USS New York (1820) Information
|Namesake:||New York State|
|Ordered:||29 April 1816|
|Builder:||Norfolk Navy Yard, Norfolk, Virginia|
|Laid down:||March 1820|
|Fate:||Burnt on the stocks, 21 April 1861|
|Sail plan:||Full-rigged ship|
USS New York, a 74-gun ship-of-the-line, was authorized 29 April 1816 and laid down in March 1820 at Norfolk Navy Yard in Portsmouth, Virginia. The ship was named for New York, the 11th of the original 13 states, which ratified the Constitution 26 July 1788. She was never launched, and was burnt on the stocks at the Norfolk Navy Yard on 21 April 1861 by Union forces to prevent her capture by Confederate troops.
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