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CHARLESTOWN (CBS) — The U.S. Navy’s oldest commissioned warship sailed
under its own power Sunday for just the second time 131 years to
commemorate the battle that won it the nickname “Old Ironsides.”

The USS Constitution, which was first launched in 1797, left Charlestown
at 9:57 a.m. with tug boats attached to her sides and 285 people on

A half-hour later, Commander Matt Bonner and Dr. Phil Budden,
Britain’s Consul General to New England, tossed a wreath into the ocean
to honor the Constitution’s battle with the British frigate HMS
Guerriere during the War of 1812.

The ceremony marked the 200th anniversary of Constitution’s victory
over the Guerriere. It was the first time a United States frigate
defeated a Royal Navy frigate at or nearly equal size, according to the
U.S. Navy.

It’s also the battle in which

Added: Aug-20-2012 Occurred On: Aug-19-2012
By: bravo61
Regional News, Weapons
Tags: US Navy, USS Constitutiuon, HMS Guerriere, Boston, Charlestown, Old Ironsides, War of 1812, Hazzah!
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States (load item map)
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