History of the USS Constitution – “America’s Ship of State”

October 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm America/New York Timezone
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
244 Wood St
Lexington, MA 02420

Life Members

LCDR Timothy R. Anderson will give a history of the USS Constitution, the story of its drydocking and repair.

Timbers and masts representing 200 years of “America’s Ship of State” have been repaired or replaced. New planks of appropriate wood have been obtained to duplicate and replace the existing ones. Copper sheets have been replaced to protect the hull from both invasive species and barnacles. This massive repair has been done at regular intervals to preserve and protect the oldest fighting ship afloat in the world.

Lt. Cmdr. Timothy RO Anderson, United States Navy, Executive Officer, USS CONSTITUTION

Lieutenant Commander Timothy R. Anderson was raised in Champaign, Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and was commissioned as an Ensign through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) in 2003.

LCDR Anderson’s initial sea duty was USS GLADIATOR (MCM 1 1), USS DEXTROUS (MCM 13) and USS FARRAGUT (DDG 99). He volunteered to deploy to Iraq as part of the stand-up of Joint CREW Composite Squadron-One (JCCS-I) in the counter IED effort.

LCDR Anderson reported to the University of Missouri NROTC Unit in May of 2007 as a Naval Science Instructor where he earned his Master of Science degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism in 2010.

Following this, he reported to Department Head School in Newport, R.I. and served operationally as the Chief Engineer of USS ROSS (DDG 71) and USS MONTEREY (CG 61), deploying in support of theatre ballistic missile defense in the Arabian Gulf and Mediterranean Sea.

LCDR Anderson reported to USS CONSTITUTION in May 2015 as the Executive Officer for America’s Ship of State.

LCDR Anderson’s personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3 awards) and numerous campaign and unit awards.

Meeting Location: Lincoln Lab Auditorium, 244 Wood Street, Lexington, MA.