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Battle-Scarred "Old Ironsides'

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���Peacefully floating at her dock the famous old frig- ate Constitution, once a dreadnought of the seas, presents a striking con- trast to the grim battle- ships of the present which rest near her. One of the most remarkable varia- tions between the new and the old fighting ships is the fact that the shell fired by one of our super- dreadnoughts weighs prac- tically as much as the biggest gun carried on the frigate Constitution

����The teeth of Old Ironsides which helped win thirty-nine battles. The ship has been re-rigged and refitted just as she was in her fiery days of a century ago. She is spending her old age at the Charlestown Navy Yard, in Boston. Her reputation was made in the war of 1812


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