Monitor River monitor

Author: Ioana Dumitru
Class: C4, C4 – B
Type: Monitor
Name: River monitor
Category: Senior
Scale: 1:300
Width: 150 mm
Height: 150 mm

River monitors are military craft designed to patrol rivers. They are normally the largest of all riverine warships in river flotillas, and mount the heaviest weapons. The name originated from the US Navy’s USS Monitor, which made her first appearance in the American Civil War, and being distinguished by the use of revolving gun turrets.