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Thursday, November 1, 2007

U.S.S. Constitution "Ole Iron Sides"

 
The U.S.S. Constitution "Old Iron Sides"
Picture above she is firing her cannons on a recent July 4th.
 
Click Here for the Official website at Navy.mil
 
USS CONSTITUTION is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the
world - "commissioned" meaning it is an active duty Navy warship.
Old Ironsides is 100 percent seaworthy and is in outstanding condition
for a ship more than two centuries old.
To celebrate her strength and beauty, and to commemorate certain events
during the year, she performs several underway demonstrations,
the most famous of which is July 4th.
 
Click here for a virtual tour of the ship and her decks. There is excelent views of her construction and layout.
 

In October 1997, during the ship’s 200th birthday, USS Constitution sailed for the first time in over a century, thrilling millions of patriotic Americans and proving once again that she is truly America’s Ship of State. The ship carries out her modern day mission as the Navy’s ambassador to the public and is a representative of the thousands of Sailors and Marines that serve our country proudly.