Admiral M, on Jul 2 2009, 08:29 PM, said:
Yes, he also has a post-civil-war Monitor somewhere, I couldn't find it in that picture but I could be wrong.
On that web page:
RTN goes to Brickworld 2009
there are thumb nails and links to these two pictures:
As to " post-civil-war Monitor"
"Though Ericsson's original monitor is well known, it is not commonly understood that it served as a prototype for several other monitors built during the Civil War. In all, including the original Monitor, sixty monitor type ships were constructed during the war, and of these thirty-seven were actually commissioned.
This new batch of monitor-type ships, designed by Ericsson are classed into two classes of vessel: the Passaic Class and the Canonicus Class monitors. Both of these classes were improved and enlarged designs of the original Monitor.
During the course of the war ten Passaic class monitors were built, starting in 1862 with the Passaic followed with the Montauk, Catskill, Patapsco, Lehigh, Sangamon, Weehawken, Nantucket, and Camanche. As a class the Passaic's were remarkably durable, and many saw continued naval service off and on during the remainder of the 19th century.
The Passaic-class ironclad monitors of the U.S. Navy saw service in the U.S. Civil War and the Spanish-American War. The last such monitor was stricken from the Navy List in 1937."
Of coarse I am modeling the Republic of Texas Navy and my monitor is "suppose" to have been built in the late 1840s.
You can read this for: The story behind why Republic of Texas Navy has a monitor.
The story starts after the MOC's photos.
The web site of my RTS LEGITOR a single-turret seagoing monitor