USS Constellation

The Constellation's proudest service may have occurred during the three years immediately before the Civil War when, as flagship of the Navy's African Squadron, it led this nation's fight against the trans-Atlantic trafficking of slaves. A tour and hands-on activities combine to bring into view Constellation's active career combating the slave trade and its pursuit and capture of the slave ship Cora, from which 705 captive Africans were rescued. All activities are included with regular admission; no reservations are required. Saturdays and Sundays in February, 3 p.m. historicships.org

( Kim Hairston, Baltimore Sun / October 26, 2004 )

The Constellation's proudest service may have occurred during the three years immediately before the Civil War when, as flagship of the Navy's African Squadron, it led this nation's fight against the trans-Atlantic trafficking of slaves. A tour and hands-on activities combine to bring into view Constellation's active career combating the slave trade and its pursuit and capture of the slave ship Cora, from which 705 captive Africans were rescued. All activities are included with regular admission; no reservations are required. Saturdays and Sundays in February, 3 p.m. historicships.org

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