The Small USS Constitution Model is a gorgeously put together replica of a historic military ship. The USS Constitution was named after first president George Washington. It is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat and one of only two sailing ships in the entire American military.
Nicknamed "Old Ironsides," the USS Constitution played a crucial role during the War of 1812 against Great Britain. She sank 5 British warships during the war: HMS Guerriere, Java, Pictou, Cyane and Levant. The USS Constitution was also involved in 57 hour chase when a squadron of British ships tried to overtake her. The race is remembered as a true show of not only the prowess of the vessel, but to the quick thinking crew who managed to cleverly use a variety of methods to outrun the impending assault.
The Small USS Constitution Model measures 13" tall, 12" long and 3" wide. It has many three masts and a lot of canvas sails and complex rigging. The details speak for themselves the moment you place it on your desk, shelf or any other empty space. The historic past of this iconic American ship is so long and fascinating that the Small USS Constitution Model will become a great conversation piece.