Naval Station Everett Future Homeport for New Constellation Class Frigates
As an important home port for Navy ships, Everett Naval Base will continue to support the fleet, its service members and their families.
Everett will serve as the homeport for 12 Constellation-class frigates, with a future Navy homeport decision planned for subsequent ships.
The Navy’s home base plan will ensure that forces are optimally positioned to support national security.
The new Constellation-class frigates will be built with enhanced capability to support the National Defense Strategy’s goal of creating a resilient and agile force faster and at lower cost.
This new class of frigates are designed to be agile, multi-mission warships, capable of operating both in blue waters and on the coast, as part of an attack group or independently, to provide a credible forward presence in combat.
Specifically, the Constellation-class frigates will feature a corporate aerial surveillance radar (EASR), AEGIS Baseline Ten (BL10) combat system, Mk 41 vertical launch system (VLS), enhanced C4ISR capabilities, a 57mm MK 110 gun, countermeasures and increased design flexibility for future growth.
Last year, the Navy awarded a contract to build the first new frigate, the USS Constellation (FFG 62), scheduled for delivery in 2026.
The previous Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates entered service between 1977 and 1989. They were decommissioned between 1994 and 2015. Everett’s last home frigate, the USS Rodney M. Davis, was decommissioned in 2015 .
The Navy’s surface force is our nation’s primary means of protecting its interests and sustaining its prosperity around the world. The Navy remains focused on building and deploying combat-ready teams capable of carrying out their missions today and tomorrow, at home and abroad. The Constellation-class frigates will help us here and keep our advantage at sea.
As a land-based facility, Everett Naval Base supports the fleet so that active and reserve military personnel are prepared to operate in the interests of national defense. The Navy plans to increase capabilities throughout the company. For shore-based installations, this includes enhancements that provide a greater capacity to support an increasing number of Navy vessels in the fleet.