Crazy Things You Never Knew About The USS Constitution

History | 1/9/20

Quite An Unusual Design

The USS Constitution sits at the harbor in Boston.
Nicholas Pfosi for The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Nicholas Pfosi for The Boston Globe via Getty Images

The USS Constitution was no ordinary ship. She was innovatively built as a means of keeping up with the powerful European states. The hull of this ship was stronger than in previous ships.

The keel was made long and the width was more narrow and lined with heavy arms. The goal was to create a vessel that would be sturdy and strong, but also be able to maneuver quickly and smoothly in the water.