The USS constitution by order of congress is suppose to remain in commishon so... Why is it docked permanently?

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  • 9 years ago
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    In commission does not mean at sea.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Congress doesn't have the authority to suspend or dock or change the Constitution in any way…only the people can do that. But like any law if it's not enforced with care it's pointless to even have it!

  • 9 years ago

    Constitution's stated mission today is to promote understanding of the Navy’s role in war and peace through educational outreach, historic demonstration, and active participation in public events. As a fully commissioned US Navy ship, her crew of 60 officers and sailors participate in ceremonies, educational programs, and special events while keeping the ship open to visitors year round and providing free tours. The officers and crew are all active-duty US Navy personnel and the assignment is considered special duty in the Navy. Traditionally, command of the vessel is assigned to a Navy Commander. She is berthed at Pier 1 of the former Charlestown Navy Yard, at one end of Boston's Freedom Trail.

  • imaxkr
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    Just because it is permanently docked doesn't mean it has been decommissioned. But she does make one "turn around cruise" each year but not under her own power. There was a goal to sail her under her own power to commemorate the War of 1812 but I am unsure as to the progress.

    http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=61...

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  • Because one molotov cocktail and that thing is going down.

    It's a warship around 200 years, we're not going to use it for war.

  • Sarah
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Because it is a part of a museum in honor of it's service.....since 1905.

    http://navysite.de/ships/const.htm

  • Mike W
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    It's a museum.

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