Sailing ships and ships of war

The Reporter's notebook


Last updated 2/15/2023 at 5:27am

We were in Baltimore visiting our daughter Kathy, who lived there at the time, and did the town. One of the highlights was touring the USS Constellation, a three-mast sailing man-of-war. It was the last ship in the fleet commissioned by the United States that moved under sail power.

Named after two other ships by the same name, the ship was commissioned in the mid 1850s, was 181 feet long, and had...

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