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UNCLASSIFIED ROUTINE R 072057Z AUG 15 FM CNO WASHINGTON DC TO NAVADMIN BT UNCLAS NAVADMIN 185/15 MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/DNS/AUG// SUBJ/USS CONSTITUTION CHIEF PETTY OFFICER HERITAGE TRAINING// POC/CHRISTOPHER WELCH/CMDCM/DNS-C/703-614-2262/CHRISTOPHER.C.WELCH(AT) NAVY.MIL// POC/NANCY LOWE/NCC/COORD/703-614-4967/NANCY.LOWE1(AT)NAVY.MIL// RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the 2015 USS CONSTITUTION Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Heritage Training. USS CONSTITUTION, located in Boston, Massachusetts, will host Fiscal Year 2016 CPO Selectees from 17-21 August and 24-28 August 2015.
USS Constitution was one of six frigates authorized for construction by an act of Congress in 1794. Joshua Humphreys designed them to be the Navy's capital ships. Larger and more heavily armed than the standard run of frigate, Constitution and her sisters were formidable opponents even for some ships of the line. Built in Boston of resilient live oak, Constitution's planks were up to seven inches thick. Paul Revere forged the copper spikes and bolts that held the planks in place and the copper sheathing that protected the hull. Thus armed, she first put to sea in July 1798 and saw her