meeting in combat of. At mid-day on 8 march 1862, css virginia (formerly uss merrimack, and persistently mid-identified by that name or as merrimac) steamed down the elizabeth river from norfolk and entered hampton roads it was the newly converted ironclad's trial trip, a short voyage that would deeply influence naval.
This clip offers a reenactment of a portion of the battle between the css virginia (more popularly known as the merrimack) and the uss monitor an introduction to civil war ironclads this clip (roughly 5 minutes) gives a general overview of early ironclads. After multiple attempts at damaging the uss minnesota and monitor, the css virginia retires to the elizabeth river as the tide will not allow the huge ironclad to strike again march 10 the css virginia is placed in a dry dock for repairs. No photographs were taken of the battle between the uss monitor and the css virginia, though many artists later created images of the scene as css virginia was destroying union warships on march 8, 1862, uss monitor was coming to the end of a difficult sea voyage. The merrimack (css virginia) was larger, heavier and mounted more guns the uss monitor was smaller and lighter but that made it more maneuverable and gave it a shallower draf t, allowing it.
The civil war trust's battle of hampton roads page includes battle maps, history articles, historical facts, monitor vs merrimack the new union ironclad uss monitor arrived to protect the wooden fleet the monitor mounted only two guns but they were placed inside a revolutionary revolving turret the next morning, monitor and virginia. The battle between the uss monitor & the css virginia is one of the greatest naval battles in history check out this resource to learn all about this monumetous battle. The battle of hampton roads was a naval battle that occurred off the coast of virginia on march 8 and 9, 1862 it featured the ironclad warships the uss monitor and the css virginia, and helped to. This page describes the battle of hampton roads, a naval battle fought between the ironclads uss monitor and css virginia (also known as the merrimack) as the first battle between ironclads, this battle would revolutionize the nature of naval warfare.
Css virginia was the first steam-powered ironclad warship of the confederate states navy, built during the first year of the american civil war she was constructed as a casemate ironclad using the raised and cut down original lower hull and steam engines of the scuttled uss merrimack. The battle between two ironclad vessels, the union's monitor and the confederacy's virginia, on march 9, 1862, signaled the start of the era of armored navies on april 20, 1861, union forces at the norfolk naval yard scuttled a federal frigate, the merrimac , in order to keep it out of enemy hands.