Two Sea Sparrow missile launchers, three 20 mm Phalanx CIWS guns, and her Air Wing. Formerly: Terrier surface-to-air missile systems.
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.
**** USS Constellation scheduled to leave Bremerton, Wa 28 July to go to Brownsville Tx for dismantling.***
Alright Ladies and Gentleman. time is running out to get your flag flown on the Connie. Send them a 3' x 5' flag with a postage paid return envelope. Send it to
Attn: Jack Greer
2450 Wyckoff Way, Building 550 NBK
Bremerton WA 98314
Make sure you say it's for the Constellation and give them the years you were aboard and dept/div.