The USS Constitution, nicknamed Old Ironsides, is the oldest commissioned warship in the world, dating back to the War of 1812. Despite considerable damage sustained during battle, the ship remained in active service until 1881. Today it is docked at outside Boston, and is open to the public. During numerous restorations various components of the ship were been repurposed for souvenirs. Bunker Hill Council No. 62 presented a gavel to the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council during the 1914 Supreme Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota. Both the wood used in the presentation box and gavel are from the Constitution.