184-133342153 John Ericsson National Memorial Close Shot.
John Ericsson National Memorial Close Shot. The John Ericsson National Memorial, on the bank of the Potomac River near the Lincoln Memorial, is a monument to Civil War naval engineer John Ericsson, the designer of the breakthrough iron-clad naval vessel USS Monitor. The memorial was designed by architect Albert Randolph Ross and sculpted by James Earle Fraser from the same pink granite used in the Lincoln Memorial. Because Ericsson was Swedish-born, the memorial consists of a combination of symbolic elements from his birthplace and his adopted homeland.