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Ten New US Citizens Aboard USS Constitution

Wed Jul 05, 2006 5:44 am

Every fourth of July, the oldest commissioned vessel in the US Navy, the USS Constitution, makes a cruise around Boston Harbor and is turned around to ensure even weathering. I just heard on the local news that ten people became US citizens aboard her today. That's doing it in style. Here's to those hard-working people who come here and do what it takes to become citizens.

Happy 4th!
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RE: Ten New US Citizens Aboard USS Constitution

Wed Jul 05, 2006 8:45 am

The 4th of July is the best day to become a citizen. Last July 4th, Justice Sandra OConnor came to our town and gave the oath of citizenship to a number of now citizens.

Quoting CastleIsland (Thread starter):
just heard on the local news that ten people became US citizens aboard her today.

But become a citizen on the USS Constitution thats doing in style.  eyepopping 
 
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RE: Ten New US Citizens Aboard USS Constitution

Wed Jul 05, 2006 9:30 am

Quoting AirCop (Reply 1):
thats doing in style



Quoting CastleIsland (Thread starter):
That's doing it in style

I guess we agree, except for the grammar.  Wink
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RE: Ten New US Citizens Aboard USS Constitution

Wed Jul 05, 2006 9:39 am

Quoting CastleIsland (Thread starter):
Here's to those hard-working people...

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RE: Ten New US Citizens Aboard USS Constitution

Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:05 am

There was a brother/Sister combo that also became citizens.

Sis took the oath in Kandahar and the brother was in Bagdad.
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RE: Ten New US Citizens Aboard USS Constitution

Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:09 am

That would be too cool to become a citizen on the USS Constitution.

How about a joyride for a few of us everyday Americans.
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RE: Ten New US Citizens Aboard USS Constitution

Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:30 am

Quoting TPASXM787 (Reply 5):
How about a joyride for a few of us everyday Americans.

I've on board several times for tours, but it only leaves docking once a year to be rotated for even weathering, so you can imagine that gettin' a spot on board would be harder than getting Jerry Falwell to shake hands with Elton John.  Wink

Christened in 1797, she's a real beaut. At the water line, her hull is up to 25 feet thick! That's how she earned the nickname "Old Ironsides," with those Limey cannonballs from HMS Guerriere just bouncing off on 8/9/1812. Nice!
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RE: Ten New US Citizens Aboard USS Constitution

Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:36 am

Congratulations to ten new United States Citizens! Welcome and may you live well and prosper.

How cool is that becoming a citizen aboard the USS Constitution!
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RE: Ten New US Citizens Aboard USS Constitution

Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:37 am

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 6):
At the water line, her hull is up to 25 feet thick! That's how she earned the nickname "Old Ironsides," with those Limey cannonballs from HMS Guerriere just bouncing off on 8/9/1812. Nice!

Holy crap! Talk about armor.
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RE: Ten New US Citizens Aboard USS Constitution

Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:45 am

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 6):
At the water line, her hull is up to 25 feet thick!

I think you forgot a dot there. The beam is 43.5 feet, which would make 25 feet of armour a wee bit unlikely - let alone the weight problems.  Wink
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RE: Ten New US Citizens Aboard USS Constitution

Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:48 am

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 6):
Christened in 1797, she's a real beaut. At the water line, her hull is up to 25 feet thick! That's how she earned the nickname "Old Ironsides," with those Limey cannonballs from HMS Guerriere just bouncing off on 8/9/1812. Nice!

Twenty-five feet thick?!? She doesn't look that fat.

I was in BOS in '99 and made it to the Constitution right when they were locking the door for the evening. I was chatting up the sailor on duty, and discovered we were both from Texas. That goes a long way. My party and I received an after hours, take as long as you want, tour of the old lady. What a sight to see. I can't imagine having gone to battle in something like that.

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RE: Ten New US Citizens Aboard USS Constitution

Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:59 am

Quoting Aloges (Reply 9):
I think you forgot a dot there.

Sorry, took it from the museum website, and meant inches, not feet (John Holmes is rolling in his grave)  Wink .

Apparently TPASXM bought it!  Wink
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RE: Ten New US Citizens Aboard USS Constitution

Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:00 pm

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 11):
Sorry, took it from the museum website, and meant inches, not feet

You folks should really switch to metric!  duck 
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RE: Ten New US Citizens Aboard USS Constitution

Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:07 pm

Quoting Aloges (Reply 12):
You folks should really switch to metric!

Aww hell, I probably would have posted 25 km thick.  Wink
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RE: Ten New US Citizens Aboard USS Constitution

Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:21 pm

Quoting Aloges (Reply 12):
You folks should really switch to metric!

No switch to standard measures.

The my truck gets 8 Rods to the Hogshead and that is the way I like it.

Besides I think the Consitution predates the metric system...Since it was here first, we should stick with the measures the builders used.
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RE: Ten New US Citizens Aboard USS Constitution

Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:29 pm

Quoting L-188 (Reply 14):
Besides I think the Consitution predates the metric system.

Almost. Wikipedia says:

Metric system: "The first official adoption of such a system occurred in France in 1791 after the French Revolution of 1789."

Old Ironsides: "Laid down: Summer 1795"
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