Battle of the Monitor and Merrimack, naval engagement during the American Civil War on March 9, 1862, at Hampton Roads, Virginia, a harbor at the mouth of the James River, notable as history’s first duel between ironclad warships and the beginning of a new era of naval warfare. On March 9, 1862, one of the most famous naval battles in American history occurs as two ironclads, the U.S.S. Monitor and the C.S.S. Oct 4, 2016 - Explore honabe's board "Monitor and the Merrimack", followed by 796 people on Pinterest. Virginia, fight to a draw Up until that point, all naval battles had been waged between wooden ships.

USS Monitor vs. CSS Virginia (USS Merrimack) The battle that waged on March 9, 1862, between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia, formerly the USS Merrimack, is one of the most revolutionary naval battles in world history. See more ideas about Civil war navy, Merrimack, Civil war.