John Lorimer Worden

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John Lorimer Worden (March 12, 1818 – October 19, 1897) was a U.S. Navy officer in the American Civil War, who took part in the Battle of Hampton Roads, the first-ever engagement between ironclad steamships at Hampton Roads, Virginia, on 9 March 1862.

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John Lorimer Worden
Born(1818-03-12)March 12, 1818
Mount Pleasant, New York, US
DiedDecember 19, 1897(1897-12-19) (aged 79)
Washington, D.C., US
Place of burial
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Union Navy
Years of service18341886
RankUSN_Rear_Admiral_rank_insignia.jpg Rear admiral
Commands heldUSS Monitor
USS Montauk
United States Naval Academy
European Squadron
Battles/warsMexican–American War
American Civil War

Commanding the Union's only warship of this class, USS Monitor, Worden challenged the Confederate vessel Virginia, a converted steam-frigate that had sunk two Union blockaders and damaged two others. After a four-hour battle, both ships withdrew, unable to pierce the other's armour.