Happy 242nd Birthday U.S. Navy!
USS Constitution went underway for her first turnaround demonstration since October 2014 from Charlestown Navy Yard on Friday Oct. 20 in commemoration of the Navy and Constitution’s Birthday.
The ship traveled to Fort Independence on Castle Island where she fired a 21-gun salute with the Concord Battery and 101st Field Artillery from the Massachusetts National Guard returning the salute.
An additional 17-gun salute was fired as she passed the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Boston’s North End, the former site of the Edmund Hartt Shipyard where Constitution was built and launched.
Following the second salute Constitution returned to her berth in the Navy Yard.