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CONSTITUTION, USS (Frigate)

Boston, Massachusetts
County of Suffolk.
Boston Naval Shipyard, Charlestown
National Register Number: 66000789
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Defense - naval facility.
Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Museum ship; See http://www.ussconstitution.navy.mil/.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 19, 1960):
"Old Ironsides" is the oldest commissioned ship afloat and the only U.S. sailing ship still in commission. One of six ships constructed to protect America's growing maritime interests in the 1790s, CONSTITUTION soon earned widespread renown for her ability to punish French privateers in the Caribbean and Barbary pirates in the Mediterranean. The ship's greatest glory came during the War of 1812 when she won her famous nickname for her strength under fire, surviving the enemy's worst broadsides.

Condition:
In Charlestown Navy Yard, an NPS Unit.


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