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 – 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 »

CORBIN FOSS/RACHEL/USS CONSTELLATION – 9/23/2014

September 23, 2014

LATITUDE: 03 54.6 S LONGITUDE”  81 56.2 W DISTANCE FROM BALBOA:  774.8 DISTANCE TO VALPARAISO, CHILE:  1,896.5 ETA:  10/6/2014 AVERAGE SPEED:  5.7 K WEATHER:  WIND:  SOUTHERLY 20-25 K  ;  SEAS:  SOUTHERLY 5′-6′;  SKY:  OVERCAST  ... Read more »

Pictures of Connie in Panama

September 23, 2014

Mauro Endara H. sent us this excellent set of arial photos of the USS Constellation making her way past Panama.... Read more »

CORBIN FOSS/RACHEL/USS CONSTELLATION – 09/22/14

September 22, 2014

LATITUDE:  01 45.5 s LONGITUDE:  081 31.6 W DISTANCE FROM BALBOA:  643.9 DISTANCE TO GO CALLAO, PERU:  700.8 DISTANCE TO GO VALPARAISO, CHILE:  2,027.4 AVERAGE SPEED:  5.8 K ETA CALLAO, PERU:  09/27/2014 AM ETA VALPARAISO, CHILE:  10/06/2014 WEATHER:  WIND:  SOUTH SOUTHWEST 15 K ;  SEAS:  SOUTH SOUTHWEST 3′-4′;  SKY:  OVERCAST/SCATTERED SHOWERS    ... Read more »

CORBIN FOSS/RACHEL/USS CONSTELLATION – 9/19/14

September 19, 2014

LATITUDE:  4 45.9 N LONGITUDE:  80 10.4 N DISTANCE FROM BALBOA:  246 DISTANCE TO GO TO VALPARAISO: 2425.3 ETA: 10/6/2014 WIND:  SOUTHWEST 10-15 K;  SEAS:  SOUTH SOUTHWEST 3′-4′ ; SKY:  OVERCAST  ... Read more »

CORBIN FOSS/RACHEL/USS CONSTELLATION – 9/18/14

September 18, 2014

LATITUDE:  7 15.7 N LONGITUDE:  79 40.2 W DISTANCE FROM BALBOA:  93.7 DISTANCE TO GO VALPARAISO:  2,577.6 ETA:  10/6/2014 AVE SPEED:  6.2 K WEATHER:  WIND:  NORTHERLY 5-10 K;  SEAS:  NORTHERLY 1′;  SWELL:  SOUTHWEST 3′;  SKY:  BROKEN OVERCAST DEPARTED PANAMA 9/17/2014 14:55  ... Read more »

CORBIN FOSS/USS CONSTELLATION – 9/16/14 08:47 PDT

September 16, 2014

LATITUDE:  8 22 N LONGITUDE:  79 31 W DISTANCE FROM LONG BEACH, CA:  2,968 DISTANCE TO GO:  27 AVERAGE SPEED:  5.4 K ETA:  9/16 11:00 (LOCAL) TO ANCHORAGE AREA; WEATHER:  WIND:  N 10 K; SEAS:  2′-3′ ; SKY:  BROKEN NOTE:  VESSELS ARE ARRIVING RIGHT NOW;  TUG U.S. FLAG RACHEL TO STANDBY  THE USS CONSTELLATION WHILE THE CORBIN FOSS  GOES... Read more »... Read more »

CORBIN FOSS/USS CONSTELLATION – 9/15/14

September 15, 2014

LATITUDE:  6 20 N LONGITUDE:  79 20 W DISTANCE FROM LONG BEACH, CA:  2,845 DISTANCE TO GO TO BALBOA:  150 AVERAGE SPEED:  5.4 K ETA BALBOA:  07:00 09/16/2014 WEATHER:  WIND:  VARIABLE;  SEAS:  2′-3′;  SKY:  BROKEN  ... Read more »

CORBIN FOSS/USS CONSTELLATION 9/14/14

September 14, 2014

LATITUDE:  6 39.6 N LONGITUDE:  81 27 W DISTANCE FROM LONG BEACH CA:  2,771 DISTANCE TO GO BALBOA:  224 AVERAGE SPEED:  5.4 K ETA BALBOA:  09/16/2014 07:00 WEATHER: WIND:   SW 15-20K;  SEAS:  3′-5′;  SKY: OVERCAST/RAIN... Read more »

CORBIN FOSS/USS CONSTELLATION – 9/12/2014

September 12, 2014

September 12, 2014 LATITUDE:  7 43.8 N LONGITUDE:  85 18.3 W DISTANCE FROM:  2531 DISTANCE TO GO:  464 TRIP SPEED:  5.4 K REVISED ETA BALBOA:  07:00 09/16/2014 WEATHER:  WIND:  VARIABLE;  SEAS:  2′-3′;  SKY:  BROKEN TIME IN BALBOA FOR FUELING WILL BE APPROXIMATELY 8 TO 12 HOURS DEPENDENT ON GETTING EVERYTHING ACCOMPLISHED DURING DAYLIGHT . OUR... Read more »... Read more »