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USS Constitution closed for repairs, to partly open in June

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BOSTON - The world's oldest commissioned warship afloat is closing to visitors as it heads to dry dock in Boston for repairs.

The three-masted frigate USS Constitution is nicknamed Old Ironsides. It closed on Monday. It's slated to enter dry dock ......

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2014, file photo, the USS Constitution is nicknamed Old Ironsides the U.S. Navy's oldest commissioned ship that is still afloat, is towed through Boston Harbor past Boston's financial district skyline with its topsails unfurled. The warship officially closed Monday, April 27, 2015, and will partly reopen June 9, before entering dry dock near its berth on May 19 for a multi-year restoration project. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File) Show/Hide caption

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2014, file photo, the USS Constitution is nicknamed Old Ironsides the U.S. Navy's oldest commissioned ship that is still afloat, is towed through Boston Harbor past Boston's financial district skyline with its topsails unfurled. The warship officially closed Monday, April 27, 2015, and will partly reopen June 9, before entering dry dock near its berth on May 19 for a multi-year restoration project. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

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