Historic Ships/Maritime History

Itinerary

From fighting the Transatlantic slave trade to daring rescues on the Chesapeake; from riding out hurricanes to providing humanitarian aid and defending the freedoms we hold dear, Historic Ships in Baltimore provides "hands-on encounters with history". Tours and activities, live cannon firings, educational programs and more!

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USS Constellation 
About: "USS Constellation, constructed in 1854, is a sloop-of-war/corvette and the second United States Navy ship to carry the name. Constellation is the last sail-only warship designed and built by the Navy."

Address: Pier I, 301 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

USS Torsk 
About: USS Torsk (SS-423) is part of the historic fleet of Historic Ships in Baltimore and is one of two Tench-class submarines still located inside the United States. In 1945, Torsk made two war patrols off Japan, sinking one cargo vessel and two coastal defense frigates. The latter of these, torpedoed on 14 August 1945, was the last enemy ship sunk by the United States Navy in World War II.

Address: Pier I, 301 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

USCGC Taney 
About: USCGC Taney (WPG/WAGC/WHEC-37) is a United States Coast Guard High Endurance Cutter, notable as the last ship floating that fought in the attack on Pearl Harbor, although Taney was actually moored in nearby Honolulu Harbor not Pearl Harbor itself. She was named for Roger B. Taney (1777–1864), who was at various times: US Attorney General, Secretary of the Treasury, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Address: Pier I, 301 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Lightship LV116 Chesapeake 
About: United States lightship Chesapeake (LV-116/WAL-538/WLV-538) is a museum ship owned by the National Park Service and on a 25-year loan to Baltimore City, and is operated by Historic Ships in Baltimore, Maryland. A National Historic Landmark, she is one of a small number of preserved lightships. Since 1820, several lightships have served at the Chesapeake lightship station and have been called Chesapeake.

Address: Pier I, 301 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202