B.J. Farrel, USNA Graduate, takes command of the USS Constitution. Photo: US Navy

VIDEO: Female USNA Grad to Command USS Constitution

A graduate of the Naval Academy in Annapolis just took command of the world’s oldest ship that is still afloat. B.J. Farrell is now responsible for all 203 feet of the USS Constitution, a wood-hulled, three-masted frigate built in 1797—and she is the first woman ever to hold the position. As Cheryl Costello finds out, Farrell cut her teeth on the Severn River. Watch below: