LAUNCHED ON THIS DAY IN 1797

USS Constitution is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United
States Navy, named by President George Washington after the Constitution of
the United States of America. The Constitution was one of six original frigates
authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794 and was the third to be
constructed.

USS Constitution fires a 17-gun salute.jpg
USS Constitution fires a 17-gun salute near U.S. Coast Guard Base
Boston during the ship’s Independence Day demonstration last year
in Boston Harbor.

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