A Sailor's Life for Me!
Exciting New Interactive Game Provided by the U.S. Navy!
The USS Constitution Museum, in cooperation with the US Navy’s History and Heritage Command and Office of Commemorations, has recently launched their new interactive webpage and game “A Sailor’s Life for Me!”
This new website is part of a developing inventory of educational resources for educators, historians and interested public. Such materials will provide information about influential leaders, battles, every day life of the period, sailing ships, games, and music. Check this site often for updates!
OpSail 2012 Virginia® recognizes the great work of the USS CONSTITUTION Museum in creating their interactive webpage and game – A Sailor’s Life for Me!
Launched in 1797, the USS CONSTITUTION was one of the most powerful ships of her class, rated at forty-four guns and carrying over four hundred sailors. Through the end of the Revolutionary War and the length of the War of 1812, the ship gained a reputation as a fine sailor and a capable fighter. On August 19, 1797, while patrolling the waters between the New England and Nova Scotia, USS CONSTITUTION engaged the HMS GUERRIERE. When shot from the British frigate bounced off the oak planked hull of the American, a sailor was heard to say that her hull was made of iron. The name stuck, and the ship went on to win more victories while inspiring the American public in a war that pitched the United States against the largest navy in the world.
Karen Scherberger, Executive Director
Hank Moseley, Director, Maritime Operations
Joella Adams, Director of Programs, Education & Tourism