U.S.S. Constitution photograph
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U.S.S. Constitution photograph

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum.
Title: U.S.S. Constitution photograph
Dates: 1931
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 2134

Biographical/Historical Note

U.S.S. Constitution is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy and launched into service in 1797. One of the first duties of this ship was to provide protection for American merchants during the Quasi War with France (1798-1800) and to defeat the Barbary pirates during the First Barbary War (1801-1805). During the War of 1812 against Great Britain, the Constitution earned its nickname, "Old Ironsides." The Constitution was retired from service in 1881 and was later designated as a museum ship. In 1931, the ship started a three year tour, stopping at 90 different ports in the United States.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a photograph of the U.S.S. Constitution taken in December 1931 while it was docked in Savannah, Georgia from the head of Bull Street.

Index Terms

Constitution (Frigate)
Savannah (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Processing Information

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.