Cape Hatteras , N C ( Jul 6 , 2002 ) Photographers Mate 1st Class Chadwick Vann ...
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Description: Cape Hatteras , N C ( Jul 6 , 2002 ) Photographers Mate 1st Class Chadwick Vann shoots video of the inside of USS Monitors turret after a section of armour belt was removed to facilitate lifting the turret , during the raising of the ship Since its designation as our nations first marine sanctuary in 1975 , the Monitor has been the subject of intense investigation The turret was the first revolving gun of its kind and will eventually be on public display in the MarinersÕ Museum in Newport News , Va The famed warship sank 240 feet to the ocean floor during a heavy storm off Cape Hatteras on Dec 31 , 1862 Four officers and 12 men were lost VERY GRAINY IMAGE