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USS Constitution: A Select Bibliography

Books:

Allard, Dean C., Martha L. Crawley and Mary W. Edmison eds. U.S. Naval History Sources in the United States. Washington: Naval History Division, 1979. OCLC 06787191. [see "Constitution" in the index, for sources of unpublished materials.].

Albright, Charles L. The East Coast Cruise of the U.S. Frigate Constitution: A Philatelic Narrative of the Exhibition Cruise of the Famous Old Fighter in the War with the Barbary States and the Victor Over the Guerriere. Richmond, Va.: Dietz Publishing Co., 1935. OCLC 1246980.

Berube, Claude G. and John Rodgaard. A Call to the Sea: Captain Charles Stewart of the USS Constitution. Dulles, VA: Potomac Books, 2005.

Dudley, William S. and Michael J. Crawford eds. The Naval War of 1812: A Documentary History. 2 vols. Washington: Naval Historical Center, 1985-. OCLC 12834733.

Duncan, Greer A. The Wood in "Old Ironsides:" As Told by Official Letters Written a Century and a Quarter Ago. Washington: American Forestry Association, 1925. OCLC 27357347. [published in American Forests and Forest Life (Oct 1925): 583-614.].

Evans, Amos A. Journal Kept on Board the Frigate Constitution, 1812. Lincoln MA: 1967. [Reprinted from the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography.]. OCLC 00735245.

Fowler, William M. Silas Talbot: Captain of Old Ironsides. Mystic CT: Mystic Seaport Museum, 1995. OCLC 33669075.

Frost, Holloway Halstead. Some Stories of Old Ironsides. Annapolis MD: US Naval Institute, 1931. OCLC 01208544.

Grant, Bruce. Isaac Hull, Captain of Old Ironsides: The Life and Fighting Times of Isaac Hull and the U.S. Frigate Constitution. Chicago: Pellegrini and Cudahy, 1947. OCLC 01116348.

Hansen, Harry. Old Ironsides: The Fighting "Constitution." New York: Random House, 1955. OCLC 01310881.

Harris, John. "Old Ironsides" Her Birth Heroes and Victories. Boston: Boston Globe, 1977. OCLC 04561148.

Hill, Frederic Stanhope. Twenty-Six Historic Ships: The Story of Certain Famous Vessels of War and of their Successors in the Navies of the United States and of the Confederate States of America from 1775 to 1902. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1905. OCLC 02622223.

Hollis, Ira Nelson. The Frigate Constitution: The Central Figure of the Navy Under Sail. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1931. OCLC 01118211.

Horgan, Thomas Patrick. Old Ironsides: The Story of USS Constitution. Boston: Burdette, 1963. OCLC 00776137.

Hoyt, Edwin P. Old Ironsides. New York: Pinnacle Books, 1976. OCLC 2414320.

Jennings, John Edward. Tattered Ensign. New York: Thomas Crowell, 1966. OCLC 01291484.

Knipe, Emilie. The Story of Old Ironsides, the Cradle of the United States Navy. New York: Dodd Mead, 1928. OCLC 00616381.

Magoun, F. Alexander. The Frigate Constitution and Other Historic Ships. Salem MA: Marine Research Society, 1928. OCLC 04198972.

Martin, Tyrone G. Creating a Legend. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Tryon Publishing Co., 1997. OCLC 37713196.

____. A Most Fortunate Ship: A Narrative History of "Old Ironsides." Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1997. OCLC 36011559.

____. Undefeated: Old Ironsides in the War of 1812. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Tryon Publishing Co., 1997. OCLC 36330743.

McCann, Ernest Armitage. Ship Model Making. 3 vols. New York: Norman W. Henley Publishing, 1926-27. OCLC 01406617. [See vol.3, How to Make a Model of the U.S. Frigate Constitution].

Mercier, Henry James. Life in Man-of-War; or Scenes in "Old Ironsides" During Her Cruise in the Pacific, by a Fore-Top-Man. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1927. OCLC 01954730.

Price, Norma Adams. Letters from Old Ironsides, 1813-15. Tempe, Az.: Beverly-Merriam Press, 1984. OCLC 11526314.

Reilly, John C. The Constitution Gun Deck. Washington: Naval Historical Center, 1983. OCLC 09690961.

Roach, John Charles. Old Ironsides, U.S. Frigate Constitution: An Essay in Sketches. Washington: Department of the Navy, 1976. OCLC 03344750.

Smith, Moses. Naval Scenes in the Last War: Or, Three Years on Board the Frigate Constitution and the Adams, Including the Capture of the Guerriere. Boston: Gleason's Publishing Hall, 1846. OCLC 02568650.

Snow, Elliot. On the Deck of "Old Ironsides." New York: Macmillan, 1932. OCLC 02533184.

Stevens, Benjamin F. A Cruise on the Constitution: Around the World on Old Ironsides, 1844-1847. New York, 1904. [Reprinted from United Services Magazine]. OCLC 05248597.

Stork, Charles Wharton. On Board Old Ironsides, 1812-1815, a Rope-Yarn Epic. Mill Valley CA: Wings Press, 1948. OCLC 01110254.

Thomas, Henry George. Around the World in Old Ironsides: The Voyage of USS Constitution, 1844-1846. Edited by Alan B. Flanders. Lively, Va.: Brandyland Publishers, 1993. OCLC 27813009.

Thomte, Theodore. Battles of the Frigate Constitution. Chicago: Rand McNally, 1966. OCLC 01144359.

United States. National Archives and Records Service. List of Logbooks of U.S. Navy Ships, Stations, and Miscellaneous Units, 1801-1947. Washington: National Archives and Records Service, General Services Administration, 1978. OCLC 03728731. [See pp. 70-71 for a list of Constitution logbooks at the National Archives in Washington DC. in Record Groups 24.2.2 and 45.8.4].

United States. Office of Naval Records and Library. Naval Documents Related to the Quasi-War Between the United States and France. 7 vols. Washington: US Government Printing Office, 1935-38. OCLC 01727303.

The United States Frigate Constitution: A Sesquicentennial Exhibition, 1797-1947. Newport News VA: Mariners' Museum, 1947. OCLC 02916945.

Weitzman, David. Old Ironsides: Americans Build a Fighting Ship. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996. OCLC 33983249.

Whipple, Pardon Mawney. Letters from Old Ironsides, 1813-1815. Tempe AZ: Beverly-Merriam Press, 1984. OCLC 11526314.

Wilson, James Grant. Commodore Hull and the Constitution: The Anniversary Address Before the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, February 27, 1880. New York: The Society, 1880. OCLC 10363454.

Articles

"Additional Information Relative to Jackson Figurehead Now at the Naval Academy." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 53, no.11 (Nov. 1927): 1250-51.

Andrews, Philip. "The Constitution Campaign and its Progress." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 53, no.10 (Oct. 27): 1111-12

Andrews, Philip. "The `Old Ironsides' Campaign." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 52, no.10 (Oct. 1926): 1981-84.

"The Constitution's Two Figureheads." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 53, no.11 (Nov. 1927) :1245-49.

Davis, William H. "`Old Ironsides' in Chancery." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 67, no.6 (Jun. 1941): 780-82.
Desy, Margherita M. "Constitution: Where Was She at 100?" Nautical Research Journal 42, no. 3 (Sep. 1997): 145-53.

"Discussion: Brood of the Constitution." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 42, no.3 (May.-Jun. 1916): 925-26.

"Discussion: Brood of the Constitution." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 42, no.4 (Jul.-Aug. 1916): 1259-60

Farenholt, A. "A Short Account of Legislative Action in Regard to the United States Navy up to the War of 1812, and Notes Concerning the Histories of Naval Vessels During that Period." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 34, no.4 (Dec. 1908): 1279-96.

Ford, T. G. "American Navigators of the Colonial Period and the Yankee Midshipman." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 32, no.3 (Sep. 1906): 861-970.

Herzog, Carl. "Forging a Crew to Sail `Old Ironsides:' USS Constitution Sailors Learn the Ropes Aboard the Tall Ship Bounty." Sea History 83 (Winter 1997-98): 21-22.

"How the `Constitution' Escaped." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 53, no.5 (May 1927): 623-29. [In the face of a superior British force off the Jersey coast on 17 Jul. 1812.].

Krafft, Herman F. "The `Constitution' in Miniature." United States Naval Institute Proceedings : 364-65, and plates 51-56. [Concerning the death of Lt. Col. William Spicer who had spent a dozen years researching and building models of the USS Constitution.].

____. "New Lease of Life for Old Ironsides." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 51, no.10 (Oct. 1925): 1938-1943.

Lathrop, Constance. "A Vanishing Naval Tradition - the Figured." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 53, no.11 (Nov. 1927): 1166-68 and plates 17-25. [See page 1167 for mention of five figureheads on Constitution.].
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Lyman, John. "Discussions, Comments, Notes: Old Ironsides." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 83, no.7 (Jul. 1957): 781-82.

McKee, Linda. "Constitution Versus Guerriere." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 88, no.8 (Aug. 1962): 72-79.

Marden, Luis. "Restoring Old Ironsides." National Geographic 191, no. 6 (Jun. 1997): 38-53.

Martin, Tyrone G. "Joshua Humphreys' Real Innovation." Naval History 8, no. 2 (Mar.-Apr. 1994): 32-37.

____. "The USS Constitution: A Design Confirmed." American Neptune 57, no. 3 (Summer 1997): 257-65.

McHenry, H. D. "Kedging the Constitution." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 52, no.8 (Aug. 1926): 1509-12.

Morgan, James M. "Brood of the Constitution." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 42, no.1 (Jan.-Feb. 1916): 125-38.

Morris, N. "The Constitution off Tripoli in 1804."United States Naval Institute Proceeding 52, no.6 (Jun. 1926): 1271-79.

Morrison, Christopher H. "Technical Aspects of Preparing `Old Ironsides' to Sail Again." Nautical Research Journal 42, no. 3 (Sept. 1997): 154-61.

Nimitz, C. W., Harold P. Faust and Joseph J. Lawler. "Discussions, Comments and Notes." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 73, no.3 (Mar. 1947): 331-33. [Correspondence of Harold P. Faust with Admiral Nimitz and the Post Office Department concerning the possible issuance of a postage stamp commemorating USS Constitution. Nimitz concurred with Faust's desire to see a stamp issued. ].

"`Old Ironsides' Campaign" United States Naval Institute Proceedings 51, no.9 (Sep. 1925): 1766. [Concerning work to be undertaken by Lt. Lord, naval constructor, on rebuilding Constitution.].

"`Old Ironsides' in the Mediterranean off Tripoli." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 53, no.5 (May 1927): 618-22.

Prudden, Theodore M. "Her Thunder Shook the Mighty Deep" United States Naval Institute Proceedings 90, no.1 (Jan. 1964): 74-83.

Smith, Roy C. "Proceedings Advertisement." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 96, no.2 (Feb. 1970): 98-99. [Includes remarks on the battle with the HMS Guerriere.].

Snow, Elliot. "A Vanishing Naval Tradition - the Figure-Head." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 53, no.11 (Nov. 1927): 1211-1214.

"USS Constitution Getting an Overhaul." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 89, no.2 (Feb. 1963): 155.

Van Deurs, G. "The Swatara and the Large Repair." United States Naval Institute Proceedings 83, no.2 (Feb. 1957): 212-13. [Discusses repairs to the Constitution].


03 October 2005

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