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USS Washington (IV)

Ship of the Line:
  • Authorized by Congress, 2 January 1813
  • Laid down in May 1813 at the Portsmouth (N.H.) Navy Yard under a contract with the shipbuilders, Hartt and Badger
  • Launched, 1 October 1814,
  • Commissioned USS Washington, 26 August 1815, at Portsmouth Navy Yard, CAPT. John O. Creighton in command
  • USS Washington, with William Pinckney embarked as a passenger, sailed 5 June 1816, for the Mediterranean arriving at her ultimate destination Naples, 25 July 1816 where Mr. Pinckney debarked to commence his special mission
  • For the next two years Washington served as flagship to the Mediterranean Squadron
  • Washington was placed in ordinary in 1829
  • Final Disposition, broken up in 1843
    Displacement 750 t.
    Length 190' 10"
    Beam 54' 7½"
    Depth 19' 9"
    Draft 24' 4"
    Speed unknown
    Complement 750
    Armament 74 guns
    Propulsion sail

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    Washington 151k Launching of USS Washington, at Portsmouth Navy Yard, 1 Oct 1814. In the background is the frigate USS Congress (III). Image courtesy of the Collection of Historic New England.
    Painting by John S. Blunt circa 1815.
    Robert Hurst

    USS Washington (IV)
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