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The USS Constitution is a historical Untied States ship that was never defeated in any battle. The nickname “Old Ironsides” comes from the fact that once she was shot with a bullet that bounced off and someone nicknamed her that. She was in fact made of wood. She is a patriotic and symbolic symbol of the might of the American Navy.
In 1794, the war between France and Great Britain was worrying the United Sates. As a result, the Constitution was sent to introduce the United States naval force. The Congress passed a bill that gave permission to build a total of six navy ships, one of which was the Constitution. She saw her first action with the Barbary Pirates during the Siege of Tripoli. In this battle, she bombarded enemy ships and captured many of them.
The Constitution was also very successful in the War of 1812. She sunk many British ships during the war and was never too severely damaged herself. The captain who commanded her during the war received congratulatory metals and prize money. In total, the Constitution captured 24 enemy vessels and not once lost a battle.
In 1844 she sailed around the world and logged 52, 279 miles as part of the goodwill tour. Today she is dry-docked in Boston, MA and lives as a legend. Visitors are welcome year round, but sometimes she goes out to sea, so it would be wise to visit the website and check whether she is docked or out at sea before visiting.