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|27k||Builders half model of Passaic, lead ship of her class.||Photo courtesy of "Monitors of the U.S. Navy, 1861-1937", pg 12, by Lt. Richard H. Webber, USNR-R. (LOC) Library of Congress, Catalog Card No. 77-603596.|
|83k||Body plan of the monitor Passaic.||Photo courtesy of "Monitors of the U.S. Navy, 1861-1937", pg 17, by Lt. Richard H. Webber, USNR-R. (LOC) Library of Congress, Catalog Card No. 77-603596.|
|39k||Plan of turret for Passaic class monitors. The port stoppers can be seen clearly in this drawing.||Photo courtesy of "Monitors of the U.S. Navy, 1861-1937", pg 11, by Lt. Richard H. Webber, USNR-R. (LOC) Library of Congress, Catalog Card No. 77-603596.|
|61k||Propeller and rudder arrangement of the Passaic class.||Photo courtesy of "Monitors of the U.S. Navy, 1861-1937", pg 13, by Lt. Richard H. Webber, USNR-R. (LOC) Library of Congress, Catalog Card No. 77-603596.|
|120k||Line engraving published in Harper's Weekly/i>, 1862, depicting Passaic "trying her large gun at the Palisades", during gunnery trials in the Hudson River on 15 November 1862. The ship was armed with two large Dahlgren smooth-bore guns: one XI-inch and one XV-inch.||U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 58735.|
|131k||Line engraving published in Harper's Weekly/i>, 1862, depicting Passaic "as she will appear at sea". She was commissioned on 25 November 1862.||U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 58736.|
|144k||Line engraving published in Harper's Weekly/i>, 1862, depicting the interior of the Passaic's gun turret. Passaic was armed with two large Dahlgren smooth-bore guns: one XI-inch and one XV-inch. Note round shot in the foreground, that at right in a hoisting sling, and turning direction marking on the gun carriage.||U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 58734.|
|74k||Line engraving published in Harper's Weekly/i>, January-June 1863, page 196, depicting the bombardment of Fort McAllister, Georgia, 3 March 1863, by the U.S. Navy monitors Passaic, Patapsco and Nahant. The engraving is based on a sketch by "an eye-witness" on board Montauk, which is in the right center foreground. In the left foreground, firing on the fort, are the mortar schooners C.P. Williams, Norfolk Packet and Para. Among other U.S. Navy ships involved were gunboats Wissahickon, Seneca and Dawn and tug Dandelion.||U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 59288.|
|648k||Ironclads in Action
Sketch of Charleston Harbor, showing placement of US Navy Ironclads during the attack in April 1863 (from top to bottom):
|Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.|
|697k||Turret of monitor Passaic showing effects of 7 April 1863 attack on Charleston Harbor.||Photo courtesy of artsandsciences.sc.edu via Tommy Trampp.|
|107k||"Panoramic View of Charleston Harbor. -- Advance of Ironclads to the Attack, 7 April, 1863" Line engraving published in "The Soldier in our Civil War", Volume II, page 172, with a key to individual ships and land features shown. U.S. Navy ships present are (from left to center): Keokuk, Nahant, Nantucket, Catskill, New Ironsides, Patapsco, Montauk, Passaic and Weehawken.||U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 59269.|
|61k||George Cook’s photograph of Union ironclads firing on Fort Moultrie, S.C., believed to be the world’s first combat photograph.
Monitors engage Confederate batteries on Sullivan's Island, Charleston, South Carolina. Photographed from one of the Confederate emplacements, the ships are identified as (from left to right): Weehawken, Montauk and Passaic. The monitor on the right appears to be firing its guns. Date is given as 8 September 1863, when other U.S. Navy ships were providing cover for Weehawken, which had gone aground on the previous day. She was refloated on the 8th after receiving heavy gunfire from the Confederate fortifications.
|Photo courtesy of the Cook Collection, Valentine Richmond History.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph USNHC # NH 51964.
|79k||Wash drawing by R.G. Skerrett, 1898, depicting the Passaic as she was during the Civil War.||U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 42803.|
|111k||Passaic's officers and crew at divine services, while she was off Charleston, South Carolina, during the Civil War.||Photographed by the Matthew Brady organization. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 59426.|
|71k||Drawing of the New Ironsides and Passaic by Fred S. Cozzens, published in Our Navy -- Its Growth and Achievements, 1897, depicting the ships during the Civil War.||U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 74548.|
|50k||Passaic off the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, circa 1887. The Academy's "New Quarters" building is at the far left. Tall structure in the left center distance is the Maryland State House. The photograph was taken by E.H. Hart and published in his 1887 book "United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland".||Collection of Rear Admiral Ammen C. Farenholt, USN(MC). U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 42802.|
|74k||Passaic photographed late in her career, after she had been fitted with a light "flying" deck. View looks forward from off the port quarter. Note the ship's propeller well aft, with its cover removed and resting on deck. The exposed tiller and steering cables are also visible, between the propeller well and its cover. Possibly taken during Passaic's service at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, circa 1883-1892.||U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 43747.|
|70k||This plan of the monitor Passaic was prepared at the Boston Navy Yard during 1896. The changes made over the years are particularly apparent when these views are compared with the plans drawn during the Civil War.||Photo & text courtesy of "Monitors of the U.S. Navy, 1861-1937", pg 17, by Lt. Richard H. Webber, USNR-R. (LOC) Library of Congress, Catalog Card No. 77-603596.|
|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.|
|4.33k||THE GALLANT MONITORS AT THE LEAGUE ISLAND NAVY YARD||Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo courtesy of The Herald. (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1893-1900, 22 April 1898, Image 10, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|NR||UNCLE SAM'S FLEET OF MONITORS.|
In case of war with Spain, the monitor fleet would be of great value to Uncle Sam as coast defenders. Monitors are poor seagoing ships, but are very effective in the defense of seaboard cities.
First row: Wyandotte & Passaic, second row: Nantucket, Amphitrite (BM-2) & Miantonomah (BM-5); third row; Ajax.
|Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.|
Photo by The Hawaiian Gazette. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, 22 April 1898, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|376k||A 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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