Val	CHA	Cost	Notes
13	Size	65	Length 20.16", Width 10.08", Area 203.19", Mass 819.2 ton, KB -13
76	STR	1	HTH Damage 15d6, END [8]
10	DEX	0	OCV 3 DCV -5
23	BODY	0
7	DEF	15
2	SPD	0	Phases:  6, 12
Total Characteristics Cost: 81

Movement:	Ground:		0"/0"
		Swimming:	4"/8"

Cost	Abilities and Equipment
	Propulsion Systems
1	1)  Propeller-Driven Ironclad:  Swimming +2" (4" total), 1 Continuing Fuel Charge lasting 6 Hours (+0); 
	Surface Only (-1), Limited Maneuverability Only 1 turn per Turn at Combat speed; only 1 turn per 
	Minute at Noncombat speed (-¾), Side Effects, Side Effect occurs automatically whenever Power is 
	used (Side Effect only affects the environment near the character; propeller does KA 1 ½d6 to 
	anyone coming in contact with bottom stern of vehicle; -½)
-12	2)  Water Vehicle:  Ground Movement -6"

	Tactical Systems
31	1)  11" Dahlgren Smooth Bore Cannon:  RKA 4 ½d6, +1 Increased STUN Multiplier (+¼), Indirect (can 
	be arced over some obstacles; +¼), 32 Charges (+¼), Increased Maximum Range (914"; +¼); Extra Time 
	(1 Minute, to load and fire; -1 ½), OIF Bulky (-1), Crew-Served (8 people; -¾), Real Weapon (-¼), [32]
5	2)  11" Dahlgren Smooth Bore Cannon:  Another 11" Dahlgren Smooth Bore Cannon (total of 2)
10	3)  Armored Hull:  +4 DEF; Limited Coverage (Hull/Frame Only; -¼)
14	4)  Armored Turret:  +6 DEF; Limited Coverage (turret; -¼)

Total Abilities & Equipment Cost:  49
Total Vehicle Cost:  130

Value Disadvantages
25	Distinctive Features:  U.S. Navy Ironclad, the first of her kind (Not Concealable; Extreme 
	Reaction; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses)

Total Disadvantage Points:  25
Total Cost:  105/5 = 21
USS Monitor

Description: Like the H.M.S. Dreadnought, the U.S.S. Monitor was such a new and unique vessel she managed to name and define a whole class of military warship. Constructed in 1861, and launched January 30, 1862, the Monitor was designed by John Ericsson and built under his direct supervision. His design, which consisted of a single revolving turret set into a very low hull, created the standard for virtually all such Ship's to come. Although a fairly successful design from a combat point of view (there was virtually nothing for an enemy's guns to target), the vehicle wasn't very sea worthy, and the Monitor herself sank off of Cape Hatteras on December 31, 1982 in the midst of a strong gale.

Although the first "monitor" (of which the U.S. Navy would eventually commission 71 between 1861 and 1937), the Monitor wasn't exactly the first ironclad vessel. At the same time the United States Navy was building the Monitor, the Confederate Navy was building the C.S.S. Virginia (better known to some as the Merrimac). The two met on March 9, 1862, at the battle of Hampton Roads, in an encounter that Ken Burns' (in his documentary The Civil War) states "[rendered]...every other navy on Earth... obsolete".

The Monitor measures 172 feet long, is 41.5 feet wide, and is a little over 11 feet deep. She displaces 987 tons, has a crew of 49, and mounts two 11" Dahlgren smoothbore cannon in a rotating turret. The guns can launch a 135 lb shell upwards of 2,000 yards. For protection, the Monitor has 1" armor plating on her deck, 2-4.5" on her sides, and 8-9" on the turret.

U.S.S. Monitor's Hero Designer File

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