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USS Constellation at USNA Annapolis.  Last US warship built exclusively powered by sail.

USS Constellation at USNA Annapolis. Last US warship built exclusively powered by sail.

"USS Constellation," one of the original six frigates authorized by the Naval Act of 1794. The others were the "Constitution," the "President," the "United States," the "Congress" and the "Chesapeake."

"USS Constellation," one of the original six frigates authorized by the Naval Act of 1794. The others were the "Constitution," the "President," the "United States," the "Congress" and the "Chesapeake."

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US Frigate Constellation (1797-1853), located at Baltimore's Inner Harbor.   The first Constellation, a frigate designed by naval constructors Joshua Humphreys and Josiah Fox whose plans were altered in the execution by builder, David Stodder, and the superintendent of shipbuilding, Captain Thomas Truxtun, was built at the Sterrett Shipyard, Baltimore, Md., and launched on 7 September 1797.

US Frigate Constellation (1797-1853), located at Baltimore's Inner Harbor. The first Constellation, a frigate designed by naval constructors Joshua Humphreys and Josiah Fox whose plans were altered in the execution by builder, David Stodder, and the superintendent of shipbuilding, Captain Thomas Truxtun, was built at the Sterrett Shipyard, Baltimore, Md., and launched on 7 September 1797.

View of USS Constitution from within Dry Dock 1, May 29, 2015. [Courtesy USS Constitution Museum]

View of USS Constitution from within Dry Dock 1, May 29, 2015. [Courtesy USS Constitution Museum]

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