Union Monitor 1861-65 (New Vanguard)
By Angus Konstam
The 1st seagoing ironclad was once the USS computer screen, and its profile has made it the most simply known warships of all time. Following her inconclusive conflict with the accomplice ironclad Virginia on March nine, 1862, the creation of Union screens used to be sped up. through the top of the 12 months a strong squadron of video display vessels secure the blocking off squadrons off the Southern sea coast, and have been in a position to problem accomplice keep an eye on of her ports and estuaries. additional technological developments have been incorporated in next display screen designs, and by means of the top of the struggle the united states military possessed a latest coastal fleet sporting the main robust artillery afloat. This booklet covers the layout, improvement and operational background of the Union's computer screen fleet.