1. USS Constellation constructed in 1854 is a sloop-of-war and the second United States Navy ship to carry this famous name. According to the US Naval Registry the original frigate was disassembled on 25 June 1853 in Gosport Navy Yard in Norfolk, Virginia, and the sloop-of-war was constructed in the same yard, possibly with a few recycled materials from the old frigate. USS Constellation is the last sail-only warship designed and built by the U.S. Navy. Despite being a single-gundeck “sloop”, she is actually larger than her frigate namesake, and more powerfully armed with fewer but much more potent shell-firing guns.

    The sloop was launched on 26 August 1854 and commissioned on 28 July 1855.

    The ship is now part of Historic Ships in Baltimore, which also operates the Coast Guard cutter USCGC Taney (WHEC-37), the WWII-era submarine USS Torsk (SS-423), the lightship Chesapeake, and the Seven Foot Knoll Light.

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  2. Post card image of Sail Corvette USS Constellation moored at her berth in the Inner Harbor at Baltimore, MD.

    • Laid down: 25 June 1853 at Gosport Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA.
    • Launched: 26 August 1854
    • Commissioned USS Constellation, 18 July 1855
    • Designated Miscellaneous Unclassified (IX-20), 8 January 1941
    • Decommissioned: 4 February 1955
    • Struck from the Naval Register, 15 August 1955
    • Final Disposition: transferred to a citizens group at Baltimore MD., for restoration and display
     
  3. USS Constellation (1854)
       -by James Henry Wright

    Nearly as celebrated as Constitution, her sister ship, USS Constellation was one of the first frigates built for the U.S. Navy, and was launched from Baltimore in 1797. At the turn of the century Constellation patrolled the Caribbean, where her capture of the French warship Insurgent greatly increased the prestige of the young American navy.

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  4. Lived near Baltimore for a while, saw that ship many, many times. -mf

    USS Constellation (1854)

    Constructed in 1854 as a sloop-of-war and the second United States Navy ship to carry this famous name. According to the US Naval Registry the original frigate was disassembled on 25 June 1853 in Gosport Navy Yard in Norfolk, Virginia, and the sloop-of-war was constructed in the same yard, possibly with a few recycled materials from the old frigate. USS Constellation is one of the last sail-only warships designed and built by the U.S. Navy.

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