Monitor - Merrimack Battle

Monitor - Merrimack Battle (HM6J9)

Location: Newport News, VA 23607
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 58.977', W 76° 23.748'

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From this spot March 9, 1862, observers anxiously awaited the outcome of one of the most famous naval battles of all time - between the Confederate ironclad Virginia (formerly USS Merrimack) and the Union ironclad Monitor. After four hours inconclusive combat, with neither vessel able to destroy the other, the contest ended in a draw. But the world took notice and the age of iron shipbuilding was so ushered into being there.
HM NumberHM6J9
Year Placed1953
Placed ByCorporation of Newport News
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 12:50pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 375776 N 4093891
Decimal Degrees36.98295000, -76.39580000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 58.977', W 76° 23.748'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 58' 58.62" N, 76° 23' 44.88" W
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Area Code(s)804, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1548-1598 State Rte 167, Newport News VA 23607, US
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