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Elliott Fabrizio

USS Constitution – Historic Site Tour

Welcome aboard for a behind-the-scenes tour of USS Constitution, 225 years old—the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world. USS Constitution played a crucial role in the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812, actively defending sea lanes from 1797 to 1855, and is undefeated in 33 at-sea enemy engagements.

Chief Elliott Fabrizio, an active-duty Sailor stationed aboard USS Constitution, will take you through the ship to areas that you’re not able to visit on the public tour, including the captain’s quarters and the magazine. There, in the deepest part of the ship, you’ll see where gunpowder was made into cartridges and how it was passed from the bottom of the ship up to the guns, then we’ll go through every step in firing a gun and talk the many different types of projectiles that might have been deployed in a battle. We’ll end with a detailed account of the pitched battle in which “Old Ironsides” earned her name.

Elliott Fabrizio

Chief Petty Officer (SW/AW) Elliott Fabrizio is a Mass Communication Specialist and a native of San Diego. He currently serves as the Public Affairs Officer for USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Maryland’s Robert J. Smith School of Business. His previous assignments include the Naval Media Center Broadcast Detachment Diego Garcia; the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74); The Defense Media Activity in Fort George G. Meade, Md.; The Office of the Chief of Naval Personnel; the Personal Staff of the Chief of Naval Operations; and USS Constitution. Chief Elliott has received numerous awards in his years of service in the Navy.