USS Constitution Moved to Dry Dock

USS Constitution enters Dry Dock 1 in Charlestown Navy Yard to commence a multi-year planned restoration period!
USS Constitution enters Dry Dock 1 in Charlestown Navy Yard to commence a multi-year planned restoration period!

The USS Constitution, the world’s oldest commissioned warship still afloat, was moved to a dry dock at the Charlestown Navy Yard on Monday, May 18, for 3-year restoration.

The project, which us estimated at $15 million, will include re-coppering the hull, replacing worn rigging and old planks and making general repairs to the stern, bow and captain’s cabin.

The ship’s top deck will be open to visitors during most of the work.

See photos of the dry dock process here.