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  • 23 May 2018
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 22 October 2017
    Authorities

    The world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat got underway for the first time in three years as the USS Constitution got underway from the ship’s berth in Charlestown, Massachusetts, on Oct. 20, in commemoration of the ship’s launching 220 years ago and the U.S. Navy’s 242nd birthday. This was the first underway Constitution completed since she […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 August 2011
    Authorities

      The master chief petty officer of the Navy (MCPON) visited with Sailors aboard USS Constitution Aug. 22 during Chief Heritage Weeks. MCPON (SS/SW) Rick D. West spoke to approximately 50 crew members of Constitution about how to stay successful in the Navy. West proceeded with humorous anecdotes, motivating the crew after a busy first […]

  • 24 July 2017
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 24 October 2011
    Training & Education

    USS Constitution and her crew got underway from the ship’s berth in Charlestown, Mass. Oct. 21 to celebrate her 214th launching day anniversary. More than 200 Sailors and guests embarked the ship as she departed her pier at approximately 10 a.m. “I cannot think of a better way to celebrate Constitution’s launching day than to […]

  • 3 July 2014
    Authorities

    USS Constitution is scheduled to get underway in Boston Harbor in celebration of America’s Independence on Friday, July 4.   The 150 winners of Constitution’s annual Fourth of July public lottery drawing and their guests will accompany the Captain and Crew aboard the 216-year-old Constitution on her second of five scheduled underway demonstrations in 2014. […]

  • 19 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat is no longer afloat after entering dry dock May 19 for a planned multi-year restoration. USS Constitution, eased into historic Dry Dock 1 at Charlestown Navy Yard Boston National Historical Park with the help and coordination of a large team of stakeholders including the ship’s crew, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 October 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Jay Cashman, Inc., Quincy, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $14,3 million firm-fixed-price contract for USS Constitution, Berth 1 pier repairs at Charlestown Navy Yard. This project will provide a safe mooring for USS Constitution and the provision of safe visitor access to the ship. The work includes demolition, removal and disposal of existing site features, hazardous materials, […]

  • 28 June 2012
    Training & Education

    USS Constitution won the gold level 2012 President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) for community service at the ship’s berth in Charlestown, Mass., June 26. The PVSA is divided into three levels: bronze, silver and gold. Groups must volunteer a minimum of 1,000 hours of community service to qualify for the gold level. “This crew, despite […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 October 2012
    Training & Education

    USS Constitution and her crew headed underway from the ship’s berth in Charlestown, Mass. Oct. 19, in commemoration of the ship’s launching day 215 years ago. This was the last of this year’s five scheduled underway demonstrations for Constitution, during which the ship celebrated the bicentennial of the War of 1812. “This has been quite […]

  • 14 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to USS Constitution taught early U.S. Navy history to students at West Elementary School in West Seneca, N.Y., Sept. 10. Constitution Sailors gave an interactive historical presentation to more than 120 fifth grade students as part of Buffalo Navy Week taking place Sept. 10-17. “The level of knowledge and interest exhibited by the […]

  • 31 March 2015
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 25 August 2015
    Authorities

    Cmdr. Robert S. Gerosa Jr. assumed the duties as 74th commanding officer of USS Constitution from Cmdr. Sean D. Kearns during a change of command ceremony aboard the ship Aug. 14 in Dry Dock 1 at Charlestown Navy Yard. Gerosa, a native of New Rochelle, New York, is a 1990 graduate of Iona Preparatory School […]

  • 29 February 2012
    Training & Education

      USS Constitution will officially open its 2012 lottery program to the public from the ship’s berth in Charlestown, Mass. March 1. The lottery drawing selects 150 winners to ride Constitution for her annual July 4th turnaround cruise. “It is always a great to show Constitution to the public, but especially during a turnaround cruise […]

  • 24 May 2012
    Training & Education

      Sailors assigned to USS Constitution will be participating in New York Fleet Week, May 23-25. Fleet Week New York 2012 is an annual event that provides an opportunity for the citizens of New York City and the surrounding Tri-State area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness firsthand the latest […]

  • 20 March 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors from USS Constitution marched in the 111th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in South Boston March 18. “It’s a great opportunity for us to interact with the city that we call our home,” said Cmdr. Matthew Bonner, Constitution’s 72nd commanding officer. “The War of 1812 isn’t understood by a lot of people, and Boston, […]

  • 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 – […]

  • 26 March 2012

      Sailors assigned to USS Constitution will participate in Phoenix Navy Week in Phoenix, March 26-30. Sailors will kick off their participation by serving as the color guard detail for the Korean War Veteran’s Memorial at Wesley Bolin Plaza where Rear Adm. Patrick Brady, commander, Space and Naval Warfare Command, is scheduled to speak. “Navy […]

  • 13 June 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to USS Constitution will participate in Baltimore Navy Week as part of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 commemoration taking place there June 11-19. Constitution Sailors have multiple visits with local veterans planned, and will perform War of 1812-era gun drills and 17th century boarding pike drills daily in the vicinity of […]

  • 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 […]