From the Navy News Service
1794 - Congress authorizes the construction of six frigates, including Constitution.
1799 - USS Constitution recaptures American sloop Neutrality from .
1880 - USS Constellation departs with food for famine victims in .
The U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) departed Batumi, Georgia, Oct. 18 after completing a successful port visit.
While in Batumi,
The crew of USS Constitution embarked on their final Boston Harbor underway demonstration aboard Old Ironsides this year, Oct. 17.
Constitution set out into
The Navy will christen littoral combat ship (LCS) Detroit, on Oct. 18 during a ceremony at Marinette Marine Corporation shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin.
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus,