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Independence Day 2012: USS Constitution turnaround & Blue Angels flyover: Old Ironsides sailing past the North End of Boston | by Chris Devers
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Independence Day 2012: USS Constitution turnaround & Blue Angels flyover: Old Ironsides sailing past the North End of Boston

For Independence Day & the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, a flotilla of tall ships and naval ships came to Boston for the 4th of July celebrations.

 

The centerpiece of the week was the annual turnaround cruise of the frigate USS Constitution, escorted this year by the barque USCGC Eagle, and a flyover by the Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets and other military airplanes & helicopters, and parachute jumpers

 

We got to watch this from the Danish royal naval ship HDMS Esbern Snare, which was on a sort of shore leave from pirate hunting duty off the coast of Somalia.

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Taken on July 4, 2012