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USS Constitution FY 2015–2017 Restoration Highlights

Naval History and Heritage Command, Detachment Boston

The drawing provides a sense of the dry-dock setup for USS Constitution.

  • Down-rig USS Constitution and prepare Dry Dock#1, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston Historical Park
  • Dry Dock USS Constitution and install support shoring and scaffolding
  • Remove copper sheathing, lower hull of Constitution
  • Remove lower hull caulking
  • Remove and replace hull planks
  • Inspect and restore cutwater (bow of Constitution)
  • Caulk hull planking
  • Install new copper sheathing on lower hull
  • Undock and refloat USS Constitution and re-rig 



Published: Fri Dec 08 14:20:05 EST 2017