An 1854 sloop-of-war. She is the only surviving Civil War-era
Naval vessel and the last all-sail warship built by the U.S. Navy. She
served her country for over 90 years. During the Civil War,
Constellation captured three slave traders and freed over 700 slaves.
She later carried famine relief to Ireland and saw duty as a Naval
Academy training ship. During World War II, she was the Flag Ship for
the Atlantic Fleet and served as the headquarters for the commander of
the Altantic War. She was decommissioned in 1946.
Photo 70, July 2004