U.S.S. CONSTITUTION

Also known as: OLD IRONSIDES
Boston Naval Shipyard, Boston, Massachusetts

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Description 

"Old Ironsides" is the oldest commissioned ship afloat and the only U.S. sailing ship still in commission. One of six ships constructed to protect America's growing maritime interests in the 1790s, CONSTITUTION soon earned widespread renown for her ability to punish French privateers in the Caribbean and Barbary pirates in the Mediterranean. The ship's greatest glory came during the War of 1812 when she won her famous nickname for her strength under fire, surviving the enemy's worst broadsides. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 19, 1960

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000789
Areas of significance
Military; Politics/Government
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Naval facility
Current function
Museum
Periods of significance
1800-1824; 1750-1799
Significant years
1797; 1812

Update Log 

  • February 2, 2017: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett

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