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USS Constitution, just outside Boston, Massachusetts.

USS Constitution, just outside Boston, Massachusetts.

USS CONSTITUTION, the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat, promotes the United States Navy and America’s naval heritage through educational outreach, public access and historic demonstrations, in port and underway.

USS CONSTITUTION, the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat, promotes the United States Navy and America’s naval heritage through educational outreach, public access and historic demonstrations, in port and underway.

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.

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.

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

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

Uss Constitution Inside <b>u.s.s. constitution</b> 1812  flickr - photo sharing!

Uss Constitution Inside <b>u.s.s. constitution</b> 1812 flickr - photo sharing!

USS Constitution ("Old Ironsides") - Boston Harbor

USS Constitution ("Old Ironsides") - Boston Harbor

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Launched 1797. USS Constitution was the third of her class constructed at Edmund Hartt's shipyard, Boston, MA. Early years spent in local waters, protecting merchantmen from French marauders.  Best remembered for her decisive conquests against British ships during the war of 1812, where she gained her nickname 'Old Ironsides'.  Served until 1881.

Launched 1797. USS Constitution was the third of her class constructed at Edmund Hartt's shipyard, Boston, MA. Early years spent in local waters, protecting merchantmen from French marauders. Best remembered for her decisive conquests against British ships during the war of 1812, where she gained her nickname 'Old Ironsides'. Served until 1881.

Rope knot on the USS Constitution in Boston, MA, Dec. 2010

Rope knot on the USS Constitution in Boston, MA, Dec. 2010

USS Constitution

USS Constitution

War of 1812 USS Constitution | The War of 1812 and the USS Constitution

The War of 1812 and the USS Constitution

War of 1812 USS Constitution | The War of 1812 and the USS Constitution

We did a VIP sail on the USS Constitution, Boston, MA.  Once-in-a-life-time opportunity.

Uss Constitution

We did a VIP sail on the USS Constitution, Boston, MA. Once-in-a-life-time opportunity.

Lowe deck Uss Constitution

Lowe deck Uss Constitution

USS Constitution, nicknamed "Old Ironsides" resides in Charlestown Harbor, Massachusetts. It is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the U. S. Navy. Named by President George Washington after the Constitution of the United States, she is the oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat.

USS Constitution, nicknamed "Old Ironsides" resides in Charlestown Harbor, Massachusetts. It is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the U. S. Navy. Named by President George Washington after the Constitution of the United States, she is the oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat.

USS Constitution (bottom) with the battleships USS New York (BB-34) and USS Texas (BB-35). Picture taken in 1934.

USS Constitution (bottom) with the battleships USS New York (BB-34) and USS Texas (BB-35). Picture taken in 1934.

The USS Constitution lets off a full salvo in this picture. She's the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel still afloat! Don't miss the chance to see her by sea through Boston's Best Cruises! (Ahoy 1812 -- Boston's Best Cruises)

The USS Constitution lets off a full salvo in this picture. She's the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel still afloat! Don't miss the chance to see her by sea through Boston's Best Cruises! (Ahoy 1812 -- Boston's Best Cruises)