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    USS Constitution hosts Chief Petty Officer Heritage Weeks [Image 11 of 14]

    USS Constitution hosts Chief Petty Officer Heritage Weeks

    BOSTON, MA, UNITED STATES

    10.17.2021

    Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Samoluk 

    USS Constitution

    BOSTON (Oct. 18, 2021) U.S. Navy petty officers first class, selected for promotion to chief petty officer, climb the shrouds on aboard USS Constitution during Chief Petty Officer Heritage Weeks. During the week, Constitution Sailors teach petty officers first class, selected for promotion to chief petty officer, a variety of time-honored maritime evolutions while living and working aboard the ship. 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. 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. USS Constitution was undefeated in battle and destroyed or captured 33 opponents. The ship earned the nickname of Old Ironsides during the war of 1812 when British cannonballs were seen bouncing off the ship’s wooden hull. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Skyler Okerman/Released)

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 10.17.2021
    Date Posted: 10.18.2021 16:22
    Photo ID: 6893835
    VIRIN: 211018-N-YT019-1442
    Resolution: 4928x3280
    Size: 1.47 MB
    Location: BOSTON, MA, US 

    Web Views: 128
    Downloads: 4

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