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  • 3 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) Adm. Michelle Howard visited Charlestown Navy Yard Oct. 2 to tour USS Constitution and conduct an all-hands call with the crew of Old Ironsides. Howard, the first female four-star admiral in U.S. Navy history and the first African-American woman to attain a four-star rank in the history of the […]

  • 21 January 2015

    Google Maps published a complete 360-degree virtual experience of USS Constitution on Tuesday, Jan 20. Using Street View technology, Google Maps photographed the ship in fall 2014 to create an online 360-degree virtual experience of touring Constitution in preparation for the ship’s scheduled dry dock restoration period, which begins in March 2015. Cmdr. Sean Kearns, […]

  • 1 April 2014
    Industry news

    USS Constitution and her crew are scheduled to shift to summer hours of operation, April 1.   ‘Old Ironsides’ will be open for tours to the general public, free of charge, Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 1 through Sept. 30. This will be the final summer visitors can tour Constitution […]

  • 25 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to USS Constitution began their participation in Dallas-Fort Worth Navy Week with an interpretative historical presentation to Longhorn Council Cub Scout troops 183 and 318 April 22.   Old Ironsides crew members were joined by Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1 for a joint educational presentation showcasing the past, […]

  • 17 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    USS Constitution “Old Ironsides” received a waterborne underwater hull cleaning and comprehensive inspection in Boston Harbor, April 6-7 in preparation for its upcoming May 19 dry-docking. Constitution, the oldest commissioned ship in the U.S. Navy, last docked in 1995 and since then accumulated marine growth has fouled her hull. The Navy’s Supervisor of Salvage and […]

  • 23 February 2015

    Sailors assigned to USS Constitution fire a round from the ship’s saluting battery on February 20. In this way, the vessel commemorated the bicentennial anniversary of Old Ironsides’ dual victory against the Royal Navy ships HMS Cyane and HMS Levant in its final battle of the War of 1812. The battle, which took place on […]

  • 23 September 2014

    USS Constitution worked with Google Maps to record a virtual tour of ‘Old Ironsides’ this morning aboard the ship.   Google Maps photographed the ship to create a virtual 360-degree experience of Constitution in preparation for the ship’s scheduled dry-dock period in March 2015. “People around the country and across the world will have the […]

  • 31 March 2015

    USS Constitution is scheduled to enter Dry Dock 1 in Charlestown Navy Yard in the early hours of May 19, 2015 for a three-year planned restoration period. Old Ironsides’ move into dry dock, originally slated for March 20, was pushed due to severe weather conditions. The docking evolution was selected for a midnight start due […]

  • 20 March 2014
    Training & Education

    The crew of USS Constitution officially announced its reception of the Retention Excellence Award for fiscal year (FY) 2013, March 19.   This marks the second straight year ‘Old Ironsides’ has received the award, which was presented to Constitution’s crew by Deputy Director, Navy Staff Capt. Vincent Martinez during a visit to Charlestown Navy Yard […]

  • 5 July 2013
    Training & Education

    USS Constitution got underway in Boston Harbor to kick-off the city’s celebration of America’s 237th birthday, followed by a naturalization ceremony where 26 new American citizens were administered the Oath of Allegiance July 4. Approximately 500 guests accompanied the 215-year-old Constitution on its second scheduled underway of 2013, including 150 winners of Constitution’s annual Fourth […]

  • 6 June 2013
    Training & Education

      USS Constitution Sailors held the ship’s first underway this year with a special tribute paid to first responders to the events surrounding the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings and to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the Battle of Midway, June 4. More than 375 guests accompanied the 215-year-old Constitution on the commemorative underway, including […]

  • 24 July 2017

    The U.S. Navy’s oldest commissioned warship, the USS Constitution, was refloated at historic Dry Dock 1 at Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston National Historical Park, on July 23 Since entering dry dock on May 18, 2015, ship restorers from the Naval History and Heritage Command Detachment Boston, and teams of Constitution sailors have worked side-by-side to bring […]

  • 16 October 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    USS Constitution will get underway in Boston Harbor on Friday, Oct. 17, in commemoration of the U.S. Navy’s 239th birthday and the ship’s upcoming 217th birthday. More than 500 guests, made up of individuals and organizations with long-standing ties of support to both the ship and the Navy, will accompany Old Ironsides on her fifth […]

  • 24 July 2011

    USS Constitution changed commanding officers in a ceremony on board the ship in Charlestown, Mass., July 22. Cmdr. Matt Bonner relieved Constitution’s 71st commanding officer, Cmdr. Tim Cooper in a turnover that drew more than 300 guests. “It is a distinct honor and very humbling to take command of this historic warship,” said Bonner. “I […]

  • 20 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    USS Constitution Sailors kicked off their annual Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Heritage Weeks Aug. 18.   More than 300 CPO selectees and mentors from throughout the fleet will report to Old Ironsides during the next two weeks for U.S. Navy history, heritage and leadership training aboard the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat. These will be […]

  • 8 May 2014
    Training & Education

    USS Constitution Sailors wrapped-up a successful trip to St. Louis Navy Week on Sunday, May 4.   A team of six Sailors from Old Ironsides, led by Constitution’s 73rd Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Sean Kearns, helped promote America’s Navy and America’s Ship of State throughout the St. Louis area during the Navy Week, April 28 – […]

  • 22 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    USS Constitution, the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat, and its crew headed underway from the ship’s berth in Charlestown, Massachusetts, Oct. 19, in commemoration of the ship’s launching 221 years ago on Oct. 21, 1787. “There’s no better place to commemorate the Navy’s and Constitution’s anniversaries in our natural state, underway at sea,” said Cmdr. Nathaniel […]

  • 23 May 2018

    Sailors aboard the world’s oldest commissioned warship still afloat got underway from the ship’s berth in Charlestown, Massachusetts, on May 18, to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. USS Constitution is sailing with Vietnam veterans onboard as a thank you for their years of service and sacrifice for their country. “I appreciate the […]

  • 15 August 2012
    Training & Education

    USS Constitution kicked off its 15th annual Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Heritage Weeks from the ship’s berth in Charlestown, Mass., Aug. 14. CPO Heritage Weeks is a weeklong training cycle held on successive weeks, in which Constitution’s crew teaches CPO selectees time-honored maritime evolutions such as 18th century boarding pike drills, War of 1812-era gun […]

  • 21 August 2012
    Training & Education

    USS Constitution departed her berth from Charlestown, Mass. Aug. 19, to set sail for the first time since 1997, during an underway demonstration commemorating Guerriere Day. The underway honored the 200th anniversary of Constitution’s decisive victory over the HMS Guerriere during the War of 1812, marking the first time a United States frigate defeated a […]

  • 16 April 2014
    Training & Education

    More than 1,000 Sailors, spouses and their guests gathered to celebrate the 114th birthday of the submarine force at The Founders Inn in Virginia Beach, Va., April 12.   The celebration paid tribute to the men and women serving the submarine force, their families and all of those who came before them to take on […]

  • 13 November 2011

    The Royal Australian Navy can confirm that the member of HMAS Warramunga’s crew who passed away while ashore on leave in Cambodia on 10 November 2011, was Leading Seaman Boatswain’s Mate Bradley William Livingston. The 33 year old’s family is continuing to be provided with support by Navy and the Defence Community Organisation. The family […]

  • 18 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Just days after sailors from HMS Argyll trekked across South Georgia, the crew of tanker RFA Black Rover were treated to a visit to the snow-laden paradise. The tanker, which has recently taken over from her sister Gold Rover in the South Atlantic, spent four days anchored in Cumberland Bay off the capital Grytviken. Hot […]

  • 6 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Aboard the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) the outgoing “Gold” crew and incoming “Blue” crew completed the first crew swap on a deployed LCS during a brief turnover ceremony Aug. 6. Both crews assembled in two distinct formations on either side of the flight deck “T” line used to designate vertical replenishment landing […]

  • 16 March 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    A centuries old frigate lying at the bottom of the Gulf of Finland has been identified as belonging to the Admiralty of West Friesland, one of the five former admiralties of the Dutch Republic. The 35-meter warship was reportedly built in Medemblik, the Netherlands in 1708. The cold temperatures in the Gulf of Finland, 62 meters below […]

  • 23 November 2017

    A new trace in the form of a “hydroacoustic anomaly” could help locate the Argentine submarine ARA San Juan which has been missing since November 15. Argentine Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi told reporters on Wednesday that the anomaly had been detected in the morning of November 15, some 30 miles north of the submarine’s last known location. […]

  • 3 June 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary Gold Rover, a Small Fleet Tanker, has returned to Plymouth today after nearly two years on deployment keeping warships on station at sea. The ship has travelled 91,860 nautical miles since leaving Portland in Dorset in August 2011 and racked up 7,789 man-hours on watch while refuelling and restoring Royal Navy ships […]

  • 25 November 2011
    Industry news

      Construction of the first Chinese aircraft carrier faced new unanticipated problems; it turned out that the former Soviet carrier Varyag was not equipped with arresters, and it is unclear where China could get them. In 2007 news agency Kanwa exclusively reported from St. Petersburg that China would buy 4 arresters designed by Marine Engineering […]

  • 16 September 2013
    Training & Education

    Eighteen months ago the Second Sea Lord, Vice Admiral David Steel began a consultation exercise to determine how the tricorn for senior female officers might be made more distinctive. The caps of male officers of Commander rank and above are clearly marked with gold braid on the peak. This was not the case for the […]