United States Navy

The Oldest Commissioned Ship in the Navy

 

USS Constitution was one of six frigates authorized for construction by an act of Congress in 1794. Joshua Humphreys designed them to be the Navyís capital ships. Larger and more heavily armed than the standard run of frigate, Constitution and her sisters were formidable opponents even for some ships of the line.

Built in Boston of resilient live oak, Constitutionís planks were up to seven inches thick. Paul Revere forged the copper spikes and bolts that held the planks in place and the copper sheathing that protected the hull. Thus armed, she first put to sea in July 1798 and saw her first service patrolling the southeast coast of the United States during the Quasi-War with France.

 

Our Navy Members:

 
  Last Name First Name Branch War
  Bloedow Dale A. Navy Korean
  Ambrogne John R. Navy WW II
  Anderson Alferd R. Navy WW II
  Breen Anthony A. Navy WW II
  Carlino Roger G. Navy WW II
  Carper Robert H. Navy WW II
  Cashman Frank C. Navy WW II
  Cerrone Frederick Navy WW II
  Collins John S. Navy WW II
  Cooney Edward J. Navy WW II
  Corbett Dennis M. Navy Viet Nam
  Corbett Donal Navy WW II
  Crowley Merton E. Navy WW II
  Cuddy George L. Navy WW II
  Cunha John Navy WWII
  Curran Robert E. Navy WW II
  Cyr Robert A. Navy Viet Nam
  Davis Richard J. Navy Korean
  De Pinto Frank J. Navy WW II
  De Rosa Thomas A. Navy WW II
  Di Russo Antonio Navy WW II
  Dohery Jr. George L. Navy WW II
  Duddy John J. Navy WW II
  Duffy Gordon F. Navy WW II
  Egan Chester C. Navy WW II
  Enos Jesse J. Jr. Navy WW II
  Fava Leo J. Navy WW II
  Fehlan William H. Navy WW II
  Fidler Francis J. Navy WW II
  Fitzgerald William J. Navy WW II
  Flannery Phillippe R. Navy WW II
  Gallo Carmen J. Navy WW II
  Gaspar Joseph E. Navy WW II
  Glejzer Ronald W. Navy Korean
  Gonda Louis R. Navy WW II
  Greene John J. Navy WW II
  Griswold Robert J. Navy Korean
  Hall Richard A. Navy Korean
  Hinchliffe Wilfred Navy Viet Nam
  Hurley Gerald P. Navy Viet Nam
  Johnston John J. Jr. Navy WW II
  Kelleher Edward J. Navy WW II
  Kelleher Joseph W. Navy WW II
  La Terza Guy F. Navy WW II
  Lampropoulos George Navy WW II
  Langley John M. Sr. Navy WW II
  Langton John V. Navy WW II
  Lanzillo Thomas A. Navy WW II
  Leizza Peter M. Navy Korean  / Viet Nam
  Levy William H. Navy WW II
  Mac Donald Robert J. Navy WW II
  Mahoney James F. Navy WWII
  Maresca Ralph S. Navy Viet Nam
  Marra Angelo A. Navy WW II
  Martin Thomas P. Navy WW II
  Martin William T. Navy WW II
  Maunus Charles R. Navy WW II
  Mazzone Eugene F. Navy WW II
  Mc Burnie Clifford F. Navy WW II
  Mc Carthy Charles R. Navy WW II
  Mc Cune James W. Navy Korean
  Mc Laughlin Vincent P. Navy WW II
  Mc Namara John E. Navy WW II
  Mc Phee Daniel E. Navy WW II
  Meaney John L. Navy WW II
  Metivier George D. Navy WW II
  Moccia Joseph L. Navy WW II
  Monaco Otino Jr. Navy WW II
  Moran William J. Navy WW II
  Morgan George J. Navy WW II
  Mullen George R. Navy WW II
  Murphy Henry F. Navy WW II
  O'Connell John F. Navy WW II
  Parker Melvin H. Navy WW II
  Pierson Peter J. Navy WW II
  Quinlan John T. Navy WW II
  Radochia Walter Navy WW II
  Ranauro John C. Navy WW II
  Riccio Frank M. Navy WW II
  Roberts Roy N. Navy Viet Nam
  Rossi Paul J. Navy WW II
  Rudy John C. Navy Korean
  Shepard William A. Navy WW II
  Smith Robert E. Navy WW II
  Snow Raymond A. Navy Korean
  Spinos Costas Navy WW II
  Squeglia John F. Navy Viet Nam
  St. Coeur James F. Navy WW II
  Strong Chester S. Navy WW II
  Tatosky James Navy WW II
  Taylor George M. Navy Viet Nam
  Tibbetts Frank L. Navy WW II
  Tomeo Andrew J. Navy WW II
  Tomeo Anthony B. Navy WW II
  Troy James P. Jr. Navy Korean
  Umbro Anthony J. Navy WW II
  Van Amburg Earl C. Navy WW II
  Ventura Albert L. Navy Korean
  Verhault Robert J. Navy Korean
  Walker John F. Navy Korean
  White Edward F. Navy WW II
  Wood Robert A. Navy WW II
  Woods Walter L. Navy Viet Nam
  Wronski Henry A. Navy WW II
  Roche John J. Navy Air Corp WW II
  Whitehouse Maurice Navy Air Corp WW II