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“[Our frigates] should combine such qualities of strength, durability, swiftness of sailing, and force, as to render them equal, if not superior, toRead more
From Hemp and Flax may Canvas Sails And Ropes be drawn, that seldom fails, In stormy Winds, to act their Part, If twisted well by humanRead more
USS Constitution has four complete decks–spar, gun, berth, and orlop–that combine to make her about the height of a four-story building. The spar deck,Read more
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The deeper one digs into the origins of the frigate Constitution, the more one is struck by a glaring absence in theRead more
Since the summer of 2015, Naval History & Heritage Command Detachment Boston ship restorers and riggers have been working off and onRead more
May 18, 2016 marked the one year anniversary of USS Constitution entering Dry Dock 1 of the Charlestown Navy Yard for restoration.Read more
In many ways, Lewis Ashfield Kimberly’s career in the US Navy followed an ideal trajectory. Born in Troy, New York, in 1830,Read more
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