Divers to survey Civil War ironclad off NC coast

Divers plan to survey the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor off the North Carolina coast this week with high-definition cameras to look for deterioration in the nearly 150-year-old underwater wreckage.

Expedition organizers are hoping for good weather so divers can make maximum dives into the 230-foot-deep waters some 16 miles off Cape Hatteras, Jeff Johnston of the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary said Monday.

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