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100 Objects, A History of the Navy
100 Objects, A History of the Navy

Object 06 - Model of the USS Constitution

The oldest commissioned vessel of the United States Navy, the U.S.S. Constitution, has a storied history that stretches back over two hundred years. "Old Ironsides" has an iconic place in American naval lore. This wooden model accurately represents her construction, and unlike many of our objects, we can still see the original ship in person. The real Constitution looks nearly the same as she did two hundred years ago, and can be visited in Boston where she remains on permanent display.

USS Constitution Model


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