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The War Of 1812: When ‘Old Ironsides’ Earned Her Nickname

The USS Constitution docked at the Charlestown Navy Yard (Meghna Chakrabarti/WBUR)

The USS Constitution docked at the Charlestown Navy Yard (Meghna Chakrabarti/WBUR)

We visit the USS Consitution in the Charlestown Navy Yard to hear how America’s oldest commissioned naval vessel earned her nickname, “Old Ironsides.”

Guest:

  • Margherita Desy, historian, Naval History and Heritage Command

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