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Naval History & Heritage Command Detachment Boston ship restorers have been hard at work since the ship entered dry dock in May 2015.Read more
A note to our readers: In an effort to combine the online interpretive efforts of the USS Constitution Museum this will beRead more
In the waning days of the 1973-1975 restoration of USS Constitution, Commanding Officer Tyrone G. Martin, investigated the possibility of retrofitting for salutingRead more
Constitution’s last trans-Atlantic voyage almost proved her undoing. In 1878, representatives from the entire western world descended on Paris and brought withRead more
Some sort of head covering has remained an essential part of military uniforms for centuries. Besides protecting the soldier or sailor fromRead more
Originally rated as a 44-gun frigate, USS Constitution typically carried around 54 guns. During the War of 1812, she mounted twenty-four 32-pound carronades onRead more
So many of the details of life in the early US Navy remain elusive. As we dig ever deeper into long-neglected archivalRead more
On March 27, 1794, Congress passed the “Act to provide a Naval Armament” which authorized President George Washington to create the new UnitedRead more
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