Northrop Grumman Employees Reconstruct
History with USS Monitor Replica
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)