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dc.contributor.authorKenney, Russell
dc.creatorKenney, Russell
dc.description.abstractOn March 9th, 1862, in a largely uneventful and inconclusive battle near Hampton Roads, Virginia, the course of naval warfare throughout the world was forever changed. It was during this Civil War battle that the world’s first two iron ships, the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia (or Merrimack), engaged one another. During the course of this engagement, neither ship was able to sink or even heavily damage the other. The battle as a whole did not have a clear victor, and it did not heavily impact the course of the Civil War. Despite its seeming insignificance, the Battle of Hampton Roads carried tremendous historical weight. The indestructibility and effective offense of the iron ships, which was the main cause of the battle’s uneventful nature, immediately altered the paradigm of naval warfare by proving the iron ship’s indisputable superiority over traditional wooden ships.en_US
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dc.subjectDavid W. Levy Prize Finalisten_US
dc.subject.lcshHampton Roads, Battle of, Va., 1862
dc.subject.lcshMonitor (Ironclad)
dc.subject.lcshVirginia (Ironclad)
dc.subject.lcshMerrimack (Frigate)
dc.titleThe effect of the Monitor and Merrimack on naval warfareen_US
ou.facultyKelly, Dr. Catherineen_US
ou.teacherHooper, Kevinen_US

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