1797 Antique Uss Constitution Ships Cannon Navy Nautical Boat Revolutionary War
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1797 Antique Uss Constitution Ships Cannon Navy Nautical Boat Revolutionary War:
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1797 U.S.S. CONSTITUTION CANNON MODEL MADE OUT OF ORIGINAL WOOD AND METAL SALVAGED FROM THE 1797 USS CONSTITUTION!!
This Large Ship's Cannon Model made from Materials from the U.S.S. Constitution isVery Large and Heavy! It measures 18" long, by 10" wide, by 5" high. It weighs about 25 pounds! It also has its OriginalRam Rod that you can see in the Second Picture! This Incredible Cannon was made entirely from Materials of Original Wood and Original Iron Salvaged from the U.S.S. Constitution during one of its rare restorations. The Roman Numerals IX - 21 was the US Navy ship classification number assigned to the USS Constitution in 1941 which remained in place until 1975 when the ship was again reclassified to a "no classification" classification. Nearly all of the USS Constitution relics which bear a plaque bearing an IX - 21 notation were made from Original Materials from the 1973-1974 restoration. This Model of a USS Constitution Cannon was made from Original U.S.S. Constitution Materials (Both Iron & Wood) salvaged during that repair.
The Cannon Barrel was made from a Hollowed Out "Fastener" from the USS Constitution and the Wood came from the Hull of the Ship.
PROVENANCE: This Cannon was made by the USS Constitution Museum out of Original Wood and Metal salvaged from the 1797 USS Constitution!
THE 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. She is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat. Constitution was launched in 1797, one of six original frigates authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794 and the third constructed. Joshua Humphreys designed the frigates to be the young Navy's capital ships, and so Constitution and her sisters were larger and more heavily armed and built than standard frigates of the period. Constitution was built in the North End of Boston, Massachusetts at Edmund Hartt's shipyard. Her first duties with the newly formed U.S. Navy were to provide protection for American merchant shipping during the Quasi-War with France and to defeat the Barbary pirates in the First Barbary War.
Constitution is most noted for her actions during the War of 1812 against the United Kingdom, when she captured numerous merchant ships and defeated five British warships: HMS Guerriere, Java, Pictou, Cyane, and Levant. The battle with Guerriere earned her the nickname of "Old Ironsides" and public adoration that has repeatedly saved her from scrapping. She continued to serve as Flagship in the Mediterranean and African squadrons, and circled the world in the 1840s. During the American Civil War, she served as a training ship for the United States Naval Academy. She carried American artwork and industrial displays to the Paris Exposition of 1878.
Constitution was retired from active service in 1881, and served as a receiving ship until designated a museum ship in 1907. In 1934, she completed a three-year, 90-port tour of the nation. Constitution sailed under her own power for her 200th birthday in 1997, and again in August 2012 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of her victory over Guerriere.
Constitution's stated mission today is to promote understanding of the Navy's role in war and peace through educational outreach, historical demonstration, and active participation in public events as part of the Naval History & Heritage Command. As a fully commissioned U.S. Navy ship, her crew of 60 officers and sailors participate in ceremonies, educational programs, and special events while keeping Constitution open to visitors year round and providing free tours. The officers and crew are all active-duty U.S. Navy personnel and the assignment is considered to be special duty in the U.S. Navy. Traditionally, command of the vessel is assigned to a Navy commander. She is usually berthed at Pier 1 of the former Charlestown Navy Yard, at one end of Boston's Freedom Trail.
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