The Sinking

The Monitor encounters rough seas The Monitor begins to take on water The Monitor begins to sink The Monitor strikes the bottom The Monitor comes to rest on the bottom On the morning of December 29, 1862, the Monitor was prepared for sea. She was to be transferred to another …

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Diving Into History

The battle The sinking The shot and shell from the CSS Virginia tore through the unarmored wooden hull of the USS Cumberland as if it was made of paper. Each shell that ripped into her unprotected interior carried with it huge splinters that dealt death and destruction in wholesale fashion. …

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Final Report

Soap Dish Grey’s Hair Restorative Bottle The 1997 Monitor Survey Expedition was carried out between the dates of July 27, 1997 and August 2, 1997. Even with marginal ocean conditions, our successful visit to the Sanctuary was accomplished. Our selection of the Miss Lindsay as our support vessel was an …

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Quick Update

Tysall placing a Datum Point Marker Divers recovering trash from site Throttle Gauge of the USS Monitor 27 July 1997 All of the members of this expedition were instructed to meet at Teach’s Lair at 10:00 a.m. After all of the gear was stowed and secured, the initial briefings were …

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Introduction

Launching of the Monitor The wreck of the USS Monitor is perhaps the most famous in the United States. The site became the first Marine Sanctuary designated by the United States Government on January 30, 1975. Since that time, many research dives have been conducted in an effort to help …

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