Victory Lap

Saturday, Oct 21, 2017



Photo by Greg M. Cooper, Courtesy USS Constitution Museum

On this day in 1797, the USS Constitution was launched into Boston Harbor. Earning the nickname “Old Ironsides” after surviving the War of 1812, she is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat. The ship recently underwent restoration in dry dock and, as a fully commissioned U.S. Navy ship, continues to participate in ceremonies, educational programs, special events and tours at the Charlestown Navy Yard. Today’s mural displays her stern and the July 4, 2012 turnaround celebrating the bicentennial of War of 1812.

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