On August 19, 1812, the USS Constitution earned its venerable nickname “Old Ironsides” when it defeated the HMS Guerriere in a renowned engagement during the War of 1812.
- “USS Constitution, Outboard Profile with Sail Plan”, Records of the Bureau of Ships
- “Capture of the Guerriere by the Constitution. August 1812.” Engraving by T. Birch
- Old Ironsides