Battle of Hampton Roads

 

The Battle of Hampton Roads which was fought on March 9, 1862 was the first naval battle between ironclad ships. Here we see the USS Monitor firing canon at the CSS Virginia (sometimes called the Merrimack after the union ship from which it was converted).

 

Color image of the Battle of Hampton Roads between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia (sometimes called the Merrimack after the union ship from which it was converted).