wq3296 Posted May 15, 2014 Share #1 Posted May 15, 2014 Greetings, Disclaimer: I am not an authority, and my opinion is based on books written by others. The Constitution and her sister ships seem to represent the epitome of frigate design for that era - late 18th century into the 19th century. These so called heavy frigates blended speed, fire power, strength, and seaworthyness into a very potent fighting platform. I expect they could punch well above their weight class. Further, the Constitution probably would have been a match for ships even above her rating if handled well. I expect her speed would have given her an advantage over plodding 74s, and maybe some first rates, even with a deficit in metal through weight. wq3296 michaelpsutton2 and trippwj 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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