Jeffers and dent

On July 9, 1862, the Monitor's commander, Lt. William Jeffers, posed next to the turret and one of the deepest indentations in any of the photos taken that day. The photo at the top left shows what is probably this same dent. The image on the right shows how severe the damage really was. All eight layers of armor plating are dented through, and the nut guard is bent away from the turret bulkhead. Image courtesy of Monitor Expedition 2002, NOAA/OER.

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