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every day i become a older vet 52 io 55 have a great day and god bless the vets Amen

Of the 18 different ships I rode in my career, USS Iowa was the finest!

on my 90 birthday im going to walk on board and say the words im87 now god bless the iowa Amen

My second Ship at age 18.. Go Navy!!!

Beautiful ship 🚢

Where is she?

If you haven't visited...you need to!

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she is on my bucket list!!!!!!!! before I die

could she be sent to sea if we needed her aging ? would she still give them a kick

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“Huzzah! Her sides are made of iron!”

Today marks the 209th anniversary of the day a legend was born. On August 19, 1812 USS CONSTITUTION was patrolling south of Nova Scotia when she encountered the British 38-gun frigate, HMS GUERRIERE. The engagement that followed was a testament to the genius of CONSTITUTION’s design and construction. In the battle cannon balls merely bounced off her hull, doing negligible damage and earning the ship the nickname she still carries: “Old Ironsides.”

Check out this fun video from USS Constitution Museum , detailing the movements of each vessel during this resounding CONSTITUTION victory: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxpVuYlXmdk

And as we mentioned earlier this week, epic exploits like this one will be preserved in the National Museum of the Surface Navy (NMSN). Celebrate the anniversary of this surface navy milestone by becoming a plank owner for NMSN: www.surfacenavymuseum.org/plank_owner It's free!

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“Huzzah! Her sides are made of iron!”

Today marks the 209th anniversary of the day a legend was born. On August 19, 1812 USS CONSTITUTION was patrolling south of Nova Scotia when she encountered the British 38-gun frigate, HMS GUERRIERE. The engagement that followed was a testament to the genius of CONSTITUTION’s design and construction. In the battle cannon balls merely bounced off her hull, doing negligible damage and earning the ship the nickname she still carries: “Old Ironsides.”

Check out this fun video from USS Constitution Museum , detailing the movements of each vessel during this resounding CONSTITUTION victory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxpVuYlXmdk 

And as we mentioned earlier this week, epic exploits like this one will be preserved in the National Museum of the Surface Navy (NMSN). Celebrate the anniversary of this surface navy milestone by becoming a plank owner for NMSN: https://www.surfacenavymuseum.org/plank_owner Its free!

#SurfaceNavyMuseum #SurfaceNavy #History #WarOf1812 #Navy

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Commanded by Captain Isaak Hull Constution's crew shouted during the fight " Hull her!" " Hull her!". Constitution was lugging a main battery of 30 twenty-four pound cannons on her gun deck plus around 20 thirty-two pound carronades on the spar deck. This was a very heavy armament for a frigate of that era.

Been on her 4 times. Still amazes me

USS Constitution "Old Ironsides"

In 1794 the U.S. Congress appropriated funds for the construction of six "super-frigates" to increase the size and striking power of it's fledgling Navy......These were larger than the British or French frigates, carried more guns, and had many very advanced technical innovations........One of which was the super-strong hull construction that included a layer of live oak sandwiched between two layers of white oak (the RN built their ships with two layers of white oak and had no access to the stronger live oak).......This tended to render the American frigate's hulls almost impervious to impact of cannon shot......Hence the name 'Ironsides"......

If she came up a 74 gun man of war with a 35 cannon broad side of 36 pound cannon it would have been a different story that would mean 1290 pound of iron hitting per broad side no ship would put up with for long see the battle of Trafalgar witness statements.

It was the equivalent of a cruiser fighting a destroyer being totally out gunned. When ships fought on equal terms it took 30 mins for the Shanon the Royal Navy frigate to capture the US frigate and take her to Canadian

A bright spot amongst the utter failure that was essentially every American action on land.

How could you fail to mention she is still in service??

So much so, that the RN tried raiding to er borrow, live oak for their warships.

American naval strategy in the war of 1812 was dictated by necessity. Knowing the could never challenge the Royal Navy in a full scale fleet action, they launched a series (six, if I’m not mistaken) of large, heavily armed frigates which would be able to overwhelm any British frigate they encountered on the high seas. Sinking or capturing a few frigates was not going to decisively affect the course of the war, but it would provide some morale-boosting good news.

One of my regrets of being in the Coast Guard and getting to Boston but never getting over to see her!

Constitution was a vastly superior ship.

Did we sink her?

Kicking the limies arse the 2nd time!!!

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Closing on a Surface Navy Museum

Closing on a Surface Navy Museum By RADM Mike Shatynski, USN (ret.) - Chairman of the Board Published in Proceedings, January 2020 Download the article.

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