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USS Constitution Sails Again! OFFIC IAL US NA VY PHOTOS BY JOURNALIST 2ND CLASS TODD STEVENS

hen Norma and Peter Stanford came back from the hi storic sail of USS Constitution on 21 July, we stopped the presses for Sea History 82 to publish two pages of their on-deck photographs. However, there was no time to get off-ship views of the occasion, and several readers bemoaned the omission. So here they are-from the first of what we hope will be regular exercises under sail by the world 's oldest commissioned warship afloat. Above, the frigate fires its port and starboard bow guns whi le sailing free in Massachusetts Bay. She is escorted by the frigate USS Halyburton (FFG 40) , center, and the destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) , right, while the Navy's Blue Angels roar overhead. At left, Constitution slips along at 3.5 knots under the short rig of jibs, topsails and spanker so often used in action . The Stanfords report that the feeling aboard was "exalted-there's just no other word for it." ,t

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