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    Anyone wanna try and pitch in and get this,and do a few minor defarbs??



    C'mon fellers, whaddya say?

    In all seriousness, last surviving monitor, the 139 year old Austo-Hungarian river Monitor SMS Lajta (Leitha) built in 1871.



    Her original configuration... almost looks like a PassaicClass... Almost...
    Bobby Hughes
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    Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum & William Scarbrough House, Savannah, GA


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    But the Hungarians aren't selling it.
    - Ernesto Serna

    "...I'm struck by the contradiction at the core of Civil War reenacting. On the surface it's a hyper-macho hobby, focused on guns and battle. But the longer I hang out with hardcores ... the more they remind me of supermodels, chatting endlessly about their jackets and shoes and hair and how many pounds they've lost since the last event." - Tony Horwitz

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    She's a handsome craft in profile. Low and sinister.
    Mel Glover

    Rob Weaver is my guru:
    -"...one of the characteristics of a good reenactor is the willingness to not be bulletproof."
    -"Be more concerned with your own impression than with anyone else's."

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    IIRC monitors were the height of naval technology for the Austro-Hungarians as late as 1914, when they were obsolete and feeble among the other European powers. The Austrian navy made a pretty poor showing during the Great War.
    Rob Weaver
    Pine River Boys, Co I, 7th Wisconsin
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    Farb that I am, I would just file off the "Made in Hungary" and use as is...
    M. A. Schaffner
    Midstream Regressive Complainer

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    Beat me to it...just re-locate the serial number below deck and viola' "The Monitor" (or Merrimack...they are interchangeable).
    Craig L Barry

    Author: The Civil War Musket: A Handbook for Historical Accuracy

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    Hmmmmmmm....Österreichischer Kriegsmarine.....would be a seriously cool impression

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