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Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Monday, March 23, 2015

USS Constellation "Oldest Warship Afloat" Still Providing Service

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

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