Interior of the Monitor's Turret

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USS Monitor was the first ironclad warship commissioned by the United States Navy. Monitor consisted of a heavy round revolving iron gun turret on the deck, housing two 11 inch Dahlgren guns, paired side by side.




Benson John Lossing, ed. Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (vol. 6) (New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, 1912)


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