• Chief Petty Officer Selectees Live, Train Onboard USS Constitution
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    Chief Petty Officer Selectees Live, Train Onboard USS Constitution

    CHIEF PETTY OFFICER SELECTEES FROM AROUND THE FLEET GATHERED IN CHARLESTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS TO LIVE AND TRAIN LIKE 19TH CENTURY SAILORS, ONBOARD USS CONSTITUTION, AS PART OF CHIEF PETTY OFFICER HERITAGE WEEKS 2012. “WE ARE IN OUR 15TH YEAR OF DOING ANNUAL CPO HERITAGE TRAINING WITH A HUNDRED AND FIFTY, WE USUALLY DO A HUNDRED AND THIRTY TO A HUNDRED AND FIFTY CHIEF SELECT PETTY OFFICERS. I ALSO BRING IN 20 MENTOR CHIEFS TO ASSIST, BECAUSE MY SMALL AMOUNT OF CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS I HAVE ONBOARD. THE CHIEF SELECT PETTY OFFICERS GET ONE WEEK OF 19TH CENTURY SEAMANSHIP TRAINING, TO WHERE WE TEACH THEM BOARDING PIKE AND GUN DRILLS, WE TEACH…

  • Google creates online virtual tour of USS Constitution
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    Google creates online virtual tour of USS Constitution

    A LOT OF MONEY. SHANE THAT SEYMOUR HEYED A CAMEO AND SHE WILL HAVE THAT ON “CHRONICLE.” SHE MAY BE A 216-YEAR-OLD WARSHIP BUT THE U.S.S. CONSTITUTION IS KEEPING UP WITH TECHNOLOGY. IT CAN SOON BE VIEWED DIGITALLY ON GOOGLE MAPS. SHE REPRESENTS THE FADING SPIRIT AND CHARACTER OF AMERICA. AND NOW PREPARING FOR A HIGH TECH ENGAGEMENT. IN A FEW WEEKS IT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE VIRTUAL TOURING. TAKING 360-DEGREE IMAGERY SO PEOPLE CAN TOUR THE SHIPS. SO WHEREVER THEY HAVE AN INTERNET CONNECTION THEY WILL BE ABLE TO EXPLORE THIS WONDERFUL AMERICAN INSTITUTION. EVERY ANGLE. ON DECK TO DOWN BELOW. PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO FEEL LIKE…

  • Today’s Crew: USS Constitution
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    Today’s Crew: USS Constitution

    [music] What the ship means to me is she’s part of the Navy and in turn she’s part of us. A ship is just a ship it’s the crew that matters. And for us to be here it’s truly an honorable experience. [snap] [music] I’m Commander Nathaniel Robert Schick. I’m the 75th in command of Constitution. I’ve got about 50% of my command who are fleet returnees. Generally, who have had a deployment or who have been over to Iraq or Afghanistan in some capacity. It’s a significant challenge, though, for our brand new sailors. They have not been out to the fleet yet. They’ve got lots of passion and…

  • 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 War of 1812 – Crash Course US History #11
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    The War of 1812 – Crash Course US History #11

    Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course US History and today we’re going to talk about what America’s best at: War. [Patriotic Rock Music] Uh, Mr. Green, the United States has actually only declared war 5 times in the last 230 years. Oh me from the the past, you sniveling literalist. Well today we’re going to talk about America’s first declared war, The War of 1812, so called because historians are terrible at naming things. I mean the could have called it The Revolutionary War: Part Deux, or The Canadian Cataclysm, or The War to Facilitate Future Wars. But no, they just named it after the year it started.…

  • Celebrating 4th of July aboard USS Constitution
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    Celebrating 4th of July aboard USS Constitution

    DOUG:DOUG: WELCOME ABOARD THE USS CONSTITUTION IN THE MIDDLE OF BOSTON HARBOR. WHAT BETTER WAY TO CELEBRATE OUR NATION’S BIRTHDAY THAN ON BOARD THE OLDEST COMMISSIONED WARSHIP IN THE U.S. NAVY? I GUESS YOU COULD SAY WE STARTED OFF THIS FOURTH OF JULY WITH A BANG. IT WAS LOUD DOWN BELOW IN THOSE DECKS BUT THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS YOU CAN DO IN THE MILITARY A 21 GUN SALUT IT HAPPENED OFF OF CASTLE ISLAND IN SOUTH BOSTON. ABOUT 150 FOLKS FROM ACROSS THE NATION THAT ENTERED A LOTTERY TICKET. THEY WERE AL INVITED TO BRING SOMEBODY WITH THEM ON BOARD AN ASSORTMENT OF VIPS AND…

  • the Constitution USA Documentary BBC Documentaries 2016
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    the Constitution USA Documentary BBC Documentaries 2016

    [Music] this looks awesome it means everything to us we Revere the Constitution and for good reason what it was written in 1787 it was revolutionary an owner’s manual for a new nation setting up an entirely new form of government it’s like the Big Bang it’s the most momentous thing to happen in the modern world but more than two centuries later many of us don’t have any idea what the Constitution says yeah of course that’s never started and arguably about what it Amina I’m Peter sagal and I’m taking a journey across the country to find out how the Constitution works in the 21st century I think…