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USS Constitution
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USS Constitution (IX-21) (1925 - 1975)
USS Old Constitution (IX-21) (1921 - 1925)
USS Old Constitution (1917 - 1921)
USF Constitution (1798 - 1917)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Papa - Juliet
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Sail Frigate:
  • Laid down, 16 May 1795 at Hartt's Shipyard, Boston, MA.
  • Launched, 21 October 1797
  • Commissioned USS Constitution, 22 July 1798, Commodore Samuel Nicholson, in command
  • Decommissioned and placed in ordinary, circa 1800, at Boston, MA.
  • Recommissioned, 1803
  • Decommissioned in November 1807
  • Recommissioned in August 1809
  • Decommissioned and placed in ordinary in 1815, at Boston, MA.
  • Recommissioned in May 1821
  • Decommissioned in 1830
  • Recommissioned in 1835
  • Decommissioned in 1851
  • Recommissioned in 1852
  • Decommissioned in 1855
  • Recommissioned in 1860
  • Decommissioned in 1871
  • Recommissioned in July 1877
  • Decommissioned in 1884
  • Renamed Old Constitution, 1 December 1917
  • Name restored, 24 July 1925
  • Recommissioned, 1 July 1931,
  • Decommissioned, 8 June 1934
  • Recommissioned, 24 August 1940
  • Classified Miscellaneous Unclassified (IX-21), 8 January 1941
  • Classification IX withdrawn 2 September 1975 by order of the Secretary of the Navy
  • On 28 October 2009 President Obama signed a law making USS Constitution the nation's "ship of state," in effect, a national flagship
    Specifications:
    Displacement 2,200 t.
    Length 175'
    Beam 43' 6"
    Draft 14' 3"
    Speed 13 kts.
    Complement 450
    Armament 28 24-pdrs
    Propulsion sail

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    Constitution of the United States Preamble - "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
    Tommy Trampp
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    112k An original, historic, and collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 20, 1795 * USS Constitution construction begins * Laying of the keel. Tommy Trampp
    Constitution 190k Illustration of the launching of USF Constitution, 21 October 1797, at at Hartt's Shipyard, Boston, MA.
    From "Historic Ship Exhibits in the United States
    Tommy Trampp
    Constitution 102k USF Constitution Sail Plan. Robert Hurst
    Constitution 207k USF Constitution Sail Plan from "Naval Customs Traditions and Usage" by Leland P. Lovette (1939).
    "Footnote.- Note the aftermost fore-and-aft sail, the ringtail (sail) abaft the spanker. The triangular sail on the mizzenmast and above the spanker is a gaff topsail. The sails on the yards of the foremast from the deck aloft are: foresail, fore topsail, and the right fore-top-studding-sail; fore-topgallant sail, and to the right, the fore-topgallant-studding sail; fore royal, and to the right fore-royal-studding sail; fore skysail Note the staysails spread fore and aft between the fore and main and between the main and mizzen."
    Tommy Trampp
    Constitution 2837k USF Constitution hauled out of the water on the marine railway at Navy Yard Portsmouth, N.H., 27 March 1858. (This is the oldest known photo of Constitution.) Robert Hurst,Ty Martin and Darryl Baker
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    70k Sketch print of Annapolis Maryland with USS Constitution in the foreground. This is a very rare sketch print from an original "Harpers's Weekly" in 1861. Tommy Trampp
    Constitution 50k "The Eighth Massachusetts Regiment taking possession of U.S. ship Constitution at Annapolis [Battle on deck of ship]" Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, vol. 11, no. 285 (1861 May 4), p. 385 (front page).
    Civil War, 1861-1865 Navy, Union Vessels Constitution, Library of Congress.
    Tommy Trampp
    Constitution 152k View of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD. waterfront area, circa the late 1860s, looking northeast from the tower of New Quarters. The twin-turret monitor moored in the Severn River, at left, is USS Tonawanda. Ships at the pier in right center are USS Constitution, USS Dale and USS Santee. Note the small tug on the beach at left, apparently under construction or undergoing a major overhaul, and the side-wheel steamer at the dock.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 49813
    Robert Hurst
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    316k USS Constitution safe in her berth at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD. after having spent the Civil War at Newport, R.I.
    "Civil War Sea Battles", Chapter XVIII, Page 225.
    Tommy Trampp
    Constitution 145k The frigate Constitution being hauled out for repairs at the Wharton Street Yard, Navy Yard Philadelphia. Symbolically, Constitution was the last repair ship contract at the Yard that once built her sister frigate United States
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 55582. Courtesy CAPT. W. P. Robert.
    Ron Reeves
    Constitution 295k The hull planks have been removed and the live oak framing is visible in this circa-1875 photo of USF Constitution during a rebuild/restoration at Philadelphia Navy Yard. The exceptional density of the live oak, combined with close spacing of frames, helped impart to the frigate a storied reputation for cannonball resistance.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo.
    Tommy Trampp
    Constitution 526k Wood engraved print titled "The Frigate 'Constitution' - "Old Ironsides". Published in "Harper's Weekly Newspaper", 10 July 1875. From a photograph (0946021160). Tommy Trampp
    Constitution 113k Stern view of USF Constitution during a rebuild/restoration, at Philadelphia Navy Yard in 1875. Robert Hurst
    Kearsarge 90k View of the waterfront at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine, circa 1883. Ships present include USS Kearsarge (left), unidentified steam sloop, and the receiving ship USF Constitution.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 46353.
    Robert Hurst
    Wyandank 63k A view of the waterfront at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine, circa 1886, with the floating drydock at left. Ships present are (from left to right): USF Constellation; USS Dale; USS Tallapoosa; and USF Constitution (housed over).
    Photo courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, 1971.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo #: NH 58947
    Robert Hurst
    Constitution 166k 1884 magazine engraving "CONSTITUTION CARRYING GOODS TO PARIS" Tommy Trampp
    Constitution 200k 1884 magazine engraving HAULING DOWN THE FLAG 'CONSTITUTION' Tommy Trampp
    Constitution 238k Barracks ship USF Constitution at Charlestown, Boston, MA., circa 1905.
    Photo Detroit Publishing Company.
    Robert Hurst
    Constitution 101k Post card image of USF Constitution housed over and serving as a Barracks ship at Charlestown, Boston, MA., date unknown. Note the Bunker Hill Monument in the background. Arnold Putnam
    Constitution 256k Colored post card images of USF Constitution at Navy Yard Charlestown, Boston, MA. serving as receiving ship, circa 1905. from the Boston National Historical Park Collection. Stephen P. Carlson, Preservation Specialist, Boston NHP, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA.
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    89k Post card image of the bridge of USF Constitution, circa 1905. Tommy Trampp
    Constitution 258k Post card image of USF Constitution serving as a Barracks ship at Charlestown, Boston, MA., circa 1906. Tommy Trampp
    Constitution 44k USF Constitution housed over while serving as a receiving ship at Boston Navy Yard. Tommy Trampp
    Constitution 44k USF Constitution housed over while serving as a receiving ship at Boston Navy Yard, circa 1900 to 1910.
    US Library of Congress photo # LC-D4-34067
    Mike Green
    Constitution 206k USF Constitution "Old Ironsides" moored at Navy Yard Kittery, ME. Post card collection of Arnold A. Putnam
    Constitution 101k Images of the USF Constitution first major historic restoration.

    NH-55678 The first major historic restoration of USS Constitution took place in 1907 and saw the removal of the house superstructure and restoration of her gun ports. It also involved remasting/rerigging the frigate. This sequence taken on 1 May 1907 shows the stepping of the masts. This view, taken at 10:30 a.m., shows the lower section of the main mast being positioned by Portal Crane 12. The location is at the end of Dry Dock 2 at Pier 3 of the Boston Navy Yard. U.S. Navy photograph from Naval Historical Center.

    NH-55676 By 3:30 p.m., when the bowsprit was lowered in place, the ship had been moved to the Pier 4 side of the dock. U.S. Navy photograph from Naval Historical Center.

    NH-55677 A half hour later, all three masts and the bowsprit have been installed. U.S. Navy photograph from Naval Historical Center.

    NH-63532 By 29 June 1907 work on the standing rigging for the masts in well underway. U.S. Navy photograph from Naval Historical Center.

    NH-63532 Two months later, on 28 August 1907, the completed ship is seen at Pier 2 East, which would be her berth for many years.

    All photos from the US Naval History and Heritage Command , now in the collection of the Boston NHP Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA.
    Stephen P. Carlson, Preservation Specialist, Boston NHP, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA
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    Constitution 76k USF Constitution restoration photos from - "HARPER'S WEEKLY illustrated Journal" of August, 1907. -"Raising Her Tattered Ensign--The Government's Patriotic Work Restoring The Frigate Constitution"
    1-"The housed quarter-deck of the 'Constitution' spanned by the immortal words of Captain Lawrence 'DON'T GIVE UP THE SHIP'...."
    2-"The Gunless gun-deck of the frigate--Duplicates of her batter of twenty-four32-pounders and thirty 24-pounders are being cast at the Boston Yard for emplacement in their original positions.
    3-The hull of the venerable frigate while under3going reconstruction at Boston Nay Yard to refit and equip her as she was in the fighting days..."
    4-"When 'OLD IRONSIDES' was young--This photograph, taken many years ago at the Portsmouth Navy Yard..."
    Tommy Trampp
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    Constitution 293k USF Constitution moored pierside, 8 August 1914, location unknown.
    US Navy Bureau of Ships Photo # 19-LC-20) now in the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration, cataloged under the National Archives Identifier (NAID) 512913.
    Robert Hurst
    Constitution 233k Post card image of USF Constitution moored pierside at Navy Yard Boston, Charlestown Annex, date unknown. Tommy Trampp
    Constitution 150k Post card image of USF Old Constitution under way, circa 1920s, location unknown. Tommy Trampp
    Constitution 163k Post card image of USF Old Constitution moored pierside at Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown Annex, date unknown. Tommy Trampp
    Constitution 169k Post card image of USF Old Constitution underway, circa 1920s, during her annual turn around in Boston Harbor. Arnold A. Putnam
    Mohave 116k USS Mohave (AT-15) at Boston Navy Yard, circa 1924.
    USS Bridgeport (AD-10) and USF Old Constitution are in the background.
    US Navy photo # NH 45949 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
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    93k USF Old Constitution right, US Navy tug center and the Navy's experimental Rotor vessel on the left, 8 June 1925, Boston harbor. Tommy Trampp
    Constitution 99k USF Old Constitution moored at Boston Navy Yard, date unknown. Tommy Trampp
    Constitution 459k USS Constitution undocking from Dry Dock No. 1, Boston Navy Yard, 15 March 1930 following her 1927-1930 reconstruction.
    U.S. Navy photo, Boston NHP Collection, NPS Cat. No. BOSTS-10750.
    Darryl Baker and Stephen P. Carlson, Preservation Specialist, Boston NHP, Charlestown Navy Yard
    Constitution
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    99k Shipyard workers raising USS Constitution's starboard anchor, circa 1930s, after she was converted to a museum ship.
    Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection ©Leslie Jones.
    Tommy Trampp
    Constitution 238k Post Card image of USS Constitution moored at Boston, date unknown. Arnold Putnam
    Constitution 189k USS Constitution at sea in 1931, location unknown.
    US Nation Archives Identifier (NAID) 512901, US Navy Bureau of Construction and Repair photo # 19-A-5A-383 now in the holdings of the US National Archives and Records Administration.
    Robert Hurst
    Constitution 552k USS Constitution under way in a 1931 shortly after her recommissioning in July of that year after an extensive restoration.
    Naval Institute Photo Archive
    Tommy Trampp
    Constitution 515k USS Constitution anchored at Bar Harbor, Maine, 13 July 1931. Alongside partially hidden is USS Grebe (AM-43), serving as tender and tow ship during the three year national tour. Jonathan Eno, from the collection of Henry Brown
    Constitution 563k USS Constitution anchored probably at Bar Harbor, Maine, in July 1931. Alongside is USS Grebe (AM-43) serving as tender and tow ship during the three year national tour. Jonathan Eno
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    65k Post Card image of USS Constitution outbound under tow passing Portland Head light, 21 July 1931. Tommy Trampp
    Constitution
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    339k Aerial views of USS Constitution sailing up the Delaware River during her 1933 national tour.
    Source Navy Board Facebook
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    Florida Keys Public Libraries photo # MM00031454
    112k USS Constitution moored pierside at Key West in December 1931 during her national tour.
    Image from Flickr courtesy of Florida Keys Public Libraries photo # MM00031454, courtesy the Heritage House Collection, donated by the Campbell Poirier and Pound families, and Florida Keys Public Libraries photo # MM00026061, Monroe County Library Collection.
    Robert Hurst
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    Constitution 467k Stern view of USS Constitution moored pierside at Key West in December 1931 during her national tour.
    Image from Flickr courtesy of Florida Keys Public Libraries photo # MM00031414, courtesy the Heritage House Collection, donated by the Campbell, Poirier and Pound families.
    Robert Hurst
    Constitution 269k Two 32 pound Long Rifle Cannons removed from USS Constitution during her major restoration in 1926 and not replaced as they were not part of the original 1797 armament. The two cannon are now situated at the Washelli Cemetery in Seattle, WA. Photos by Ric Hedman
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    Constitution 70k USS Constitution passing through Gaillard Cut on her Atlantic to Pacific transit of the Panama Canal, 27 December 1932. Alongside is the Canal tug Gorgona
    Photo courtesy Captain's Clerk, US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 55938.
    Robert Hurst
    Constitution 17k USS Constitution transiting the Panama Canal, circa 1933.
    Source NARA RG 185-G Vol.21 # 3.
    Ron Reeves
    Constitution 86k USS Constitution transiting the Panama Canal, circa 1933. Just visible is USS Grebe (AM-43) which served as tender and tow ship during the three year national tour.
    Source NARA RG 185-G Vol.19 # 29.
    Ron Reeves
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    1403k USS Constitution at Mare Island Navy Yard, 26 April through 2 May 1933, during her national tour.
    File name: Constitution MI 4-26-33 31233-2-75 (Arriving)
    File Name: Constitution MI 4-26-1933 Berth
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    File Name: Constitution MI 5-2-1933 (Departing)
    Darryl Baker
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    Constitution 92k USS Constitution moored pierside in full dress, probably, during her 1933 national tour, location unknown. Tommy Trampp
    Constitution 565k USS Constitution moored pierside in 1933 during her national tour, location unknown.  
    Constitution 291k USS Constitution moored pierside at Long Beach, CA. in 1933. Ron Reeves
    Constitution 88k USS Constitution moored pierside at Boston Naval Yard in 1933.
    US Navy photo.
    Tommy Trampp
    BB-34 New York 645k Ships present, 24 June 1934, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA., from top to bottom; USS Farragut (DD-348), unidentified (possibly a buoy tender) (left) Lake class USCG cutter (either Modoc or Mojave (right); USS PE-19, USS Texas (BB-35), USS New York (BB-34), French Navy aviso D'Entrecasteux, USS Constitution. Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection ©Leslie Jones.
    Constitution 260k USS Constitution underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Jim Kurrasch
    Battleship Iowa Pacific Battleship Center
    Constitution 92k It takes four seamen to man the wheel of USS Constitution while she is under way, date and location unknown.
    Mare Island Naval Shipyard photo # MINSY 18736-9-53
    Darryl Baker
    Constitution 113k USS Constitution spar deck.
    Mare Island Naval Shipyard photo # MINSY 18737-9-53
    Darryl Baker
    Constitution 111k Scuttlebutt and Hardness Cask located on the Gun Deck of USS Constitution.
    Mare Island Naval Shipyard photo # MINSY 18739-9-53
    Darryl Baker
    Constitution 74k Grog Tub located aboard USS Constitution.
    Mare Island Naval Shipyard photo # MINSY 18740-9-53
    Darryl Baker
    Constitution 75k Souvenir print of the June 1933 national tour visit of USS Constitution to Everett, WA. Printed on the reverse "Greetings U.S. Frigate Constitution, "Old Ironsidees" Tommy Trampp
    Constitution 98k USS Constitution's starboard battery of 24 pounders.
    Mare Island Naval Shipyard photo # MINSY 18741-9-53
    Darryl Baker
    Constitution 104k One of USS Constitution's 24 pounders.
    Mare Island Naval Shipyard photo # MINSY 18738-9-53
    Darryl Baker
    Constitution 140k Post card image of USS Constitution's gun deck, date unknown. Arnold Putnam
    Constitution 205k Post card image of USS Constitution's spar deck, date unknown. Arnold Putnam
    Constitution 153k Post card image of USS Constitution's stern, date unknown. Arnold Putnam
    Constitution 135k USS Constitution (IX-21) open to the public while moored in her berth at Boston Naval Shipyard, 26 July 1954 Tommy Trampp
    Constitution 72k Stern view of USS Constitution (IX-21) in drydock at Boston Naval Shipyard in 1957. Tommy Trampp
    Constitution 370k Post card image of USS Constitution (IX-21) at her moorings Naval Shipyard Boston, MA., date unknown. Arnold A. Putnam
    Constitution 402k Post card image of USS Constitution (IX-21)'s 32-pdr Carronades, date unknown. Arnold A. Putnam
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    123k The helm of USS Constitution shows the characteristic features ship's wheels from the time before steam or electric motors controlled the rudder. Two wheels, separated by a winch barrel, allowed extra helmsmen to assist in heavy weather. The barrel is connected through the deck by a series of ropes and tackles to the tiller which turns to rudder.
    US Marine Corps photo, by Tia Dufour.
    Tommy Trampp
    Constitution 278k Post card image of USS Constitution (IX-21) moored at her berth in the Boston Naval Shipyard, South Annex, Charlestown, MA., date unknown. Tommy Trampp
    Constitution 125k USS Constitution (IX-21) under way in Boston Harbor, circa 1965. © Richard Leonhardt
    Chegodega 65k USS Constitution (IX-21) with Chegodega (YTM-542) alongside in Boston Harbor, circa 1965. ©Richard Leonhardt
    Constitution 86k Retired Navy Chief Petty Officer Joseph Morin, a 1930s USS Constitution crew member, visits his old ship, 23 June 1969. He wears his navy uniform for the occasion. Photo by Gerald R. Boling. Tommy Trampp
    Constitution 30k USS Constitution (IX-21) at Boston, MA., date unknown. Hyperwar US Navy in WWII web site
    Constitution 103k USS Constitution (IX-21) at Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA., 16 August 1972.
    Photo by Chris Light.
    Robert Hurst
    Constitution 71k Navy divers go down to inspect hull of the frigate USS Constitution (IX-21) at Boston, MA., 11 April 1973, as part of getting the ship ready for drydocking. Parts of the ship will be rebuilt using specially cut white oak seasoned for two to three years as was done during the original construction. Tommy Trampp
    Constitution 82k USS Constitution (IX-21) at Boston, MA., 11 April 1974, moves out of drydock at Naval Shipyard Boston, after a year of repairs to her hull. The ship is undergoing a $4.2 million overhaul and is expected to ready in time for the countries 1976 bicentennial. The Boston skyline is in the background.
    AP Wirephoto
    Tommy Trampp
    Constitution 705k CDR. Tyrone G. Martin, Commanding Officer USS Constitution, welcoming Queen Elizabeth II of England on board, 11 July 1976. Between them, doing the introduction, is SecNav J. William Middendorf, II. To his right rear are Prince Philip and RADM Roy E. Snyder. Commandant, FIRST Naval District. CDR. Tyrone G. Martin USN Ret. 49th CO USS Constitution
    Constitution 66k CDR. Tyrone G. Martin, Commanding Officer USS Constitution and Senior Chief Boatswain's Mate Walter R. Gross receiving the ship's first Meritorious Unit Commendation from RADM Ralph R. Hedges, Commandant, FIRST Naval District, in October 1976. CDR. Tyrone G. Martin USN Ret. 49th CO USS Constitution
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    121 Seventy-nine year old Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, right, the nations oldest active duty military officer, salutes as she and Navy Secretary John Lehman, left, leaves USS Constitution in Boston following a retirement ceremony for Admiral Hopper, 14 August 1986. Tommy Trampp
    Constitution 126k USS Constitution passes by the Boston skyline, 19 September 1987
    US Navy photo
    Ron Reeves
    Constitution 705k A starboard quarter view of the 44-gun sail frigate USS Constitution moored in a dry dock at the Charleston Memorial Shipyard, 25 September 1992. The ship is being prepared for its bicentennial celebration in 1997-1998.
    US Navy photo # DN-SC-93-00813 BOSTON (25 September 1992) by CDR. John Charles Roach.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Constitution 59k Restepping the 98 foot, 11 ton foremast of USS Constitution at the Charleston Naval Shipyard, 27 September 1994.
    US Navy photo
    Ron Reeves
    Constitution 169k USS Constitution, the world’s oldest commissioned warship, will celebrate her 199th Anniversary, 21 October 1996, at her home port in Boston Harbor, where the ship was first built nearly 200 years ago. With a 12 million dollar, 5 year overhaul almost complete, Constitution's crew plans to set sail in 1997 to celebrate her 200th anniversary.
    US Navy photo # 961008-N-1214S-002 BOSTON, MASS (8 October 1996) by PH3 David G. Schmidt.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Constitution 156k USS Constitution underway in Boston Harbor circa 1997. Photo by Janet Stearns, (courtesy of USS Constitution Museum, Boston). Photo from "Six Frigates", by Ian W. Toll. Robert M. Cieri
    Constitution 873k USS Constitution underway in Boston Harbor, 21 July 1997, with six sails set and a crowd of civilian boats in the background with passengers observing.
    US Navy photo by JO2 Todd Stevens.
    Robert Hurst
    Constitution 156k USS Constitution firing her guns in salute in Massachusetts Bay, 21 July 1997, escorted by the Guided Missile Frigate USS Halyburton (FFG-40) (center) and the Guided Missile Destroyer USS Ramage (DDG-61) (right), as the United States Navy's Blue Angels pass overhead. Commissioned on 21 October 1797, Constitution set sail unassisted for the first time in 116 years.
    US Navy photo JO2 by Todd Stevens.
    Robert Hurst
    Constitution 476k USS Constitution sails in Boston harbor as the United States Navy's Blue Angels pass overhead. 21 July 1997.
    US Navy photo
    Tommy Trampp
    Constitution 206k A modern Sailor “mans the rail” from on board the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG-61). Ramage provided escort for the worlds oldest commissioned warship, USS Constitution, while tugs aided in her transit to Marblehead Neck, MA. Commissioned on October 21st, 1797, Constitution will set sail unassisted on July 21st, 1997, for the first time in 116 years. Constitution celebrates its 200th birthday on October 21st of this year, after completing a 40 month overhaul.
    US Navy photo # 970720-N-6483G-012 Off the coast of Massachusetts (Jul. 20, 1997) by PHC John E. Gay.
    Hyperwar US Navy in WWII web site
    Constitution 113k USS Constitution underway in Boston Harbor dressed with flags overall, 21 July 1998. A Navy League photo from "Warship Boneyards" by Kit and Carolyn Bonner. Robert Hurst
    Constitution 349k The 64th unit of the US Navy Arleigh Burke-class, guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG-88) at her commissioning ceremony at South Boston's Commonwealth Pier while moored bow to bow with the USS Constitution, the world's oldest commissioned warship, originally commissioned on October 21st, 1797.
    US Navy photo # 021109-N-TW583-001 (November 9, 2002) (Boston, MA).
    Robert M. Cieri
    Constitution 107k USS Constitution at Boston, MA., November 2003. Charles T. Canterbury HMC(SW) USN
    Constitution 102k USS Constitution at Boston, MA., November 2003. Charles T. Canterbury HMC(SW) USN
    Constitution 96k USS Constitution at Boston, MA., November 2003. Charles T. Canterbury HMC(SW) USN
    Constitution 117k USS Constitution at Boston, MA., November 2003. Charles T. Canterbury HMC(SW) USN
    Constitution 48k USS Constitution at Boston, MA., date unknown. Robert Hurst
    Constitution 300k USS Constitution, the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat, is escorted to Boston Harbor's Castle Island by six yard patrol craft, 16 July 2005. The yard patrol craft, homeported in Annapolis, Md., are used to train seamanship skills to US Navy Midshipmen studying at the US Naval Academy. Constitution embarked on her third turnaround cruise of the year with approximately 600 guests aboard. Constitution makes several turnaround cruises a year.
    US Navy photo # 050716-N-0335C-003 by JO1 Matt Chabe
    Robert Hurst
    Constitution 534k Seventy Medal of Honor Recipients get underway aboard USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned ship afloat, for a turn-about cruise and a Medal of Honor flag presentation in Boston Harbor. The Medal of Honor is our country's highest military honor, awarded for acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty.
    US Navy photo # 060930-N-0696M-027 Charlestown, Mass. (Sept. 30, 2006) MC1 Chad J. McNeeley.
    US Air Force photo # 060930-F-2678S-001 Boston Harbor (Sept. 30, 2006) by Janice Abate.
    US Air Force photo # 060930-F-2678S-068 Boston Harbor (Sept. 30, 2006) by Janice Abate.
    US Air Force photo # 060930-F-2678S-057 Boston Harbor (Sept. 30, 2006) by Janice Abate.
    US Air Force photo # 060930-F-2678S-042 Boston Harbor (Sept. 30, 2006) by Janice Abate.
    Robert M. Cieri
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    Constitution 2175k USS Constitution makes her annual trip through Boston in celebration of the Fourth of July. Constitution, known as “Old Ironsides,” is the oldest commissioned ship in the Navy and oldest floating warship in the world.
    US Navy photo # 070704-N-1189B-068 BOSTON (July 4, 2007) by MC2 Zachary L. Borden.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Constitution 2066k Sailors aboard multi-purpose assault ship USS Wasp (LHD-1) salute USS Constitution as she makes her annual trip through Boston in celebration of the Fourth of July.
    US Navy photo # 070704-N-1189B-082 BOSTON (July 4, 2007) by MC2 Zachary L. Borden.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Constitution 822k The first major snowfall of the New Year blankets the USS Constitution. Despite the weather "Old Ironside," remained open for free public tours. At 210-years-old, Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, manned by 67 active-duty United States Sailors and visited by nearly half a million visitors annually.
    US Navy photo # 080114-N-2893B-002 CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Jan. 14, 2008) by MC1 Eric Brown
    Lee Wahler
    Constitution 1050k USS Constitution is moored at the Charlestown Navy Yard for her annual turnaround cruise. Every year since the 1950s, "Old Ironsides" turns 180 degrees to ensure even weathering on her hull, masts, rigging and yards. Constitution will maintain her summer schedule of free, public tours until her shift to winter hours Nov. 1.
    US Navy photo # 080904-N-0167W-034 BOSTON HARBOR, Mass. (Sept. 4, 2008) by MC2 Clay Weis
    Lee Wahler
    Constitution 2014k USS Constitution returns to her pier after being underway to celebrate her 213th launching day anniversary.
    US Navy photo # 101021-N-7642M-317 BOSTON (Oct. 21, 2010) by MC3 Kathryn E. Macdonald.
    Francis Brindisi
    Constitution 173k USS Constitution fires a 21-gun salute toward Fort Independence on Castle Island as part of Boston Harborfest, 4 July 2011. The six-day Fourth of July festival showcases Boston's Colonial and maritime heritage to honor and remember the past, celebrate the present, and educate the future with reenactments, concerts and historical tours
    US Navy photo # 110704-N-AU127-185 by MCSN Shannon Heavin.
    Robert Hurst
    Constitution 285k USS Constitution gets underway for her first turnaround cruise of 2012. The underway commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway and recognized members of the Wounded Warrior Project. Constitution is the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat. She defended the sea lanes against threat from 1797 to 1855, much like the mission of today's Navy.
    US Navy photo # 120604-N-BJ178-118 BOSTON HARBOR (June 4, 2012) by SN Michael Achterling.
    Ron Reeves
    Constitution 177k USS Constitution sets sail for the first time since 1997 during an underway demonstration commemorating Guerriere Day. Constitution is the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat.
    US Navy photo # 120819-N-BJ178-157 Boston Harbor (19 August 2012 by MCSN Michael Achterling.
    Robert Hurst
    Constitution 690k The world's oldest commissioned warship, USS Constitution, sails under her own power. This is only the second time in 131 years traveling without help. The last time Constitution sailed was 1997. This exercise commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Constitution''s victory over the British frigate HMS Guerriere during the War of 1812.
    US Navy photo # 120819-N-MJ265-090 CHARLESTOWN, Mass (Aug. 19, 2012) by MC1 Andrew Meyers.
    Robert Hurst
    Constitution 144k USS Constitution sails under her own power into Boston Harbor, 19 August 2012, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of her victory over the British frigate HMS Guerriere.
    Photo by Fletcher6
    Robert Hurst
    Constitution 523k USS Constitution under sail in Boston Harbor, 10 September 2012.
    Photo by Hunter Stires.
    Photo by Fletcher6
    Robert Hurst
    Constitution 293k USS Constitution officer of the deck watches over the ship from pier one Charlestown Navy Yard during Hurricane Sandy.
    US Navy photo # 121029-N-BJ178-178 CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Oct. 29, 2012) by MCSN Michael Achterling.
    Ron Reeves
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    293k U.S. Coast Guard patrol boats and a tugboat escort USS Constitution, "Old Ironsides", out to Island Castle Hill in south Boston prior to firing a 21-gun salute, on 11 June 2005. This event officially starts Navy Week Boston, a series of community events sponsored by the Navy Office of Community Outreach. Constitution is the oldest commissioned vessel in the world. Note the historical museum ship ex-USS LST-325 in right foreground.
    US Coast Guard photo # 050611-C-4938N-328 by Public Affairs Specialist 3rd Class Kelly Newlin.
    Robert Hurst
    LST-325
    050611-N-8110K-137
    278k
    Constitution 145k The U.S. Coast Guard cutter USCGC Eagle (WIX-327) passes USS Constitution in Boston Harbor during the ship's July 4th turnaround cruise as part of Boston Navy Week. Tommy Trampp
    Constitution 2400k USS Constitution sails into Boston Harbor, 3 June 2011, during an under way Battle of Midway commemoration. The under way honored approximately 200 members of Gold Star Families who lost loved ones in Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom and the Navy's victory at Midway Island in World War II.
    US Navy photo # 110603-N-SH953-005 by MC2 Kathryn E. Macdonald.
    Robert Hurst
    Constitution
    130604-N-HN195-196 BOSTON (July 4, 2013)
    255k USS Constitution fires a 17-gun salute during the ship's first turnaround cruise of 2013. The underway commemorated the 71st anniversary of the Battle of Midway and recognized first responders of the Boston Marathon bombings. More than 300 first responders representing the Boston and state police, medical personnel and the Boston Fire Department were invited to participate in the underway commemoration.
    US Navy photo # 130604-N-HN195-196 BOSTON (July 4, 2013) and 130704-N-HN195-489 BOSTON (July 4, 2013) by ST2 (Submarine) Thomas Rooney.
    Ron Reeves
    Constitution
    130704-N-HN195-489 BOSTON (July 4, 2013)
    1081k
    Constitution 334k Sailors assigned to USS Constitution walk near the ship's berth in Charlestown Navy Yard during Winter Storm Hercules. More than 12 inches of snow had been forecast for the greater Boston area.
    US Navy photo # 140102-N-SU274-003 CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Jan. 2, 2014) by MC2 Peter D. Melkus.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Constitution 291k MA3 Garrett Thormodson approaches USS Constitution to assist fellow Sailors with shoveling the ship's spar deck during a snowstorm. The greater Boston area averages 43.8 inches of snow accumulation each winter, and Constitution crew members are responsible for keeping the decks of 'Old Ironsides' snow and ice-free.
    US Navy photo # 140205-N-XP344-021 CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Feb. 5, 2014) by MCSN Victoria Kinney.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Constitution 270k USS Constitution Sailors dress 'Old Ironsides' for the first time in 2014. Constitution crew members practiced dressing the ship for Monday's President's Day observance.
    US Navy photo # 140212-N-XP344-011 CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Feb. 12, 2014) by MCSN Victoria Kinney.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Constitution 254k USS Constitution fires a 17-gun salute near US Coast Guard Base Boston during the ship's Independence Day underway demonstration in Boston Harbor. Constitution got underway with more than 300 guests to celebrate America's independence.
    US Navy photo # 140704-N-OG138-866 BOSTON (July 4, 2014) by SN Matthew R. Fairchild.
     
    Constitution 762k Dry Dock 1 in Charlestown Navy Yard is flooded in preparation for USS Constitution's entry. Constitution will be in dry dock for a multi-year planned restoration period.
    US Navy photo # 150517-N-SU274-011 CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (May 17, 2015) by MC2 Peter Melkus
    Tommy Trampp
    Constitution 1120k USS Constitution enters Dry Dock 1 in Charlestown Navy Yard to commence a multi-year planned restoration period. This is Constitution's first time in dry dock since its 1992-1996 restoration.
    US Navy photo # 150518-N-SU274-033 CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (May 18, 2015) by MC2 Peter Melkus
    US Navy NewsStand
    Constitution 1195k USS Constitution enters Dry Dock 1 in Charlestown Navy Yard to commence a multi-year planned restoration period. This is Constitution's first time in dry dock since its 1992-1996 restoration.
    US Navy photo # 150518-N-OG138-311 CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (May 18, 2015) by MCSN Matthew R. Fairchild
    US Navy NewsStand
    Constitution 1318k USS Constitution The entire hull of USS Constitution is exposed for the first time in 19 years as Dry Dock 1 in Charlestown Navy Yard is dewatered. Constitution entered the dock last night to commence a multi-year planned restoration period.
    US Navy photo # 150519-N-SU274-011 CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (May 19, 2015) by MC2 Peter Melkus
    US Navy NewsStand
    Constitution 294k CDR. Sean Kearns, 73rd commanding officer of USS Constitution, and Anne Grimes Rand, USS Constitution Museum president, remove the first sheet of copper from Old Ironsides to ceremoniously commence the ship's multi-year restoration period. The copper sheet is one of 3,400 that will be replaced on the ship's hull.
    US Navy photo # 150609-N-XP344-017 CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (June 9, 2015) by MC3 Victoria Kinney
    Tommy Trampp
    Constitution 349k Ship restorers installing new copper sheathing on USS Constitution‘s port bow.
    US Naval History &Heritage Command Detachment Boston photo
    Tommy Trampp
    Constitution 293k USS Constitution in drydock for reconstruction work at Boston Navy Yard, 31 March 2016.
    Photo by NewtonCourt (real name unknown).
    Robert Hurst
    Constitution 416k USS Constitution sits in dry dock at the Charlestown Navy Shipyard. The frigate is the worlds oldest commissioned warship afloat. She is nearing the end of a two-year restoration period.
    US Navy Photo # 170208-N-NZ935-011 BOSTON (Feb. 08, 2017) by MC1 Joshua Hammond.
    US Navy Daily Bulletin
    Constitution 529k CDR. Nathaniel R. Shick relieves CDR. Robert S. Gerosa, Jr., as Commanding Officer of USS Constitution during a change of command ceremony. USS Constitution, America's Ship of State, actively defended sea lanes against global threats from 1798-1855. Now a featured destination on Boston's Freedom Trail, Constitution and her crew of active duty U.S. Navy sailors offer community outreach and education about the ship's history and the importance of naval sea power to more than 500,000 visitors each year. US Navy Photo # 171103-N-SM577-0383 BOSTON (Nov. 3, 2017) by MC3 Casey Scoular. Lee Wahler
    Constitution 250k USS Constitution moored pierside at Boston Naval Shipyard.
    US Navy Photo # 180103-N-NZ935-0022 BOSTON (Jan. 3, 2018) by MC1 Joshua Hammond.
    Lee Wahler
    Constitution 270k USS Constitution resting peacefully in her Boston Naval Shipyard moorings, 23 August 2018.
    Photo by Yuhan Zhang
    Robert Hurst
    Constitution 1076k USS Constitution moored pierside at Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA., 30 October 2018. Constitution, America's Ship of State, is the oldest commissioned warship in the U.S. Navy.
    US Navy Photo # 181030-N-KC438-0009 BOSTON (Oct. 30, 2018) by AN Olivia Manley.
    Lee Wahler
    Constitution 1470k USS Constitution is underway, assisted by a tug, in Boston harbor out to Fort Independence on Castle Island during 'Old Ironsides' underway commemorating the Vietnam War. The event is in concert with the National Vietnam War Commemoration, committed to highlighting the service of U.S,. Armed Forces during the Vietnam War and to thank and honor veterans and their families, and our allies.
    US Navy Photo # 190517-N-AE894-0174 BOSTON (May 17, 2019) by SN Donovan Keller
    Lee Wahler

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    For more photos and information about USS Constitution, see;
  • Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
  • USS Constitution in the War of 1812
  • USS Constitution Battle Streamers
  • USS Constitution Miscellaneous Memorabilia
  • USS Constitution Oil Paintings, Water Color Paintings and Lithographs
  • USS Constitution Hidden Treasures
  • Robert M. Cieri USS Constitution Photograph Collection
  • Ken Parker USS Constitution Photograph Collection
  • USS Constitution - Wikipedia
  • The Captain's Clerk
  • Commanding Officers List
  • The USS Constitution Museum
  • Official US Navy Site for USS Constitution
  • Postal Covers related to the ship

  • Commanding Officers
    01COMO. Nicholson, Sr, Samuel22 July 1798 to 5 June 1799
    02CAPT. Talbot, Silas5 June 1799 to September 1801
    03LT. Hull, Isaac, (O-in-C)8 September 1801 to ?
     Decommissioned8 September 1801 - 14 April 1802
    04CAPT. Nicholson Sr., Samuel,(O-in-C)14 April 1802 - 30 June 1802
    05SAILING MASTER Haraden, Nathaniel,(Shipkeeper)30 June 1802 - 14 May 1803
    06CAPT. Preble, Edward14 May 1803 - 28 October 1804
    07CAPT. Decatur Jr., Stephen28 October 1804 - 9 November 1804
    08CAPT. Rodgers, John9 November 1804 - 30 May 1806
    09CAPT. Campbell, Hugh George30 May 1806 - 8 December 1807
     Decommissioned8 December 1807 - 20 February 1809
    10CAPT. Rodgers, John20 February 1809 - 17 June 1810
    11CAPT. Hull, Isaac17 May 1810 - 15 September 1812
    12CAPT. Bainbridge, William15 SEptember 1812 - 18 July 1813
    13CAPT. Stewart, Charles18 July July 1813 - 16 July 1815
    14LT. Shubrick, William Branford :RADM16 July 1815 - 26 January 1816
     Decommissioned26 January 1816 - 1 April 1821
    15CAPT. Jones, Jacob 01 April 1821 - 31 May 1824
    16CAPT. MacDonough, Thomas31 May 1824 - 14 October 1825
    17CAPT. Patterson, Daniel Todd14 October 1825 - 5 December 1825
    18LT. LaVallette, Elie Augustus5 December 1825 - 23 January 1826
    19CAPT. Read, George Campbe23 January 1826 - 21 February 1826
    20CAPT. Patterson, Daniel Todd21 February 1826 - 19 July 1828
    21Decommissioned - LT. Van Brunt, George J. (Shipkeeper ? - 1833)19 July 1828 - 3 March 1835
    22CAPT. Elliott, Jesse Duncan3 March 1835 - 18 August 1838
     Decommissioned18 August 1838 - 1 March 1839
    24CAPT. Turner, Daniel1 March 1839 - 8 November 1841
     Decommissioned8 November 1841 - 22 June 1842
     Decommissioned8 November 1841 - 22 June 1842
    25LT. Chauncey, Charles W22 June 1842 - 15 July 1842
    26CAPT. Parker Sr., Foxhall Alexander :RADM15 July 1842 - 16 February 1843
    27LT. Williamson, Gabriel G.16 February 1843 - 13 December 1843
    28CAPT. Percival, John13 December 1843 - 5 October 1846
     Decommissioned5 October 1846 - 9 October 1848
    29CAPT. Gwinn, John9 October 1848 - 4 September 1849
    30LT. Rowan, James H.4 September 1849 - 18 September 1849
    31CAPT. Conover, Thomas Anderson18 September 1849 - 16 January 1851
     Decommissioned16 January 1851 - 22 December 1852
    32CDR. Rudd, John Singleton22 December 1852 - 15 June 1855
     Decommissioned15 June 1855 - 1 August 1860
    33LT. Porter, David Dixon1 August 1860 - 22 August 1860
     Decommissioned22 August 1860 - 20 September 1860
    34LT. Rodgers, George Washington 20 SEptember 1860 - 23 September 1861
    35LT. Lull, Edward Phelps, USN (USNA 1851)23 September 1861 - 15 December 1863
    36LT. Blue, Henry Martin15 December 1863 - 16 April 1864
    37LCDR. Johnson Jr., Philip Carrington, USN (USNA 1850)16 April 1864 - 16 February 1866
    38LT. Matthews, Edwin16 February 1866 - 26 February 1866
    39LCDR. Eastman, Thomas Henderson26 February 1866 - 6 November 1867
    40LCDR. Dewey, George, USN (USNA 1858)6 November 1867 - 29 July 1869
    41LCDR. Hayward, George W., USN (USNA 1861)29 July 1869 - 16 September 1869
    42LCDR. Dewey, George, USN (USNA 1858)16 September 1869 - 1 August 1870
    43LCDR. Howison, Henry Lycurgis, USN (USNA 1858)1 August 1870 - 19 September 1871
    44CDR. Cooke, Augustus Paul19 September 1871 - 26 September 1871
     Decommissioned26 September 1871 - 13 January 1877
    45CAPT. Adams Jr., Henry A.13 January 1877 = 15 August 1877
    46CAPT. Greer, James Augustin, USN (USNA 1851)15 August 1877 - 23 August 1877
    37CAPT. Lowry, Regert Boliver, USN (USNA 1846)23 August 1877 - 5 September 1877
    48CDR. Cooke, Augustus Paul5 September 1877 - 9 January 1878
    49CAPT. Badger, Oscar Charles9 January 1878 - 2 August 1879
    50CAPT. Baker, Francis H.2 August 1879 - 25 September 1879
    51LCDR. Freylinghausen, Theodore, LCDR (XO acting)25 September 1879 - 1 October 1879
    52CAPT. Stanton, Oscar Fitzalan, USN (USNA 1864) :RADM1 October 1879 - 14 June 1881
    53CDR. Shepard, Edwin Malcolm, CDR USN14 June 1881 - 14 December 1881
     Decommissioned14 December 1881 - 1 July 1931
    54CDR. Train, Charles Jackson, USN (USNA 1863) :RADM January 1889 - June 1889
    55CDR. Very, Samuel Williams, USN (USNA 1866) (O-in-C)1897
    56CDR. Gulliver, Louis Joseph, USN (USNA 1907)1 July 1931 - 8 June 1934
    57LT. Butler, Harry SaintJohn, USN (USNA 1922)8 June 1934 - 14 August 1935
    58LT. Burchett, Eugene Carrol, USN (USNA 1924)14 August 1935 - 28 June 1937
    59LTjg. Barrett Jr., Arthur Jenkins, USN (USNA 1930)28 June 1937 - 17 December 1938
    60LTjg. Chase, Edgar Griffith, USN (USNA 1932)17 December 1938 - 1 July 1939
    61LCDR. Knickerbocker, Hermann Pierce, USN1 July 1939 - December 1941
    62CHBOSN. McBride, Clarence Earl, (Ret) USNDecember 1941 - January 1942
    63LCDR. Knickerbocker, Hermann Pierce, USNJanuary 1942 - 27 March 1945
    64LCDR. Huff, Oscar William, USN27 March 1945 - 8 July 1947
    65LT. Corrolli, Harry, USNR8 July 1947 - 15 January 1948
    66CWO. Wood, Louis Everett, USN15 January 1948 - 11 March 1950
    67CWO. Christensen, Knud Haabendal11 March 1950 - 30 April 1952
    68LT. Messier, Albert Clarence, USN30 April 1952 - 22 June 1954
    69LT. Morris, Charles William, USN22 June 1954 - 25 April 1957
    70LTjg. O'Brien, David G.25 April 1957 - 31 March 1959
    71LTjg. Melanson Jr., Edward Joseph, USNR31 march 1959 - 1 July 1960
    72LT. Stevens Jr., Victor Bernard, USNR1 July 1960 - 29 August 1963
    73LT. Kelleher, John Christoph, USNR29 August 1963 - 28 June 1965
    74LT. Grew III, Joseph Clark, USN28 June 1965 - 28 April 1967
    75LT. Powers, John William, USNR28 April 1967 - 27 May 1969
    76CDR. Moore, Hugh Albert, USN27 May 1969 - 30 October 1970
    77CDR. Reifschneider, Jack Loren, USN30 October 1970 - 20 August 1971
    78CDR. McKinnon, John David, USN20 August 1971 - 11 December 1972
    79CDR. Coyne, Thomas, USN11 December 1972 - 6 August 1974
    80CDR. Martin, Tyrone Gabriel, USN6 August 1974 - 30 June 1978
    81CDR. Gillen, Robert Leo, USN30 June 1978 - 26 September 1980
    82CDR. Sudholz, Herman Otto, USN26 September 1980 - 22 June 1985
    83CDR. Brown, Joseph Zachariah, USN (died 8 July 1987)22 June 1985 - 8 July 1987
    84LT. Doherty, Thomas Joseph, USN (O-in-C)8 July 1987 - 1 August 1987
    85CDR. Cashman, David Matthew, USN)1 August 1987 - 21 September 1991
    86CDR. Amirault, Richard Bradford, USN21 September 1991 - 29 July 1995
    87CDR. Beck, Michael Charles, USN (USNA 1977)29 July 1995 - 26 July 1997
    88CDR. Melhuish, Christopher Allan, USN26 July 1997 - 30 July 1999
    89CDR. Foster Jr., William Feeny30 July 1999 - 11 August 2001
    90CDR. Neal, Randall Allan, USN11 August 2001 - 19 July 2003
    91CDR. Wright, Lewin Christopher, 19 July 2003 - 30 July 2005
    92CDR. Graves, Thomas Copp, USN (USNA 1987)30 July 2005 - 10 May 2007
    93CDR. Bullard III, William A., USN10 May 2007 - 4 July 2009
    94CDR. Cooper, Timothy Michael24 July 2009 - 22 July 2011
    95CDR. Bonner, Matthew J.22 July 2011 - 26 July 2013
    96CDR. Kearns, Sean D. USN26 July 2013 - 14 August 2015
    97CDR. Gerosa Jr., Robert Stephen, USN14 August 2015 - 3 November 2017
    98CDR. Shick, Nathaniel Robert, USN3 November 2017 - 2019
    99CDR. Benda, John A., USN2019 -  
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