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Student Research Projects

The Monitor: Invention of War

Student Chris Stine
Faculty Mentor(s)
Department History
Course History 460/461


The Civil War battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac is the point in naval warfare where wooden ships became totally obsolete and steel became the favorite in naval technology. This project examines the different naval technologies that came about because of the Civil War. Steel hulled ships changed how every navy in the world operated and made most other navies in the world obsolete.

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