Lamar Jones has been stricken with Monitor Madness! He felt compelled to build the USS Amphitrite. This monitor design was one of the worst designs ever inflicted upon the USN, as the engine crew consistently had to work in heat exceeding 120 degree (F) and that was only one of the bad qualities of the class. However, the very things that made it an unsuccessful design for the USN add appeal to the modeler to build this ugly duckling. Lamar built the USS Amphitrite, New Navy Monitor 1895, from the 1:350 scale kit from Commanders/Iron Shipwright.