First US Navy ironclad warship 150 years ago today (1862)

Video: USS Monitor built, launched (at 14:09)

(Thursday, January 30, 1862, during the American Civil War) — The first American ironclad warship, the USS Monitor was launched from where it was built, the Continental Iron Works in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, New York.

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