Sailors Furl USS Constitution Mizzen Topsail
August 8, 2021
August 3, 2021 - U.S. Navy sailors furl the mizzen topsail aboard USS Constitution at its homeport Boston, Massachusetts. During normal operations, the active-duty Sailors stationed aboard USS Constitution provide free tours and offer public visitation to more than 600,000 people a year as they support the ship’s mission of promoting the Navy’s history and maritime heritage and raising awareness of the importance of a sustained naval presence
The USS Constitution, is the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat, and played a crucial role in the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812, actively defending sea lanes from 1797 to 1855. USS Constitution was undefeated in battle and destroyed or captured 33 opponents.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alec Kramer.