Constitution was launched in 1797, one of six original frigates authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794 and the third constructed.
Joshua Humphreys designed the frigates to be the young Navy's capital ships, and so Constitution and her sisters were larger and more heavily armed and built than standard frigates of the period. Navy were to provide protection for American merchant shipping during the Quasi-War with France and to defeat the Barbary pirates in the First Barbary War.
with Kelly and Michael that she was forbidden by the New York Yankees from wearing Detroit Tigers' clothing or accessories at the Yankee Stadium when attending games in which Verlander was the starting pitcher.
During a photo shoot, someone joked about a cross necklace she wore, saying, "Why are you wearing a cross?
Like you would be religious", then took the necklace from her to do the shoot.
She continued to serve as flagship in the Mediterranean and African squadrons, and she circled the world in the 1840s.
During the American Civil War, she served as a training ship for the United States Naval Academy.