National Geographic : 1925 Oct
Photograph from Hamilton Maxwell THE CHARLESTOWN NAVY YARD, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS In addition to being an important Naval station and possessing one of the world's largest dry docks, this Navy Yard isalso the home port of the Constitution, the famous "Old Ironsides." This fine old ship, made immortal by her many victories, especially that over the English ship Guerriere, in 1812, was a 44-ton frigate. She was saved from scrapping in 1830 by Oliver Wendell Holmes' thrilling poem, "Old Ironsides," and since 1877 has been used some as a training vessel. She may be seen in the left foreground, with three destroyersmoored inthesame slip tothe right and the great dry dock a little to the left and beyond.