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USS Constitution (CC-5) NHC75498.jpg
USS Constitution (CC-5) under construction at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, 14 July 1921
Career (United States)
Namesake: United States Constitution
Builder: Philadelphia Navy Yard
Laid down: September 1920
Fate: Scrapped August 1923
General characteristics if built
Class and type: Lexington-class battlecruiser
Displacement: 43,500 tons
Length: 874 ft (266 m)
Beam: 105.5 ft (32.2 m)
Draft: 31 ft (9.4 m)
Propulsion: Machinery, 180,000 shp (134 MW) General Electric geared turbines with electric drive, 4 screws
Speed: 35 knots (65 km/h)
Complement: 1500 officers and men
Armament: 8 × 16 in (406 mm)/50 guns in four twin turrets, 16 × 6 in (152 mm)/53 guns in single mounts (eight per side), 4 × 3 in (76 mm) guns, 8 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo

The keel of a Lexington-class battlecruiser, to have been named USS Constitution (CC-5), was laid down at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in September 1920. Her construction was suspended in February 1922 by the Washington Naval Treaty and she was formally canceled in August 1923, with her hull being scrapped on the building ways. Constitution was some 13.4 percent complete at the time of her cancellation.[1] During this period the original Constitution was renamed Old Constitution to free the name for the new battle cruiser.


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