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    USS Constitution Celebrating its 221st Birthday
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    BOSTON - JUNE 11: In this handout photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, multiple Coast Guard resources escort the USS Constitution, Boston's beloved "Old Iron Sides," June 11, 2005 in Boston, Massachusetts. The boat went out to an island in south Boston where the USS Constitution fired its 21 gun salute and was then brought back to her dock in Charlestown Navy Yard. (Photo by PA3 Kelly Newlin/U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

    Old Ironsides is turning 221.
     

       A Saturday celebration at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston is marking the Oct. 21, 1797 birthday of the USS Constitution, which is the world's oldest commissioned warship still afloat.
     
       The festivities will also mark the birthday of the U.S. Navy on Oct. 13, 1775 as well as the Dec. 31, 1943 birthday of the USS Cassin Young, a World War II-era destroyer that's also docked at the Navy yard.
     
       Naval drills, rope and knot making demonstrations and a scavenger hunt are among the free activities scheduled.
     
       The USS Constitution was built in Boston as one of the nation's original warships. 
     
       It earned its nickname ``Old Ironsides'' during the War of 1812 and its current crew members are all active duty sailors.

    Old Ironsides is turning 221.     

    A Saturday celebration at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston is marking the Oct. 21, 1797 birthday of the USS Constitution, which is the world's oldest commissioned warship still afloat.     

    The festivities will also mark the birthday of the U.S. Navy on Oct. 13, 1775 as well as the Dec. 31, 1943 birthday of the USS Cassin Young, a World War II-era destroyer that's also docked at the Navy yard.     

    Naval drills, rope and knot making demonstrations and a scavenger hunt are among the free activities scheduled.     

    The USS Constitution was built in Boston as one of the nation's original warships.      

    It earned its nickname "Old Ironsides" during the War of 1812 and its current crew members are all active duty sailors.

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