On July 1, 1931, the U.S.S. Constitution, affectionately known to many generations of loyal Americans as "Old Ironsides," was commissioned at the Navy Yard, Boston, Mass., after several years spent in reconditioning at the same yard, and started on a cruise on an itinerary which will take her to the principal ports on the Atlantic coast from Bar Harbor. Me., to the ports of the Chesapeake, ending in attendance at the sesqui-centennial celebration at Yorktown, Va., October 16-23.
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