What US battleship was nicknamed Old Ironside?

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The heavy Frigate, USS Constitition, is known as 'Old Ironsides'.
the British 100 gun, 1st rate, ship of the line, HMS Britannia was also nicknamed Old Ironsides. HMS Britannia underwent a number of name changes and was also called: HMS Princess Royal, HMS St George and HMS Barfleur.
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What is Old Ironsides?

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What US battleship is nicknamed Old Ironsides?

The US battleship, the USS Constitution garnered the nickname OldIronsides". It was named that because the hull was so strong thatcannonballs bounced off.

What was Old Ironsides in the the USS?

Old Ironsides is the USS Constitution She is the oldest commissioned ship in the US Navy Fleet. She got the name "Old Ironsides" from the British when they saw that their cannon balls bounce off her hull that was made of Virginia oak. She was launched in 1797.

Why was she nicknamed Old Ironsides?

The ship USS Constitution got the nickname Old Ironsides becausethe ship had iron plating in the hull. The ship was used during theCivil War.

What is the official name for 'Old Ironsides'?

The heavy frigate, USS Constitution, launched in 1797, earned the nickname 'Old Ironsides' after the battle with the HMS Guerriere during the War of 1812. This is a reference to "Old Ironsides," a colonial era battleship which is docked in Boston Harbor. If I recall correctly, this battleship n ( Full Answer )

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What is the use of the ship in Oliver Wendell Holmes poem Old Ironsides?

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Who wrote the book 'Old Ironsides?

The book 'Old Ironsides' was written by Thomas Gillmer. The poem of the same name was written by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

Which ship was defeated by old ironsides?

The USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) fought two single frigate duels during the War of 1812. On August 19, 1812 She fought and defeated the HMS Gurriere. On December 29, 1812 She fought and defeated the HMS Java. On both occasions the British ships were so badly damaged that they had to be scu ( Full Answer )

What president's nickname was old ironside?

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