Navy To Deploy USS Constitution To Strait Of Hormuz | The Duffel Blog

With the US Navy increasingly stretched trying to meet its commitments in both the Pacific and the Middle East, the Department of the Navy announced today that it will be re-activating its entire mothball fleet for upcoming Middle East deployments, including the USS Constitution.

According to Navy officials, the Constitution, currently celebrating the 200th anniversary of her victory over the British warship HMS Guerriere, will relieve the destroyer USS Porter, which was damaged last month in a collision in the Strait of Hormuz while playing chicken with a lighthouse.

“I cannot think of a better way to honor those who fought in the War of 1812, as well as celebrate Constitution’s past successes, than for the ship to once again sail under arms,” said Commander Matt Bonner, the 72nd commanding officer of the Constitution.

via Navy To Deploy USS Constitution To Strait Of Hormuz | The Duffel Blog.

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12 thoughts on “Navy To Deploy USS Constitution To Strait Of Hormuz | The Duffel Blog”

  1. Obviously, the author of the article omitted the “no engine noise” stealth aspect of USS Constitution – invaluable for sneaking up on pirate submarines.

  2. Hey, she’s got a heavier weight of broadside than an LCS, and longer max effective range as well.

    … and she doesn’t have to stop for gas every 48 hours.

  3. How well would Constitution reflect radar? Would they classify her as a stealth ship? But they’d never do it, it would mean issuing more bayonets for the Marines aboard and as we know, we have less of those these days.

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