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  USS United States
United States -- the first American warship to be launched under the naval provisions of the Constitution -- entered the water four months before the launching of sister ship Constellation at Baltimore and five and one-half months before that of Constitution at Boston.
United States was repaired at Norfolk in 1841 and was designated the new flagship of the Pacific Squadron in January 1842.
United States (CVA-58) was laid down on 18 April 1949 at Newport News, Va., by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Corp., but her construction was terminated only five days later on the 23d.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/u/unitedstates.htm   (2887 words)

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