USS Constellation (CC-2)

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USS Constellation (CC-2) would have been the third ship of that name in the United States Navy, but was cancelled prior to completion.

A Lexington-class battle cruiser, her keel was laid at Newport News, Virginia, in August 1920, but the class was cancelled in 1923 by the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922.

General Characteristics (1919 design)

  • Displacement: 43,500 tons
  • Length: 874 feet
  • Beam: 105.5 feet
  • Draft: 31 feet
  • Primary Armament: eight 16-inch/50 guns in four twin turrets
  • Secondary Armament: 16 six-inch/53 guns in single mounts (eight per side), four three-inch guns, eight 21-inch torpedo
  • Machinery, 180,000 shp General Electric geared turbines with electric drive, 4 screws
  • Speed, 35 Knots
  • Complement 1500 officers and men

See USS Constellation for other ships of this name.

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