USS Constellation CVA/CV-64 Association Unit Specific

Administered By : Timman, Patrick, MN3

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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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Albiani, Primo, AQ3 Barnes, Dempsey (ABHCS), ABCS
[Name Withheld], PC3  Basped, Donald (Sped), AZ2 1
Billinger, Jim, RM3  Bingochea, Alejandro (Bingo), HM2 4
Bulger, Thomas (Tom Tom), AM1 Edinger, Alfred (Al), PRC
Gillespie, Jr., Charles Rodgers, CAPT -Deceased  Grey, Thomas (Tom), CTSR 1
Heilman, Mark (Fang6), CAPT 1 Hesselgrave, Steve (Rhynoman), ETCM 
Howell, Ron, AC1 6 Keyser, Bruce E., Sr. (VPA), DPC 45 
Lute, Donald (MAC), MAC  McGehee, Paul, PH2
Meyer, Berl, AG2  Patton, Jr., Garnett (Pat (grog)), AZ2
Purvis, Jonathan (JP), CMC 12 Rasbury, John (Raz), MMC
Ribak, Stephen (Steven), GMSN Saupp, Jeffrey (Watts), ABHAN
Schmuhl, Larry, DS2  AK Smith, Leonard (Smitty/AK2), PO2 48
Thompson, James Brian (Chips7335), AC3 108 Timman, Patrick, MN3
White, Bill, HM3

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Nov 23, 2010, 2011 Reunion
USS Constellation CVA/CV 64 2011 Reunion
Nashville, Tennessee
Music City, USA

October 23 through the 27, 2011
Join us in celebrating Connie's 50th Birthday
Nashville at Night
Riverfront in Nashville
Inside the Raddison Hotel Opryland
The Lobby of the Radisson Opryland Hotel Click Here for more photos of the Radisson and the local area.

Make your reservations now at the Radisson Opryland Hotel now:  2401 Music Valley Drive, Nashville Tennessee 37214, USA
Telephone: (615) 889-0800 and mention that you are with the USS Constellation Association.  We have only 75 rooms set aside, so book early for Connie's 50th Birthday Party.
  More info coming soon.

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