USS Virginia (1825)

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History
Name: USS Virginia
Ordered: 29 April 1816
Builder: Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts
Laid down: May 1822
Completed: 1825
Commissioned: Not commissioned
Fate: Broken up, 1874
General characteristics
Type: North Carolina-class ship of the line
Tonnage: 2633
Length: 197 ft 2 in (60.10 m) p/p
Beam: 53 ft (16 m)
Depth of hold: 22 ft (6.7 m)
Complement: 820 officers and enlisted
Armament: 74 guns

USS Virginia was one of nine 74-gun warships authorized by the United States Congress on 29 April 1816. It was laid down at the Boston Navy Yard, in May 1822, was finished about May 1825, and was kept on the stocks. Naval policy and the expense involved discouraged launching or commissioning the 74s except when the national interest clearly required it. Virginia remained on the stocks at Boston until it was broken up there starting in 1874.

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