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August 19, 1812 — The U.S. frigate Constitution, Old Ironsides, defeated the British ship Guerriere during the War of 1812.



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Happy 218th birthday to the USS Constitution, aka Old Ironsides!

This is from the National Constitution Center. 

Old Ironsides is an amazing piece of Naval History.

America’s most famous ship is celebrating yet another birthday in Boston, as the iconic USS Constitution turns 218 years old today. 485 more words