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October 21, 1797 Old Ironsides

When the United States won its independence from Britain in 1783, the young nation soon learned that freedom was not without disadvantages. One being that America had lost its protector at sea. 820 more words

USS Constitution Sails For First Time In 3 Years

BOSTON (CBS/AP) — The newly refurbished USS Constitution took its first cruise in three years Friday.

It set sail from the Charlestown Navy Yard to Fort Independence on Castle Island to celebrate the U.S. 155 more words


Happy B'day, USNA!

Somehow, in our sports- and entertainment-crazed society, a lot of people think only of football (specifically the Army-Navy game) when they hear the words U.S. Naval Academy. 401 more words

Just out of drydock

The USS Constitution, the world’s oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat, just came out of a two-plus year restoration. The Bunker Hill Monument is in the background.


USS Constitution Reopens For Tours After 2 Years Of Restoration

BOSTON (AP) — The USS Constitution is reopening for public tours following more than two years of restoration.

The world’s oldest commissioned warship is reopened for tours again Saturday, in time for the Labor Day holiday. 116 more words