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USS Constellation, Baltimore: 13 reviews and 37 photos
This was the US Navy's last all-sail warship. The ship is 186 feet long, with a beam of 42 feet, and built mainly of oak and pine. Her crew consisted of 20 officers, 220 sailors, and 45 Marines. The main armament was 16 8-inch guns, and four 32-pound "long guns". In addition, she mounted two 10-inch pivot guns (one fore and one aft), plus a 12-pounder "boat howitzer". The top speed was about 12 knots.
Commissioned in 1855, she served for a number of years suppressing the illegal slave trade. During the Civil War, she worked enforcing the blockade of the Confederate states, and also protecting Union shipping from Confederate commerce raiders.
After the war, she served as a training and practice ship for many years. She was decommissioned in 1933. During the 1950s, the ship was restored and put on public display.
Address: 301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, MD 21202-3134
Directions: The ship is tied up on the western side of the Inner Harbor, at Harborplace. Take I-95 to 395, then follow the signs to the Inner Harbor.
othercontact: E mail: administration@constella
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