|CONSTITUTION sails on 200th anniversary of her victory over Guerrier|
Britannia ruled the waves at the onset of the War of 1812. When the British frigate HMS Guerriere dueled USS Constitution in the war’s first major naval engagement, the outcome was swift, decisive and surprising. In less than an hour of fierce fighting, Guerriere was in tatters and Constitution had been transformed into an American icon: “Old Ironsides.”
Bravo Zulu, Old Ironsides!
Until next time,