USS Constitution @ Charlestown Navy Yard

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USS Constitution @ Charlestown Navy Yard

Post by Donnie » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:11 pm

USS Constituion @ Charlestown Navy Yard August 17, 2017
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Re: USS Constitution @ Charlestown Navy Yard

Post by Graham » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:26 am

Excellent photography as usual, Donnie, and thanks for sharing it. I am intrigued to see what look like steps running up the bowsprit and have never seen that on a real ship or model if that is what they are.

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Re: USS Constitution @ Charlestown Navy Yard

Post by Donnie » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:50 am

You are right - you know I saw that and didn't think much of it at the time, but now that you bring it back to my attention, you are correct, I have never seen anything like that before. I am wondering if that is temporary for re rigging. I wouldn't think so as it is painted and looks like it is built into the bowsprit.
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Re: USS Constitution @ Charlestown Navy Yard

Post by trippwj » Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:22 am

While not "common", those steps were used during the latter 18th and into the 19th centuries. I have seen some contemporary models that included them, and the occassional drawing. I'll try to dig back into my files when i get a moment to see what i can dredge up for you.
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Re: USS Constitution @ Charlestown Navy Yard

Post by Aussie048 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:35 am

Donnie

I have just been reviewing the USS Constitution photos and I think IMG_4400 is an upper deck cannon up against the green Bukwarks. I am thinking of building the carriages for the upper deck. Am I correct in my assumption?

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Re: USS Constitution @ Charlestown Navy Yard

Post by WilliamMorrison » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:03 am

I love visiting the Constitution, and do so frequently since I live fairly close in Connecticut. These are fantastic photos. I, too, was surprised about those steps on the bow sprit, and I have often wondered whether there were manropes alongside.

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