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3d art render of the uss constitution. Made with Bryce 7 Pro, some post work with photoshop.

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. 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. In 1931 she started a three-year, 90-port tour of the nation, and in 1997 she finally sailed again under her own power for her 200th birthday.

Constitution’s 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.


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  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandabout 2 years ago

    I have a special interest in sails. Awesome rendition!!

  • Thank you John. I like sailing ships to I have models I have but to gether over the years.

    – Walter Colvin

  • Kent Keller
    Kent Kellerabout 2 years ago

    Brilliant work Walter!!!

  • Thank you very much Kent.

    – Walter Colvin

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelabout 2 years ago

    Walter .. fantastic work my friend .. Angel xx

  • Thank you very much my friend.

    – Walter Colvin

  • Woodie
    Woodieabout 2 years ago

    Very impressive work Walter
    Cheers Neil

  • Thank you Neil.

    – Walter Colvin

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 2 years ago

    Awesome my friend!! :)

  • Thank you very much my friend.

    – Walter Colvin

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuabout 2 years ago


  • Thank you very much Shanghaiwu. It is an honor and very much apprecieted.

    – Walter Colvin

  • RicIanH
    RicIanHabout 2 years ago

    Stunning creation

  • Thank you very much Richlan.

    – Walter Colvin

  • canonman99
    canonman99about 2 years ago

    super job Walter, very nice rendering here

  • Thank you my friend.

    – Walter Colvin

  • MarieG
    MarieGabout 2 years ago

    Great creation Walter…simply stunning work! Marie

  • Thank you Very much Marie. Your comments are appreciated.

    – Walter Colvin

  • billfox256
    billfox256about 2 years ago

    A spectacular painting!!!! Bill

  • THank you Bill, your comments are very much appreciated.

    – Walter Colvin

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