USS Constitution will be getting underway from the Charlestown Navy Yard on Friday, August 31 at 10 a.m. in celebration of the conclusion of Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Heritage Week.
The ship will travel to Fort Independence on Castle Island where she will be firing a 21-gun salute at approximately 11:30 a.m. An additional 17-gun salute will be fired as she passes the U.S. Coast Guard Station, the former site of Edmund Hartt Shipyard where Constitution was built and launched. Following the second salute Constitution will return to her berth at pier 1, Charlestown Navy Yard by 1:30 p.m.
The public is encouraged to view the underway from around Boston Harbor, Castle Island or the Charlestown Navy Yard.
USS Constitution will reopen for public tours 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. While USS Constitution is closed, the World War II-era destroyer USS Cassin Young (DD 793), the NPS Visitor Center, and the USS Constitution Museum will be open.