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American Artifacts: USS Constitution Museum (Part 2)

USS Constitution Defeats HMS Cyane & HMS Levant - 1815 (USSCM)

USS Constitution Defeats HMS Cyane & HMS Levant - 1815 (USSCM)

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

USS Constitution launched in Boston in 1797 and gained fame during the War of 1812, defeating British warships in three sea battles and earning the nickname “Old Ironsides.” American History TV visited the USS Constitution Museum in Boston, located at the same pier where the ship is docked today. The museum's president, Anne Grimes Rand, gave use a tour of an exhibit looking at the lives of sailors aboard USS Constitution during the War of 1812.

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