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.
Created/Owned By ABH Saupp, Jeffrey (Watts), ABHAN
Last Updated: Feb 12, 2007
Memories For This Unit
Best Friends Robert Calow, Gordon Pechion, Gordon Mastain
Best Moment I worked in the bomb elevator shop for the 9 months when we were in the yard......learned to hate chipping,sanding, and painting. Was happy after that to go to the missile shop.
Worst Moment When loading Bullpup C missiles, the track that the chain fall was hooked to, broke and we dropped the missile. It was scary to say the lest. Then the navy hearing after , but it turned out the track had some bad welding so we found not at fault.
Chain of Command Bomb Elevator Crew Chief Riggs Missile Shop Divison Officer Lt Smith Leading Chief AOC Shwatzer Leading Chief ATC Potee
Other Memories I worked hard the years I was on the Connie, but they were good years, with good liberty ports in the far east. Learn to hate ammo unreps on Yankee station.