Welcome to the official website of the
U.S.S. Constellation CVA/CV-64 Association.

Our organization is dedicated to one of the greatest warships to ever serve in the U.S. Navy. The USS Constellation served gallantly throughout four generations from Viet Nam to the Iraq War. This website is for those shipmates who served aboard her and for those family members of the crewmembers of "America's Flagship."



 

 

Farewell Connie the Documentary

USS Constellation headed for Texas scrapyard
Fox News 06/14/2014



The ship, nicknamed “Connie” by its crew, is part of the Navy’s five-year scrapping plan that also sent the USS Forrestal and the USS Saratoga to Brownsville for dismantling.

“The Navy continues to own the ship during the dismantling process,” the Naval Sea Systems Command Office said in a news release.

“The contractor takes ownership of the scrap metal as it’s produced and sells the scrap to offset its costs of operations,” the release said.

Officials say the Constellation’s final journey from Naval Base Kitsap, Washington, to Brownsville will begin in the coming months.

The Constellation was built at New York Naval Shipyard in Brooklyn, New York, and is the last aircraft carrier to be built outside of Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, according to the Navy’s release.

The ship was commissioned in 1961, and is named for the ring of 13 stars that formed a “new constellation” on the United States flag, according to the Navy.

In 1990 the ship underwent an $800 million overhaul that took three years to complete, but was expected to add 15 years of operational life. It was stricken from service in 2003.


Click here to check out some of our shipmates experiences while onboard the Connie for the 10 Anniversary of her decommissioning August 7, 2003.

 

USS Constellation At Rest
47.33.08 North - 122.39.16 West

 

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