USS Constellation CVA/CV-64 Association Unit Specific

Administered By : MN Timman, Patrick, PO3

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USS Constellation CVA/CV-64 Association
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28 Royal Oaks Blvd.
Lake Dallas, TX 75065


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."


The USS Constellation CVA/CV-64 Association is a non-profit organization with membership open to all officers, crew, ship’s company, carrier air group, or family member of anyone who served aboard the USS Constellation. Our mission is to assist and support association members by providing a single information source to locate former shipmates, and to provide quality activities that allow shipmates to share their common past and keep the spirit of Constellation alive.

The USS Constellation CVA/CV-64 Association is a non-profit civilian organization and receives no funding from the U.S. Government or the U.S. Navy. Statements contained herein have no official sanction or approval by the U.S. Government in any form.


Richard Romeo and about 53 other shipmates founded the association in March 1993 during a plank owner cruise aboard Constellation from Philadelphia Navy Yard to Mayport, Florida. This cruise commenced at the completion of a $800 million, three year SLEP (Service Life Extension Program) intended to extend the operational life of the USS Constellation. The USS Constellation was decommissioned August 7, 2003 at NAS North Island, Coronado, CA. The USS Ronald Reagan CVN-76 replaced Constellation in the Pacific Fleet and arrived in San Diego in mid 2004. 


Displacement 60,100 Tons, Dimensions, 1047' 6" (oa) x 129' 4" x 37' (Max)
Armament 4 Terrier-SAM, 100 Aircraft.
Armor, Unknown.
Machinery, 280,000 SHP; G.E. Geared Turbines, 4 screws
Speed, 34 Knots, Crew 4154-4580.

Operational and Building Data
Contract awarded on 1 July 1956 to the New York Naval Shipyard, Brooklyn, N.Y. Laid down 14 September 1957, launched 8 October 1960, commissioned 27 October 1961. Reclassified as a "Multi-Purpose Aircraft Carrier" (CV-64) on 30 June 1975. Decommissioned 7 August 2003. Struck from the Navy List on 2 December 2003.

Status: Stricken, to be disposed of, type of disposal not known (Maintenance Category X). NAVSEA Inactive Ships On-site Maintenance Office, Bremerton, WA. In April 2004 Navy officials identified ex-Constellation as one of 24 decommissioned ships available to be sunk as artificial reefs. As of February 2008, however, she was scheduled to be dismantled in the next five years.

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AQ Albiani, Primo, PO3 AB Barnes, Dempsey (ABHCS), SCPO
AZ Basped, Donald (sped), PO2 1 AM Bulger, Thomas (Tom Tom), PO1
PR Edinger, Alfred (Al), CPO OF Gillespie, Jr., Charles Rodgers, CAPT -Deceased 
CT Grey, Thomas (Tom), SR 1 AC Howell, Ron, PO16
MM Rasbury, John (raz), CPO AK Smith, Leonard (Smitty/AK2), PO2 48
MN Timman, Patrick, PO3

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