Battle of the Monitor and Merrimack, also called Battle of Hampton Roads, (March 9, 1862), in the American Civil War , naval engagement at Hampton Roads, Virginia, a harbor at the mouth of the James River, notable as history’s first duel between ironclad warships and the beginning of a new era of naval warfare.
An ironclad was like a warship just was covered with iron so it wouldn't sink so easily.
What was a ironclad.
The South named there ironclad the Virginia it had iron armor and a steam powered engine.
Both teams had a different ironclad.
North made an ironclad and called it Monitor it had 2 cannons on a revolving turret so it could be aimed.