The first of more than 1,000 crew members to move aboard the attack aircraft carrier Constellation (CVA-64), Saturday, August 12, march up the gangway of the nearly completed ship at the New York Naval Shipyard, Brooklyn, N.Y. A total of 50 officers and 970 enlisted men, who had been living at the U.S. Naval Receiving Station in Brooklyn and the U.S. Naval Base, Norfolk, Va., moved aboard the 60,000-ton ship which will have a final complement of approximately 4,000 men. The first crew members were welcomed aboard by Captain Thomas J. Walker, U.S. Navy, prospective commanding officer of Constellation. Text quoted from the original caption, released by the Headquarters Third Naval District, 90 Church St., New York, on 18 August 1961. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.