Mr. Barnard has been a civil servant with the state of Maryland and a member of the U.S. Naval Institute since 1975. A 1973 graduate of Towson State College in suburban Baltimore, Maryland, he resides currently in nearby Timonium.

Articles by John D. Barnard

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One-Ship Fleet-in-Being

By John D. Barnard
February 2009
Although she engaged in no high-seas battles during the War of 1812, the USS Constellation nevertheless proved to be a powerful presence off Norfolk.

Last of the Sailing Corvettes

By John D. Barnard
August 1999
Once thought to be a U.S. Navy frigate of 1797—even officially by the Navy itself—the corvette Constellation is still the pride of Baltimore.