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USS CONSTITUTION (CC 5)

CLASS - LEXINGTON
Displacement 43,500 Tons, Dimensions, 874' (oa) x 105' 5" x 31' (max).
Armament 8 x 16"/50 16 x 6"/53 4 x 3"8 x 21" tt
Machinery, 180,000 SHP; G.E. Geared Turbines with Electric Drive, 4 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Crew 1500.
Operational and Building Data
Keel laid on SEP 1920 by the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA
Fate: Construction halted 8 FEB 1922 due to the signing of the
Washington Treaty for the Limitation of Naval Armaments of 1922 on 6 FEB 1922. Sold for scrap OCT 1923

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Constitution 40k U.S. Battle Cruisers Nos. 1 - 6

Silhouette and table of principal characteristics for the definitive design of these ships, circa 1920.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 99411.
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Constitution 182k

Under construction at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, 14 July 1921. Photographed by Replugle, looking aft from the bow area with the bulkhead at Frame 75 in the center. The double bottom beneath the forward magazines is being installed in front of that bulkhead. Construction of this ship was halted by the Naval Limitations Treaty in February 1922.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 75498.

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Constitution 208k

Under construction at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, 14 July 1921. Photographed by Replugle, looking aft with the bulkhead at Frame 75 at the bottom. This view shows the ship's arrangement amidships, with two very long centerline machinery spaces, each with four boiler rooms to each side and torpedo protection bulkheads outboard of the boiler rooms. The after machinery space bulkhead and the aftermost four boiler rooms have not yet been installed. Construction of this ship was halted by the Naval Limitations Treaty in February 1922.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 75499.

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USS CONSTITUTION (CC 5) History
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