The Constitution Fighting Top

One of the largest artifacts on display at the National Museum of the United States Navy in Washington, DC, is the fighting top from USS Constitution. Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jonathan Greenert, frequently addresses the fleet by video, using the fighting top for a background, as he does in this 2012 photo. (US Navy photo 121011-N-WL435-161),

If you would like to learn more about the history of the “Old Ironsides” fighting top, and how it was installed in the museum, check out our short publication, “The Constitution Fighting Top,” now available in digital format on our website: http://www.navyhistory.org/the-constitution-fighting-top/

CNO and Symonds Talks Highlight 2012 Midway Commemoration Dinner Event

This past weekend at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia, some 200 guests gathered to salute seven veterans in attendance, and the memories of  thousands more, who fought in one of the greatest battles in naval history – the Battle of Midway.

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Above photo: Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert poses for a photo with Battle of Midway veteran William Roy. See our earlier post with Roy’s firsthand account of the sinking of USS Yorktown here. (U.S. Navy photo 120603-N-WL435-017 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor/Released).