Souvenir anchor made from the ironclad Merrimac-Virginia

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Titles Souvenir anchor made from the ironclad Merrimac-Virginia
Description Miniature souvenir anchor made of iron salvaged from the frigate USS Merrimack, which had been rebuilt by the Confederates as the ironclad warship CSS Virginia during the Civil War. The CSS Virginia was engaged at the Battle of Hampton Roads, sinking or grounding three Union ships before being engaged by another ironclad, the USS Monitor. The world's first battle between ironclad warships ended in a draw. The Virginia was later destroyed to avoid being captured by Union forces.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 1 1/4 inches length (anchor)
3/4 inches width (anchor)
11 inches height (mount)
7 1/2 inches width (mount)
1/4 inch depth (mount)
Nomenclature souvenir
anchor (watercraft equipment)
Materials iron (metal)
paper (fiber product)
Creation Printer: Jamestown [Ter-Centennial] Exposition Company
Made by: Old Dominion Iron & Nail Works
Made in: Richmond, Independent City, Virginia, United States
Subjects Used in: United States
Source: Merrimac - Virginia ~ ironclad gunboat
Source: Civil War, 1861-1865
Water transportation
Monitor ~ ironclad gunboat
Relics & Curios
Transportation. Water
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Dates Creation: Approximately 1907
Content: Exactly 03/08/1862 - Exactly 03/09/1862 (Battle of Hampton Roads)
Content: Exactly 05/11/1863 (Date CSS Virginia was destroyed.)
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 6180.4 (Accession Number)

User Comments

  • Bill Mountjoy on September 24, 2019 10:33:42 PM
    Is this still for sale?
  • Photo and Art Database on September 26, 2019 08:57:52 AM
    Collections items are not for sale. A photo reproduction can be purchased by clicking the "Buy" button above.

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