Me: "That's a pretty thing. Oldest commissioned warship still afloat!"
RX: "Are they firing..."
Me: "...a 17-gun salute. Yup."
RX: "But just because it's commissioned, we wouldn't actually use it except as some last resort."
Me: "They take it out every couple years and turn it around I think."
RX: "But they don't engage the enemy."
Me: "They could. They're right there in Boston harbor, after all."