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She was built in the North End of Boston, Massachusetts at Edmund Hartt's shipyard. 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 of "Old Ironsides" and public adoration that has repeatedly saved her from scrapping.Legal Disclaimer: 9has a zero-tolerance policy against illegal pornography.All visual depictions displayed on here, whether they are actual sexually explicit conduct or simulated sexual content are visual depictions of people who were at least 18 years of age when those visual depictions took placed.An attempt two days later resulted in only an additional 31 feet (9.4 m) of travel before the ship again stopped.
After a month of rebuilding the ways, Constitution finally slipped into Boston Harbor on 21 October 1797, with Captain James Sever breaking a bottle of Madeira wine on her bowsprit.
Joshua Humphreys' design was unusual for the time, being long on keel and narrow of beam (width) and mounting very heavy guns.
The design called for a diagonal scantling (rib) scheme intended to restrict hogging while giving the ships extremely heavy planking.
Ships of this era had no permanent battery of guns such as those of modern Navy ships.
The guns and cannons were designed to be completely portable and often were exchanged between ships as situations warranted.
She carried American artwork and industrial displays to the Paris Exposition of 1878.