USS Constitution, Boston Photos

The USS Constitution (1794), also called Old Ironsides, is a 44-gun frigate designed by Joshua Humphreys & Josiah Fox. She fought pirates off the Barbary Coast in the Tripolitan War, the British in the War of 1812 & other battles. Championed by Oliver Wendell Holmes, the ship was saved for posterity & is the only sailing ship still active in the US Navy's roster. Other naval ships & historic objects are also displayed at the Charlestown Navy Yard.

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Masts & rigging of USS Constitution against new Interstate bridge. Boston, MA.Masts & rigging of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Bow of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Stern of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.
Masts & rigging of USS Constitution against new Interstate bridge. Boston, MA.Masts & rigging of USS Constitution (1797). Boston, MA.Bow of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Stern of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.
Stern of USS Constitution beyond canon ports. Boston, MA.Hull of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Canon port of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Deck canons of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.
Stern of USS Constitution beyond canon ports. Boston, MA.Hull of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Canon port of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Deck canons of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.
Ship's wheel of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Capstan of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Gun deck of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Each canon on USS Constitution named like Liberty Forever. Boston, MA.
Ship's wheel of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Capstan of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Gun deck of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Each canon on USS Constitution named like Liberty Forever. Boston, MA.
Various canon projectiles used aboard USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Water barrel of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Water barrel of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Deck canon situated in aft officer's section where wall can be removed for battle of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.
Various canon projectiles used aboard USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Water barrel of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Water barrel of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Deck canon situated in aft officer's section where wall can be removed for battle of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.
Struts supporting deck of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Officer's mess of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Room at stern of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Room at stern of USS Constitution with doors to captain's quarters. Boston, MA.
Struts supporting deck of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Officer's mess of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Room at stern of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Room at stern of USS Constitution with doors to captain's quarters. Boston, MA.
Device to admit air to officer's room of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Officer's room aboard USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Latch to secure porthole on USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Deck supports below canon deck of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.
Device to admit air to officer's room of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Officer's room aboard USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Latch to secure porthole on USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Deck supports below canon deck of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.
Ladders & deck architecture of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Crew hammocks of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Bilge pumps of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Handles for crew to operate bilge pumps of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.
Ladders & deck architecture of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Crew hammocks of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Bilge pumps of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Handles for crew to operate bilge pumps of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.
Planks below water line of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Quarters for junior officers of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Junior officer's quarters aboard USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Ladder to keel deck of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.
Planks below water line of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Quarters for junior officers of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Junior officer's quarters aboard USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Ladder to keel deck of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.
Original keel of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Copper lined powder magazine below water line of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Pulleys of steering mechanism of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Plaque of former commanding officers of US Frigate Constitution. Boston, MA.
Original keel of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Copper lined powder magazine below water line of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Pulleys of steering mechanism of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Plaque of former commanding officers of US Frigate Constitution. Boston, MA.
Bunker Hill Bridge seen through rigging of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Boston skyline seen through rigging of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Visitor Center beside USS Constitution run by US National Park Service. Boston, MA.USS Constitution Commandant's dress uniform at Park Service Visitor Center. Boston, MA.
Bunker Hill Bridge seen through rigging of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Boston skyline seen through rigging of USS Constitution. Boston, MA.Visitor Center beside USS Constitution run by US National Park Service. Boston, MA.USS Constitution Commandant's dress uniform (1935) at Park Service Visitor Center. Boston, MA.
USS Constitution lantern at Park Service Visitor Center. Boston, MA.USS Constitution ship working tools at Park Service Visitor Center. Boston, MA.USS Constitution sailmaker's tools at Park Service Visitor Center. Boston, MA.Figurehead from USS Nightingale seized in 1861 for illegal slave trading & then used during Civil War at Park Service Visitor Center for USS Constitution. Boston, MA.
USS Constitution lantern at Park Service Visitor Center. Boston, MA.USS Constitution ship working tools at Park Service Visitor Center. Boston, MA.USS Constitution sailmaker's tools at Park Service Visitor Center. Boston, MA.Figurehead from USS Nightingale (1851) seized in 1861 for illegal slave trading & then used during Civil War at Park Service Visitor Center for USS Constitution. Boston, MA.
USS Constitution , [aka Old Ironsides] designed by Joshua Humphreys & Josiah Fox. Boston, MA.


USS Constitution (1794), [aka Old Ironsides] designed by Joshua Humphreys & Josiah Fox. Boston, MA. On National Register.



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