• USS Constitution’s Keel
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    USS Constitution’s Keel

    well that’s not something I do every day, I’ve just walked under the keel of USS Constitution. The keel of this ship, the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, is 220 years old. You might be able to detect, as you can see over my shoulder, there’s a slight curvature to the keel of this vessel, about a six-inch curvature known as a hog in the keel. It’s not something that one needs to be greatly concerned over but given the age of the keel, and the excessive weight that the ship carries at different times that keel is going to have a slight bend or curve to it.…

  • “The Last Ride” USS CONSTITUTION 217th Birthday Celebration
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    “The Last Ride” USS CONSTITUTION 217th Birthday Celebration

    USS Constitution is a 44 gun frigate. 3 masted square rigged frigate. Built to out run, or out gun any thing she came across. Which she was successful at doing 33 and O in battle. It’s the last underway the ship will have for over 3 years. She truly is a lens through which we can examine the importance of having a Navy. The role our Navy has had in our nations history. This ship was built as a result of acts of piracy against our nation. That made it very clear.In order to defend our national interest and economy. We would need to have a Navy. That was true…