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    USS Constellation

    American Revolution era battleship. Located in Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland.


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    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
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