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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2011 5:29 p.m. PST

Interesting news and photo of that old ship.



Hope you enjoy!.


redmist112212 Aug 2011 5:39 p.m. PST

I saw the USS Monitor two weeks ago in the Mariner's Museum and took about 300 pics. That museum ranks up there in my top 3 museums to see! I was in VA on business, and knew I wouldn't be back anytime soon. Highly recommend to go see and do. The USS Monitor is only one facet of the place and has a lot more to offer.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2011 6:40 p.m. PST

Could you post some of your pics here?


thosmoss12 Aug 2011 6:54 p.m. PST

The book:

"Monitor: The Story of the Legendary Civil War Ironclad and The Man Whose Invention Changed the Course of History" by James T. De Kay

was an absolutely fantastic read. The bureaucracy surrounding it was almost as fascinating as the ships history.

redmist112213 Aug 2011 3:54 p.m. PST

Give me a day to post to my Photobucket account…


redmist112214 Aug 2011 7:33 p.m. PST

All, here's pics of my trip to the Mariner's Museum and the Virginia War Museum. The pics kinda uploaded out of sequence…enjoy!!!



flicking wargamer Inactive Member15 Aug 2011 5:59 a.m. PST

There is nothing that makes you feel old more than seeing something you own in a museum. That copy of Ironclads does it for me again. This is the second time I have seen that game in a museum. The first time was at the toy museum in Natural Bridge, Virginia.

Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2011 7:02 a.m. PST

Another good book is "The Monitor Chronicles : One Sailor's Account. Today's Campaign to Recover the Civil War Wreck" which is both a collection of letters from the Monitor's third engineer and a description of the modern recovery efforts.

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