Friday, February 13, 2009

PhotoHunt - Old Navy

This is the sloop of war USS Constellation, the last all sail warship built by the US Navy in 1854. It is berthed in Baltimore's Inner Harbor and is the only Civil War era vessel still afloat. She carried out a variety of missions before, during and after the Civil War; served as a training vessel; and was finally decommissioned in 1955. The ship was moved to Baltimore for restoration and in 1968 became a floating museum. In the late 1990's she required a major restoration. She was the second ship of that name in the US Navy. The first was a frigate that served from 1797-1853. The third is the Kitty Hawk class aircraft carrier CV- 64 (1960-2003). For another view see my Sky Watch post of last year. (pictures were taken in June 2005)


Rigging

Gun deck
View of the harbor from the deck.

2 comments:

Mrs Mecomber said...

Terrific post! I love the history. I often travel to see various ships like this. I did Photo Hunters today, too. http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-nautical/

Hope you get a chance to visit. Happy weekend!

RuneE said...

I loved that one (me and ships)! A trip to Baltimore ought to be on the agenda...