Hop on to the world's oldest commissioned warship that's afloat, the USS Constitution with two exciting adventures. In The Barbary Pirates---the year is 1805, and Constitution battles Tripolitan Pirates to free the crew of the captured USS Philadelphia.
In Escape to the Wind, Constitution finds herself in the War of 1812, being chased by a squadron of five British Warships when the wind dies and all of the ships stop dead in the water. Captain Hull finds a way to distance himself from the superior force in this amazing true story of Yankee ingenuity.
Unabridged audio CD; approximately 1 hour 55 minutes; 2 CDs; performed by Jerry Robbins and The Colonial Radio Players.
USS CONSTITUTION is the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat, having been launched in 1797. In The Adventures of Old Ironsides, we dramatize two of her most exciting adventures. In The Barbary Pirates - the year is 1805, and Constitution battles Tripolitan Pirates to free the crew of the captured USS Philadelphia. An edge of your seat adventure, it is based totally on fact with nothing thrown in for dramatic effect it didnt need it! In Escape To The Wind, Constitution finds herself in the War of 1812, and finds herself being chased by a squadron of five British Warships. The wind dies down, and the ships are dead in the water, Captain Hull finds a way to distance himself from the superior force. An amazing but true story of Yankee ingenuity! By culling through the records of the Captains logs, the Colonial Radio Theatre brings to life the adventures of the USS Constitution Old Ironsides!
Jerry Robbins, co-founder of the Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air has written and produced over 350 radio plays, including Ticonderoga, Captain Blood, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Gettysburg, Treasure Island, Yankee Clipper, Powder River, and Little Big Horn. In 2006 he started a collaboration with legendary author Ray Bradbury, producing Dandelion Wine, followed by Something Wicked This Way Comes, and wrote the script for, and produced The Halloween Tree; all award winning productions that garnered high praise from the master himself. He is currently working on a fifth collaboration with Mr. Bradbury.