USS Constitution and her crew headed underway from the ship’s berth in Charlestown, Massachusetts, May 18, in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. Find the perfect Uss Constitution stock photos and editorial news pictures from Getty Images. #BostonFirsts. Story Number: NNS100704-05 7/4/2010. At first, she was a museum ship, but she eventually returned to active duty. Public domain Public domain false false: USS Constitution Celebrates 221 Years Underway. USS Constitution fires a 21-gun salute in honor of America’s 237th birthday during the ship’s annual Fourth of July turnaround cruise. By Airman Olivia K. Manley, USS Constitution Public Affairs Navy NewsStand. Boston Firsts Fridays #14: One of First Six Commissioned Navy Warships: The USS Constitution (1797) Fourteenth in our series to appear on the first Friday of each month: Boston Firsts Fridays. In coordination with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, the crew of USS Constitution hosted Vietnam veterans onboard as a thank you for their years of service and sacrifice for their country. Navy News Service. Story Number: NNS181020-02 Release Date: 10/20/2018 12:20:00 PM. USS Constitution Underway to Celebrate Independence Day. Select from premium Uss Constitution of the highest quality. Commissioned on October 21, 1797, Constitution set sail unassisted for the first time in 116 years. This file has been extracted from another file: USS Constitution underway, August 19, 2012 by Castle Island.jpg: Author: USS Constitution: Licensing. . Boston, MA - July 21, 1997 -- The USS Constitution, the worlds oldest commissioned war ship, underway in Massachusetts Bay, MA. Constitution will celebrates her 200th birthday on October 21st of this year after completing a 40 month overhaul. USS Constitution will get underway in Boston Harbor on Oct. 17, in commemoration of the U.S. Navy's 239th birthday and the ship's upcoming 217th birthday. More than 500 guests went underway with Old Ironsides for a three-hour tour of Boston Harbor in celebration of Independence Day.