Repairs to USS Constitution‘s exterior and interior stern planking at the spar deck level began in late 2015. Below is a photo gallery of the stern work executed over the last four months by the Naval History & Heritage Command Detachment Boston ship restorers.
NHHC Detachment Boston ship restorers removed rotten planks from the exterior of Constitution‘s stern and exposed the live oak framing that was installed in 1927. New laminated white oak planks were mounted just above the captain’s cabin windows.
Upon the completion of the exterior stern planking in January 2016, NHHC Detachment Boston ship restorers began work on the interior spar deck level stern planking. This work is scheduled to be completed by early March 2016.
– M. M. Desy & K. Monea