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Pen: Constitution Americana Fountain



 
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This pen is made from wood taken from USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world. The wood was removed in 1973 as part of a refitting done by the US Navy.
USS Constitution was launched in 1797 at Boston, Massachusetts, one of six frigates authorized by Congress to defend the trade of our young republic. Soon she was serving with distinction against Barbary pirates in the Mediterranean. Her greatest fame, though, came in the War of 1812. In that year, she defeated the British frigate HMS Guerriere in August and another British frigate, HMS Java, in December. She also won the nickname "Old Ironsides", when cannonballs reportedly bounced off her thick oaken hull. Later in the same war she defeated HMS Cyane and HMS Levant in the same battle.  Comes with a wooden case which doubles as a business card holder.

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