The USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned ship of the United States Navy. And being a commissioned ship, she has a commanding officer. And from time to time, said command is passed from one officer to another.
CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Aug. 14, 2015) Cmdr. Robert S. Gerosa, Jr. relieves Cmdr. Sean D. Kearns to become the 74th commanding officer of USS Constitution at the ship’s change of command ceremony in Charlestown Navy Yard. Featured speakers at the ceremony were Vice Adm. Thomas S. Rowden, Commander, Naval Surface Forces, and Capt. James R. Wyatt, deputy director, Navy Staff. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Victoria Kinney/Released)
USS Constitution is currently in drydock at Charlestown Navy Yard, undergoing a planned three year overhaul.