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Northrop Grumman Employees Reconstruct History with USS Monitor Replica

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Northrop Grumman Newport News has teamed with The Mariners’ Museum, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Navy to construct a full-scale replica of the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor. The replica will be the centerpiece of the USS Monitor Center at The Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, Va. The shipyard's Apprentice School recently completed the first section, the keel unit. Weighing approximately 18 tons and about the size of a rail car, the keel unit was transported to the USS Monitor Center on Feb. 26 for a public keel-laying ceremony on Mar. 6 at 3 p.m.

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(Photo by Chris Oxley)