The 44-gun Frigate USS Constitution: "Old Ironsides"

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Naval Institute Press, 2005 - History - 128 pages
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The Constitution was one of the first frigates built by the fledgling U.S. Navy, ordered in 1794 as a counter to the Barbary corsairs in the Mediterranean. Heavily built but fast, she was rated as a 44-gun ship but mounted thirty 24-pounder and twenty-two 12-pounder cannons. Her most famous encounter came in 1812 when she successfully fought against HMS Guerriere, earning the nickname "Old Ironsides" when the British round shot could not penetrate her walls. Built in Boston where she has been berthed for the past seventy-one years, she is considered to be the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world. The internationally acclaimed draftsman and author Karl-Heinz Marquardt worked closely with the team at the Constitution to ensure that the book is accurate and up to date. Dozens of photographs and some 100 perspective and 3-view drawings are included along with fully descriptive keys and a large-scale foldout plan on the reverse side of the jacket.
  

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Contents

FOREWORD
6
Design
21
Notes
38
A General Arrangements
48
lull Structure
60
Internal Hull
70
E Fittings 11
77
F Armament
83
J Standing Rigging
100
Sails
120
Sources
128
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