All Hands on Deck
A 220-Year-Old U.S. Battleship Is Back in the Water after Sailing through a Gauntlet of Risks
The USS Constitution hasn't been in battle since the War of 1812. Yet the world's oldest commissioned warship has still seen some action in recent years. Over time, weather, seawater and other elements had damaged and deteriorated the ship from mast to hull. So the U.S. Navy launched a six-year, US$12 million restoration and preservation project to ensure the historic vessel could continue to accommodate and educate the 500,000 tourists it attracts each year.