Raise the Monitor
One hundred, thirty-seven years after it sank during a torrential storm off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, The U.S.S. Monitor is being raised from its watery grave. The most advanced designed battleship of the Civil War era, the Monitor revolutionized naval warfare with its armored iron hull and revolving gun turrets. The Ship is best known for its battle against the Confederacy's Merrimack, the first naval battle between two ironclad ships.