Browsing named entities in a specific section of James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller).
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Navy Department his new arrangement of the steam machinery in warships.
It had been regarded with indifference in England, yet it was destined to revolutionize the navies of the world.
In 1841 Ericsson was engaged in constructing the U. S. S. Princeton.
She was the first steamship ever built with the propelling machinery below the water-line, and embodied a number of Ericsson's inventions — among them a new method of managing guns.
At the time Ericsson laid his plans for the Monitor before the Navy Department, there existed a strong prejudice against him throughout the bureaus because his name had been unjustly associated with the bursting of the Princeton's 12-inch gun, February 28, 1844, by which the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Navy, Captain Kennon, and Colonel Gardiner were killed.
The Naval Board nevertheless had the courage to recommend the Monitor, and this last great invention of Ericsson brought him immortal fame.
Ie died in New York in 1889.
His body was