SHIP:  
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
MUSEUM:  
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
SHIP:  
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
MUSEUM:  
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ranks + Rates

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USS Constitution is a large and complex sailing warship, and during her active combat years it took 450 to 500 crew to keep her at sea. Today, there are 75 enlisted sailors and three commissioned officers assigned to USS Constitution.

From 1812 to 1815, a total of nearly 1,200 men served aboard “Old Ironsides.” Of the 450 to 500 men aboard for each cruise, about two-thirds were enlisted sailors, another 60 were Marines, and the rest were commissioned, warrant, or petty officers. Each rank and rate carried specific responsibilities to help the ship function efficiently at times of peace and war.

1812 Crew Chart of USS Constitution