Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat and America’s ship of state.
Bicentennial of the War of 1812 Short Video
USS Constitution fires a 21-gun salute toward Fort Independence on Castle Island during the ship’s July Fourth underway as part of an event for Boston Navy Week.
USS CONSTITUTION – The War of 1812
Boston Navy Week is one of 15 signature events planned across America. The eight-day-long event commemorates the bicentennial of the War of 1812, hosting service members from the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, and coalition ships from around the world.
Boston Navy Week is being held in conjunction with Boston Tall Ships and the commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812.
Thank you U.S. Navy Seaman Michael Achterling for the photo.
USS Constitution Evening Colors
USS Constitution fires off a 40 mm 200 gram rounds from one of her saluting battery. Constitution fires one round from her saluting battery twice a day to signify morning and evening colors.
Thank you U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua Hammond for the video.
CHARLESTOWN, MA, UNITED STATES
USS Constitution crew-members and chief petty officer selects observe morning colors during USS Constitution’s Chief Petty Officer Heritage Week.
During the week the selects will live and train aboard USS Constitution, the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat.
Thank you U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael Achterling for the photo.