The Only Active US Navy Ship to Sink an Enemy is 218 Years Old

October 8, 2015 | War of 1812

The USS Constitution

The USS Constitution. Source

With the retirement of the USS Simpson, the two century old USS Constitution, is the only active US Navy ship to have sunk an enemy vessel. “Old Ironsides” sank several pirate ships in the First Barbary War and six British vessels in the War of 1812.

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