BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The decommissioned USS Constellation has reached a South Texas shipyard where it will be scrapped.
Officials with towing company Foss Maritime announced the former aircraft carrier arrived Friday afternoon in Brownsville.
International Shipbreaking Ltd. will be paid $3 million to scrap the former military vessel, plus the proceeds from recycling.
The Constellation last August was towed from a mothball fleet at Bremerton, Washington, in its final voyage from Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.
The Constellation was commissioned in 1961 and made six deployments during the Vietnam War. It also was deployed in the Persian Gulf, launching sorties into Iraq and Afghanistan, in 2003 before it was decommissioned later that year in California.