Naval War College Review

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Presidents Notes


J.R. Stark


Just a few miles up the rocky New England coastline from the Naval War College lies one of the most enduring symbols of our proud naval heritage. As the ebb tide swirls away the frothy sea foam collected along her hull, USS Constitution still strains at her moorings in Boston Harbor much as she did nearly two centuries ago. I recently had the opportunity to tread the hallowed decks of this venerable old warhorse, the oldest commissioned ship in the U.S. Navy.