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Hampton Roads Naval Museum

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USS Cumberland Center

USS Cumberland Center

The Hampton Roads Naval Museum is the official repository for artifacts from the 19th century U.S. Navy warship USS Cumberland. Built in Boston from 1825 to 1842, Cumberland is most well known for being the ship sunk by the ironclad CSS Virginia on the first day of the Battle of Hampton Roads on March 8, 1862 off of Newport News, Virginia. On this page, you will be able to explore the history of the ship, see its artifacts from the museum's collection, and learn about the ongoing research and underwater archeology projects undertaken by the museum.





Published: Wed Jul 13 11:43:16 EDT 2016