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USS Monitor : an historic ship completes its final voyage

Author: John D Broadwater
Publisher: College Station : Texas A&M University Press, 2012.
Series: Ed Rachal Foundation nautical archaeology series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A hundred and fifty years ago, naval warfare entered a new phase with the introduction of ironclad vessels. On March 9, 1862, the USS Monitor, prototype of this new class of warships, fought the Confederate ironclad CSS Virginia at Hampton Roads, Virginia, after the Virginia had ravaged the Union fleet blockading the James River, sinking larger, seemingly more powerful wooden warships in a potent demonstration of  Read more...
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Broadwater, John D.
USS Monitor.
College Station : Texas A&M University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011036725
(OCoLC)749115674
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John D Broadwater
ISBN: 9781603447492 1603447490
OCLC Number: 776621823
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Prologue: first encounter --
"The Monitor is no more" --
Following new orders --
Facing the Cape --
Both ironclads in trouble --
Distress aboard Monitor --
"The Monitor is no more" --
Discovery --
Early attempts to locate Monitor --
Discovery and positive identification of Monitor --
The formal announcement and follow-up plans --
The R/V Alcoa seaprobe mapping cruise, April 1974 --
Story of an ironclad --
The slow evolution of naval technology --
Arms versus armor --
American ironclads capture the world's attention --
The ultimate test: the battle of Hampton Roads --
A sanctuary for America --
Protecting Monitor --
Investigating Monitor --
NOAA/Harbor Branch Foundation submersible expeditions --
NOAA reassesses its management strategy --
Institutional and private research expeditions, 1974-1979 --
Private dive expeditions,1990-1997 --
Next steps --
Charting a new course for the Monitor --
Escalating management issues --
Reassessment of Monitor management strategy --
Congressional mandate for a Monitor preservation plan --
Development of the comprehensive, long-range plan --
Summary of the final comprehensive, long-range plan --
Final recommendations --
Initial planning and implementation --
Implementing the recovery plan --
Help from a new source --
Propeller recovery expedition, 1998 --
Data collection expedition, 1999 --
Engineering the recovery of Monitor's machinery --
Hull stabilization and deployment of engine recovery structure, 2000 --
Steam engine recovery, 2001 --
Monitor completes its final voyage --
Gun turret recovery, 2002 --
2002 Monitor expedition --
In Monitor's turret --
Entering a tomb --
Monitor completes its final voyage --
The turret's final journey --
Back in the turret --
Revelations from the turret --
The sanctuary's future --
Epilogue: telling Monitor's story.
Series Title: Ed Rachal Foundation nautical archaeology series.
Responsibility: John D. Broadwater.

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Lavish illustrations (photographs, site drawings, and artifact sketches) complement this informative and highly readable account. Naval warfare buffs, amateurs and professionals involved in maritime  Read more...

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"In this book John Broadwater presents a vivid and comprehensive acco--Michael McCarthy"International Journal of Nautical Archaeology" (03/14/2013)

 
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