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USS Constitution

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avatar AyePatch
Level 44 : Master Pirate
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Originally, the USS Constitution was painted ochre with a black wale stripe, the top two panels were blue and red, and the stern was gold, and that is what I replicated in my other USS Constitution post. It was not until later that she was given her now famous black and white paint scheme, which I replicated here.
You may use this post in any way that you wish, as long as you give me credit.

Download is a World Save and the schematics

Credit to AAmdahl for his amazing cinematic.


Additional Notes



HISTORY OF THE USS CONSTITUTION

She was built in 1797, to deal with the Barbary pirates. Her frame was made of live oak, a wood so dense and strong that it actually sinks in water. She was also built like a much larger ship--her ribs were spaced mere inches apart, making her sides virtually solid oak, three feet thick. However, when she was launched, there was a problem. Her launching ramp was built at too shallow of an angle, and as a result it took over a month to move her the 100 feet or so to the water. She ran an incredibly successful campaign against the Barbary corsairs; where every other nation, even Great Britain, had failed to defeat the pirates and had resorted to paying large sums of money in return for the pirates leaving their ships alone, theConstitutionand a small fleet of other American ships crushed the pirates in a couple years, freeing the Mediterranean for American trade. In July of 1812, her speed was put to the test. She was ambushed by a large British fleet, consisting of the 64-gun HMSAfrica,the 38-gun HMSShannon, the 38-gun HMSGuerriere, the 36-gun HMSBelvidera, and the 32-gun HMSAeolus. Just as the ships came in sight of each other, the wind died. Captain Isaac Hull had theConstitution'slifeboats launched, and they began to tow the big frigate. The British quickly followed suit. When theConstitutionfailed to add any distance between her and the British fleet, one of the lieutenants came up with an idea. The extra rope aboard theConstitutionwas spliced into two lines, each attached to one of her two anchors. The lifeboats then rowed one of the anchors out, dropped it, and returned for the other anchor. Meanwhile, the men aboard theConstitutionran along the deck, carrying the anchor cable, thus pulling the ship forward. When they reached the stern, they ran to the bow, grabbed the line of the other anchor, and repeated the process. Then a light squall appeared on the horizon. Noticing that the British had followed his every move, Hull had most of theConstitution'ssails furled, as if he was expecting a heavy storm. The British copied. When the squall hit, Hull had every sail set, and theConstitutionraced away from the British fleet. Her first major battle, and her most famous, was against theHMS Guerriere. TheGuerrierewas originally a French ship. She was rated at 38 guns, while theConstitutionwas rated at 44. TheGuerriere'scaptain, James Dacres, believed that his ship would crush theConstitutionin 45 minutes. Instead, in the famous battle where she earned her nickname, "Old Ironsides", theConstitutionsoundly defeated theGuerrierein just 30 minutes. As the Constitution approached the Guerriere, the British ship fired several broadsides, but Captain Hull insisted that the American gunners wait. When the ships were just 25 yards apart, Hull cried, "Now boys! Pour it into them!" The Constitution let go with every gun she could bring to bear.Just a few minutes into the battle, the Guerriere's mizzenmast went over the side, and an American sailor cried, "By god we made a brig of her! Next time we'll make her a sloop!" Shortly thereafter, the Guerriere's foremast toppled, pulling the mainmast down with it. The Guerriere soon struck her colors. TheConstitution'ssecond battle was with the 38 gunHMS Java. TheJava, like theGuerriere,carried 18-pound guns (meaning they shot cannonballs weighing 18 pounds), while theConstitutioncarried 24-pound guns. Over the course of about 3 hours and 40 minutes, theConstitutionand theJavapounded each other relentlessly. TheConstitution maneuvered easily with the Java, even though the Java was a smaller ship and the Constitution's steering wheel was shot away early on in the battle, requiring the Constitution's captain, William Bainbridge, to rig a system of block and tackles to control the Constitution's rudder. But theJava's18-pound cannonballs could barely dent theConstitution'sthick sides, and theJava,like theGuerriere,was so badly damaged that it would not be worth the trouble to take her as a prize, and so, like theGuerriere,theJavawas burned. But that was not to be the last of theConstitution'sbattles. Her last battle came on February 20, 1815, two days after the war had ended, though theConstitutionhad no way of knowing this. That evening, theConstitutionfought a battle with the 32 gunHMS Cyane,and the 18 gunHMS Levant. Combined, the two ships carried more guns theConstitution,though the British ships still used 18-pound cannons, while theConstitutionused 24-pound cannons. Through a dazzling display of nautical skill, theConstitutionmaneuvered easily with the two smaller ships, and, despite being hit in the mizzenmast (the thinnest and weakest of the masts)by an 18-pound cannonball, theConstitutiondefeated theCyaneand theLevant, and was ready for combat only three hours later. She is now berthed in Boston, and is still commissioned. Every year she is towed through the harbor and docked facing the opposite direction, ensuring that she will weather evenly. Every morning at 8:00, and every evening at sunset, she still fires one of her guns. On August 19th, 2012, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of her battle with HMS Guerriere,"Old Ironsides", the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, sailed under her own power for the first time since 1997, and the second time in over 100 years. Under fore, main, and mizzen topsails she sailed for 17 minutes, averaging about two knots, reaching a top speed of 3.1 knots, and traveling over a half of a mile. She sailed for a thirdtime under her own power on August 23, 2013, to celebrate the 201st anniversary of the same battle.

STATISTICS
Rated at 44 guns, but actually carried closer to 60: 30 24-lb cannons, 26 32-lb cannons, 1 18-lb cannon

Top speed: 13 knots (About 15 miles per hour)

Length Overall: 204 feet

Beam (width): 43'6"

Sail Area: 42,710 sq ft

Displacement: 2,200 tons

Length at Waterline: 175 ft

Draft: 23 ft

Mast height: Foremast: 198 ft

Mainmast: 220 ft

Mizzenmast: 172.5 ft

Crew: 450
CreditTexture pack is The American Revolution by BeaversLikeWood
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Update #34 : 10/24/2013 4:37:20 pmOct 24th, 2013

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02/20/2015 5:27 pm
Level 7 : Apprentice Miner
FPS_J_Bond_007
I was on the USS Constitution back in 2012. The USS Constitution was one of the six original US Navy Frigates. named by President George Washington after the Constitution of the United States of America. She is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat. launched in 1797
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08/16/2014 7:56 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
TheSedentaryGamer
Dude this is amazing! :D

Downloaded and Diamond for you!
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08/30/2014 10:33 pm
Level 44 : Master Pirate
AyePatch
Thank you!
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09/12/2014 2:06 am
Level 1 : New Miner
TheSedentaryGamer
You're verry welcome ^_^
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10/24/2013 5:47 pm
Level 1 : New Ranger
NovaGator
Amazing work dude.
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10/24/2013 6:11 pm
Level 44 : Master Pirate
AyePatch
Thanks!
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09/23/2013 12:11 am
Level 23 : Expert Architect
TheHaibao123
I've been on her in boston I think, she's a beuty
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09/14/2013 11:36 pm
Level 58 : Grandmaster Meme
zipson1
Gorgeous ship my friend! Very well done. Do you mind if I plop this beauty into an adventure map I am creating? Thanks.
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09/15/2013 6:47 am
Level 44 : Master Pirate
AyePatch
Not at all! As long as you remember to credit my minecraft username; carguy1230, and NOT my PMC username, I have no problem with you doing whatever you or anybody doing whatever they want with any of my projects.
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09/15/2013 11:54 am
Level 58 : Grandmaster Meme
zipson1
Glad to hear it :D Credit will be given where credit is due.
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07/06/2013 7:40 pm
Level 29 : Expert Sailor
Ivanm101
hey, I am a experienced shipbuilder and I can see your ship is very nice, I am looking for somebdy I can build a ship with and I think you are a very good option. My skype is ivanm101, let me know if you are adding me
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06/12/2013 10:54 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Warrior
larryboy592
I want to downlaod this thing SOOOOOOO much but I still have no idea how to download stuff on a mac. No YouTube videos will show how to do it on a MAC. I just want 1 video on a MAC! Is that really that much to ask?!?! Seriously! HOW DO I DOWNLOAD THIS THING ON A MAC?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!
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06/18/2013 6:44 pm
Level 44 : Master Pirate
AyePatch
I don't understand... If you're talking about just downloading it, just click the link. If you're wondering how to use MCEdit, the file includes a world save, so you can just drag that into your minecraft saves folder.
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06/22/2013 12:01 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Warrior
larryboy592
I don't have a minecraft saves folder. There's nowhere I can drag it where it works. I found a youtube video but it said that I had to have a .zip thingy, but I don't so... Goodbye all my hopes of downloading stuff on a mac. >:'(
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07/04/2013 9:40 am
Level 7 : Apprentice Architect
Nadazhio
if you want to download world on a mac (and I have a mac) you need to open finder, then go to library/application support/minecraft and put the downloaded world into the saves folder.

to actually download the world you have to click download button and wait 5 secs (usually)
then hit 'skip ad' and download it. also the saves folder is your world folder, so if you have worlds, you have a saves folder.
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07/03/2013 4:56 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
yopapa99
When i first got my mac i couldn't find my minecraft folder either. what you do is go to finder and in the top left hand corner there should be a 'go' click that then click 'go to folder' and then type this "~/Library/Application Support/minecraft" thats how i do it atleast
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06/12/2013 10:15 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Princess
biscuit0912
Can't download the schem, it says 404.
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06/12/2013 10:21 pm
Level 44 : Master Pirate
AyePatch
Should be working now. Sorry about that
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06/13/2013 4:05 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Princess
biscuit0912
Nope, still says 404 for me....
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06/12/2013 10:21 pm
Level 44 : Master Pirate
AyePatch
Should be working now, sorry about that
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06/02/2013 5:57 am
Level 8 : Apprentice Architect
draape2000
What is the texturepack :O
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06/02/2013 8:24 am
Level 44 : Master Pirate
AyePatch
Texturepack is American Revolution by BeaversLikeWood. For the cover banner I used Chunky.
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06/05/2013 10:55 am
Level 8 : Apprentice Architect
draape2000
Thx man
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05/15/2013 3:30 pm
Level 28 : Expert Architect
PotentPanda
Have you ever considered building any other types of ships? I'd love to see what other kind of work you can do!
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05/15/2013 4:07 pm
Level 44 : Master Pirate
AyePatch
I'm actually going to be building some Middle Earth Lord Of The Rings ships for a server sometime soon.
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05/03/2013 9:15 am
Level 67 : High Grandmaster Architect
Roi_Louis
Nice work and search on this ship, diamond for you :)
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05/03/2013 5:36 pm
Level 44 : Master Pirate
AyePatch
Thank you!
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05/02/2013 5:56 pm
Level 44 : Master Sailor
Patogy
Awesome! Totally worth my diamond ;-)!
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05/02/2013 6:48 pm
Level 44 : Master Pirate
AyePatch
Thank you! Your WWII-era ships are very impressive, as well!
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05/02/2013 6:57 pm
Level 44 : Master Sailor
Patogy
Thank you! =)
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04/19/2013 3:13 pm
Level 15 : Journeyman Crafter
mja2107
Very nice!
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04/10/2013 6:12 pm
Level 50 : Grandmaster Sailor
kingck
hey car guy i have a little project that a partner of OIO is working on PM me for more info
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04/06/2013 4:59 pm
Level 38 : Artisan Network
getmoreland
This looks exactly like the real one, wow!
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04/06/2013 5:18 pm
Level 44 : Master Pirate
AyePatch
Thanks! It really helped to take a virtual tour that I found on the website
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03/28/2013 2:58 pm
Level 33 : Artisan Creeper
godzcraft1
Wow! This is a nice ship! I would love to use this for my server as like a deathmatch map or something. Is it alright if I use it for my server?
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03/28/2013 5:25 pm
Level 44 : Master Pirate
AyePatch
Of course! My policy on my projects is, as long as you give me credit, you can do just about whatever you want with it. Just make sure to remember that my minecraft username is carguy1230, NOT carguy123. And thanks!
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03/27/2013 5:20 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Senpai
AAmdahl
:)
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03/27/2013 6:42 pm
Level 44 : Master Pirate
AyePatch
Thanks again for the awesome video
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03/23/2013 11:45 am
Level 23 : Expert Warrior
craftyman-114
Can I use this ship in an adventure map?
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03/23/2013 12:15 pm
Level 44 : Master Pirate
AyePatch
Certainly. You may use any of my ships in whatever way you like, as long as you give me some sort of credit (even just a sign with my name will do). I only ask that credit be given using my Minecraft username, which is carguy1230. This is because, unfortunately, I made my PMC account first, and by the time I made my minecraft account, somebody else already had carguy123 as their username.
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03/23/2013 1:02 pm
Level 23 : Expert Warrior
craftyman-114
Okay. I'm going to make the ship the spawnpoint ok?
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03/23/2013 1:24 pm
Level 44 : Master Pirate
AyePatch
That's fine
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03/23/2013 2:15 pm
Level 23 : Expert Warrior
craftyman-114
Okay.
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03/21/2013 2:10 am
Level 40 : Master Cake
Captain Dynamite
You know, this is probably one of the most successful creations I've ever seen. Good job! Also, I recently updated my HMS Leopard but for some reason PMC won't say that it's been re-updated. :(
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01/30/2013 6:31 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
secretgaz1000
i made something that took me 4 hours :l

some things are worth it

is this burnable? D:

could you join/look at my sever? ;D
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01/30/2013 6:57 pm
Level 44 : Master Pirate
AyePatch
It can burn, yes, but it won't catch fire on its own
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01/20/2013 12:14 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
bobyou1
Really Good job on the build it looks great you deserve a diamond *Gives Diamond* :D
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01/20/2013 12:16 pm
Level 44 : Master Pirate
AyePatch
Thanks! : D
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01/20/2013 11:49 am
Level 14 : Journeyman Engineer
Ihaveaniq
Wow, this thing is beautiful. The fact that you have something like an essay on this tells me you are really in to either the subject of history or ships. This has to be one of the best boats I have seen in Minecraft. Did you use a mod such as single player commands to create it? Anyways, great build, diamond to you!
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01/20/2013 12:13 pm
Level 44 : Master Pirate
AyePatch
Thanks! I worked very hard on it. I built it by hand, and over the course of these two months I have been almost constantly tweaking it.
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