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USS New York (1820)

For other ships of the same name, see USS New York.
Career (USA)
Name: New York
Namesake: New York State
Ordered: 29 April 1816
Builder: Norfolk Navy Yard, Norfolk, Virginia
Laid down: March 1820
Launched: Never launched
Fate: Burnt on the stocks, 21 April 1861
General characteristics
Type: 74-gun ship
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, Norfolk, Virginia. It was never launched, and was burnt on the stocks at Norfolk 21 April 1861 by Union forces to prevent its capture by Confederate troops. The ship was named for New York, the 11th of the original 13 states, which ratified the Constitution 26 July 1788.

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