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The Monitor. These were actually "riverine" boats, armored and with 11" guns. Battleships are ocean-going warships. However, in the Vietnam War, Monitors were again used in the rivers and mounted 40mm and 105mm cannons; these boats were often referred to as "riverine battleships."

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Depends on the meaning of "greatest" The battle between the USS Monitor and CSS Virginia was the first battle between two ironclad warships. The Battle of New Orleans, which played a very significant part in the Union winning the war, had several Confederate ironclads (3) present but not fully operational. The first Union attack on Fort Sumter, which failed in its mission to force the fort to surrender, had the largest number of Union ironclads (9) in battle at a single time during the war. The battle of Mobile Bay involved some of the most powerful Confederate (1) and Union (4) ironclads built during the war.

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The Battle of Hampton Roads Virginia, March 9, 1862 saw the first clash of ironclad ships. The adversaries were the Union ship Monitor and the Confederate ship Virginia, the former USS Merrimack. It was the dawn of a new age in naval warfare.

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The first battle between two ironclad warships occurred between the USS Monitor and CSS Virginia. The battle took place on March 9, 1862.

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The biggest most important naval battle in the Civil War is the Monitor vs Merrimac. It was the first clash of ironclads, and the Union won.

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What did the people call the ironclad battleship during the civil war?

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What is the name of the South's ironclad ship in the Civil War?

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