USS Monitor's Final Voyage



Y/M/D Description Place
1862/09/00 USS MONITOR is overhauled at the Washington Naval Yard. Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC
1862/12/25 With orders issued 24 December, the crew of the MONITOR learn they are to sail to Beautfort, NC, to meetup with the USS PASSAIC and USS MONTAUK for a joint Army-Navy expedition against Wilmington, NC, and to join the blockade of Charleston. Monitor-Merrimac Overlook Park, Hampton
1862/12/29 After delays due to bad weather, USS MONITOR departures for Beautfort, North Carolina. Monitor-Merrimac Overlook Park, Hampton
1862/12/31 While under tow to Beaufort, the side-wheeler steamer Rhode Island, MONITOR is swamped by high waves and sinks off the coast of Cape Hatteras. Of the 63 men on board, four officers and twelve crewmen lost their lives. Monitor National Marine Sanctuary,
1973/08/27 Sponsored by Duke University, the National Geographic Society and the National Science Foundation, an expedition discovers the wreck of the Monitor using a towed sonar system. Monitor National Marine Sanctuary,
2002/08/05 After 41 days of work, the USS MONITOR's gun turret is salvaged. The turret, propeller, anchor, engine and personal effects of the crew are at The Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia. Monitor National Marine Sanctuary,
2013/03/08 Remains of two unknown USS MONITOR sailors, recovered by NOAA and the US Navy in 2002 from the ship's gun turret, are buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

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