USS Constitution Model


Launched at Boston in 1797, the USS Constitution was one of the six new frigates that represented the United States on the high seas through the war of 1812. The wartime service and successes of ships such as the USS Constitution fueled storied reputations, influencing the future development of the US Navy and enhancing its status as an enduring symbol and source of national pride. This model was built by H.W. Chaloner about 1920. Mr. Chaloner was by trade a cabinetmaker and maintained a shop in Boston. His model not only represents an iconic American fighting ship, its base is fabricated from wood salvaged from the actual ship. (© Mystic Seaport Collection, Mystic, CT, #1945.834)