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Millions of Americans will sit down to Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. They’ll give thanks for life, liberty, happiness, and many other blessings besides. Read more
Certainly one of the most popular ships to model has been and continues to be USS Constitution. The earliest known model was builtRead more
In 1833 the Navy Department ordered Captain Thomas Ap Catesby Jones, Inspector of Ordnance, to make a minute inquiry into the quantityRead more
You may have noticed a wooden roof being built over USS Constitution‘s bow. This temporary structure, which will be removed by the endRead more
When one imagines the rough and ready interior of a sailing man-of-war prepared to sail on a cruise against an enemy fleet,Read more
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Even though we strongly associate Constitution with her War of 1812 exploits, the frigate spent most of her active career cruising theRead more
USS Constitution‘s hull is made up of three layers of oak: white oak for the exterior horizontal planking, live oak for theRead more
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