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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Nautical History: The Monitor and the Merrimack (CSS Virgina) (1991)





From the 1991 TV movie Ironclads, this small clip show what was theorized to be the only battle between the Monitor and Merrimack.  I'm not too convinced the full dress uniforms were used, but it does indicate some realistic battle, and I can only imagine how loud those cannonballs must have been hitting the sides of the hull!  Still, a nice bit of work, and as I understand it, the damaging of the rudder of the end result of this battle.  Unfortunate end for the Captain of the Monitor, but still, please do enjoy!

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