On this day in History 3/9

On this day in 1862 the world’s first iron-clad naval battle occurred. Steam-powered, iron-clad warships in the American Civil War, the Union’s USS Monitor and the Confederate’s CSS Virginia, fire on each other for four hours off Hampton Roads, Virginia. The engagement of iron-fortified battleships ends in a draw.

The featured image is courtesy of Photographer for US Navy, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

 

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