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USS Constellation Museum - Baltimore, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 39° 17.142 W 076° 36.665
18S E 361052 N 4349718
Quick Description: The USS Constellation is a ship museum dock at Baltimore's harbor.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 6/1/2009 11:43:10 AM
Waymark Code: WM6GKF
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 26

Long Description:
"USS Constellation constructed in 1854 is a sloop-of-war, or corvette, and the second United States Navy ship to carry this famous name. According to the US Naval Registry, the original frigate was disassembled down to the keel on 25 June 1853, in Gosport Navy Yard in Norfolk, Virginia, and she was rebuilt as a faster, heavy sloop-of-war.

The sloop was launched 26 August 1854, and commissioned 28 July 1855, with Captain Charles H. Bell in command.

From 1855 to 1858, Constellation performed largely diplomatic duties as part of the US Mediterranean Squadron. She was flagship of the US African Squadron from 1859 to 1861. In this period, she disrupted the African slave trade by interdicting three slave ships and releasing the imprisoned slaves. The last of these was captured at the outbreak of the American Civil War: Constellation overpowered the slaver brig Triton in African coastal waters. Constellation spent much of the war as a deterrent to Confederate cruisers and commerce raiders in the Mediterranean Sea.

After the Civil War, Constellation saw various duties such as carrying famine relief stores to Ireland and exhibits to the Paris, France Exposition Universelle (1878). She also spent a number of years as a receiving ship (floating naval barracks)." (visit link)
Type of site: Museum

Address:
Pier 1, 301 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD USA


Phone Number: 410-539-1797

Admission Charged: More than $5

Website: [Web Link]

Driving Directions:
From the North: Take I-95 South through the Ft. McHenry Tunnel to 395 North. From 395 follow directions to Inner Harbor. Constellation is located on Pier 1 between the Light Street and the Pratt Street Pavilions. From the South: Take I-95 North to 395 North. From 395 follow directions to Inner Harbor. Constellation is located on Pier 1 between the Light Street and the Pratt Street Pavilions.


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