Old ironside
Old Ironside, launched on her 200th Anniversary

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.

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2 thoughts on “Image of the Day: 29 January 2016

  1. My favorite Sailing Ship!
    I have a scale model which took years to build. Real rigging & the rudder moves when turning the ship’s wheel.

    I visited Old Ironsides several times when living in Boston.
    When I worked downtown & stayed in a hotel right across the Charleston Navy Yard, I heard her fire her cannon every morning!

    Thanks, +Anna J. Sasin​ for bringing back some fond memories!

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