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Civil War battleship steering wheel
589.H304, detail
589.H304, detail

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Description A steam frigate steering wheel from the U.S.S. Minnesota which was built at the U.S. Washington Navy Yard, served in the East India Squadron, and participated in the engagement between the U.S.S. Monitor and the C.S.S. Virginia in 1862.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 75.5 inches height Artifact alone.
78 inches width Artifact alone.
43 inches width Artifact alone.
82 inches height On mount.
59 inches width On mount.
93 inches length On mount.
Nomenclature Steering wheel
Creation Made in U.S. Washington Navy Yard
Subjects Used by: East India Squadron
Made in U.S. Washington Navy Yard
Used during Civil War
Politics and government
U.S.S. Monitor ~ ship
Part/fragment of U.S.S. Minnesota ~ battleship
C.S.S. Virginia ~ ship
Transportation. Water
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1854 - Not later than 1855

Use: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1865

Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 589.H304

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