"USS Monitor" recovered

August 5, 2002

USS Monitor recovered

The USS Monitor was lost off Cape Hatteras in December 1862. Although the ironclad was found in 1974, it waasn't until August 5, 2002, that the ship was recovered from the ocean's floor.

http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/pgallery/pgmonitor/research/m_research.html

http://www.livescience.com/27084-civil-war-shipwreck-uss-monitor.html