Frigate Constitution, "Old Ironsides"

Frigate Constitution, Old Ironsides Boston Massachusetts


Stock #: 376517
Type: Postcard
Era: White Border
City: Boston
State: Massachusetts (MA)
County: Suffolk
Publisher: Mason Bros. & Co
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Built in Boston near what is now known as Constitution Wharf; built in 1794; she was designed by Joshua Humphries of Philadelphia and constructed under the direction of Colonel George Claghorn of New Bedford, MA. Paul Revere furnished the copper bolts and spikes. Launched Sat. Oct. 21, 1797; equipment: 400 men, carried 44 guns of 1576 tonnage and cost $302,719
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