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USS Monadnock, Mare Island 1896
The second USS Monadnock was an iron‑hulled, twin‑screw, double‑turreted monitor of the Amphitrite class in the United States Navy which saw service in the Spanish–American War.
On June 23, 1874 in response to the Virginius Incident President Ulysses S. Grant's Secretary of Navy George M. Robeson ordered the Monadnock laid down (scrapped and reconstructed) contracted by Phineas Burgess at the Continental Iron Works, Vallejo, California; launched 19 September 1883; completed at Mare Island Navy Yard; and commissioned there 20 February 1896, Captain George W. Sumner in command, Lt. Cdr. Edward D. Taussig, executive officer.
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