The Boston Navy Yard was established in 1801 in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston. The facility built 130+ naval warships, including the USS Constitution in 1814. The Frigate USS Wabash is seen here serving as a receiving or barracks ship, which she did from 1876 until being sold in 1912. The 30 acre Navy Yard is now part of the Boston National Historical Park and home of “Old Ironsides,” the oldest commissioned warship in the world.
Frigate USS Wabash was built in 1855 as a steam and sail powered top of the line fighting ship. The 301 foot long Wabash carried 50 guns. She’s pictured in this 1863 photo during Civil War duty.