Tuesday, February 16, 2010
USS Cumberland Center
A new interactive web module on the sloop-of-war USS Cumberland is now online. The module allows visitors to explore the history of the ship, select artifacts from the museum’s collection, images from recent archeology expeditions, and learn about the different parts of the ship. See it at http://www.hrnm.navy.mil/cumberland.html.
The ship is most famous for its battle with the ironclad CSS Viriginia on the first day of the Battle of Hampton Roads, in which Virigina rammed and sunk Cumberland. The museum is the official respository of artfacts from the ship wreck.