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Commanders of Constitution

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From 1797 to today, over 70 individuals have commanded USS Constitution. The ship’s commanding officer oversees all operations of the ship and her crew. Today, Constitution‘s commanders change every two years.

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  Name Rank Start Date End Date Start Date U End Date U Last Name  
Captain
1/13/1877
8/15/1877
-2933712000
-2915222400
Adams
Commander
9/21/1991
7/29/1995
685411200
806976000
Amirault
Captain
1/9/1878
8/2/1879
-2902521600
-2853273600
Badger
Captain
9/15/1812
7/18/1813
-4963766400
-4937328000
Bainbridge
Captain
8/2/1879
9/25/1879
-2853273600
-2848608000
Baker
Commander
7/29/1995
7/26/1997
806976000
869875200
Beck
Lieutenant
12/15/1863
4/16/1864
-3346531200
-3335904000
Blue
Commander
7/22/2011
7/26/2013
1311292800
1374796800
Bonner
Commander
6/22/1985
7/8/1987
488246400
552700800
Brown
Commander
5/10/2007
7/24/2009
1178755200
1248393600
BullardII
Captain
5/30/1806
12/8/1807
-5162486400
-5114361600
Campbell
Commander
8/1/1987
9/21/1991
554774400
685411200
Cashman
Chief Warrant Officer
3/11/1950
4/30/1952
-625190400
-557712000
Christensen
Captain
9/18/1849
1/16/1851
-3795897600
-3753993600
Conover
Commander
Cooke
Commander
9/5/1877
1/9/1878
-2913408000
-2902521600
Cooke
Commander
7/24/2009
7/22/2011
1248393600
1311292800
Cooper
Lieutenant
7/8/1947
12/1947
-709603200
-696988800
Corrolli
Commander
12/11/1972
8/6/1974
92880000
144979200
Coyne
Captain
10/28/1804
11/9/1804
-5212512000
-5211475200
Decatur
Lieutenant Commander
11/6/1867
8/1/1870
-3223670400
-3137356800
Dewey
Lieutenant Commander
2/26/1866
11/6/1867
-3277065600
-3223670400
Eastman
Captain
3/3/1835
8/18/1838
-4254940800
-4145731200
Elliott
Commander
7/30/1999
8/11/2001
933292800
997488000
Foster
Commander
8/14/2015
11/3/2017
1439510400
1509667200
Gerosa
Commander
6/30/1978
9/26/1980
268012800
338774400
Gillen
Commander
7/30/2005
5/10/2007
1122681600
1178755200
Graves
Captain
8/15/1877
8/23/1877
-2915222400
-2914531200
Greer
Lieutenant
6/28/1965
4/28/1967
-142387200
-84585600
GrewI
Commander
7/1/1931
6/8/1934
-1215129600
-1122422400
Gulliver
Captain
10/9/1848
9/4/1849
-3825619200
-3797107200
Gwinn
Sailing Master
6/30/1802
5/14/1803
-5286038400
-5258563200
Haraden
Lieutenant Commander
8/1/1870
9/19/1871
-3137356800
-3101587200
Howison
Lieutenant Commander
3/27/1945
7/8/1947
-781574400
-709603200
Huff
Captain
6/17/1810
9/15/1812
-5034700800
-4963766400
Hull
Lieutenant Commander
4/16/1864
2/16/1866
-3335904000
-3277929600
Johnson
Captain
4/1/1821
5/31/1824
-4694198400
-4594320000
Jones
Commander
7/26/2013
8/14/2015
1374796800
1439510400
Kearns
Lieutenant
8/29/1963
6/28/1965
-200188800
-142387200
Kelleher
Lieutenant Commander
8/24/1940
12/1941
-926380800
-886291200
Knickerbocker
Captain
8/23/1877
9/5/1877
-2914531200
-2913408000
Lowry
Lieutenant
9/23/1861
12/15/1863
-3416774400
-3346531200
Lull
Captain
5/31/1824
10/14/1825
-4594320000
-4551033600
Macdonough
Commander
8/6/1974
6/30/1978
144979200
268012800
Martin
Lieutenant Commander
2/16/1866
2/26/1866
-3277929600
-3277065600
Matthews
Lieutenant
12/1941
3/27/1945
-886291200
-781574400
McBride
Commander
8/20/1971
12/11/1972
51494400
92880000
McKinnon
Lieutenant Junior Grade
3/31/1959
7/1/1960
-339465600
-299894400
Melanson
Commander
7/26/1997
7/30/1999
869875200
933292800
Melhuish
Lieutenant
4/30/1952
6/22/1954
-557712000
-490060800
Messier
Commander
3/27/1969
10/30/1970
-24192000
26092800
Moore
Lieutenant
6/22/1954
4/25/1957
-490060800
-400377600
Morris
Commander
8/11/2001
7/19/2003
997488000
1058572800
Neal
Captain
7/22/1798
6/5/1799
-5410281600
-5382806400
Nicholson
Lieutenant Junior Grade
4/25/1957
3/31/1959
-400377600
-339465600
O’Brien
Captain
7/15/1842
2/16/1843
-4022438400
-4003776000
Parker
Captain
10/14/1825
12/5/1825
-4551033600
-4546540800
Patterson
Captain
2/21/1826
7/19/1828
-4539801600
-4463856000
Patterson
Captain
12/13/1843
10/5/1846
-3977856000
-3889123200
Percival
Lieutenant
8/1/1860
8/22/1860
-3452889600
-3451075200
Porter
Lieutenant
1967
1969
-94694400
-31536000
Powers
Captain
5/14/1803
10/28/1804
-5258563200
-5212512000
Preble
Captain
1/23/1826
2/21/1826
-4542307200
-4539801600
Read
Commander
10/30/1970
8/20/1971
26092800
51494400
Reifschneider
Captain
11/9/1804
5/30/1806
-5211475200
-5162486400
Rodgers
Captain
2/20/1809
6/17/1810
-5076345600
-5034700800
Rodgers
Lieutenant
9/20/1860
9/23/1861
-3448569600
-3416774400
RodgersI
Lieutenant
9/4/1849
9/18/1849
-3797107200
-3795897600
Rowan
Commander
12/22/1852
6/15/1855
-3692995200
-3614803200
Rudd
Commander
6/14/1881
12/14/1881
-2794348800
-2778537600
Shepard
Commander
11/3/2017
2019
1509667200
1546300800
Shick
Captain
10/1/1879
6/14/1881
-2848089600
-2794348800
Stanton
Lieutenant
7/1/1960
8/29/1963
-299894400
-200188800
Stevens
Captain
7/18/1813
7/16/1815
-4937328000
-4874428800
Stewart
Commander
9/26/1980
6/22/1985
338774400
488246400
Sudholz
Captain
6/5/1799
9/8/1801
-5382806400
-5311526400
Talbot
Captain
3/1/1839
11/8/1841
-4128883200
-4043952000
Turner
Chief Warrant Officer
12/1947
3/11/1950
-696988800
-625190400
Wood
Commander
7/19/2003
7/30/2005
1058572800
1122681600
Wright