National Historical Publications & Records Commission

John Ericsson Collection

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John Ericsson, courtesy U.S. Naval History Center.


(Microfilm Edition)

American Swedish Historical Society

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John Ericsson (1803 –1889) was a Swedish-American inventor and mechanical engineer. He is remembered best for designing the steam locomotive Novelty (in partnership with engineer John Braithwaite) and the ironclad ship USS Monitor, which dramatically saved the US naval blockading squadron from destruction by an ironclad Confederate vessel, CSS Virginia, at Hampton Roads in March 1862.

8 reels


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