Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Monday, February 20, 2017

February 19, 1862: Trial Run of the Monitor

FEBRUARY 19TH, 1862:  The trial run of the two-gun ironclad USS Monitor in New York Harbor.  Chief Engineer Alban C. Stimers, USN, reported on the various difficulties that were presented during the trial run and concluded that her speed would be approximately six knots, "though Captain Ericsson  feels confident of 8."

--And, Away We Go.  --Old B-Runner

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