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Gregg O’Brien
Dr. Kenneth Paulson
Bunker Hill Community College
11 August 2013

The U.S.S Constitution

The U.S.S Constitution is the oldest commissioned ship in the United States Navy today. The U.S.S Constitution enjoys a rich history forged in battle. From the time it was commissioned the Constitution has become deeply ingrained in our American history. The battle of 1812 earned the U.S.S Constitution the nick name old Iron Sides. Today The U.S.S Constitution stands as an iconic image of American history. In the latter part of the 1700’s, United States merchant ships were being attacked by the Barbary pirates. Their crew and cargo were held for ransom. This forced the United States to write the Naval act of 1794. This act called for the construction of twenty-two vessels to be built. The stipulation was the construction would be halted if the Barbary Pirates ceased attacking United States merchant vessels. For a short period of time they did so. However President George Washington insisted on the continuation of construction of these vessels.
The United States Constitution had it’s maiden voyage and was ordered to protect merchant ships in a quasi-war with France. The U.S.S Constitution has been involved in many major conflicts in a variety of capacities. During the Battle of Tripoli Harbor the Constitution served as gun support vessel. The squadron of newly commissioned ships defeated the Tripoline ships. On June third a peace treaty with Tripoli was forged on the deck of the U.S.S Constitution and finalized on August of 1805. The Battle of 1812 showcased the architectural superiority of the Constitution. On the day of August 19th the U.S.S Constitution came into conflict with the H.M.S Guerriere . This was to be the illustrious battle that earned the Constitution the nick name “Old Iron Sides “. The two ships collided during…...

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