U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER DESIGNATED NATIONAL MOUMENT OR MUSEUM (1974 to 2016) AND SANK FOR A REEF AND FOUNDATION’S LOBBYING FOR U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER MUSEUM (2006 to 2016)

Part I of II

 

 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 -

 

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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) -

 

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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) -

 

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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) -

 

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U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER DESIGNATED NATIONAL MOUMENT OR MUSEUM (1974 to 2016) AND SANK FOR A REEF AND FOUNDATION’S LOBBYING FOR U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER MUSEUM (2006 to 2016)

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER DESIGNATED NATIONAL MOUMENT OR MUSEUM (1974 to 2016) AND SANK FOR A REEF AND FOUNDATION’S LOBBYING FOR U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER MUSEUM (2006 to 2016)

 

Part I of II

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER DESIGNATED NATIONAL MOUMENT OR MUSEUM (1974 to 2016)

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER SANK FOR A REEF (2006 to 2016)

 

FOUNDATION’S LOBBYING FOR U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER MUSEUM (2006 to 2016)

 

Part II of II

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS THAT WERE ON DONATION HOLD FOR MUSEUM SHIP, MEMORIAL AND OR NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK, BUT WERE SOLD FOR SCRAPPING

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER DESIGNATED NATIONAL MOUMENT OR MUSEUM (1974 to 2016)

 

Shortly after 15 March 1974, a campaign led by real estate developer Zachary Fisher and the Intrepid Museum Foundation saved the fourth Intrepid (CVS-11), former CVA-11 & CV-11, Formally Dedicated as a Memorial.

 

The Navy Department approved the donation of the fourth Yorktown (CVS-10), former CVA-10, CV-10 & Bon Homme Richard to the Patriot's Point Development Authority, Charleston, South Carolina in 1974.

 

The fifth Lexington (AVT-16), former CVT-16, CVS-16, CVA-16, CV-16 & Cabot was donated as USS Lexington Museum on the Bay on 15 June 1992 and now operates as such in Corpus Christi, Texas.

 

The eighth Hornet (CVS-12), former CVA-12, CV-12 & Kearsarge was designated National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service 4 December 1993.

 

The Midway (CVA-41), former CVB-41 (40th CC) was donated on 12 September 2003 and began her journey from the Navy Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Bremerton, Washington, to San Diego, California via Oakland, Calif., in preparation for use as a museum and memorial. Towed to the Broadway Pier in San Diego where she will be part of a major museum ship devoted to carriers and naval aviation on 10 January 2004.

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER SANK FOR A REEF (2006 to 2016)

 

The Oriskany  (CV-34) former CVA-34 &CV-34 was donated and transferred to the State of Florida to be sunk with controlled charges 22 miles south of Pensacola 5 April 2004 for use as an artificial reef and is the first warship to be slated for this purpose. Repossessed by the U. S. Navy when the contractor defaulted the contract, with the contract terminated 30 July 1997. The ship remained at the Beaumont Reserve Fleet in Beaumont, Tex., until December 2004 when she was towed to Pensacola, Fla., for preparation to be sunk as an artificial reef. Oriskany was sunk 24 miles off the coast of Pensacola, Fla., on 17 May 2006. The 888-foot ship took about 37 minutes to sink below the surface.

 

FOUNDATION’S LOBBYING FOR U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER MUSEUM (2006 to 2016)

 

Second Kitty Hawk (CV-63), former CVA-63 (51st CC)

 

“The Navy will maintain Kitty Hawk in reserve until 2016, when the Gerald R. Ford is commissioned” (Ref. KK-[37] & KK-[38]).

 

“In January 2013, a group from Pensacola, Florida, which had originally wanted to obtain Forrestal, shifted its efforts to Kitty Hawk, due to that ship's superior condition” (Ref. KK-[39]).

 

“The current campaign to obtain an aircraft carrier as a Pensacola museum follows a controversial campaign in the early 1990s, when a volunteer effort tried to get USS Lexington. That movement did not succeed, and Lexington now operates as a museum in Corpus Christi, Texas. With the advent of the nuclear carrier, Kitty Hawk and John F. Kennedy are the last two candidate carriers to become museum ships as they have conventional propulsion. Nuclear carriers, such as Enterprise and the Nimitz class, require extensive deconstruction to remove their nuclear reactors during decommissioning, leaving them in an unsuitable condition for donation” (Ref. KK-[40]). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Kitty_Hawk_(CV-63)

 

John F. Kennedy (CV-67), former CVA-67 (55th CC)

 

“Rhode Island Aviation Hall of Fame, Providence, Rhode Island” (Ref. JFK-[26]).

 

“USS John F. Kennedy Museum, Portland, Maine” (Ref. JFK-[27]).

 

“On 19 January 2011 the Portland, Maine City Council voted 9–0 to not continue with the project to bring the ship to Maine” (Ref. JFK-[28]).

 

“Current plans as of September 2014 have the Rhode Island Aviation Hall of Fame working to secure Pier 2 of the Naval Station Newport. These developments come after the former USS Saratoga (CV-60) was sold for scrapping earlier in the year after years of being moored in Newport” (Ref. JFK-[29] & JFK-[30]).

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS THAT WERE ON DONATION HOLD FOR MUSEUM SHIP, MEMORIAL AND OR NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK, BUT WERE SOLD FOR SCRAPPING:

 

Donation hold as a museum ship and memorial at the Naval Station, Newport, Rhode Island 14 September 1998. Under consideration for Artificial Reefing as of 13 December 2005. The Forrestal (AVT-59), former CV-59 & CVA-59 (47th CC) HAS BEEN SCRAPPED BY ALL STAR METALS LLC ON DECEMBER 15, 2015. CERTIFICAT E OF SCRAPPING, DEMILITARIZATION AND HAZMAT DISPOSAL IS ON FILE.

 

An effort to establish USS Ranger (CV-61), former CVA-61 (49th CC) as a museum ship began in 2004 - USS Ranger Foundation, Portland, Oregon 2004 to 2008. Sit at the Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania awaiting sale to be scrapped. Arrived from the Beaumont Reserve Fleet in Beaumont, Texas after her transfer from civilian authority. Repossessed by the U. S. Navy when the contractor defaulted the contract (terminated 30 July 1997) and transferred to the Beaumont Reserve Fleet in Beaumont, Texas, to be scrapped.

 

Saratoga remained at the Naval Education and Training Center from her arrival 7 August 1998, until she returned to donation hold on 19 January 2000, when the Secretary of the Navy placed Saratoga in donation status, thus making her eligible to become a museum and memorial, transferring to the Naval Station Newport in Newport, Rhode Island. While a hulk at Newport, ex-Saratoga, like her sisters, has been extensively stripped to support the active carrier fleet. There was an active effort to make her a museum ship in Quonset Point in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. In April 2010 Saratoga was removed from donation hold and scheduled to be disposed” (Ref. S-[2]).

 

Stricken, to be disposed of 30/09/94. Donation Hold stands firm as of 2 May 2005 to 2009 - USS Saratoga Museum Foundation, Inc. On 8 May 2014, Naval Sea Systems Command announced that ESCO Marine, Brownsville, Texas, will scrap Saratoga for one cent. This was the minimum amount that could be paid for scrapping the ship” (Ref. S-[26] & S-[27] ).

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER DESIGNATED NATIONAL MOUMENT OR

MUSEUM (1974 to 2016)

 

NO. OF SHIPS

WITH

SAME

NAME

U. S. NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIER NAME & HULL NO’S

LAID DOWN

LAUNCH

COMM

Sank, Inactivated, Decomm., Out/In Commission in Reserve, Decomm., Stricken, SOLD, Reactivated, Redes. or Recomm.

Fifth

Lexington (AVT-16), former CVT-16, CVS-16, CVA-16, CV-16 & Cabot

Renamed 16/06/42

 

15/07/41

23/09/42

17/02/43

23/04/47(D)

Apr. 1947 to Aug. 1955(R)

Bremerton Group

Recomm. 15/08/55

Redes. CVS-16 01/10/62

29/12/63 to 08/11/91 (NAR)

Redes. CVT-16 01/01/69

Redes. AVT-16 01/07/78

08/11/91(D) 2nd

Pensacola, Florida

30/11/91(S)

Donated  as a museum 15/06/92

Donated USS Lexington Museum on the Bay on 15 June 1992 and now operates as such in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Fourth

Intrepid (CVS-11), former CVA-11 & CV-11

12/41

26/04/43

16/08/43

15/08/46(#)

09/0147(D)

09/0147 to 09/06/52(R)

Pacific Reserve Fleet

Recomm. 09/02/52

09/04/52(D) 2nd

Norfolk Naval Shipyard

Recomm. 2nd 15/10/54

Redes. CVS 08/12/61

15/03/74(D) 3rd

Philadelphia Group

Formally Dedicated as a Memorial. Donated in New York City in 08/82

Destined to be scrapped shortly thereafter, a campaign led by the Intrepid Museum Foundation saved the carrier and established it as a floating museum which opened in New York City in August 1982. In 1986, Intrepid was officially designated as a National Historic Landmark. Shortly after 15 March 1974, a campaign led by real estate developer Zachary Fisher and the Intrepid Museum Foundation saved the fourth Intrepid. http://www.intrepidmuseum.org

Fourth

Yorktown (CVS-10), former CVA-10, CV-10 & Bon Homme Richard

Renamed

26/09/42 

01/12/41

21/01/43

15/04/43

21/06/46(#)

09/01/47(D)

09/01/47 to June 1952(R)
Bremerton Group

06/52(RA)

15/12/52(#)

Recomm. 20/02/53

21/03/55(#)

Recomm. 2nd  14/10/55

Redes. CVS 01/09/57

27/06/70(D) 2nd

Philadelphia Group

01/06/73(S)

Dedicated as a Memorial 13/10/75

The Navy Department approved the donation of Yorktown to the Patriot's Point Development Authority, Charleston, South Carolina; formally Dedicated as a Memorial on the 200th anniversary of the Navy for a museum ship in South Carolina, formally Dedicated as a Memorial on 13 October 1975.

Eighth

Hornet (CVS-12), former CVA-12, CV-12 & Kearsarge

03/08/42

Renamed 26/11/42

30/08/43

29/11/43

15/01/47(D)

15/01/47 to 20/03/51(R)

San Francisco, Ca.

Recomm. 20/03/51

12/05/51(D) 2nd

Pacific Reserve Fleet

Recomm. 2nd  11/09/53

Redes. CVS 27/07/58

26/05/70(D) 3rd

Pacific Reserve Fleet

19/08/89(S)

Donated as a museum 26/05/98

Designated National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service 4 December 1991.

Hornet was towed to Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in late 1994. Captain Jim Dodge, Commanding Officer NAS Alameda, seeks and receives approval to borrow and relocate former Hornet to NAS Alameda for five months to use for display purposes as a part of the NAS base closure historical preservation process on 11 May 1995. Moved from NAS Alameda to FISC Oakland to await salvage disposition in September 1995. During the summer of 1995, 85,000 people tour former Hornet. The Aircraft Carrier HORNET Foundation is formed to save the HORNET 23 October 1995. Moved back to NAS Alameda (pier 3) to await donation disposition 4 December 1995. Saved from the scrap heap by the efforts of historically-minded citizens and was donated to The Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation for use as a museum at Alameda, Calif. by the U. S. Navy 26 May 1998. Recommissioned a third time at NAS Alameda (pier 3) for use as a museum at Alameda, Calif. by the U. S. Navy 17 October 1998. Designated a California State Historic Landmark. She is listed on the National Register of Historic places, #91002065.

 

Midway (CVA-41), former CVB-41 (40th CC)

27/10/43

20/03/45

10/09/45

07/55(D)

Puget Sound Naval Ship Yard

Recomm. 30/09/57

15/02/66(/#) 2nd

Pacific Fleet Reserve, in commission special

San Francisco Bay Naval Shipyard

Recomm. 2nd  31/01/70

Reclass. CV – Multi-Purpose Aircraft 30/06/75

11/04/92(D) 3rd

North Island Naval Air Station

Navy Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Bremerton, Wash.

17/03/97(S)

Donated 12/09/03

Towed to San Diego  to be used as a museum and memorial

05/01/04

Decommissioned at North Island Naval Air Station, San Diego, California on 11 April 1992 upon arrival from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, once she was relieved by USS Independence (CV-62) which replaced Midway as the forward-deployed carrier in Yokosuka, Japan in August 1991. Donated 12 September 2003 and began her journey from the Navy Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Bremerton, Washington, to San Diego, California via Oakland, Calif., in preparation for use as a museum and memorial. Towed to the Broadway Pier in San Diego where she will be part of a major museum ship devoted to carriers and naval aviation 10 January 2004.

I – Inactivated / RA - Reactivated / Recomm. - Recommissioned

# - In Commission in Reserve

D – Decommissioned or Placed out of Commission / R – Out of Commission in Reserve

NAR – Assigned to the Naval Air Reserve training program

S - Stricken from the Naval Vessel Register (Navy List)

The Navy Department approved the donation of Yorktown to the Patriot's Point Development Authority, Charleston, South Carolina; formally Dedicated as a Memorial on the 200th anniversary of the Navy for a museum ship in South Carolina on 13 October 1975.

Shortly after 15 March 1974, a campaign led by real estate developer Zachary Fisher and the Intrepid Museum Foundation saved the fourth Intrepid. Formally Dedicated as a Memorial

The eighth Hornet (CVS-12), former CVA-12, CV-12 & Kearsarge was designated National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service on 4 December 1991.

The fifth Lexington (AVT-16), former CVT-16, CVS-16, CVA-16, CV-16 & Cabot was donated as USS Lexington Museum on the Bay on 15 June 1992 and now operates as such in Corpus Christi, Texas.

USS Midway (CV-43), Former CVA-41 & CVB-41 was donated on 12 September 2003 and began her journey from the Navy Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Bremerton, Washington, to San Diego, California via Oakland, Calif., in preparation for use as a museum and memorial. Towed to the Broadway Pier in San Diego where she will be part of a major museum ship devoted to carriers and naval aviation on 10 January 2004.

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER DESIGNATED NATIONAL MOUMENT OR

MUSEUM (1974 to 2016)

 

 

INTREPID IS LOCATED AT THE INTREPID SEA-AIR-SPACE MUSEUM PIER 86, WEST 46TH STREET & 12TH AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY. SHE IS LISTED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES, REF. NO. 86000082 AND DESIGNATED A NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK ON 1/14/1986.

 

Shortly after 15 March 1974, a campaign led by real estate developer Zachary Fisher and the Intrepid Museum Foundation saved the fourth Intrepid (CVS-11), former CVA-11 & CV-11, Formally Dedicated as a Memorial.

 

Officials to dedicate Center for the Intrepid at Fort Sam

1/23/2007 - FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (AFNEWS) -- Officials here are opening the Center for the
Intrepid and two Fisher Houses Jan. 29 in a dedication ceremony at the Brooke Army Medical Center. More than 3,000 people, including wounded and recovering military service members and their families, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace, and Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and John McCain who supported the construction of the center, will participate in the dedication ceremony for The Center for the Intrepid -- a $50 million, 65,000 square foot, state-of-the-art physical rehabilitation center -- and two new Fisher Houses for hospitalized military members' families. The dedication also features a performance by singer John Mellencamp and a military flyover. Other expected special guests include Denzel Washington, Rosie O'Donnell and country music group Big & Rich.

 

This project was made possible by the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, which provides assistance to our nation's military heroes who have been critically injured in the performance of duty and their families, and the Fisher House Foundation. The IFHF raised more than $90 million for military families, including funds for the center, which also is known as the Armed Forces Physical Rehabilitation Center. The Brooke Army Medical Center here plays a critical role in patient care, especially wounded servicemembers from the war on terrorism, and in graduate medical education and research. As the Army's only certified Level 1 trauma center, BAMC receives more than 4,000 emergency room visits each month. BAMC is one of only 15 hospitals in the United States that holds both Level 1 trauma certification and accreditation from the American Burn Association. The hospital has cared for more than 2,400 service members including Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen, who were injured in Operation Iraqi

 

The aircraft carrier Intrepid was successfully moved from Pier 86 to Bayonne, NJ. Intrepid proceeded past the Statue of Liberty, then unfurled its gigantic American flag as she passed historic Ground Zero shore point as a silent tribute to those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. The World War II vessel will be refurbished over the next two years including opening now hidden areas of the ship to the public. While in dry dock, the outside of the ship will be repainted in classic battleship gray, and many of the military aircraft on its flight deck will be restored. Pier 86 will be entirely rebuilt as well.

 

Live video of ongoing renovations to Pier 86 and Intrepid can now be viewed daily through Earthcam on Intrepid Museum Foundation Web Site

 

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

 

Intrepid Photo Gallery

 

Intrepid CVS-11, CVA-11 & CV-11 History - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

Intrepid CVS-11, CVA-11 & CV-11 History - Unofficial US Navy Site

 

INTREPID SAILS TO BAYONNE, NJ

 

 

http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/intrepidmuseum/index.php?MERCURYSID=a3822c670a75b698a1b1cbb9b41061d3

 

INTREPID SAILS TO BAYONNE, NJ

 

 

YORKTOWN IS LOCATED AT THE PATRIOTS POINT NAVAL & MARITIME MUSEUM 40 PATRIOTS POINT ROAD, MOUNT PLEASANT, SC. SHE IS LISTED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES, REF. NO. 82001519 AND DESIGNATED A NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK ON 1/14/1986.

 

The Navy Department approved the donation of the fourth Yorktown (CVS-10), former CVA-10, CV-10 & Bon Homme Richard to the Patriot's Point Development Authority, Charleston, South Carolina in 1974.

 

USS Yorktown (CV-10) - Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

 

USS Yorktown Association

 

Yorktown Photo Gallery

 

York County Historical Museum, Inc.

 

USS Yorktown AVT-16, CVS-10, CVA-10 & CV-10 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

USS Yorktown AVT-16, CVS-10, CVA-10 & CV-10 - Unofficial US Navy Site

 

USS Yorktown (CV-10)

 

 

http://www.navy.mil/navydata/ships/carriers/histories/cv10-yorktown/york1943.jpg

 

USS Yorktown (CV-10)

 

 

http://www.navy.mil/navydata/ships/carriers/histories/cv10-yorktown/york1943marcus.jpg

 

USS Yorktown (CV-10)

 

 

http://www.navy.mil/navydata/ships/carriers/histories/cv10-yorktown/york1943bomber.jpg

 

USS Yorktown (CV-10)

 

 

http://www.navy.mil/navydata/ships/carriers/histories/cv10-yorktown/york1943tff.jpg

 

USS Yorktown (CV-10)

 

 

http://www.navy.mil/navydata/ships/carriers/histories/cv10-yorktown/york1964.jpg

 

USS Yorktown (CV-10)

 

 

http://www.navy.mil/navydata/ships/carriers/histories/cv10-yorktown/york1969tracker.jpg

 

USS Yorktown (CV-10)

 

http://www.navy.mil/navydata/ships/carriers/histories/cv10-yorktown/york1970quonset.jpg

 

 

LEXINGTON IS LOCATED AT THE USS LEXINGTON MUSEUM ON THE BAY, 2914 NORTH SHORELINE BOULEVARD, CORPUS CHRISTI, TX

 

The fifth Lexington (AVT-16), former CVT-16, CVS-16, CVA-16, CV-16 & Cabot was donated as USS Lexington Museum on the Bay on 15 June 1992 and now operates as such in Corpus Christi, Texas.

 

USS LEXINGTON Museum on the Bay

 

Lexington Photo Gallery

 

USS Lexington CV-16, CVA-16, CVS-16, CVT-16 & AVT-16 History

 

USS Lexington CV-16, CVA-16, CVS-16, CVT-16 & AVT-16 History - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

Naval Cover Museum - LEXINGTON AVT 16

 

USS Lexington CV-16, CVA-16, CVS-16, CVT-16 & AVT-16 History - Unofficial US Navy Site

 

LEXINGTON

 

 

http://www.navy.mil/navydata/ships/carriers/histories/cv16-lexington/lex430511.jpg

 

LEXINGTON

 

 

http://www.navy.mil/navydata/ships/carriers/histories/cv16-lexington/lexington1944.jpg

 

LEXINGTON

 

 

http://www.navy.mil/navydata/ships/carriers/histories/cv16-lexington/lexington1944sdb.jpg

 

HORNET IS LOCATED THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER HORNET MUSEUM, PIER 3, ALAMEDA POINT, ALAMEDA, CA.

 

The eighth Hornet (CVS-12), former CVA-12, CV-12 & Kearsarge is listed on the

National Register of Historic Places and was designated National Historic Landmark by

the National Park Service 4 December 1993.

 

USS Hornet Museum, Alameda, California

 

USS Hornet Museum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

USS HORNET CVS-12, CVA-12 CV-12 by Dwayne Miles

 

USS HORNET (CV-12) | Historic Naval Ships Association

 

Hornet Photo Gallery

 

Hornet (CVS-12), former CVA-12, CV-12 & Kearsarge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

Hornet (CVS-12), former CVA-12, CV-12 & Kearsarge - Unofficial US Navy Site

 

HORNET

 

 

http://www.navy.mil/navydata/ships/carriers/histories/cv12-hornet/horn1943.jpg

 

“The eighth Hornet (CV-12) was commissioned 29 November 1943, Captain Miles M. Browning in command; launched 30 August 1943 by the Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Newport News, Virginia; sponsored by Mrs. Frank M. Knox, wife of the Secretary of the Navy; keel was laid down on 3 August 1942, having been set down as Kearsarge under construction at the Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Newport News, Virginia, renamed in honor of the seventh Hornet (CV-8) that was sunk in the Battle of Santa Cruz on 26 October 1942” (Ref. 1- Hornet 72 & 324).

 

HORNET

 

 

The bridge of the Hornet, with the captain's chair on its pedestal overlooking the flight deck.  The large device with cylindrical viewing tube on the right side of the photograph is a radar repeater, giving the bridge team access to the same radar data available in the navigation spaces.  Immediately to the right of the radar repeater is the navigator's manual plot table. http://128.121.102.226/cv12-bridge.htm - More Photos at this link

 

HORNET

 

 

MIDWAY WAS DONATED TO THE SAN DIEGO AIRCRAFT CARRIER MUSEUM AND IS LOCATED IN SAN DIEGO.

http://www.answers.com/topic/uss-midway

 

The Midway (CVA-41), former CVB-41 was donated 12 September 2003 and began her journey from the Navy Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Bremerton, Washington, to San Diego, California via Oakland, Calif., in preparation for use as a museum and memorial. Towed to the Broadway Pier in San Diego where she will be part of a major museum ship devoted to carriers and naval aviation 10 January 2004.

 

Midway: San Diego's Aircraft Carrier Museum – San Diego, Calif.

 

USS Midway (CVA-41) pictures

 

USS Midway – CVA-41 - Carrier Qualification cruise off San Clemente Island, August 1963

 

Midway Photo Gallery & http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/41b.htm

 

USS Midway - Carrier Air Wing 5

 

List of Related Home Pages for USS Midway - CV 41

 

USS Midway – CVA-41 - Carrier Qualification cruise off San Clemente Island, August 1963

 

Midway CV, CVA & CVB History - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

Midway CV, CVA & CVB History - Unofficial US Navy Site

 

Midway CV, CVA & CVB

 

 

http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024130.jpg

 

USS Midway (CVA-41) anchored at Gibraltar Harbor 20 May 1954. US Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class J. F. Coniskey [# 652748].

 

Midway CV, CVA & CVB

 

 

http://www.answers.com/topic/uss-midway

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER SANK FOR A REEF (2006 to 2016)

 

NO. OF SHIPS

WITH

SAME

NAME

U. S. NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIER NAME & HULL NO’S

LAID DOWN

LAUNCH

COMM

Sank, Inactivated, Decomm., Out/In Commission in Reserve, Decomm., Stricken, SOLD, Reactivated, Redes. or Recomm.

 

Oriskany  (CV-34) former CVA-34 & CV-34

01/05/44

13/10/45

25/09/50

02/01/57(D)

San Francisco. Ca.

Recomm. 07/03/59

Multi-Purpose Aircraft 30/06/75

30/09/79(D) 2nd

30/09/79 to 25/07/89(R)

25/07/89(S)

Sold for scrapping several times but contractor defaulted

Sunk as an artificial reef 17/05/06

Sold for scrapping 26/01/93; scrapper defaulted and ship was repossessed without having left Navy custody. Resold for scrapping 09/09/95, towed to San Francisco 01/05/96, but defaulted. Subsequently moved to Mare Island for scrapping, but scrap contract revoked 1 July 1997. Repossessed by the Navy and contract terminated 30 July 1997. Towed to Beaumont Reserve Fleet in Beaumont, Texas for storage in April 1999. Repossessed by the U. S. Navy when the contractor defaulted the contract 30/07/98. Donated and transferred to the State of Florida December 2004 when she was towed to Pensacola, Fla., for preparation to be sunk as an artificial reef. Oriskany was sunk 24 miles off the coast of Pensacola, Fla., on 17 May 2006. The 888-foot ship took about 37 minutes to sink below the surface.

I – Inactivated / RA - Reactivated / Recomm. - Recommissioned

# - In Commission in Reserve

D – Decommissioned or Placed out of Commission / R – Out of Commission in Reserve

NAR – Assigned to the Naval Air Reserve training program

S - Stricken from the Naval Vessel Register (Navy List)

 

Oriskany Museum and USS Oriskany Reunion Association

 

Oriskany Photo Gallery

 

Official Home of the USS Oriskany (CV/CVA-34)

 

ex-USS Oriskany to Serve as Artificial Reef

 

The Oriskany (CV-34) former CVA-34 & CV-34 was donated and transferred to the

State of Florida to be sunk with controlled charges 22 miles south of Pensacola 5 April

2004 for use as an artificial reef and is the first warship to be slated for this purpose. The ship remained at the Beaumont Reserve Fleet in Beaumont, Tex., until December 2004 when she was towed to Pensacola, Fla., for preparation to be sunk as an artificial reef. Oriskany was sunk 24 miles off the coast of Pensacola, Fla., on 17 May 2006. The 888-foot ship took about 37 minutes to sink below the surface. Sold for scrapping 26 January 1993; scrapper defaulted and ship was repossessed without having left Navy custody. Resold for scrapping 09/09/95, towed to San Francisco 1 M ay 1996, but defaulted. Subsequently moved to Mare Island for scrapping, but scrap contract revoked 1 July 1997. Repossessed by the Navy and contract terminated 30 July 1997. Towed to Beaumont Reserve Fleet in Beaumont, Texas for storage in April 1999. Repossessed by the U. S. Navy when the contractor defaulted the contract 30 July 1998.

 

[PDF] Artificial Reefing Archives - Ex-Oriskany Frequently asked questions

 

Oriskany CV, CVA & CV History - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

Oriskany CV, CVA & CV History - Unofficial US Navy Site

 

Oriskany CV, CVA & CV

 

 

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Oriskany CV, CVA & CV

 

 

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