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Refers to class.

May 23 2011 at 12:19 PM
Bob  (Login Aptivaboy)
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Response to Connies?

The big Ameican 44s are often colloqially called "Constitution-class," or "Connies," after the class' most famous member. However, that's inaccurate as the United States was actually the first 44 to hit the water, so they really should be called the "United States-class."

Further confusing the issue is that the USS Constellation, the carrier, was often called the Connie, and there was a 38 gun frigate by the same name also launched in 1797.

Sorry for being pedantic, but that's the long and the short of it.

Bob


 
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