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Embossed 1916 U.S.S. Frigate Constitution Boston Massachusetts Souvenir Booklet
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This item is already soldEmbossed 1916 U.S.S. Frigate Constitution Boston Massachusetts Souvenir Booklet
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The pictures show views of this Embossed 1916 U.S.S. Frigate Constitution Boston Massachusetts Souvenir Booklet. Shown is the cover and the two pictures inside. There are two pages of text that are not pictured that have the History and Record of the U.S.S. Constitution. Besides the Record there is the poem ''OLD IRONSIDES'' by Oliver Wendell Holmes. There is a small blue ribbon that holds the pages together. The embossed cover is in red, white, blue, and gold. It has an eagle, two American flags, a flag shield, banners, and an ornate gold oval frame. The cover and two picture titles inside are marked as follows:

SOUVENIR OF
U.S.S. FRIGATE
CONSTITUTION
1797 - 1908
BOSTON, MASS.
(written in pen)
Aboard the Constitution Oct. 22, 1916

CONSTITUTION 1908
CONSTITUTION OFF MALTA IN 1849

The closed booklet measures 4-1/8'' x 5-1/2''. It is in excellent condition as pictured. Below here is some Historical, reference, and background information from the Ship's official website:

USS Constitution Statistics

Armament:
(32) 24 - pound Long Guns; Crew: 6 - 14; Range: 1200 yards; Weight: 5600 lbs.
(20) 32 - pound Carronades; Crew: 4 - 9; Range: 400 yds; Weight: 2200 lbs.
(2) 24 - pound Bow Chasers; Range: 1000 yds.

Ship's Statistics:
Sail Area: 42,710 square ft.
Speed: 13+ knots
Foremast Height: 198 ft.
Mainmast Height: 220 ft.
Mizzenmast Height: 172 ft., 6 in.
Displacement: 2200 tons
Length: 204 ft. (billet head to taffrail)
175 ft. (at waterline)

Crew:
(1812 era): 450, including: 55 Marines, 30 small boys, 20-30 officers & midshipmen
(Today): 50 - 80 active duty Navy Sailors

Anchors:
2 Main Bowers 5300 lbs.
1 Sheet Anchor 5400 lbs.
1 Stream Anchor 1100 lbs.
2 Kedge Anchors 700 - 400 lbs.

Boats:
1 Longboat 36 ft.
2 Cutters 30 ft.
2 Whaleboats 28 ft.
1 Gig 28 ft.
1 Jolly 22 ft.
1 Punt 14 ft.

1794, March 27 - Naval Armament Act signed by President George Washington.
1794-1797 - Under construction in Boston.
1797, Oct. 21 - USS Constitution launched.
1798, July 22 - Ship puts to sea for first time.
1798-1801 - Quasi-war against France, protecting merchant shipping from French privateers.
1803 - 1805 - Barbary Wars.
1812, Aug. 19 - Constitution vs. HMS Guerriere. Ship earns nickname ''Old Ironsides.''
1812, Dec. 29 - Constitution vs. HMS Java.
1815, Feb 20 - Constitution vs. HMS Cyanne, HMS Levant.
1828 - 1833 - Rumored ship will be scrapped
1830 - Oliver Wendell Holmes writes poem ''Old Ironsides''. Congress approves funding for restoration.
1844 - 1851 - ''World Cruise.'' Constitution travels over 52,000 miles around the globe.
1860 - 1870 - Constitution serves as a training ship at Naval Academy.
1882 - 1897 - Moored in New Hampshire serving as a receiving ship for new recruits.
1897, Sep. 21 - Constitution returns to Boston.
1925 - 1927 - Pennies campaign to restore ship
1927 - 1930 - Extensive restoration.
1931 - 1934 - ''Three Coast Tour'' of U.S.
1997, Jul. 21 - USS Constitution sails for the first time in 116 years.
The Constitution currently serves as a museum ship in Charlestown (Boston), Massachusetts.

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