At the Battle of Hampton Roads, off the coast of Virginia, the
iron-clad Confederate vessel the Virginia, which had been built
from the hull of the USS Merrimack, sinks the Unionists' ship
Cumberland. However, the following day, the Virginia is forced to
withdraw by Unionist vessel Monitor, and both sides claim victory.
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Editors. "Confederate frigate Merrimack sinks Unionist ship Cumberland". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=18429, accessed 24 May 2017.]
- American Civil War