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The USS Monitor was the first commissioned ironclad ship by the United States Navy. Her fame comes mainly from her participation in the naval battle between two iron warships. The battle was called the CSS Virginia Battle of Hampton Roads and occurred on March 9, 1862 during the American Civil War. In this battle, Monitor fought with the  from the Confederate States Navy. The Monitor was the first to battle the Virginia when it comes to iron ship battles. The term “monitor” refers to a broad class of European defense ships. He ironclad ships, however, were a recent innovation that started with the French battleship La Gloire in 1859. After the invention of the ironclad warships, the design of ships and nature of the naval battles changed drastically and forever.

TheUSS Monitor was one of the three ironclad ships that was ordered by the U.S…

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