DescriptionSHIP MODEL DIORAMA 'LAUNCH OF THE USS MONITOR'
American Marine and Ship Model Gallery, Salem MA
Hitchcock's meticulously detailed diorama commemorates the launch on January 30, 1862 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, of the United States Navy's first ironclad warship of the Civil War. She is most famous for her participation in the Battle of Hampton Roads less than six weeks later on March 9. It was the first between two ironclads, pitched against the CSS Virginia.
Presented in 1/16 scale in wood and glass case.
21-3/4 x 33-3/4 x 17-1/4 inches (55.2 x 85.7 x 43.8 cm)
Generally fine and well presented
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