USS Constellation Confusion
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Sailors out side the Constellation on

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Scrubbed and painted the USS Constellation lies in a quay in the Portsmouth Navy Yard in 1884. Local historians long attributed this as the 1797 vessel, the original ship in the US Navy. But modern research shows there was another Constellation built in 1854 after the original was broken up. This ship was restored in 1999 resides in Baltimore.



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USS Constellation in Portsmouth NH (c) Strawbery Banke Archive

Early Photographs from the Collections of Strawbery Banke
by James L. Garvin & Susan Grigg, Peter Randall Publisher
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Details of Constellation detail 1884 in Kittery / Strawbery Banke Archive

Detail of 1854 USS Constellation in the Piscataqua Rover