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Mar 27

USS Constellation Aids Victims of Irish Famine

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 1:47 PM


March 27th, 1880 The USS Constellation departs from New York with food for famine victims in Ireland ¬† The USS Constellation, a frigate first launched in 1797, held a long naval career, which spanned over the length of a century, and exemplified both the¬†military and humanitarian¬†aspects of the U. S. Navy. Towards the end of her career, the Constellation was charged with the duty of bringing aid to the victims of the ongoing famine in Ireland. In this duty, and in several others undertaken at the same point in her career, the Constellation served as an ambassador of sorts for… Read the rest of this entry »