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USS MONADNOCK



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Miantonomoh Class Monitor: Displacement: 3,400 tons. Dimensions: 258.5 x 53 x 13 feet/78.8 x 16.07 x 3.86 meters. Propulsion: HRCR engines (Agamenticus & Monadnock had Ericsson VL engines), 4 boilers, 2 shafts, 1,400 ihp, 9 knots (design), 6.5 knots actual in some ships. Crew: 150. Armor: Iron: 5 inch sides, 1.5 inch decks, 10 inch turrets. Armament: 2 dual turrets, each with 2x15 inch Dahlgren smooth-bore.

Operational and Building Data: Built by Boston Navy Yard. Laid down 1862, launched 23 March 1863, commissioned 4 October 1864. Participated in the assault on Fort Fisher and in operations on the James River. Sent to the Pacific under tow; departed Philadelphia 5 October 1865 and arrived at San Francisco 21 June 1866. Decommissioned to reserve 30 June 1866.
Fate: Transferred to Continental Iron Works, Vallejo, CA for scrapping, 1874-75, as partial payment for a new monitor of the same name.
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MONADNOCK 67k Lithograph of the Monadnock published in 1864 by Endicott & Company, New York. Courtesy of Commander Charles Moran, 1935. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 60657.
MONADNOCK 62k Ships of the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron departing Hampton Roads, Virginia, en route to attack Fort Fisher, North Carolina, in December 1864. The ships present are (from left to right): A twin-turret monitor, probably Monadnock; New Ironsides and a steam sloop of war. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 1557-A.
MONADNOCK 82k Capture of Fort Fisher, North Carolina, 15 January 1865. Watercolor by eyewitness Ensign John W. Grattan, of Rear Admiral David Dixon Porter's staff, depicting Porter's fleet bombarding the fort prior to the ground assault. Side-wheel steamer in the right foreground is Porter's flagship, Malvern. New Ironsides and Monadnock are in the right distance. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Grattan Collection. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 50468-KN.
CANONICUS 81k Lithograph by Endicott & Company, New York, circa 1865, entitled "Monitor Iron-Clads and the New Ironsides, Forming part of the Fleet of Rear Admiral D.D. Porter, U.S.N. riding out a Gale of Wind, at Anchor off Fort Fisher, Coast of North Carolina, December 21, 1864." The print is dedicated by the publisher to Assistant Secretary of the Navy Gustavus V. Fox. Monitors in the foreground and middle distance are (from left to right) Monadnock (twin-turret), Canonicus , Mahopac and Saugus. Ships in the distance (from left to left-center) are: Brooklyn, New Ironsides, Juniata, Tacony and Malvern. Collection of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, April 1936. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 42241.
CANONICUS 69k 19th-Century painting, by an unidentified artist, depicting U.S. Navy ironclads bombarding Fort Fisher during one of the two assaults that ended in its capture. Twin-turret monitor in the center foreground is Monadnock. Large broadside ironclad beyond is New Ironsides. The three single-turret monitors are Canonicus, Mahopac and Saugus. Presented by Albert Rosenthal, January 1935. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 42240.
MONADNOCK 165k Engine of the Monadnock. Photograph courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
Civil War Ironclads at Sea 869k Monadnock Turret Engines, 1864 National Archives Identifier:55302722
Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
Photo added 05/20/17.
MONADNOCK 752k Monadnock towing the Mohican off Cape Hatteras on 29 April 1865. Photograph from The Illustrated London News, Volume 46, # 1312, pg. 406, courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
MONADNOCK 431k Wood-cut engraving entitled "THE UNITED STATES IRON-CLAD BATTERY MONADNOCK", published in Harper's Weekly February 1865. Photograph courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
MONADNOCK 69k Monadnock and Napa. Engraving published in "The Soldier in Our Civil War", Volume II, page 226. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 58791.
MONADNOCK 121k New Ironsides (left) and Monadnock(right foreground) engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", 3 February 1866 as part of a larger print entitled The Iron-clad Navy of the United States. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 61431.
Bunce 86k Lieut. Commander Francis Marvin Bunce was assigned as commanding officer of the monitor Monadnock on 5 September 1865. He departed Philadelphia on 5 October 1865 for a trip around South America to San Francisco, California escorted by three ships (Vanderbilt, Tuscarora, and Powhatan) on the first extended sea voyage ever made by a monitor. The Monadnock arrived at San Francisco 21 June 1866. For his service on this assignment he was recommended by Commodore John Rogers to the Navy Department a reward was in order. The Secretary of the Navy forwarded the recommendation to the President of the United States for his approval. Photo from the book "Register of the Military Order of the Foreign Wars of the United States (1902)", courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
MONADNOCK 80k Photographic reproduction of a sketch depicting the Monadnock off Callao, Peru, in 1866, during her voyage from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, around South America to San Francisco, California. The original print is mounted on a carte de visite, produced by Wm. Shew, 421 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, Calif. Donation of Hamilton Cochran, 1973. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 78635.
MONADNOCK 83k Sketch depicting the Monadnock in heavy seas off Point Conception, California, 19 June 1866, near the end of her voyage from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, around South America to San Francisco, California. The steamer in the left distance is probably Vanderbilt. The original sketch was presented to the Naval Historical Foundation by Vice Admiral William L. Rodgers, 18 May 1938. It came from the collection of his father. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 45953.
MONADNOCK 682k Monadnock circa 1866 in the Mare Island channel. USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
MONADNOCK 51k 1874 Hand-colored Print of the Monadnock. Photo courtesy of St. Croix Antiquarian Booksellers.
Civil War Ironclads at Sea 1.05k Civil War Ironclads at Sea. Chromolithograph by Armstrong & Company, after an 1893 watercolor by Fred S. Cozzens, published in Our Navy Its Growth and Achievements, 1897. Ships depicted are (from left to right): Monadnock class twin-turret monitor; Passaic class single-turret monitor (in foreground); Naugatuck; Keokuk; New Ironsides and Nantucket. Photo # NH 464-KN, Collection of Captain Glenn Howell, USN, 1974. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph from the National Museum of the U.S. Navy via flickr.com.
(NISMF)376kA guest studies a painting depicting the history of battleships. The artwork was painted by George Skybeck and presented to the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association during their annual banquet at Honolulu, Hawaii, on 8 December 1991. USN photo # DN-SC-92-05391, by PHC Carolyn Harris, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.

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