U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS RECORD OF

EAST/WEST COAST TRANSFERS AND TRANSITS

(Panama Canal, Cape Horn, Cape of Good Hope and Suez Canal)

 

Summary Total - September 1945 to Present

 

U. S. Aircraft Carrier Deployments and or both Panama Canal, Cape Horn, Cape of Good Hope and Suez Canal Transits and East /West Coast Transfers

Panama Canal, Cape Horn, Cape of Good Hope and Suez Canal Transits and East Coast/West Coast Transfers

 

Part I of VIII – 1928 to 1945

Part II of VIII – 1946 to 1969

Part III of VIII – 1970 to 1989

Part IV of VIII – 1990 to 1993

Part V of VIII – 1994 to 2000

Part VI of VIII – 2001 to 2005

Part VII of VIII – 2006 to 2012

Part VIII of VIII – 2013 to Present

 

AIRCRAFT CARRIER

DEP

AIR WING

T.C.

DEPART

RETURN

Days at  Sea

USS Shangri-la (CVS-38)

SoLant

1st Cape of Good Hope

Indian Ocean voyage

WestPac

1st South China Sea

1st Vietnam Combat

Indian Ocean

Cape Horn

SoLant

CVW-8

AJ

5 Mar 1970

17 Dec 1970

World cruise Vietnam War

“USS Shangri-la (CVS-38) with CVW-8 embarked departing Mayport, Florida 5 March 1970, returning to the western Pacific after an absence of ten years, on her first South China Sea deployment and her first Vietnam Combat cruise, during the Vietnam Conflict/War, steaming through the Southern Atlantic, operating with the United States Atlantic Command under the direction of the 2nd Fleet, stopping at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from the 13th to the 16th and headed east through the Southern Atlantic around Cape of Good Hope to the Indian Ocean, steaming through the straits of Malacca,  arriving in Subic Bay, R.P., on 4 April and, during the next seven months, launched combat sorties from Yankee station. Her tours of duty on Yankee station were punctuated by frequent logistics trips to Subic Bay, by visits to Manila, R.P., and Hong Kong, B.C.C., in October, and by 12 days in drydock at Yokosuka, Japan, in July. On 9 November 1970, Shangri-La stood out of Subic Bay to return home, en route to Mayport, she visited Sydney, Australia; Wellington, N.Z.; and either  steamed through the Indian Ocean around Cape of Good Hope 5 December 1970 or through the Western Pacific to the Eastern Pacific and Southern Pacific around Cape Horn, operating with the United States Atlantic Command (Atlantic Fleet) under the direction of the 2nd Fleet, stopping at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, arriving in Mayport on 16 December and began preparations for inactivation (5 March to 16 December 1970)” (Ref. 1-Shangri-La, 72 & 76).

USS America (CVA-66) - 2nd & 7th

3rd Caribb Sea Voy.

SoLant

3rd Cape of Good Hope

IO

Sunda Strait 2nd SCS

Coral Sea

Tasman Sea

IO

4th Cape of Good Hope

SoLant

CVW-9

NG

10 Apr 1970

21 Dec 1970

Vietnam Conflict/War

6th FWFD

256-days

2nd Vietnam Combat Cruise

Operations "Blue Sky," with elements of the Republic of China Air Force; "Commando Tiger," conducted in the Sea of Japan, involving air units of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Air Force (ROKAF); and, after exiting the Tsugara Straits, "Autumn Flower," air defense exercises with the Japanese Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) and the United States Fifth Air Force.

 

Visited Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Manila, Republic of Philippines; Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines; Hong Kong; Yokosuka, Japan and Sydney, Australia.

 

Squadrons: VF-96, F-4J; VF-92, F-4J; -146, A-7E; VA-147, A-7E; VA-165, A-6A / A-6B / A-6C; RVAH-12, RA-5C; VAQ-132, KA-3B & EKA-3B; VAW-124, W2F-1 (E-2A); VQ-1 Det., A-3 (EA-3B and HC-2 Det. 66, UH-2C.

 

USS Navasota (AO-106); USS Duncan (DD-874) and USS Bausell (DD-845) was part of USS America (CVA-66) task force.

USS Enterprise (CVA(N)-65) - 2nd & Pacific

 

SoLant

3rd Cape Horn

SoPac

EastPac

 

 

4 Feb 1971

7 Mar 1971

West Coast Transfer

11th FWFD

32-Days

Departed Newport News, Virginia, on her homeport transfer to the West Coast, steaming from Newport News Shipbuilding Company, Newport News, Virginia, upon completion of sea trials with her newly-designed nuclear reactor cores which contained enough energy to power her for the next 10 years upon conclusion of her second Refueling, steaming from the North and South Atlantic operating with the United States Atlantic Command (Atlantic Fleet) under the direction of the 2nd Fleet, around Cape Horn to the Southern and Easter pacific, arriving North Island Naval Air Station, San Diego, Ca.

USS Enterprise (CVA(N)-65) - Pacific & 7th

 

5th WestPac           5th SCS

3rd, 4th & 5th  Indian Ocean voyage                   5th Vietnam Combat

CVW-14

NK

11 Jun 1971

12 Feb 1972

Vietnam War

Tour of duty with the 7th Fleet

Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE), Operation Steel Tiger and monitoring both Indian and Pakistani operations and maritime and air traffic on the one hand, and the increasing numbers of Soviet aircraft and vessels on the other.

 

USS Bainbridge (DLGN/CGN-25) joined USS Enterprise (CVA(N)-65) as part of her task force.

USS Saratoga (CVA-60) -

1st & 2nd Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea voyage

straits of Malacca x 2

Lant

12th Med

1st Suez Canal

IO

1st SCS

WestPac

1st Vietnam Combat

IO

2nd Suez Canal

Med

Lant

CVW-3

AC

11 Apr 1972

13 Feb 1973

Vietnam War

“USS Saratoga (CVA-60) with CVW-3 embarked departed Mayport, Florida 11 April 1972, on her first deployment to the Western Pacific, o n her first South China Sea deployment and  her first Vietnam Combat cruise, during the Vietnam Conflict/War, steaming through the North Atlantic, operating with the United States Atlantic Command (Atlantic Fleet) under the direction of the 2nd Fleet, she steamed through the Mediterranean Sea on  her 12th voyage in which eleven were deployments operating with the 6th Fleet, en route to the Suez Canal, making her first transit, steaming through the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden and Arabian Sea to the Indian Ocean through the straits of Malacca, arriving in Subic Bay on 8 May 1972, departed for Vietnam the following week, Saratoga operated in the Tonkin Gulf a total of seven line periods with her first line period on the line (18 May  to 21 June), attacking targets ranging from enemy troop concentrations in the lower panhandle to petroleum storage areas northeast of Hanoi, having suffered the loss of four aircraft and three pilots when on 21 June 1972, two of her F-4 Phantoms attacked three MiG 21s over North Vietnam. Dodging four surface to air missiles, one of the F-4s, piloted by Cmdr. Samuel C. Flynn Jr., with radar intercept officer Lt. William H. John, shot down one of the MiG aircraft. This Phantom, Bureau number 157307, was later transferred to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. The aircraft was transferred upon its arrival at Dulles International Airport on 29 November 1988. Saratoga's planes attacked targets ranging from enemy troop concentrations in the lower panhandle to petroleum storage areas northeast of Hanoi. On her second line period, she lost an F-4 to enemy fire northeast of Hanoi with the pilot and radar intercept officer missing in action. During this period, her aircraft flew 708 missions against the enemy. During  her second line period (1 July to 16 July), she lost an F-4 to enemy fire northeast of Hanoi with the pilot and radar intercept officer missing in action during one of 708 missions flown against the enemy; having been reclassified as a "Multi-purpose Aircraft Carrier" (CV-60) 30 June 1972. During her third line period (28 July to 22 August), Lt. Jim Lloyd, flying an A-7 on a bombing mission near Vinh, had his plane shot out from under him by a SAM on 6 August 1972. He ejected into enemy territory at night. In a daring rescue by helicopters supported by CVW-3 aircraft the following day, he was lifted from the midst of enemy soldiers and returned to Saratoga. It was the deepest penetration by U.S. helicopters into enemy territory since 1968. On 10 August 1972, one of the ship's CAP jet fighters splashed a MiG at night using Sparrow missiles. During her fourth line period (2 September to 19 September), Saratoga CVW-3 aircraft flew over 800 combat strike missions against targets in North Vietnam. On her fifth line period (29 September to 21 October), 83 close air support sorties were flown in six hours on 20 October in support of a force of 250 Territorial’s beleaguered by the North Vietnamese 48th Regiment, killing 102 North Vietnamese soldiers, saving the small force, enabling ARVN troops to advance (In October 1972. During a port visit to Singapore suffered a fire in the boiler-room. Three crewmen were killed, 12 were injured and the carrier was lightly damaged). During her sixth line period (5 November to 8 December) and seventh line period (18 December to 31 December), aircraft battered targets in the heart of North Vietnam for over a week by CVW-3 aircraft. Saratoga departed "Yankee Station" for Subic Bay on 7 January 1973 and sailed for the United States, stopping at Singapore before steaming through the straits of Malacca to the Indian Ocean, through the Arabian Sea to the Red Sea via the Gulf of Aden, making her second transit steaming through the Mediterranean Sea, operating with the 6th Fleet, she traveled through the North Atlantic and headed South, en route to Mayport, Florida, operating under the direction of the United States Atlantic Command (Atlantic Fleet) under the direction of the 2nd Fleet (received one battle star for service in the Vietnam War) (11 April 1972 to13 February 1973)” (Ref. 1-Saratoga, 72 & 76).

USS America (CVA-66) - 2nd & 7th

SoLant

1st Cape Horn

SoPac

EastPac

WestPac

3rd SCS

WestPac

EastPac

SoPac

2nd Cape Horn

SoLant

CVW-8

NH

5 Jun 1972

24 Mar 1973

Vietnam Conflict/War

8th FWFD

297-days

3rd Vietnam Combat Cruise

Linebacker I Operations

 

Visited Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines; Singapore and Hong Kong.

 

Squadrons: VF-74, F-4J; VMFA-333, F-4J; VA-82, A-7C; VA-86, A-7C; VA-35, A-6A / KA-6D; RVAH-6, RA-5C; VAQ-132, EA-6B; VAW-124, E-2B and HC-2 Det. 66, SH-3G.

                  

*HC-7 Det. 110, HH-3A.

*These squadron detachments were not aboard the carrier for the entire deployment.

 

USS America (CVA-66) task force included as escorts USS Davis (DD-937), USS Dewey (DD-349), and accompanied by the fleet oilier USS Waccamaw (AO-109).

USS Midway (CVA-41) -

Forward Deployed

WestPac voyage

CVW-5

NF

11 Sep 1973

5 Oct 1973

West Coast to Japan transfer

“USS Midway (CVA-41) with CVW-5 embarked departed San Diego, Ca., transferring to Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan), marking the first forward-deployment of a complete carrier task group in a Japanese port (dependents housed along with the crew in a foreign port), the result of an accord arrived at on 31 August 1972 between the U.S. and Japan, while the move had strategic significance because it facilitated continuous positioning of three carriers in the Far East at a time when the economic situation demanded the reduction of carriers in the fleet. Her third deployment since her second recommission 31 January 1970, her ninth deployment since her first recommission and her  22nd deployment since her commission 10 September 1945 (11 September  to 6  October 1973)” (Ref. 1-Midway, 72 & 76).

USS Independence (CVA-62) - 2nd, 6th & 7th (1st & 2nd Red Sea & Gulf of Aden)

Lant

14th Med

1st Suez Canal

1st  IO

2nd Suez Canal

Med

Lant

CVW-6

AE

28 Jun 1979

14 Dec 1979

Europe

Middle

Indian Ocean

18th FWFD

170-days

Tour of duty with the 7th Fleet in response to the Iran Hostage Crisis

 

Ports of call included Naples the capital of Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy; Haifa, the largest city in northern Israel, and the third-largest city in the country; Palermo, a city in Insular Italy, the capital of both the autonomous region of Sicily and the Province of Palermo; Athens, the capital and largest city of Greece; Genoe or Genoa pron, the capital of Liguria and the sixth largest city in Italy; Toulon, a city in southern France and a large military harbor on the Mediterranean coast, with a major French naval base,located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur region, Toulon is the capital of the Var department in the former province of Provence and Malaga, a city and a municipality, capital of the Province of Málaga, in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, Spain.

 

The Cruise and Ports of Call.

 

Squadrons: VF-102, F-4J; VF-33, F-4J; VA-15, A-7E; VA-87, A-7E; VA-176, A-6E / KA-6D; VS-28, S-3A; VAQ-130, EA-6B; VFP-63 Det., RF-8G; VAW-124, E-2C and HS-5, SH-3H.

USS Nimitz (CVN-68) - 2nd, 6th & 7th (1st North Arabian Sea & Gulf of Oman)

NorLant

3rd Med

Lant

SoLant

1st Cape of Good Hope

1st IO

2nd Cape of Good Hope SoLant

Lant

Med

Lant

CVW-8

AJ

10 Sep 1979

26 May 1980

Europe

Middle East

North Arabian Sea

Gulf of Oman

4th FWFD

260-days

 

Iran Hostage crisis

Tour of duty with the 7th Fleet, to strengthen the U.S. Naval presence in the crucial Indian Ocean area as tensions heightened over Iran's taking of 52 American diplomats hostage.

 

Played a key role in CrisEx-79, a joint naval amphibious exercise with the Spaniards that envisioned a scenario to repel invaders from gaining a foothold along the Spanish Mediterranean Sea coast; operating closely with Spanish destroyer SPS Mendez Nuńez (D-63), which she integrated into her screen, while the evolution involved more than two dozen ships and submarines and 35,000 troops; MultiPlEx, an exercise incorporating two carrier task forces in combined operations in the Mediterranean Sea, and then will steam from the Med to the Southern Atlantic via Cape of Good Hope operating under the direction of the 2nd Fleet, on her first Indian Ocean, sailing in the North Arabian Sea and into the Gulf of Oman to a staging area off the southeast Coast of Iran operating with the 7th Fleet, to strengthen the U.S. Naval presence in the crucial Indian Ocean area as tensions heightened over Iran's taking of 52 American diplomats hostage, in what would turn out to be Operation Eagle Claw (Operation Rice Bowl and Operation Evening Light), the attempt to rescue the US Embassy workers being held hostage in Tehran, Iran.

 

Ports of call include: Rota, Spain; Naples, Italy; Alexandria, Egypt; Naples, Italy; Naples, Italy; Tunis, Tunisia and Naples, Italy; Athens, Greece and Naples, Italy.

 

“…I told you that I had confidence in your high state of preparedness for any task which might be demanded of you,” ADM Hayward told the crew during their time in the Gulf. “You proved without question in the ensuing months that my confidence and that of your countrymen across America and your shipmates throughout the Navy was especially well placed…Your countrymen are very proud of you, and they have every right to be.”

 

VADM George E.R. Kinnear, II, Commander, Naval Air Forces Atlantic, held a high level planning conference concerning the ship’s deployment to the Indian Ocean, on board Nimitz off Naples on 3 January 1980.

 

Nimitz anchored off Naples then headed for the Indian Ocean via Cape of Good Hope.

Nimitz sailed in response to the Iranian crisis, leading a nuclear-powered battle group including California and Texas from the Mediterranean Sea to the Indian Ocean on 4 January 1980. The three ships stood out of separate Italian ports and rendezvoused, sailing at a speed of advance of 25 knots around Africa via the Cape of Good Hope and into the Indian Ocean to “Gonzo Station” (derisively named by sailors serving there, supposedly deriving the term from Gulf of Oman Naval Zoo Operation).

 

Squadrons: VF-41 “Black Aces,” F-14A; VF-84 “Jolly Rogers,” F-14A; VA-82 “Marauders“A-7E; VA-86 “Sidewinder,” A-7E; VA-35 “Black Panthers,” A-6E/KA-6D; VFP-63 Det. 5 (*1) “Eyes of the Fleet,” RF-8G; VAQ-134 “Garudas,” EA-6B; VS-24 “Scouts,” S-3A; HS-9 “Sea Griffins,” SH-3H; VAW-112”Golden Hawks,” E-2B; HM-16 Det. (*2), RH-53D; VQ-1 Det. B (*3), EA-3B and VRC-50 Det. (*4), C-2A.

 

(*1) VFP-63 disestablished on Jun.30, 1982   .                        

(*2) HM-16 DET. deployed aboard USS Nimitz until May 19, 1980 from Nov. 1979.

(*3) VQ-1 DET.B deployed aboard USS Nimitz until Apr. 1980 from Jan. 1980.

(*4) VRC-50 DET. deployed aboard USS Nimitz until Apr. 1980 from Jan. 24, 1980.                       

Commander, Battle Force Seventh Fleet, Commander, Carrier Strike Force Sevent Fleet, Admiral Robert E. Kirksey, USN and Chief of Staff , Captain C. W. Streightiff and Captain J. S. Donnell; Commander, Battle Group Two, Rear Admiral James R. Sanderson, USN and Chief of Staff, Captain W. V. Garcia.

 

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), USS South Carolina (CGN-37) and USS Virginia (CGN-38) relieved Nimitz and her group, including guided missile cruisers California (CGN-37) and Texas (CGN-39) from 7 to 8 May 1980, after the crew endured 108 days, operating 144 of them continuously at sea, including 115 of Iranian contingency operations on station during Operation Eagle Claw (Operation Rice Bowl and Operation Evening Light), the attempt to rescue the US Embassy workers being held hostage in Tehran, Iran in the Indian Ocean, North Arabian Sea and into the Gulf of Oman to a staging area off the southeast Coast of Iran referred to as “Gonzo Station.”

 

The carrier operated principally under Battle Group 2, commanded by RADM James R. Sanderson. A goodly company of ships assembled under TG 70.1 for several hours of formation steaming and station keeping, comprising: aircraft carriers Nimitz, USS Midway (CV-41) and USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63); guided missile cruisers USS Bainbridge (CGN-25), USS California (CGN-36), USS Jouett (CG-29) and USS USS Texas (CGN-39); guided missile destroyers USS Berkeley (DDG-15) and USS Parsons (DDG-33); frigates USS Knox (FF-1052) and USS Stein (FF-1065); replenishment oilers USS Roanoke (AOR-7) and USS Wabash (AOR-5); and oilers USS Mispillion (AO-105) and USS Passumpsic (AO-107).

 

USS California (CGN-36), USS South Carolina (CGN-37), USS Texas (CGN-39) and USS Reeves (CG-24) joined Nimitz as part of her task force with CVW-8 embarked.

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - 2nd, 6th & 7th (1st Arabian dep.)

SoLant

1st Cape of Good Hope

Indian Ocean

2nd Cape of Good Hope

SoLant

CVW-7

AG

15 Apr 1980

22 Dec 1980

Middle East

Iranian Crisis

3rd FWFD

252-days

In response to the Iran hostage crisis, dispatched by President Carter in support of Exercise Beacon Compass, Exercise Gonzo 4-80/MultiplEx 1-80 and Exercise Gonzo 5-80

 

Ports of call included: Singapore twice

 

Squadrons: VF-143, Pukin' Dogs, Fighter Squadron, F-14A; VF-142, Ghostriders, Fighter Squadron, F-14A; VA-66, Waldos, Attack Squadron, A7-E; VA-12, Flying Ubangis, Attack Squadron, A7-E;  VA-65, Tigers, Attack Squadron, A-6E / A6-E/KA-6D; VAQ-132          , Waldos, Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron, EA-6B; VAW-121, Bluetails, Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron, E-2C; VS-31, Top Cats, Air Anti-Submarine Squadron, S-3A; HS-5, Night Dippers, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron, SH-3D and VQ-2 Det., Top Cats, Air Anti-Submarine Squadron, EA-3B.

 

USS South Carolina (CGN-37) and USS Virginia (CGN-38) joined USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) as part of her task force.

USS Independence (CVA-62) - 2nd, 6th & 7th (3rd Red Sea & Gulf of Aden and 1st North Arabian Sea)

SoLant

Cape of Good Hope

2nd IO

3rd Suez Canal

15th Med

Lant

CVW-6

AE

19 Nov 1980

10 Jun 1981

Europe

Middle East

Indian Ocean

19th FWFD

204-days

Iranian Crisis operating with the 7th Fleet and Board and Survey Inspection (INSURV)

 

Ports of call included Perth, Australia, the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia. It is the fourth most populous city in Australia and Port Louis, Mauritius, a city in Mauritius, located in the Port Louis District, the western part also lies in the Rivière Noire District. The Cruise and Ports of Call.

 

Squadrons: VF-102, F-4J; VF-33, F-4J; VA-15, A-7E; VA-87, A-7E; VA-176, A-6E / KA-6D; VAW-124, E-2C; VAQ-130, EA-6B; HS-5, SH-3H; VFP-63 Det. 4 (*1), RF-8G and VS-28, S-3A (*1). (*1) VFP-63 disestablished on Jun.30, 1982, The Cruise and Ports of Call

USS America (CV-66) - 2nd, 6th & 7th (1st & 2nd Red Sea, Gulf of Aden voy. & 1st North Arabian Sea dep.)

NorLant

8th Med

1st Suez Canal

1st Indian Ocean

2nd Suez Canal

Med

NorLant

CVW-11

NH

14 Apr 1981

12 Nov 1981

Europe

Middle East

Iran hostage crisis

15th FWFD

213-days

NATO Exercise "Daily Double," with the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA-4), as well as with Greek and Italian Navy units, operated in the Indian Ocean, on "Gonzo Station," for the first time between 12 May and 3 June 1981 and "Weapons Week."

 

Visited Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Port Said, Egypt; Singapore; Fremantle, Australia and Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

 

Squadrons: VF-114, F-14A; VF-213, F-14A; VA-192, A-7E; VA-195, A-7E; VA-95, A-6E / KA-6D; VAW-123, E-2C; VAQ-133, EA-6B; VS-33, S-3A; HS-12, SH-3H; VQ-2 Det., EA-3B and VR-24 Det., C-2.

 

“USS California (CGN-36) and USS Preble (DLG-46) are part of USS America (CV-66) task force as escorts.

USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) - 2nd, 6th & 7th

(1st North Arabian Sea)

Lant

9th Med

1st Suez Canal

1st Red Sea

1st Gulf of Aden

1st IO

2nd Gulf of Aden

2nd Red Sea 2nd Suez Canal

Med

Lant

CVW-3

AC

4 Jan 1982

14 Jul 1982

Europe

Middle East

12th FWFD

Ports of call included: St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands; Malaga, Spain; Perth, Australia; Mombasa, Kenya and Toulon, France.

 

Squadrons: VF-11 (F-14A); VF-31 (F-14A); VA-37 (A-7E); VA-105 (A-7E); VA-75 (A-6E and KA-6D); VAW-126 (E-2C); VAQ-138 (EA-6B); VS-22 (S-3A) and HS-7 (SH-3H).

USS Forrestal (CV-59) - 2nd, 6th & 7th (1st & 2nd Red Sea, Gulf of Aden)

 

NoLant voyage

17th Med        1st Suez Canal

1st Indian Ocean

2nd Suez Canal

18th Med voyage

NoLant voyage

CVW-17

AA

7 Jun 1982

16 Nov 1982

Europe

Lebanon Contingency Force

Indian Ocean

“USS Forrestal (CV-59) with CVW-17 embarked departed Mayport, Fla. 7 June 1982, on her 17th Mediterranean Sea deployment operating with the 6th Fleet in the eastern Mediterranean in support of the Lebanon Contingency Force of 800 U.S. Marines in Beirut and her first Indian Ocean deployment with the 7th Fleet, traveling through the North Atlantic, operating with the United States Atlantic Command under the direction of the 2nd Fleet to the Mediterraneantransiting the Suez Canal for the first time in her 28-year history, she steamed through the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden to the Arabian Sea to the Indian Ocean, marking the first time that Forrestal had operated with Seventh Fleet since the 1967 Vietnam cruise and upon conclusion of operations, steamed through the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, and Red Sea, making her second transit through the Suez Canal, to the Mediterranean Sea and the Eastern Atlantic, completing the five and one-half month deployment with a nighttime arrival at Mayport Fla., on November 16 and immediately began preparing for the Service Life Extension Program (SLEP). The ship shifted homeport to Philadelphia, Penn., on 18 January 1983, and embarked on the 28-month, $550 million SLEP, designed to extend the life of U.S. aircraft carriers another 15 to 20 years (7 June to 16 November 1982)” (Ref. 1-Forrestal & 72).

USS America (CV-66) - 2nd, 6th & 7th (3rd & 4th Red Sea, Gulf of Aden voy. & 2nd North Arabian Sea dep.)

NorLant.

10st Med

MPF

3rd Suez Canal

BF 83

2nd Indian Ocean

WW

4th Suez Canal

Med

NorLant.

CVW-1

AB

8 Dec 1982

2 Jun 1983

Europe

Strife-torn Lebanon

Middle East

17th FWFD

177-days

Multinational Peacekeeping Force in strife-torn Lebanon, Exercise "Beacon Flash 83-4" and "Weapons Week" Exercise in the vicinity of Diego Garcia.

 

Visited Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Athens, Pireaus, Greece; Port Said, Egypt; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Masirah Island, Oman; Mombasa, Kenya; Masirah Island; Souda Bay and Malaga, Spain.

 

Squadrons: VF-102, F-14A; VF-33, F-14A; VA-46, A-7E; VA-72, A-7E; VA-34, A-6E / KA-6D; VAW-123, E-2C; VAQ-136 (*1), EA-6B; HS-11, SH-3H AND VS-32, S-3A.

 

USS Dale (DLG-19) and USS Savannah (AOR-4) was part of USS America (CV-66) tsk force.

USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) - 2nd, 7th & Pacific Fleet

(Philippine Sea, South China Sea, East Sea/Sea of Japan and the Western Pacific Ocean)

Caribbean Sea

SoLant

1st Cape of Good Hope

Indian Ocean

1st WestPac

1st EastPac

CVW-15

NL

1 Mar 1983

29 Oct 1983

World Cruise

West Coast Transfer

2nd FWFD

243-days

 

Home Port Transfer from Norfolk, Va. to Naval Air Station, Alemeda, California.

(Norfolk to Alameda, World Cruise).

Participated in a "war at sea" scenario with aircraft carriers USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) and USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67), conducting flight operations in association with the "hostilities" phase of ReadiEx 1-83, passing eastward through the Strait of Gibraltar and immediately began AdEx 1-83, an air operations exercise with the Royal Moroccan Air Force on 26 March 1983, National Week in the Western Mediterranean Sea, operating as Orange flagship against Blue forces led by aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-69), Operation Beacon Flash 83-6 with the Omanis, MultiPlEx 83-3, a combined arms exercise, Carl Vinson operated with guided missile cruiser Worden (CG-18) and attack submarine Phoenix (SSN-702), Operation Beacon South 83-2, Operation Vector South vs. USAF McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagles of the 13th Air Force’s 18th Tactical Fighter Wing operating in the maritime role, served as flagship for Battle Group Charlie during Operation Bright Star 83-4/Eastern Wind with USMC and the Somali units in the Gulf of Aden, AnnualEx 83-58G in the Sea of Japan.

 

Steaming from Norfolk, Virginia operating with the United States Atlantic Command (Atlantic Fleet) under the direction of the 2nd Fleet and 7th Fleet, traveling through the waters of the Caribbean Sea, South Atlantic, around Cape of Good Hope to the Indian Ocean, Philippine Sea, South China Sea, East Sea/Sea of Japan and the Western Pacific Ocean en route to her new homeport via Pearl Harbor Hi., operating with the Pacific Fleet.

 

Ports of call: St. Thomas, US Virgin Island; Monaco; Morocco; Abidijan, Cote D'Ivoire; Perth, Australia; Subic Bay, Philippines; Hong Kong; Sasebo, Japan and Pusan, South Korea.

 

Squadrons: VF-51, F-14A; VF-111, F-14A; VA-37, A-7E; VA-105, A-7E; VA-52, A-6E / KA-6D; VAW-114, E-2C; VAQ-134, EA-6B; HS-4, SH-3H; VQ-1 Det. C, EA-3B and VS-29, S-3A.

 

USS Texas (CGN-39) joined USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) as part of her task force.

USS Coral Sea (CV-43) - 2nd, 6th & 7th (1st Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and 2nd Arabian Sea deployment)

straits of Malacca

15th Westpac

12th SCS

3rd Indian Ocean

2nd North

Arabian

Sea

1st Suez Canal

3rd Caribbean

NoLant voyage

CVW-14

NK

21 Mar 1983

12 Sep 1983

North

Arabian

Sea

East Coast Transfer

 

“USS Coral Sea (CV-43) with CVW-14 embarked (tail code NK) departed Alameda, California 23 March 1983, on her home port transfer to Norfolk, Va., on her 15th “Westpac” deployment, operating with the Pacific Fleet (25 January 1960 to Present) and tour of duty with the 7th Fleet, on her third Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea deployment and first World Tour, her first Gulf of Aden, Red Sea and Suez Canal transit, on her tenth voyage in the Mediterranean Sea, and third cruise to the Caribbean Sea (first two under the direction of the 6th Fleet) With Captain Johnson, Jerome L. in command, Coral Sea participated in battle group operation exercises near USSR with USS Midway (CV-41) and USS Enterprise (CVN-65) upon departure from Alameda, Ca. and power projection training over Korea and Okinawa and supported landing exercises in the Philippines while operating in the Philippine Sea and made pot call at Subic Bay, R. P. and then made a port call at Sasebo, Hong Kong before departing for the South China Sea and then to the Golf of Thailand, visiting Phattaya Beach, Thailand before heading back to the South China Sea where she made course for Singapore and upon departure, continued on her course to the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea traveling through the Sir of Malacca, a narrow sea, where she conducted air defense exercises over Singapore and operated in the Arabian Sea and plotted a course to the Red Sea, operating with the 6th Fleet, passing through the Gulf of Aden, the entrance to the Red Sea via the Bab el Mandeb Strait, on her way to the Mediterranean Sea by way of the Suez Canal transit North (14 June 1983), showing the flag" between Israel, Lebanon and Libya and made port calls at Naples, Italy & Cannes, France, departing Cannes, France and then the Mediterranean, plotting a new course to the Caribbean Sea, arriving in waters off Nicaragua to counter Soviet arm shipments 9 August 1983 and ended the momentous journey showing "presence" off the coasts of South and Central America near Nicaragua, before entering Norfolk, Va. 12 September 1983, making port calls at Subic Bay, R.P.; Phattaya Beach, Thailand; Sasebo, Japan; Singapore, Naples, Italy & Cannes, France (23 March to 12 September 1983)” (Ref. 1-Coral Sea).

USS America (CV-66) - 2nd, 6th & 7th (5th & 6th Red Sea, Gulf of Aden voyage & 3rd Arabian Sea dep.)

NorLant

11th Med

DD

5th Suez Canal

3rd Indian Ocean

6th Suez Canal

Med

NorLant

3rd SoLant

4th Caribbean

OV

Lant

CVW-1

AB

24 Apr 1984

14 Nov 1984

Europe

Middle East

South America

19th FWFD

205-days

Exercise "Ocean VentureNATO and Exercise "Display Determination."

 

Visited Caracas, Venezuela; Malaga, Spain; Port Said, Egypt; Naples Italy; Catania, Italy and Augusta Bay.

 

Squadrons: VF-102, F-14A; VF-33, F-14A; VA-46, A-7E; VA-72, A-7E; VA-34, A-6E / KA-6D; VAW-123, E-2C; VAQ-135, EA-6B; HS-11, SH-3H; VS-32, S-3A; VQ-2 Det. A, EA-3B and VRC-50 Det., C-2.

 

USS America (CV-66) task force not reported.

USS Independence (CVA-62) - 2nd, 6th & 7th (4th & 5th Red Sea & Gulf of Aden)

Lant

18th Med

4th Suez Canal

3rd IO

5th Suez Canal

Med

Lant

 

CVW-6

AE

18 Oct 1984

19 Feb 1985

Europe

Indian Ocean

Middle East

22nd FWFD

125-days

Troubled area of the Middle East ensuring oil tankers were not hassled.

 

Ports of call included Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, known as Las Palmas, the co-capital (jointly with Santa Cruz) and the most populous city in the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands, and the ninth largest city in Spain.

 

Squadrons: VF-14, F-14A; VF-32, F-14A; VA-15 (*1), A-7E; VA-87 (*2), A-7E; VA-176, A-6E / KA-6D; VAW-124, E-2C; VAQ-131, EA-6B; HS-15, SH-3H and VS-28, S-3A.

 

(*1) VA-15 redesignated VFA-15 on Oct.1, 1986 and (*2) VA-87 redesignated VFA-87 on May 1, 1986.

USS Enterprise (CVN-65) - Pacific, 7th, 6th & 2nd (1st Red Sea, Gulf of Aden & 3rd North Arabian

Sea dep.)

12th WestPac

13th & 14th Indian Ocean

1st Suez Canal

3rd Med

off the coast of Libya in the Gulf of Sidra

Lant

SoLant

4th Cape Horn

SoPac

EastPac

CVW-11

NH

13 Jan 1986

13 Aug 1986

2nd World Cruise

Middle East

Coast of Libya

19th FWFD

213-Days

BgaRem-86, a major fleet exercise involving surface, subsurface and air action culminating in an amphibious operation on Maui, Exercise Lightning Flash, PassEx 86-1M, a series of Freedom of Navigation operations in the Gulf of Sidra conducting “daily sorties” and monitoring maritime traffic in the strategically vital Bab-al-Mandeb (Following the terrorist attacks on 27 December 1985 in the Rome and Vienna airports) and Operations in the Vicinity of Libya, OVL, conducting “spinner ops”–attempts to provoke Libyan responseswere approved, resulting from Operation Attain Document III, Operation Prairie Fire and Operation El Dorado Canyon, a joint operation, the Air Force flew 18 F-111F Aardvarks of the 48th Tactical Fighter Wing, and four EF-111A Ravens from the 20th Tactical Fighter Wing, together with 29 tankers, all flying from England, a round trip of nearly 6,000 miles, as a result of the terrorist attacks on 27 December 1985 in the Rome and Vienna airports.

 

Ports of call include:

 

CVW-11 Squadrons include: VF-114, Aardvarks, Fighter Squadron, Grumman, F-14A Tomcat, Jet Fighter; VF-213, Black Lions, Fighter Squadron, Grumman,  F-14A Tomcat, Jet Fighter: VA-22, Fighting Redcocks, Attack Squadron, Vought - A-7E, Corsair II , Jet Attack Aircraft; VA-94, Shrikes, Attack Squadron, Vought, A-7E Corsair II, Jet Attack Aircraft; VA-95, Green Lizards, Attack Squadron, Grumman, A-6E / KA-6D Intruder, Jet Attack Bomber, Tanker; VAW-117, Wallbangers, Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron, Grumman, E-2C Hawkeye, Electronics; VAQ-133, Wizards, Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron, Grumman, EA-6B Prowler, Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation; HS-6, Indians, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron, Sikorsky, SH-3H Sea King - Anti-submarine; VS-21, Redtails, Air Anti-Submarine Squadron, Lockheed, S-3A Viking - Anti-Submarine and VQ-1 Det., World Watchers, Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron, Grumman - EA-3B Hawkeye -Special electronic installation.

 

USS Truxtun (CGN-35) and USS Arkansas (CGN-41) joined Enterprise as part of her task force.

USS Nimitz (CVN-68) - 2nd, 6th, 7th & 3rd

NorLant

7th Med

WestLant &

SoLant

1st Cape Horn SoPac

EastPac

CVW-8

AJ

30 Dec 1986

26 Jul 1987

Home port transfer to the West Coast

10th FWFD

209-days

Transfer to the West Coast from Norfolk, Virginia to Bremerton, Washington, crossing the Atlantic Ocean upon conclusion of her Med cruise, steaming through the Southern Atlantic, she will round the rough waters of Cape Horn, South America, and sail for the first time in the waters of the Pacific Ocean.

 

Ports of call include: Augusta Bay and Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

 

Squadrons: Squadrons: VF-41, F-14A; VF-84, F-14A; VA-82 (*1), A-7E; VA-86 (*2), A-7E; VA-35, A-6E/KA-6D; VAW-124, E-2C; VAQ-138, EA-6B; HS-9, SH-3H, VS-24, S-3A and VQ-2 Det., EA-3B.

 

(*1) VA-82 redesignated VFA-82 on Jul.13, 1987

(*2) VA-86 redesignated VFA-86 on Jul.15, 1987

 

USS South Carolina (CGN-37); USS Josephus Daniels (CG-27); USS Richard E. Byrd (DDG-23); USS Kalamazoo (AOR-6) and USS Nitro (AE-23) joined USS Nimitz (CVN-68) as part of her task force.

USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) -

Pacific Fleet, 7th, 6th & 2nd (6th Arabian Sea, ext. operations on her 2nd Arabian / Persian Gulf & 1st Red Sea dep.)

16th WestPac       7th Indian  Ocean

Suez Canal

Med

CVW-9

NG

3 Jan 1987

29 Jun 1987

World Cruise

WestPac

East Coast Transfer

Middle East

Persian Gulf

17th FWFD

Home Port transfer to the East Coast

 

Ports of call included: Subic Bay, republic of Philippines; Masirah Island, Oman; Karachi, Pakistan and Augusta Bay, Sicily.

 

Air Wing NINE was equipped with what were then the Navy's newest aircraft: the F-14 Tomcat, S-3 Viking, the A-6E version of the Intruder and the E-2C version of the Hawkeye.

 

Squadrons: VF-211, F-14A; VF-24, F-14A; VA-146, A-7E; VA-147, A-7E; VA-165, A-6E/KA-6D; VA-115 Det, A-6E/KA-6D; VAW-112, E-2C; VAQ-130, EA-6B; HS-2, SH-3H and VS-33, S-3A.

USS Forrestal (CVA-59) - (1st Arabian/Persian Gulf dep./ 2nd & 3rd Red Sea, Gulf of Aden & 1st North Arabian Sea)

NoLant

19th Med

3rd Suez Canal

2nd Indian Ocean

1st North

Arabian Sea

4th Suez Canal

Med

NoLant

CVW-6

AE

25 Apr 1988

7 Oct 1988

Middle East

Persian Gulf

USS Forrestal (CV-59) with CVW-6 embarked departed Mayport Fla. 25 April 1988, on her second Indian Ocean deployment steaming directly to the North Arabian Sea, her first Arabian/Persian Gulf deployment in support of America's Earnest Will operations in the region, steaming through the North Atlantic, operating with the United States Atlantic Command under the direction of the 2nd Fleet to the Mediterranean, transiting the Suez Canal for the third time, steaming through the Red Sea, and Gulf of Aden steaming directly to the North Arabian Sea. Forrestal spent 108 consecutive days at sea before her first liberty port. During the five and one-half month deployment, Forrestal operated in three ocean areas and spent only 15 days in-port, receiving the Meritorious Unit Citation for her superior operational performance during the deployment, and upon conclusion of operations, steamed through the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden and Red Sea, making her second transit through the Suez Canal, to the Mediterranean Sea and the Eastern Atlantic, operating with the United States Atlantic Command under the direction of the 2nd Fleet en route to her homeport (25 April  to 7 October 1988)” (Ref. 1-Forrestal & 72).

USS Independence (CV-62) - 2nd & Pacific Fleet

SoLant

3rd Cape Horn

SocPac

EastPac

CVW-17

AA

15 Aug 1988

8 Oct  1988

South America

West Coast Transfer

23rd FWFD

55-days

Homeport transit from Norfolk, Virginia to Naval Air Station, North Island, San Diego California.

 

Ports of call included  Acapulco, Mexico, a city, municipality and major sea port in the state of Guerrero on the Pacific coast of Mexico, 300 kilometres (190 mi) southwest from Mexico City and Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America. The Cruise and Ports of Call.

 

Squadrons: VFA-131, F/A-18A; VF-103, F-14A; VA-155, A-6E; VA-85, A-6E / KA-6D; VAW-125, E-2C; HS-3, SH-3H and VS-30, S-3A.

USS America (CV-66) - 2nd, 6th & 7th (Red Sea, Gulf of Aden)

NorLant

13th Med

7th Suez Canal

4th Indian Ocean

8th Suez Canal

Med

NorLant

CVW-1

AB

11 May 1989

10 Nov 1989

Europe

Middle East

24th FWFD

184-days

Operated as a show of force in the wake of the suspected hanging of Marine Corps Lt. Col. William R. Higgins by Middle East terrorists, and threats to other hostages. Lt. Col. Higgins had been kidnapped in February 1988 while a member of the United Nations peacekeeping forces in Lebanon.

Ports visited not reported.

 

Squadrons: VF-102, F-14A; VF-33, F-14A; VFA-82, FA-18C; VFA-86, FA-18C; VA-85, A-6E / KA-6D; VAW-123, E-2C; VAQ-137, EA-6B; HS-11, SH-3H and VS-32, S-3A.

 

USS America (CV-66) task force not reported.

USS Enterprise (CVN-65) - Pacific, 7th, 6th & 2nd (5th North Arabian Sea dep.)

14th WestPac

17th & 18th Indian Ocean Voy.

3rd Cape of Good Hope

Solant

Lant

CVW-11

NH

17 Sep 1989

16 Mar 1990

3rd World Cruise

East Coast Transfer

22nd FWFD

181-Days

 

Third World Cruise 89–90, her Home Port Transfer to the east coast for Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) at Northrop Grumman Newport News shipyard, participating in PacEx 89, a joint large-scale training evolution involving U.S., Japanese and ROK forces, Annualex 89. Two battle forces (including the carriers Enterprise and USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) and the battleships USS New Jersey (BB-62) and USS Missouri (BB-63) ("Mighty Mo" or "Big Mo")) operated in conjunction with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force, Republic of Korea Navy and Air Force, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps to provide highly successful joint training for Operation Classic Resolve, President George H.W. Bush's response to Philippine President Corazon Aquino's request for air support during the rebel coup attempt, to include open ocean AAW exercises, together with an opposed transit, ASUW and support of amphibious operations, though interrupted by “near daily” Soviet aerial reconnaissance flights to maintain the readiness of components and units of the Combined Forces Command defending the Republic of Korea. USS Alamo (LSD-33) headed to Korea to participate in the bilateral exercise Operation "Valiant Blitz 85-1" in cooperation with elements of the South Korean Navy and Marine Corps, conducted off the coast of Okinawa. Like BALIKATAN / TANGENT FLASH, VALIANT BLITZ 90, comprised of the largest assembly of U.S. naval air and sea power since World War II, was an amphibious operations training conducted off the coast of Okinawa, while coordinated operations involved a three-carrier battle group comprised of the Enterprise, USS Carl Vinson, and USS Constellation (CVN-64). USS Elliot (DD-967) provided naval gunfire support for the marine landing forces and screening actions against hostile forces opposing the transport ships. Two battle forces (including the carriers Enterprise and USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) and the battleships USS New Jersey (BB-62) and USS Missouri (BB-63) ("Mighty Mo" or "Big Mo")) operated in conjunction with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force, Republic of Korea Navy and Air Force, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps to provide highly successful joint training for Operation Classic Resolve, President George H.W. Bush's response to Philippine President Corazon Aquino's request for air support during the rebel coup attempt. Battle Week exercises and or Weapons Week, WASEX, STRIKEX, SAREX, ACM, SINKEX, BANNEREX, highlighted early-to-mid January 1990, including NSSM launch and air-to-air missile shoots (MISSELEX) in the vicinity of Diego Garcia from 4 to 8 January 1990, followed by a five event fly day on 13 February 1990, continuing crossdecking personnel and conducted WASEX against USS Long Beach (CGN-9) (ex-CGN-160, CLGN-160) and Earnest Will exercises.

Operational Reactor Safeguards Examination (ORSE) Team will inspect the ship’s reactors. Coordinated operations involved a three-carrier battle group comprised of the Enterprise, USS Carl Vinson, and USS Constellation (CVN-64). Two battle forces (including the carriers Enterprise and USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) and the battleships USS New Jersey (BB-62) and USS Missouri (BB-63) ("Mighty Mo" or "Big Mo") operated in conjunction with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force, Republic of Korea Navy and Air Force, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps to provide highly successful joint training and Operation Classic Resolve. Battle Week exercises and or Weapons Week, WASEX, STRIKEX, SAREX, ACM, SINKEX, BANNEREX, highlighted early-to-mid January 1990, including NSSM launch and air-to-air missile shoots (MISSELEX) in the vicinity of Diego Garcia from 4 to 8 January 1990 and Earnest Will exercises.

 

Ports of call include:

 

CVW-11 Squadrons include: VF-114, Aardvarks, Fighter Squadron, Grumman, F-14A Tomcat, Jet Fighter; VF-213, Black Lions, Fighter Squadron, Grumman,  F-14A Tomcat, Jet Fighter: VA-22 (*1), Fighting Redcocks, Attack Squadron, Vought, A-7E, Corsair II , Jet Attack Aircraft; VA-94 (*2), Shrikes, Attack Squadron, Vought, A-7E Corsair II, Jet Attack Aircraft; VA-95, Green Lizards, Attack Squadron, Grumman, A-6E / KA-6D Intruder, Jet Attack Bomber, Tanker; VAW-117, Wallbangers, Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron, Grumman, E-2C Hawkeye, Electronics; VAQ-135, Black Ravens, Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron, Grumman, EA-6B Prowler, Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation; HS-6, Indians, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron, Sikorsky, SH-3H Sea King - Anti-submarine and VS-21, Redtails, Air Anti-Submarine Squadron, Lockheed, S-3A Viking - Anti-Submarine. (*1) VA-22 redesignated VFA-22 on May 4, 1990 and (*2) VA-94 redesignated VFA-94 on Jun.28, 1990.

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS RECORD OF

EAST/WEST COAST TRANSFERS AND TRANSITS

(Panama Canal, Cape Horn, Cape of Good Hope and Suez Canal)

 

Summary Total - September 1945 to Present

 

U. S. Aircraft Carrier Deployments and or both Panama Canal, Cape Horn, Cape of Good Hope and Suez Canal Transits and East /West Coast Transfers

Panama Canal, Cape Horn, Cape of Good Hope and Suez Canal Transits and East Coast/West Coast Transfers

 

Part I of VIII – 1928 to 1945

Part II of VIII – 1946 to 1969

Part III of VIII – 1970 to 1989

Part IV of VIII – 1990 to 1993

Part V of VIII – 1994 to 2000

Part VI of VIII – 2001 to 2005

Part VII of VIII – 2006 to 2012

Part VIII of VIII – 2013 to Present

Panama Canal, Cape Horn, Cape of Good Hope and Suez Canal Transits and East Coast/West Coast Transfers

Part III of VIII – 1970 to 1989

 USS CORAL SEA (CV 43)

Operations Evening Light and Eagle Claw, A Sailors tale of his Tour of duty in the U.S. Navy (August 1977 to February 1983)

 

A Sailors tale of his Tour of duty in the U.S. Navy - Operation Evening Light And Eagle Claw -

 

Book - ISBN NO.

978-1-4276-0454-5

EBook - ISBN NO.

978-1-329-15473-5

 

Operations Evening Light and Eagle Claw (24 April 1980) Iran and Air Arm History (1941 to Present)

 

Operations Evening Light and Eagle Claw (24 April 1980) Iran and Air Arm History (1941 to Present)

 

Book ISBN NO.

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EBook ISBN NO.

978-1-329-19945-3

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA  Vol. I (10 July 1944 to 31 December 1975)

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA Vol. I (10 July 1944 to 31 December 1975) -

 

Book ISBN NO.

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EBook ISBN NO.

978-1-329-54596-0

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. II (1 January 1976 to 25 August 1981)

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. II (1 January 1976 to 25 August 1981) -

 

Book ISBN NO.

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EBook ISBN NO.

978-1-329-54790-2

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. III (20 August 1981 to 26 April 1990)

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. III (20 August 1981 to 26 April 1990) -

 

Book ISBN NO.

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EBook ISBN NO.

978-1-329-55111-4

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER SHIP HISTORY (1920 to 2016)

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT

CARRIER SHIP

HISTORY (1920 to 2016)

 

Book - ISBN NO.

978-1-4276-0465-1

EBook - ISBN NO.

978-1-365-25019-4

Library of Congress

Control Number: 

2008901616

(Book Version)

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS REDESIGNATED AND OR RECLASSIFIED (1953 to 2016)

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT

CARRIERS

REDESIGNATED

AND OR

RECLASSIFIED

(1953 to 2016)

 

BOOK - ISBN NO.

978-1-4276-0452-1

EBook - ISBN NO.

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2008901619