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In 1991 our office wrote a technical report finding that the ship Constellation displayed in Baltimore was not a frigate of 1797, but a sloop-of-war built in 1853. Copies of our 200 page report, Fouled Anchors: The Constellation Question Answered (1991) can be obtained for a fee through the Department of Commerce, National Technical Information Service, 5825 Port Royal Road, Springfield VA 94942; (703)487-4650. Ask for report AD A241-916. A PDF version of the report and some related articles can be downloaded from the following links:

 

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