Photograph showing a 3/4 port bow view of USS Constellation on 8/26/1943. Ship is painted entirely black. Crew is lining yardarms and bowsprit. Officers visible forward. "U.S.S. Constellation" written across bottom. Reverse: In manuscript, top left, "John Robert Walder S 2/c/Signed aboard,/United States Frigate Constellation/August 26, 1943" . Below that, "This is my ship and although she is the/olded commissioned fighting ship in the world/having been launched in 1797 I'm as proud/of her as though she were the newest vessel/afloat. Her record is unparalleled by no/other ship in the world and after 146 years/she is still taking part in the defense of her/country in this the greatest conflict of all times."
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