This work also available Framed Art Print / Conservation Natural MEDIUM (Gallery) (22″ × 22″)

Boston, MA, USA
This is remake of my older image.
USS Constitution is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy. Named by President George Washington after the Constitution of the United States of America, she is the world’s oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat.[Note 1] Launched in 1797, Constitution was one of six original frigates authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794 and the third constructed. Joshua Humphreys designed the frigates to be the young Navy’s capital ships, and so Constitution and her sisters were larger and more heavily armed and built than standard frigates of the period. Built in Boston, Massachusetts, at Edmund Hartt’s shipyard, her first duties with the newly formed United States Navy were to provide protection for American merchant shipping during the Quasi-War with France and to defeat the Barbary pirates in the First Barbary War.

Constitution is most famous for her actions during the War of 1812 against Great Britain, when she captured numerous merchant ships and defeated five British warships: HMS Guerriere, Java, Pictou, Cyane and Levant. The battle with Guerriere earned her the nickname of “Old Ironsides” and public adoration that has repeatedly saved her from scrapping. She continued to actively serve the nation as flagship in the Mediterranean and African squadrons, and circled the world in the 1840s. During the American Civil War she served as a training ship for the United States Naval Academy and carried artwork and industrial displays to the Paris Exposition of 1878. Retired from active service in 1881, she served as a receiving ship until designated a museum ship in 1907 and in 1934 she completed a three-year, 90-port tour of the nation. Constitution sailed under her own power for her 200th birthday in 1997, and again in August 2012, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of her victory over Guerriere.

Constitution’s stated mission today is to promote understanding of the Navy’s role in war and peace through educational outreach, historic demonstration, and active participation in public events. As a fully commissioned US Navy ship, her crew of 60 officers and sailors participate in ceremonies, educational programs, and special events while keeping the ship open to visitors year round and providing free tours. The officers and crew are all active-duty US Navy personnel and the assignment is considered special duty in the Navy. Traditionally, command of the vessel is assigned to a Navy Commander. She is berthed at Pier 1 of the former Charlestown Navy Yard, at one end of Boston’s Freedom Trail.

I got gift certificate for Canvas, but old image size did not worked, thank you to Skeletamess textures, and some of my own I could size this image as was require

9 Nov 2012
3x Greeting Card of "USS Constitution ":


Jul 27, 2012

USS Constitution was WINNER of the challenge Ain’t That America! in the group Alter Ego

9 May 2012
in '≈≈≈CHALLENGE ACCEPTED≈≈≈' USS Constitution was featured in the group ≈≈≈CHALLENGE ACCEPTED≈≈≈

9 May 2012
Winners TIE
2 in 'REWORK YOUR FAVORITE WORK ~ CHALLENGE ACCEPTED' challenge of group '≈≈≈CHALLENGE A…' USS Constitution finished in position 2nd winner in REWORK YOUR FAVORITE WORK ~ CHALLENGE ACCEPTED of ≈≈≈CHALLENGE A…
22 Mar 2012
3 in 'Vintage Transportation - Front Ends ' challenge of group 'Vintage Transportat…' USS Constitution finished in position 3 of Top Ten in "Vintage Transportation – Front Ends ": of Vintage Transportat…

16 Mar 2012
6 in 'Boats and Ships' challenge of group 'Your Country's Best …' USS Constitution finished in position 6 of Top Ten in Boats and Ships of Your Country’s Best …
2 Mar 2012
in 'A Love of Boats' USS Constitution was featured in the group A Love of Boats

17 Nov 2011
WON the 'Big and Bigger Ships' challenge of group 'Cee's Fun Artsy Frie…'
USS Constitution was WINNER of the challenge Big and Bigger Ships in the group Cee’s Fun Artsy Frie…

27 Aug 2011
new ru…' USS Constitution finished in position 8 of Top Ten in Favourite Grunge of GRUNGE IT UP (new ru…

27 Jun 2011
in 'CHALLENGE WINNERS VAULT' USS Constitution was featured in the group CHALLENGE WINNERS VAULT

15 Jun 2011
in '♥ Artists Universe ♥ 2 Works Per Day' USS Constitution was featured in the group ♥ Artists Universe ♥ 2 Works Per Day

11 Jun 2011
WON the '“Vintage: A Memory”. ' challenge of group 'Live, Love, Dream'
USS Constitution was WINNER of the challenge "“Vintage: A Memory”. ": in the group Live, Love, Dream

15 Mar 2011
in '#1 Artists of RedBubble (NEW members..Invitation Only)' USS Constitution was featured in the group #1 Artists of RedBubble

22 Feb 2011
3 in 'Textured Art (Vickie Emms)' challenge of group 'AMAZING CHALLENGE E…' USS Constitution finished in position 3 of Top Ten in Textured Art of AMAZING CHALLENGE E…

4 Dec 2010
in 'BEAUTIFUL GRUNGE ART' USS Constitution was featured in the group BEAUTIFUL GRUNGE ART

3 Dec 2010
in 'History' USS Constitution was featured in the group History
13 Nov 2010
in 'New to Vintage. 2 a day.' USS Constitution was featured in the group New to Vintage. 2 a day.

Oct 31, 2010
in 'Layered with Texture (closed for refreshing)' USS Constitution was featured in the group Layered with Texture

Oct 31, 2010
in 'Nostalgic Art and Photography' USS Constitution was featured in the group Nostalgic Art and Photography

25 Oct 2010
in 'The World As We See It , or as we missed it.' USS Constitution was featured in the group The World As We See It , or as we missed it.

Member of Boston Camera Club since 2009
Cameras used Nikon D7100, :Nikon D5100 , Nikon D5000 , Nikon D60, Panasonic DMC-Z57 , Canon PowerShotSX10 IS , Canon PowerShotSX3 IS

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  • David  Hibberd
    David Hibberdabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful work Luda.

  • thank you David,

    – LudaNayvelt

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 4 years ago

    OOOOOOO!!!! LUDA!!!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!!!! I LOVE this!!!!!!

  • Thank you dear, I was driving myself crazy, for couple days, I wanted original image but it was not standard size, I been going back to others images, but finally found solution

    – LudaNayvelt

  • Jack McCabe
    Jack McCabeabout 4 years ago

    Nice job of antiquing it!
    I saw that it was under reconstruction when we went up last summer to see it.

  • thanks, it was saluting this 4 of July

    – LudaNayvelt

  • henuly1
    henuly1about 4 years ago

    a masterpiece!

  • thank you

    – LudaNayvelt

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisabout 4 years ago

    Truly beautiful creation! Love it!

  • thank you Barbara, I kind of like this one better than original, plus it match better my room

    – LudaNayvelt

  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsabout 4 years ago


  • thank you Steve

    – LudaNayvelt

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • thank you Rick

    – LudaNayvelt

  • trish725
    trish725about 4 years ago

  • bettywiley
    bettywileyabout 4 years ago

    This is terrific – I love how you used texture here. She’s such a beautiful, old ship and such a great subject to photograph!

  • hi Betty, I got this certificate for canvas since April, and was waiting for the last moment ( I was not sure if the better subject will crossed my way) And just about before expiration day, I discover, that in the order to feet their framing requirement. I needed to add back what I cropped while ago on the sides of the ship (it was way too busy). So this busy texture saved me in the last moment, not sure now which version I prefer. Maybe new one, since I got tire to see old version. thanks

    – LudaNayvelt

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 4 years ago

    Awesome Luda!!

  • thank you Cheryl

    – LudaNayvelt

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