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After the success of USS Monitor, they decided to name this new ship-type after her. The next ships were going to be a whole class, the Passaic class monitors, of which one was USS Patapsco. She was 200ft and weighed some 1,870 tons, all going at a blistering 4.5 knots! But she was not designed for speed, she was designed for guns. Her show of force was a single turret with two guns; one gun was a massive 15-inch smoothbore, the other was a still large 11-in charge smoothbore. She was completed in early January, 1863, and assigned to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron. Quick into action, she bombarded Fort McAllister outside Savannah and other first off Charleston. The latter of these paved the way for the taking back of Fort Sumter in early September, of which Patapsco took a part of. For the next year and a half she would stay off Charleston and exchange gun fire occasionally, letting them know she was still there. On January 15th, 1865, she and several picket boats (early minesweepers) were dragging clear a channel of torpedoes (we know as mines, back then they were called torpedoes) while the Monitor was their close escort. Patapsco was unfortunate enough to run into one of these torpedoes and, in less than a minute, she plunged hard to the sea bed. Of her crew of 75 men, only 14 would be found alive. #monitor#ironclad#ship#history#maritime#photo#sketch#art#wreck#americancivilwar#civilwar#savannah#charleston#fortsumter#1863#1865#2018#lestweforget#mine#navy#union#patapsco