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Video: USS Constitution Turnaround in Boston Harbor on July 4, 2011

View the video of the USS Constitution, “Old Ironsides,” underway in Boston Harbor on July 4, 2011.

To celebrate the United States’ independence from Great Britain, USS Constitution and her crew departed from the Navy Yard in Charlestown on July 4, 2011. The turnaround of “Old Ironsides” is an annual event on the Fourth of July.

In Boston Harbor, the crew performed a 21-gun salute near Fort Independence on Castle Island. Fort Independence is a state park that served as a defense post for Boston Harbor at one time.

Constitution is located in the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston. She is the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat. For more information on Constitution, visit

Video notes: The video uses several special effect filters and was filmed live from the North End waterfront side of Boston Harbor. Music in video: “Stars and Stripes Forever” Composed by John Philip Sousa, Performed by U.S. Marine Band (Public Domain).

3 Replies to “Video: USS Constitution Turnaround in Boston Harbor on July 4, 2011

  1. Thanks for posting Matt. . You are getting pretty fancy with your videos. Are you sure you aren't gearing up for a career change? 😉

  2. Wonderful. Great ship with a great history. I have visited the ship three times, but many years ago. Just recently read about the 1997 restoration and sail. Absolutely great that this great ship could actually sail again. Congratulations to the US Navy and others associated with Old Ironsides for another year with this ship still in such great shape.

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