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  Thursday  August 8  2002    10: 38 PM

Civil War

'It's Fantastic': Monitor's Gun Turret Recovered
History: Sunken ironclad warship's innovative feature is lifted from sea floor.

After nearly 140 years of resting on the ocean bottom off North Carolina, the massive gun turret of the Monitoróthe first modern warshipówas brought to the surface Monday evening along with its two large Dahlgren cannons. [read more]