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U.S. Frigate Constitution

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In 1794, in order to protect American merchant vessels from the attacks of Barbary pirates in the Mediterranean, Congress commissioned six frigates, including the 44-gun "Constitution." Joshua Humphreys and Josiah Fox designed the vessels with sturdier timbering, heaver armament, and more sail...

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Provenance

Lent by J. Templeman Coolidge, 04/07/1928.

Credit Line

Gift of John Templeman Coolidge

1928

Dimensions

Overall (H x W x L): 116.8 x 54.6 x 152.4 cm (46 x 21 1/2 x 60 in.)

Accession Number

32.150

Medium or Technique

Red Wood; oak

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Americas

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