USS Constitution‘s carronades, long guns, upper masts, and yards were removed to lighten the ship before floating her into dry dock for restoration on May 18, 2015.


USS Constitution‘s replica long guns, cast for the 1927 re-build, will be refurbished along with their carriages during the 2015-2017 restoration. [Courtesy USS Constitution Museum]

The Author(s)

Margherita M. Desy
Historian, Naval History & Heritage Command

Margherita M. Desy is the Historian for USS Constitution at Naval History and Heritage Command Detachment Boston.