I did not know if I had ever put up a htread on my wooden, fully rigged USS Constitution which was launched 21 October 1797. She distinguished herself very well in several engagements in the Barbary War (1801-1807) and then most notably in the War of 1812 against England (1812-1815). She sailed around he world in 1843, was used as a training/schollingg ship in the Civil War, and the was made a museuem ship. In 1925 she was completely restored and remained commisioned in the US NAvy. Today she is manned permanently by a US Navy crew in Boston harbor and taken out briefly each year and also for longer sailing durng special eents like the bicentiennial. Here are some pictures of her (my model and a couple of her sailing with current US Naval vessels. They have grown and maintain a forest in Massachuesetts so they can always repair her with the distinctive, very har timber that gaver her the name of "Old Ironsides" when the English cannonbals literally bounced off of her sides in war.