And it will participate in confrontation of the CSS Virginia vs USS Monitor which is one of the famous naval battles started at the time of the Civil War.USS Minnesota carries out for CSS Virginia to have sunk USS Cumberland (24 gun frigate) of the ally warship simply, and to have wrecked Congress (44 gun frigate) on the day preceding confrontation (1862. 3.8) before its eyes, will try to enter in the range of the gun stand of an ally, and will run on a rock on the next day.
In this way, confrontation of a USS Monitor and CSS Virginia will be performed.
Well, it may be able to be called the warship which caused the naval battle rather than having participated in the naval battle.
USS Minnesota becomes about which participated in the attack on the first Fischer fort (1864. 12.24-25), and the second attack on this fort (1865. 1.13-15) as a battle, although this naval battle or later plays an active part as a flagship of the North Atlantic Ocean blockade fleet.
After the war, 1868 came a gunnery and training ship.
HMS Victory and USS Minnesota↑