Conor...do I understand correctly that the Constitution is still commissioned?
That is indeed correct! On the Department of Defense photo pages, the pictures of the Constitution formerly bore a legend such as "The U.S. Navys sailing ship USS Constitution, the worlds oldest commissioned warship, . . . " The HMS Victory is, I believe, still afloat, but I do not know if it is actively commissioned, or whether it is only a museum. I also don't know whether it is capable of sailing at this juncture. Constitution ventures out at lest once a year.
USS Constitution under sail in Massachusetts Bay, 21JUL97
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posted on 03/23/2012 7:24:37 PM PDT
(HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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