The Battle of the Ironclads was a naval battle fought from Mar 8, 1862 to Mar 9, 1862. In this battle, they used the first ironclad ships, the CSS Virginia and the U.S.S. Monitor. It revolutionized naval warfare because it proved that wood vessels were out of date now that there were ironclads. The Ironclad CSS Virginia, destroyed two wooden-hulled warships and the battle ended in the tie.