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Constitution sets sail for last time for 3 years

USS Constitution sets sail in Boston for last time before undergoing 3-year repair project
Posted on Aug. 29, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Aug. 29, 2014 at 4:16 p.m.

BOSTON (AP) — The world’s oldest commissioned warship still afloat has set its sails for the last time before it heads to dry dock for a three-year repair project.

The historic warship the U.S.S. Constitution left its berth at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston on Friday morning. It set and struck three topsails and then fired a 21-gun salute off Castle Island in South Boston.

The Constitution will get underway for the final time before the repair job on Oct. 17 but won’t set its sails at that time because they will have already been removed.

Constitution crew members have spent the past week training 150 U.S. Navy chief petty officers on sailing techniques utilized aboard Old Ironsides since the 1790s.




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