USS United States (1797)

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US Navy Ship Wood
Embedded object Blanks

27/64" blanks are for Sierra Clones
3/8" blanks for PSI Nautical kit

All blanks will come with one COA per blank. COAs are 4" x 6" card stock with silver foil embossed COA seal.

All blanks are cut as they are ordered.

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USS United States was a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy and the first of the six original frigates authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794. Joshua Humphreys designed the frigates to be the young Navy's capital ships, and so United States and her sisters were larger and more heavily armed and built than standard frigates of the period. She was built at Humphrey's shipyard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and launched on 10 May 1797 [6] and immediately began duties with the newly formed United States Navy protecting American merchant shipping during the Quasi-War with France.

In 1861 United States was in port at Norfolk and was seized by the Virginia Navy and subsequently commissioned into the Confederate navy as CSS United States, but was later scuttled by Confederate forces. Union forces raised the scuttled ship, and retained control of the ship until she was broken up in 1865.

History
United States
Name: USS United States
Namesake: United States of America
Ordered: 27 March 1794
Builder: Joshua Humphreys
Cost: $299,336
Launched: 10 May 1797
Nickname(s): "Old Wagon"; "Old Waggon"
Fate: Abandoned 20 April 1861
Confederate States
Name: CSS United States
Acquired: 20 April 1861
Fate: Abandoned May 1862
United States
Name: USS United States
Acquired: May 1862
Fate: Broken up December 1865
General characteristics
Class and type: First class frigate
Tons burthen: 1576 tons
Length: 175 ft (53 m) between perpendiculars
Beam: 43 ft 6 in (13.26 m)
Draft: 23 ft 6 in (7.16 m) aft
Decks: Orlop, Berth, Gun, Spar
Propulsion: Sail
Speed: 11 kn (20 km/h; 13 mph)
Complement: 400 to 600 officers, enlisted personnel and 50 Marines
Armament: 32 × long 24-pounders (11 kg), 24 × 42-pounder (19 kg) carronades (War of 1812)

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