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USS Constitution Frigate, History

USS CONSTITUTION is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy. Named by President George Washington after the Constitution of the United States of America, she is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat.

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USS Constitution is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy. Named by President George Washington after the Constitution of the United States of America, she is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat.[Note 1] Launched in 1797, Constitution was one of six original frigates authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794 and the third constructed.

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USS Constitution vs Guerriere on August 19, 1812 - How USS Constitution Became ‘Old Ironsides’ 200 Years Ago - history.com

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Masterful Escape of USS Constitution Raised American Morale in 1812

Masterful Escape of USS Constitution Raised American Morale in 1812: Skillful Sailing Let USS Constitution Escape From a British Squadron

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