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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Oct 2019 9:53 p.m. PST

"Though Ericsson's original monitor is well known, it is not commonly understood that it served as a prototype for several other monitors built during the Civil War. In all, including the original Monitor, sixty monitor type ships were constructed during the war, and of these thirty-seven were actually commissioned.

This new batch of monitor-type ships, designed by Ericsson are classed into two classes of vessel: the Passaic Class and the Canonicus Class monitors. Both of these classes were improved and enlarged designs of the original Monitor. The differences that mark these classes are as follows:…"
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EJNashIII25 Oct 2019 10:12 p.m. PST

It didn't end there. He also designed the HSwMS John Ericsson class of 5 monitors for Sweden and Norway. Laid down from 1864. Many survived thru WWI. link Also, Russia was given the plans of the Passaic class and produced a one-off version 10 ship Uragan-class of which Strelets still exists and is to be restored. link

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2019 12:05 p.m. PST

Many thanks!.


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