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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
    Specifications:
    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 110k Launching of USS Washington, at Portsmouth Navy Yard, 1 Oct 1814.
    Painting by John S. Blunt circa 1815.
    Tommy Trampp

    USS Washington (IV)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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