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USS Constitution, just outside Boston, Massachusetts.


The USS Constitution is escorted by a tugboat in Boston Harbor in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012. The USS Constitution, the U.S. Navy's oldest commissioned war ship, sailed under her own power during the event Sunday for the first time since 1997. The sail was held to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the ship's victory over HMS Guerriere in the War of 1812. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)


The USS Constitution, the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat, fires its starboard guns while underway in Massachusetts Bay on July 21, 1997.

stock photo : Old Ironsides, The U.S.S. Constitution In Boston Harbor, Massachusetts


Navy's oldest commissioned warship to sail again

The USS Constitution, which was first launched in 1797, will be tugged from its berth in Boston Harbor on Sunday into the harbor. It will then set out to open seas for a 10-minute cruise. The short trip marks the day two centuries ago when the Constitution bested the British frigate HMS Guerriere in a fierce battle during the War of 1812. It follows a three-year restoration project and is the first time the Constitution has been to sea on its own since its 200th birthday in 1997.


America, America, God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law.... USS Constitution War of 1812


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from Go Nautical

USS Constitution Frigate

USS Constitution Sailing


USS Constitution, Boston, Massachusetts. A wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy; most famous for actions during the War of 1812 against Great Britain, when she captured numerous merchant ships and defeated five British warships. Also known as 'Old Ironsides'. Berthed at Pier 1 of the former Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston.


The War of 1812, sometimes called “the forgotten conflict,” was a two-and-a-half year confrontation with Great Britain that brought the United States to the verge of bankruptcy and disunion. With this stamp, the Postal Service begins a series commemorating the bicentennial of a war that ultimately helped forge our national identity and gave us our national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.”