MARCH 23RD, 1865: The USS Constellation, approaching its 68th birthday of her launching and already the United States' oldest warship afloat, as she still is today, continued to serve a useful purpose in the new era of steam and iron.
This date Commodore Radford reported from Norfolk to Rear Admiral Porter: "I have ordered the men transferred from the Wabash to this ship [USS Dumbarton] for the James River Flotilla on board the Constellation."
My question: What about the USS Constitution?
What About It. --Old B-R'er