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BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the USS Constitution's return to Boston Harbor (all times local):

11:45 p.m.

The world's oldest commissioned warship still afloat has returned to Boston's waters.

The USS Constitution was undocked Sunday night at the peak of high tide following two years of restoration work.

"Old Ironsides" enters dry dock about every 20 years for below-the-waterline repairs.

The dry dock at the historic Charlestown Navy Yard was flooded late Sunday, and the ship was slowly towed out and floated into Boston Harbor. A crowd of people gathered around the ship to watch it undock.

The ship, which was launched in 1797, earned its famous nickname notching victories in the War of 1812.

The vessel will be temporarily docked at a nearby pier until September, when it will reopen for public tours.

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7:45 p.m.

Hundreds of spectators were watching workers prepare for the world's oldest commissioned warship to return to Boston waters.

The USS Constitution is undocking late Sunday night after two years of restoration work.

The Boston Globe reports (http://bit.ly/2uo32o0 ) that about 300 people were gathered around the ship Sunday afternoon.

"Old Ironsides" enters dry dock about every 20 years for below-the-waterline repairs.

Officials say the dry dock at the historic Charlestown Navy Yard will be flooded, and the ship will be towed out and will float into Boston Harbor.

The ship, which was launched in 1797, earned its famous nickname notching victories in the War of 1812.

Once the vessel is refloated, it will be temporarily docked at a nearby pier until September, when it will reopen for public tours.

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9:45 a.m.

The world's oldest commissioned warship still afloat is returning to Boston's waters.

The USS Constitution is undocking Sunday, marking the end of restoration work that started two years ago.

"Old Ironsides" enters dry dock about every 20 years for below-the-waterline repairs. The most recent work included installing 2,200 new copper sheets and replacing 100 hull planks and gun deck waterways.

Officials say the dry dock at the historic Charlestown Navy Yard will be flooded, and the ship will be towed out and will float into Boston Harbor.

The ship, which was launched in 1797, earned its famous nickname notching victories in the War of 1812.

Once the vessel is refloated, it will be temporarily docked at a nearby pier until September, when it will reopen for public tours.

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