Nature Notes

October 22, 2010

Old Ironsides

Filed under: Massachusetts — Tags: , , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am

USS Constitution or "Old Ironsides

USS Constitution or "Old Ironsides"

One of the attractions in visiting Boston, Massachusetts is visiting the USS Constitution or “Old Ironsides” It is docked at the Boston harbor and is open to the public year around. Launched in 1797, it is the oldest commissioned ship afloat.

It has had a very long and interesting history, and earned its nickname in the War of 1812 when it was suggested that cannonballs bounced off her sides as if from iron.

USS Constitution or "Old Ironsides USS Constitution or "Old Ironsides USS Constitution or "Old Ironsides

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