USS Constitution sets sail for anniversary of battle

August 19, 2012 3:30:20 PM PDT
For just the second time in 131 years the USS Constitution sailed under its own power Sunday for a big anniversary.

The world's oldest commissioned warship afloat sailed for about 10 minutes on the 200th anniversary of a major battle.

The short trip marked the day two centuries ago when the Constitution bested the British frigate HMS Guerriere in a fierce battle during the War of 1812.

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