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USS Constitution & HMS Guerriere

   U.S.S Constitution  H.M.S Guerriere  

In the War of 1812,  in a fierce battle with the HMS Guerriere, a British sailor sees one of their cannon shot bounce off the hull of the Constitution and reportedly shouts, "Huzzah!", "Her sides are made of iron!"

-and so was born the nickname-

 "OLD IRONSIDES"

"Undefeated"

 

 

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Ship Modeling from Scratch
Ship Modeling from Stem to Stern
Planking Techniques for Model Ship Builders
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