United States Frigate Constitution

(history from DANFS)

Frigate; displacement 2,200 tons; length between perpendiculars 175’; breadth 43’ 6”; draft 14’ 3”
Complement: 450
Armament: 30 24 Pounder long guns, 16 18 pounder carronades, 10 12 pounders

Constitution was one of six post revolutionary war frigates authorized by Congress in 1794. She was designed by Joshua Humphreys, built in Boston, and launched in 1797.

She was a remarkable ship with a remarkable career, and her history is well documented elsewhere. She is berthed today at the Charleston Navy Yard, still commissioned, the oldest ship on the Navy List. Her museum web site is: http://www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org