The Urinals of USS Constitution Museum

The USS Constitution Museum is a museum dedicated to "[serving] as the memory and educational voice of USS Constitution, by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the stories of "Old Ironsides" and the people associated with her."

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"The privately run museum is located at the former Charlestown Navy Yard near the US Navy's USS Constitution. The museum is housed in a restored shipyard building at the foot of Pier 2. The Navy Yard is located at the end of Boston's Freedom Trail in Charlestown [neighborhood of Boston], Massachusetts and is part of the Boston National Historical Park."

About the USS Constitution: "USS Constitution is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy. Named after the Constitution of the United States of America by President George Washington, she is the oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat in the world. Launched in 1797, Constitution was one of the six original frigates authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794. Joshua Humphreys designed these frigates to be the young Navy's capital ships, and so Constitution and her sisters were larger and more heavily armed and built than the standard frigates of the period. Built in Boston, Massachusetts at Edmund Hartt's shipyard, her first duties with the newly formed United States Navy were to provide protection for American merchant shipping during the Quasi War with France and to defeat the Barbary pirates in the First Barbary War."

Submitted by SB