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USS Constitution (“Old Ironsides”), the oldest commissioned warship afloat, makes her annual 4th of July “turnaround cruise” in Boston Harbor
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Boston, MA (Jul. 4, 2002) -- USS Constitution (Old Ironsides), the oldest commissioned warship afloat, makes her annual 4th of July turnaround cruise in Boston Harbor where a 21-gun salute is also rendered off Castle Islands Fort Independence in South Boston. This year, the Secretary of the Navy, The Honorable Gordon England witnessed a swearing-in ceremony aboard the ship, where more than two-dozen immigrants were sworn in as naturalized citizens. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist Seaman Joe Burgess. (RELEASED)

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