War of 1812 Timeline featuring Constitution's involvement

  • 18 June 1812 - War is declared
  • 12 June 1812 -Constitution sails from Chesapeake Bay
  • 16-19 June 1812 - Constitution escapes from British squadron off Long Island, NY
  • 6 July 1812 - Royal Navy squadron captures USS Nautilus
  • 2 August 1812 - Constitution sails from Boston
  • 10 August 1812 - Constitution captures brig Lady Warren
  • 13 August 1812 - USS Essex captures HMS Alert
  • 15 August 1812 - Constitution captures Adelaide
  • 16 August 1812 - British capture Detroit (Gen. Wm Hull)
  • 19 August 1812 - Constitution fights and captures HMS Guerriere
  • 31 August 1812 -Constitution anchors off Long Wharf, Boston
  • 1 September 1812 -Capt. Hull comes ashore amid fanfare
  • 15 September 1812 -Wm. Bainbridge assumes command of Constitution
  • 13 October 1812 - Battle of Queenstown Heights in Canada
  • 25 October 1812 - USS United States captures HMS Macedonian
  • 27 October 1812 - Constitution and Hornet sail for South American waters
  • 18 December 1812 - Battle of Mississenewa, Indiana Territory
  • 28 December 1812 - Constitution fights and captures HMS Java off coast of Brazil
  • 18-23 January 1813 - Battle of Frenchtown; massacre of US prisoners at River Raisin, Michigan Territory
  • 15 February 1813 - Constitution returns to Boston
  • 18 February 1813 -Bainbridge comes ashore for banquet at Exchange Coffee House
  • 24 February 1813 - USS Hornet captures HMS Peacock
  • 27 April 1813 - US forces burn York, capital of Upper Canada
  • 26 May 1813 - British blockade envelops entire US coastline south of New England.
  • 1 June 1813 - HMS Shannon captures USS Chesapeake off Boston Light
  • 22 June 1813 - Charles Stewart assumes command of Constitution
  • 5 September 1813 - USS Enterprize captures HMS Boxer
  • 10 September 1813 - Battle of Lake Erie.
  • 5 October 1813 - Battle of the Thames (Moraviantown, near Chatham, Ontario), Tecumseh killed.
  • 18-19 December 1813 - British capture Fort Niagara.
  • 30 December 1813 - Constitution sails from Boston Harbor
  • 14 February 1814 - Constitution captures merchantman Lovely Ann and HM schooner Pictou
  • 17 February 1814 - Constitution captures merchant schooner Phoenix
  • 19 February 1814 - Constitution captures brig Catharine
  • 28 March 1814 - HMS Cherub and Phoebe capture USS Essex at Valparaiso, Chile
  • 3 April 1814 - Constitution chased into Marblehead Harbor by HMS Junon and Tenedos
  • 6 April 1814 -Napoleon Bonaparte abdicates
  • 17 April 1814 - Constitution leaves Salem for Boston
  • 30 April 1814 - British closely blockade New England
  • 28 June 1814 - USS Wasp captures HMS Reindeer
  • 12 July 1814 - HMS Medway captures USS Syren
  • 5 July 1814 - Battle of Chippewa, Upper Canada
  • 25 July 1814 - Battle of Lundy's Lane (Niagara Falls, Ontario)
  • 8 August 1814 - Peace negotiations begin in Ghent, Belgium
  • 14 August 1814 - US Congress repeals embargo and non-importation laws
  • 24 August 1814 - British burn Washington, DC.
  • 11 September 1814 - Battle of Plattsburgh (NY) and Lake Champlain
  • 13-14 September 1814 - Siege of Ft. McHenry, Baltimore Harbor
  • 15 December 1814 - Hartford Convention convenes
  • 17 December 1814 - Constitution sails from Boston
  • 24 December 1814 - Constitution captures brig Lord Nelson. Diplomats sign peace treaty at Ghent
  • 5 January 1815 - Royal Navy squadron captures USS President
  • 8 January 1815 - Battle of New Orleans
  • 8 February 1815 - News of Peace arrives in North America
  • 16 February 1815 - Constitution captures merchantman Susannah
  • 17 February 1815 - Congress ratifies Treaty of Ghent
  • 20 February 1815 - Constitution fights and captures HMS Cyane and Levant near Madeira Islands
  • 23 March 1815 - USS Hornet captures HMS Penguin
  • 16 May 1815 - Constitution arrives in New York
  • 29 May 1815 - Constitution anchors off Boston
  • June 1815 - Constitution's crew paid off
  • 30 June 1815 - USS Peacock captures HMS Nautilus