After our visit to Paul Revere House on Easter Sunday, we headed to Pier One of the former Charlestown Navy Yard to check out the USS Constitution. While I was eager to see Paul Revere House, Richard was really interested in the USS Constitution.
The boat was named by President George Washington after the U.S. Constitution. Quite obvious, isn’t it? USS Constitution is most famous for its involvement in the War of 1812 against the United Kingdom, when it defeated five British warships and captured numerous merchant ships. It retired from active service in 1881 and became a museum ship in 1907.
Currently the USS Constitution is used to educate the public about the Navy’s role in war and peace. The ship is fully commissioned with officers and crew all on active-duty and their assignment to the USS Constitution is considered special duty.