There were never better seamen than those of the Old Ironsides.
Some say that from this incident the nickname of "Old Ironsides" took its origin.
It probably saved the "Constitution," "Old Ironsides," from capture by the traitors.
They must go in pairs to protect each other from "Old Ironsides."
"Old Ironsides" came out of the battle with every spar in place.
I've heard that Old Ironsides has no less than five rich livings in his gift.
The Old Ironsides was loved with a love almost like that which man bears to woman.
"Old Ironsides" was ever afterward revered by the American people, and she is yet afloat in the service.
Had Old Ironsides been captured, there is no telling what would have been the deadly effect on the American fortunes.
A few years after the war, some British naval officers paid a visit to "Old Ironsides."