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GEHFileBot
08-29-2006, 10:35 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile879/USS-Constellation.htm>USS Constellation</a></b><br><br>American Revolution era battleship. Located in Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland.<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/691583USS-Constellation.jpg>

IamOverHere
08-29-2006, 10:35 PM
The last Civil War vessel afloat, the USS Constellation, was built in 1854 and is the last all-sail warship built by the US Navy. After years of restoration, she was returned to the Inner Harbor on July 2, 1999. She is the second of three ship to bare the name.


Laid down: 25 June 1853
Launched: 26 August 1854
Commissioned: 28 July 1855
Decommissioned: 4 February 1955
Fate: Museum ship
Struck: 15 August 1955

General Characteristics
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Displacement: 1,400 tons
Length: 199 ft (61 m) overall,
181 ft (55 m) waterline
Beam: 43 ft (13.1 m) extreme,
41 ft (12.5 m) waterline
Draft: 21 ft (6.4 m)
Propulsion: Sail
Complement: 20 officers, 220 sailors, 45 marines
Armament: 25 guns:
16 8 inch (203 mm) chambered shell guns
4 32 pounder (15 kg) long guns
1 20 pounder (9 kg) Parrott rifle
1 30 pounder (14 kg) Parrott rifle
3 12 pounder (5 kg) bronze boat howitzers