Follow the USS Constellation’s final voyage.

The Corbin Foss will make a 140-day trip beginning in early August 2014, towing the USS Constellation 16,000 nautical miles from Bremerton, Washington to Brownsville, Texas where the aircraft carrier will be scrapped. The Corbin Foss’ will make its inaugural voyage through the Straits of Magellan, moving the 61,000-dwt tow at about 6 knots.

CORBIN FOSS/USS CONSTELLATION – 10/22/2014

October 22, 2014

LATITUDE:  37 34.5 S LONGITUDE:  74 18.9 W DISTANCE FROM VALPARAISO:  317.7 DISTANCE TO GO TO PUNTA ARENAS:  1,141 AVE SPEED:  5.1 k ETA PUNTA ARENAS:  10/30/2014 WEATHER:   WIND:    SOUTHERLY 5 – 10 K       ;   SEAS:  SOUTHWESTERLY 6′ – 7′      ;   SKY:  LOW OVERCAST CONNIE IS... Read more »... Read more »

CORBIN FOSS/USS CONSTELLATION – 10/20/2014

October 20, 2014

DEPARTED VALPARAISO, CHILE 15:30 10/19/2014 LATITUDE:  33 43.2 S LONGITUDE:  72 17.8 W ETA TO PUNTA ARENAS, CHILE:  10/30/2014 DISTANCE FROM VALPARAISO:  65 DISTANCE TO PUNTA ARENAS:  1,381 AVERAGE TRIP SPEED:  4.8 KNOTS WEATHER:  WIND:  SOUTHWESTERLY 25 K  ;  SEAS:  SOUTHWESTERLY  5′ -7′   ;  SKY:  OVERCAST  ... Read more »

CORBIN FOSS/USS CONSTELLATION – 10/16/2014

October 16, 2014

LATITUDE: 32 59.7 S LONGITUDE: 71 35.2 W ARRIVED VALPARAISO, CHILE 10/16/2014  & ANCHORED ON WIRE AT 09:20 AVERAGE TRIP SPEED: 5.1 K WEATHER: WIND: WSW 15 K ; SEAS: WSW 2′-3′ ; SKY: HAZE WILL TAKE FUEL & LUBE, DO CREW CHANGES, TAKE PROVISIONS AND READY FOR TRIP TO MAGELLAN STRAITS AND FOR CONTINUATION... Read more »... Read more »

CORBIN FOSS/USS CONSTELLATION – 10/15/2014

October 15, 2014

LATITUDE: 31 38.1 S LONGITUDE: 71 52.5 W DISTANCE FROM BALBOA: 2,795.2 DISTANCE TO GO TO VALPARAISO, CHILE: 83.5 AVE. SPEED: 5.6 K ETA VALPARAISO: 10/16/2014 07:00 WEATHER: WIND: AIRS ; SEAS: SOUTHERLY 4′-6′ ; SKY: OVERCAST... Read more »

CORBIN FOSS/USS CONSTELLATION – 10/10/2014

October 10, 2014

Update: USS CONSTELLATION and CORBIN FOSS are still holding to off Antofagasta, Chile for weather and final orders from Navy Team to make sure repairs are holding before departure of Connie for Valparaiso.... Read more »

CORBIN FOSS/USS CONSTELLATION – 10/9/14

October 9, 2014

In position 23 29.8 S 70 53.6 W Weather: Wind: SSW 10K; SEAS: SOUTHERLY 7′-9′... Read more »

CORBIN FOSS/USS CONSTELLATION – 10/8/14

October 8, 2014

LATITUDE:  23 34.9 S LONGITUDE: 71 03.3 W DISTANCE FROM BALBOA, PANAMA:  2,305.5 MILES TO GO TO VALPARAISO, CHILE:  632.9 ETA:  TO BE DETERMINED AFTER STORM PASSES WEATHER:  WIND:  SOUTHERLY AIRS;  SEAS:  SOUTHERLY 4′-6′  ... Read more »

USS CONSTELLATION – UPDATE

October 8, 2014

The USS Constellation had developed PORT list off the coast of Antofagasta, Chile.  The US Navy was notified and arranged for a 4-man Navy Salvage Team to arrive and assess the situation and the problem has been resolved.  The vessels were given permission for shelter from weather  in Bahia Mejillones Del Sur for  a storm... Read more »... Read more »

CORBIN FOSS/USS CONSTELLATION 10/7/14

October 7, 2014

LATITUDE:  23 34.1 S LONGITUDE:  71 02.2 W TOTAL DISTANCE GONE:  632.9 ETA VALPARAISO, CHILE:  10/10/14 WIND:  LIGHT SOUTHERLY SEAS:  SOUTHERLY 4′-6′ SKY:  OVERCAST... Read more »

CORBIN FOSS/USS CONSTELLATION – 09/30/2014

September 30, 2014

LATITUDE:  15 38.6 S LONGITUDE:  76 53.4 W DISTANCE FROM BALBOA:  1,592.1 DISTANCE TO VALPARAISO, CHILE:  1,078 AVERAGE SPEED:  5.2 K ETA TO VALPARAISO:  10/10/2014 WEATHER:  WIND:  SE 20 K ;  SEAS:  SSE 5′-7′  ;  SKY:  OVERCAST  ... Read more »