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November 2011 Blog Posts (2)

Little Known Tidbit of Naval History! It may explain a few things about our heritage!

The U. S. S. Constitution (Old Ironsides), as a combat vessel, carried 48,600 gallons of fresh water for her crew of 475 officers and men. This was sufficient to last six months of sustained operations at sea. She carried no evaporators (i.e. fresh water distillers). However, let it be noted that according to her ship's log, "On July 27, 1798, the U.S.S. Constitution sailed from Boston with a full complement of 475 officers and men, 48,600 gallons of fresh water, 7,400 cannon shot, 11,600…

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Added by Jim Decota on November 30, 2011 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

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