The schooner "America" crossing the bow of the frigate "Constitution", early in the morning of the summer of 1865. In the background, on the left hand side, are the two sloops of war, "Marion" and "Macedonian". Painting by A.D. Blake.
There are three ships of the United States Navy that have borne the name USS Constellation, honoring the new constellation of stars (it was up to 15 when the first was launched) on the United States flag.
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Whether you are serious scholar, a devotee of naval history, or just like a good book, Sloop of War does not disappoint. The amount of research done by author Ian McLaughlan and Derek Andrews, to whom the book is dedicated, is simply astounding. Inspired by a feeling that the literature was lacking on this unappreciated class of sailing ship, McLaughlan made it his mission to give the sloop its due.