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"Old Ironsides" in Winter Quarters at San Diego
San Diego has been exceptionally honored
by the Department of the United States Navy
because of the selection of this city as the
temporary ‘home port’ of the famous frigate
This living tradition of our country will
be berthed at the Navy Pier, foot of Broad-
way, until March 15th and may be visited any
day between the house of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00
p.m. including Sundays. No charge for admission.
The history of the Constitution is replete
with heroic exploits. Conceived by George
Washington, the keel was laid in 1794 and ship
launched in 1797. Participated in 42 battles,
winning every one of them.
Reconstructed in part by money freely
given by American school children the Con-
stitution is a national shrine. She has been
visited by 4,512,299 persons. 1,542,423 in California alone.
This will probably be the last opportunity
to visit ‘Old Ironsides’ at a Pacific coast
port, according to her Commander, Louis J.
Gulliver. See this gallant ship restored exactly as she was in her fighting glory.”
”Old Ironsides" was in San Diego in the winter of 1933.
Posted on February 25th, 2013