USS Constitution (1797)

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Jr Set (12.5mm Embedded Cap & Wood Post)
Custom Double (One Embedded Tube and Wood Short Blank)

These blank sets have a cap\upper tube is a custom label cast image of the USS Constitution. The diamond shape contains an embedded swatch of cloth salvaged from the sail of the Constitution during the 1927 renovation. The lower\post section of the set is a short blank of white oak wood salvaged from the Constitution during one of its many renovations. 


 

Sierra Clone (27/64") Embedded
Nautical 3/8" Tube Embedded
Custom Single Tube Embedded

These single blank tubes are a custom label cast image of the USS Constitution. The diamond shape contains an embedded swatch of cloth salvaged from the sail of the Constitution during the 1927 renovation. The ends of the blank sections are a short piece of white oak wood salvaged from the Constitution during one of its many renovations. The grey sections on the edges of the images for these three blanks is covered by the wood.

 

The Extra COA for Wood Blanks is for purchase with the an all wood blank.


For Custom Single or Double Tube purchases, please indicate in the checkout notes block what pen kit you need the tubes to fit. All Embedded blanks will ship after May 1st.

 

USS Constitution, also known as Old Ironsides, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy and the third of the six original frigates authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794. She is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel still afloat. Constitution is most noted for her actions during the War of 1812 against the United Kingdom, when she captured numerous merchant ships and defeated five British warships: HMS Guerriere, Java, Pictou, Cyane, and Levant. The battle with Guerriere earned her the nickname "Old Ironsides" and public adoration that has repeatedly saved her from scrapping.

Today, Constitution's stated mission today is to promote understanding of the Navy's role in war and peace through educational outreach, historical demonstration, and active participation in public events as part of the Naval History & Heritage Command. As a fully commissioned Navy ship, her crew of 60 officers and sailors participate in ceremonies, educational programs, and special events while keeping her open to visitors year-round and providing free tours.

USS Constitution

Launched:

October 21, 1797

Class:

USS United States-Class Frigate

Length:

175 ft

Status:

Active - oldest warship afloat

Beam:

43 ft 6 in

Crew:

450 including 55 Marines and 30 boys (1797)

Draft:

23 ft 6 in

Propulsion:

Sail

Armament:

30 x 24-pounder long gun

20 x 32-pounder carraonade

30 x 24-pounder bow

Speed:

13 knots

 



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