Bluejacket USS Monitor


Scale: 1/16″
Length: 10 3/4″

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Bluejacket USS Monitor

The USS Monitor was a famous ironclad warship built for the Union Navy during the American Civil War. It was designed by Swedish engineer John Ericsson and was commissioned in early 1862. The Monitor is best known for its role in the Battle of Hampton Roads, where it fought against the Confederate ironclad CSS Virginia in a historic naval engagement on March 9, 1862.

The Monitor’s most distinctive feature was its revolving turret, which housed two 11-inch Dahlgren guns that could fire in any direction. This innovative design made the Monitor revolutionary for its time and paved the way for future naval warfare technology.

During the Battle of Hampton Roads, the Monitor and the Virginia engaged in a fierce duel that lasted for several hours. The two ironclads pounded each other with gunfire, but neither was able to inflict significant damage on the other. The battle ended in a stalemate, but the Monitor’s performance helped change the course of naval warfare by demonstrating the effectiveness of ironclad ships.

Sadly, the USS Monitor sank in a storm off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina in December 1862. In the 1970s, the wreck of the Monitor was discovered and efforts were made to salvage and preserve the ship’s remains. Today, artifacts from the USS Monitor are on display at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, Virginia, and the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary protects the site where the ship went down. The USS Monitor remains an iconic symbol of American naval innovation and courage during the Civil War.

The Bluejacket USS Monitor kit is a model suitable for the less experienced builder. The kit contains a pre carved basswood hull, etched brass, Britannia fittings, and everything else necessary to successfully complete your own piece of history.

Scale: 1/16″
Length: 10 3/4″

Additional information

Weight 10 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 12 × 6 in


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