USS. Constitutition Underway Sail
The USS Constitution is scheduled to go underway from Charlestown Navy Yard on May 21 to celebrate the ship’s reopening to the public.
The ship has now been reopened to the public for daily tours, from 10:00am - 6:00pm.
The underway will be broadcast live on the U.S. Navy’s Facebook page at 10 a.m. on June 21 and will feature demonstrations on climbing, firing a 19th century, 24-pound long gun and using shipboard weaponry.
It will conclude with a 21-gun salute viewable from Fort Independence on Castle Island at 11:30 a.m. to salute the heroic efforts of our first responders and health care workers.
USS Constitution’s underway will be viewable from the Boston Harborwalk, Castle Island and Charlestown Navy Yard.
This is USS Constitution’s first underway in more than a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
USS Constitution, the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat, played a crucial role in the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812, actively defending sea lanes from 1797 to 1855.
The active-duty sailors stationed aboard USS Constitution provide free tours and offer public visitation 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 ship earned the nickname of Old Ironsides during the war of 1812 when British cannonballs were seen bouncing off the ship’s wooden hull.
The USS Constitution Museum reopened on April 8 and is currently open Thursday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
10:00am - Underway Sail
11:30 am - 21 Gun Salute at Castle Island
3:00pm - 6:00pm - Tours resume at Navy Yard
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