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 – 12/17/2014

December 17, 2014

Position:  5 38.4 n  50 47.1 w TOTAL DISTANCE TRAVELED:  2,660 DISTANCE TO GO:  757 AVERAGE TRIP SPEED:  5.9 K ETA POINTE A PIERRE, TRINIDAD:  12/22/14 WEATHER:  WIND:  NE 15-18 K;  SEAS:  NE 4′ USS CONSTELLATION TOWING FINE      ... Read more »

CORBIN FOSS/USS CONSTELLATION – 12/12/14

December 12, 2014

LATITUDE:  2 42.6 s LONGITUDE:  38 00 W DISTANCE FROM RIO DE JANEIRO:  1,738 DISTANCE TO GO TO PORT OF SPAIN:  1,679 AVERAGE TRIP SPEED:  5.3 K ETA PORT OF SPAIN:  12/22/14   12:00 WEATHER:  WIND:   ESE 25 K   ;  SEAS:  ESE 5′  ... Read more »

CORBIN FOSS/USS CONSTELLATION – 12/9/2014

December 9, 2014

LATITUDE:  16 21.7 S LONGITUDE:  35 50.5 W TOTAL DISTANCE TRAVELED:  745 DISTANCE TO GO PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD:  2,663 AVERAGE SPEED:  5.0 K WX:  WIND:    ENE 10 K  ;    SEAS:    E  3′ – 4′  ;  SKY:    SCATTERED ETA PORT OF SPAIN:  12/21/14   12:00 ROUGH ETA BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS:  1/8/2014  ... Read more »

CORBIN FOSS/ USS CONSTELLATION – 12/04/14

December 4, 2014

LATITUDE:  16 21.7 S LONGITUDE:  35 50.5 W TOTAL DISTANCE FROM RIO:  745 MILES TO GO TO PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD:  2,663 ETA PORT OF SPAIN:  12/21/14 12:00 (NOTE:  WE ARE BYPASSING SALVADOR, BRAZIL) AVERAGE SPEED:  5.0 K WEATHER:  WIND:  ENE 10 K ; SEAS:  E 3′ – 4′ ;  SKY:  SCATTERED ROUGH ETA ON... Read more »... Read more »

CORBIN FOSS/ USS CONSTELLATION – 12/01/2014

December 1, 2014

LATITUDE:  23 02.8 S LONGITUDE:  38 55.6 W DISTANCE FROM RIO:  301 DISTANCE TO GO TO SALVADOR:  619 ETA SALVADOR:  12/4/2014 08:00 DISTANCE TO GO TO PORT OF SPAIN:  3,107 ETA PORT OF SPAIN:  12/21/2014 12:00 AVE SPEED:  4.6 K WX:  WIND:  NE 15K;  SEAS:  E 5′-6′;  SKY: BROKEN  ... Read more »

CORBIN FOSS/USS CONSTELLATION – 11/28/2014

November 28, 2014

ARRIVED OFFSHORE RIO DE JANEIRO FOR RENDEZVOUS WITH THE MAGNOLIA MAR FOR BUNKER OPERATIONS.  BACK UNDERWAY AT 14:00 TODAY. LATITUDE:  25 13.1 S LONGITUDE:  43 22.6 W TOTAL MILES GONE FROM RIO:  18 AVERAGE SPEED:  4.5 K TOTAL MILES TO GO TO SALVADOR:  895        TOTAL MILES TO GO TO PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD:... Read more »... Read more »

CORBIN FOSS/USS CONSTELLATION – 11/26/14

November 26, 2014

LATITUDE:  26 36.5 S LONGITUDE:  44 18.4 W TOTAL DISTANCE GONE FROM VALPARAISO:  779 DISTANCE TO GO OFFSHORE RIO DE JANEIRO:  84 AVERAGE TRIP SPEED:  4.3 K WEATHER:  WIND:   NORTHEAST 15 K     ;   SEAS:    NORTHEAST 4′-5′      ;  SKY:  BROKEN CORBIN FOSS TAKING FUEL OFFSHORE RIO DE JANEIRO... Read more »

CORBIN FOSS/USS CONSTELLATION – 11/24/2014 REVISED LAST PORT

November 24, 2014

LATITUDE:  29 37.4 S LONGITUDE:  47 02.1 W TOTAL DISTANCE GONE:  548 FROM MONTEVIDEO TOTAL MILES TO GO TO RIO DE JANEIRO:  315 AVERAGE TRIP SPEED:  4.2 K ETA RIO DE JANEIRO:  11/27/14 08:00 WEATHER:     WIND:    NORTHERLY  10 K    ;    SEAS    SOUTHERLY 6′     ;    SKY:  ... Read more »... Read more »

CORBIN FOSS/USS CONSTELLATION – 11/19/2014

November 19, 2014

LATITUDE:  34 56.8 S LONGITUDE:  54 11.4 W TOTAL DISTANCE GONE FROM MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY:  42 MILES TO GO OFF RIO DE JANEIRO:  944 ETA OFF RIO DE JANEIRO:  11/27 AVERAGE TRIP SPEED:  3.8 K WEATHER:  WIND:  NORTHEAST 15 K    ;  SEAS:  NORTHEAST 3′-4′  ;  SKY:  SCATTERED UNDERWAY FROM MONTEVIDEO 11/18/14 AT 19:00 HOURS  ... Read more »

CORBIN FOSS/USS CONSTELLATION – 11/18/2014

November 18, 2014

ARRIVED MONTEVIDEO DELTA ANCHORAGE 11/17/2014  13:15 TOOK FUEL, STORES, DID SEVERAL CREW CHANGES AND GETTING READY TO DEPART 16:30 11/18/14. NEXT STOP DEPENDENT ON WEATHER AND FUEL FIGURES; MAY BE ABLE TO MAKE IT ALL THE WAY TO PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD WITHOUT STOPPING IN BRAZIL.... Read more »