USS Constitution Interactive Display Dedicated at National Navy Museum

On Monday 12 March, a new interactive display was dedicated at the U.S. Navy Museum at the Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C. The touch screen driven display gives museum visitors a chance to learn about the history of the commanding officers of the historic frigate USS Constitution. It was the brainchild of Dr. Jack London, Chairman of the Board of CACI International, Inc. London is a 1959 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, who served 12 years active duty as a naval aviator, and retired as a Captain from the Naval Reserve in 1983. He also happens to be a descendant of Constitution‘s first commanding officer, Captain Samuel Nicholson.

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(images of personnel in attendance courtesy U.S. Navy, MC2 Gina K. Morrissette)

On 20 February 1815, USS Constitution, under Captain Charles Stewart, captured HMS Cyane and sloop-of-war Levant. This circa 1817 oil painting by Thomas Sully depicts Stewart.

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy visits USS Constitution as the Sailors there prepare for War of 1812 commemorations for 2012.