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 II 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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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)

 

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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 SHIP HISTORY (1920 to 2016)

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT

CARRIER SHIP

HISTORY (1920 to 2016)

 

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

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT

CARRIERS

REDESIGNATED

AND OR

RECLASSIFIED

(1953 to 2016)

 

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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)

 

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

 

FOUNDATION’S LOBBYING FOR U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER MUSEUM SHIPS (2008 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.

Second

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

27/12/56

21/05/60

29/04/61

Reclass. CV – Multi-Purpose Aircraft Carrier 29/04/73

31/01/09(I)

12/05/09(D) at PSNS & Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Wash.

In inactive reserve in the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Bremerton, Wash.

“After the turnover with George Washington, Kitty Hawk arrived at Bremerton, Washington in September and was informally retired on 31 January 2009 and decommissioned on 12 May 2009 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Wash., after more than 48 years of service” (Ref. KK-[31] & KK-[32]). Kitty Hawk, the USN's last oil-powered aircraft carrier, was finally decommissioned on 12 May 2009” (Ref. KK-[33]). A group based in Wilmington, North Carolina is lobbying to bring the ship to the city after her obligatory time in the Navy Inactive Ships Program in order to serve as a floating museum alongside the battleship North Carolina” (Ref. KK-[34], KK-[35] & KK-[36]). 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]).

 

Kitty Hawk (CV-63), former CVA-63 History - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

Kitty Hawk (CV-63), former CVA-63 History - Unofficial US Navy Site

 

Kitty Hawk Photo Gallery

 

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.

Eighth

Enterprise (CVN-65), former CVA(N)-65 (53rd CC)

in 1958

24/09/60

25/11/61

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

01/12/12(I) at PSNS & Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Wash. In inactive reserve in the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Bremerton, Wash.

2012 to 2016

The ship will be defueled and stripped down in Newport News, and eventually towed to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Wash.

 

Enterprise, Nimitz-Class Carriers Won't Be Museums

 

“The USS Enterprise (CVN-65) inactivated on December 1, 2012, after 51 years of legendary service. A group of Navy veterans want to preserve the USS Enterprise's history, but it appears they'll be doing it without the ship itself. The veterans learned in March that making a museum out of the aircraft carrier, the largest in the U.S. fleet and the first to be powered by nuclear reactors isn't an option. More recently they learned that a more modest effort to preserve the ship's island also wouldn't fly. And for the 10 Nimitz-class carriers in the 11-ship U.S. fleet, a future as a museum seems unlikely.

 

Enterprise (CVN-65), former CVA(N)-65 History - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

Enterprise (CVN-65), former CVA(N)-65 History - Unofficial US Navy Site

 

Enterprise (CVN-65), former CVA(N)-65 Photo Gallery

 

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.

 

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

22/10/64

27/05/67

07/09/68

Reclass. CV – Multi-Purpose Aircraft Carrier 01/12/74

23/03/07(D) in Mayport, Florida

Moved to Naval Station Norfolk, Va.

31/07/07 to 17/03/08

Formal  30/09/07(D)

Arrived at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility in Philadelphia

22/03/08 (SOLD)

John F. Kennedy decommissioned in Mayport, Florida on 23 March 2007 and was towed from NS Mayport, Fla., and taken to NS Norfolk, instead of a mothball berth at the old Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, as originally planned. The trip took about five days. On 31 July 2007, John F. Kennedy arrived at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. She remained in Norfolk until a shoaled area near Pier 4 in Philadelphia could be dredged to enable the ship to safely dock. On 17 March 2008 at about 1700, she was seen leaving Norfolk Naval Station under tow of the tug Atlantic Salvor. On 22 March 2008 Kennedy arrived, with the afternoon high tide, at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility in Philadelphia” (Ref. JFK-[21]). She is currently laid up in the Philadelphia reserve fleet” (Ref. JFK-[22]). In November 2009, the Navy placed Kennedy on donation hold for use as a museum and memorial” (Ref. JFK-[23]). 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]).

 

John F. Kennedy (CV-67), former CVA-67 History - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

John F. Kennedy (CV-67), former CVA-67 History - Unofficial US Navy Site

 

John F. Kennedy Photo Gallery

 

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)

Navy Decommissions USS Kitty Hawk

 

“The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) arrived at Bremerton, Washington in September and was informally retired on 31 January 2009 and decommissioned on 12 May 2009 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Wash., after more than 48 years of service. Members of the final crew lowered the ship's commissioning pennant from the main mast and the U.S. Flag and First Navy Jack from their staffs after Kitty Hawk Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Zecchin closed out the ship's deck log. "It's hard to capture the feeling in words," said Zecchin. "This is the second aircraft carrier that I've decommissioned, and it doesn't hit you immediately until you've lowered the commissioning pennant for the last time."

 

Kitty Hawk's officers of the deck have used the log to track shipboard activities, both in port and at sea, since commissioning April 29, 1961. Zecchin then transferred the ship to the control of shipyard commander Capt. Mark Whitney during a small ceremony aboard the ship. "She has served her country for almost 50 years – 48 years and 13 days, across the globe," said Zecchin. "There have been a lot of Sailors that have crossed her decks, a lot of airmen that have flown off and on her decks."

 

Kitty Hawk arrived in Bremerton Sept. 2, 2008 to prepare for its eventual decommissioning. The ship spent the previous 10 years operating from Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. While operating from Japan as the Navy's only forward deployed aircraft carrier, Kitty Hawk took part in dozens of exercises and operations, including being the first aircraft carrier to take part in Operation Enduring Freedom in the Arabian Sea, and her aircraft took part in the opening strikes of Operation Iraqi Freedom. She was replaced by USS George Washington (CVN 73), which is only the fourth U.S. aircraft carrier to be forward deployed from Yokosuka, replaced by USS George Washington (CVN-73), which is only the fourth U.S. aircraft carrier to be forward deployed from Yokosuka.

 

Kitty Hawk's voyage to Bremerton started when the ship left Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, May 28, 2008. Since then, the ship made her final port visit to Guam, then on to Hawaii, where it took part in the 21st biennial Rim of the Pacific exercise with nine other nations. On her way to Bremerton, Kitty Hawk made a final stop at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif., where she was homeported for more than 25 years. Dozens of former crewmembers, including 38 plankowners – members of the 1961 commissioning crew – rode the ship from San Diego to Bremerton on its final at-sea voyage. The decommissioning brings back a lot of memories for the 100,000 or so Sailors who served aboard Kitty Hawk as part of ship's company or air wing.

 

"In January of 1965 at the young age of 17, I came on board the USS Kitty Hawk right out of boot camp," said Kitty Hawk Veterans Association President Jim Melka. "Being from a small town in Iowa, I had never seen anything so massive. The Kitty Hawk was home for me for the next 32 months. I learned a lot in those 32 months.

 

"The Hawk is a great ship and has been very well taken care of by our young men and women in today's Navy," he said. "I'm very proud to have served on the USS Kitty Hawk." Plankowner Jerry Warren made Kitty Hawk's first and final at-sea voyages. "I really felt proud to … say I served on the USS Kitty Hawk, the oldest active ship in the Navy," said Warren, the veteran's association vice president. "She will always have a place in my heart. She has been, and still is, a great ship with a lot of history behind her."

 

Kitty Hawk had been the Navy's oldest active warship since 1998 and turns over the title to the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65). Kitty Hawk was also the Navy's last remaining diesel-fueled aircraft carrier. Throughout its lifetime, Kitty Hawk has had 407,507 arrested carrier landings and 448,235 catapult launches. Now decommissioned, the ship will remain in Bremerton for the foreseeable future as part of the Navy Inactive Ships Program” (Ref. 1-Kitty Hawk, 72, 76, 84A, 331 & Navy Decommissions USS Kitty Hawk - Story Number: NNS090512-08 - Release Date: 5/12/2009 5:37:00 PM - From Kitty Hawk Public Affairs, BREMERTON, Wash. (NNS)). http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=45202

 

Kitty Hawk in 2008 as the forward-deployed carrier in Japan

 

“On 1 December 2005, the United States Navy announced that George Washington would replace Kitty Hawk in 2008 as the forward-deployed carrier in Japan and it would also assume host carrier duties for forward deployed Carrier Air Wing 5” (Ref. KK-[27]).

 

“In March 2007, the Navy announced that Captain Todd Zecchin, the captain responsible during the decommissioning of John F. Kennedy, had been tasked with overseeing the decommissioning of Kitty Hawk” (Ref. KK-[28]).

 

Kitty Hawk left Yokosuka on 28 May 2008 to begin the decommissioning process” (Ref. KK-[29]).

 

“However on 22 May, a fire seriously damaged George Washington, causing the ship to go to San Diego for repairs. Kitty Hawk participated in the RIMPAC exercise near Hawaii in George Washington's place. The turnover between the two carriers was postponed and took place in August” (Ref. KK-[30]).

 

“After the turnover, Kitty Hawk arrived at Bremerton, Washington in September and was informally retired on 31 January 2009” (Ref. KK-[31] & KK-[32]).

 

Kitty Hawk, the USN's last oil-powered aircraft carrier, was finally decommissioned on 12 May 2009” (Ref. KK-[33]).

 

“A group based in Wilmington, North Carolina is lobbying to bring the ship to the city after her obligatory time in the Navy Inactive Ships Program in order to serve as a floating museum alongside the battleship North Carolina” (Ref. KK-[34], KK-[35] & KK-[36]).

 

“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)

 

Ref. KK-[27] - USS George Washington to Replace USS Kitty Hawk as U.S. Navy's Forward Deployed Carrier - Story Number: NNS051202-06 - Release Date: 12/2/2005 8:00:00 PM - Special release from the Department of the Navy, WASHINGTON (NNS)

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=21248

 

Ref. KK-[28] - USS Kitty Hawk decommissioned - May 21, 2009 - By Kitty Hawk Public Affairs, BREMERTON, Wash. (NNS) or Ref. KK-[34]. Verified on 6 June 2016.

http://www.militarynews.com/norfolk-navy-flagship/oceana/news/uss-kitty-hawk-decommissioned/article_c44da5f7-93b3-57d5-99cb-b052d6db8cf6.html

 

Ref. KK-[29] - Kitty Hawk Bids Japan Sayonara for the Last Time - Story Number: NNS080530-12 - Release Date: 5/30/2008 1:59:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Carlos Gomez, Kitty Hawk Public Affairs, USS KITTY HAWK, At Sea (NNS). http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=37528

 

Ref. KK-[30] - Liewer, Steve, "Damaged Aircraft Carrier To Stay In Port For Repairs", San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 June 2008; Kakesako, Gregg K., "Kitty Hawk Remains In Hawaii For RIMPAC", San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 July 2008. Not Active, Verified on 6 June 2016.

 

Ref. KK-[31] - Seattle Times, "Kitty Hawk Ceremony To Be Held Saturday", 28 January 2009. Not Active, Verified on 6 June 2016.

 

Ref. KK-[32] - Seattle Times, 2,000 say goodbye to USS Kitty Hawk, 1 February 2009. Not Active, Verified on 6 June 2016.

 

Ref. KK-[33] & KK-[34] - Navy Decommissions USS Kitty Hawk - Story Number: NNS090512-08 - Release Date: 5/12/2009 5:37:00 PM - From Kitty Hawk Public Affairs, BREMERTON, Wash. (NNS)). http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=45202

 

Ref. KK-[35] - Wilmington, NC, Star: "New ship coming in?" published 25 January 2006. Verified on 6 June 2016.

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20060125/NEWS/60124035

 

Ref. KK-[36] - WRAL.com: "Ex-Sailors' Dream Is USS Kitty Hawk Moored in Wilmington" published 6 March 2007. Verified on 6 June 2016.

http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/1225520

 

Ref. KK-[37] - WWAY News Channel 3 "USS Kitty Hawk will have to stay in reserve" published 4 December 2008. Verified on 6 June 2016. https://pediaview.com/openpedia/Aircraft_carrier

 

Ref. KK-[38] - After decades of faithful service, the USS Kitty Hawk is awaiting her fate while in reserve status with the US Navy. Verified on 6 June 2016.

http://www.militaryfactory.com/ships/detail.asp?ship_id=USS-Kitty-Hawk-CV63

 

Ref. KK-[39] - Citizen-Times - Not Active - Verified on 6 June 2016.

http://www.citizen-times.com/article/DP/20130131/NEWS12/301310021

 

Ref. KK-[40] - Enterprise, Nimitz-Class Carriers Won't Be Museums. Verified on 6 June 2016.

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2012/10/22/enterprise-nimitz-class-carriers-wont-be-museums.html

 

“Before decommissioning she made a number of port calls to allow the public to "say farewell" to her, including a stop at her "homeport" Boston Harbor” (Ref. JFK-[17]).

 

John F. Kennedy also took part in the 2005 New York City Fleet Week festivities at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum” (Ref. JFK- [18]).

 

“She was decommissioned in Mayport, Florida on 23 March 2007” (Ref. JFK-[19]).

 

“The ship's unique in-port cabin, which was decorated by Jacqueline Kennedy with wood paneling, oil paintings, and rare artifacts, was disassembled, to be rebuilt at the National Museum of Naval Aviation at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida” (Ref. JFK-[20]).

 

John F. Kennedy was towed from NS Mayport, Fla., and taken to NS Norfolk, instead of a mothball berth at the old Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, as originally planned. The trip is expected to take about five days. 31 July 2007, arrived at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. She remained in Norfolk until a shoaled area near Pier 4 in Philadelphia could be dredged to enable the ship to safely dock. On 17 March 2008 at about 1700, she was seen leaving Norfolk Naval Station under tow of the tug Atlantic Salvor. On 22 March 2008 Kennedy arrived, with the afternoon high tide, at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility in Philadelphia” (Ref. [ JFK-21]).

 

“She is currently laid up in the Philadelphia reserve fleet” (Ref. JFK-[22]).

 

“In November 2009, the Navy placed Kennedy on donation hold for use as a museum and memorial” (Ref. JFK-[23]).

 

“A report in the Boston Herald newspaper on 26 November 2009 mentioned the possibility of bringing Kennedy to the Boston, Massachusetts area, as a museum or memorial at no cost to the city, if desired” (Ref. JFK-[24]).

 

“In August 2010, two groups successfully passed into Phase II of the U.S. Navy Ship Donation Program” (Ref. JFK-[25]).

 

“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]).

 

“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. JFK-[31 & JFK-32).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_John_F._Kennedy_%28CV-67%29

 

Ref. JFK-[17] - Raphaella Zerey (5 March 2007). "Thousands pay last visit to USS JFK". The Daily Free Press. Archived from the original on 21 January 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2009. Verified on 6 June 2016. http://www.webcitation.org/5e0ZpHidS

 

Ref. JFK-[18] - City Guide For Fleet Week 2005. Verified on 6 June 2016.

 

Ref. JFK-[19] - Mark D. Faram (24 March 2008). "An outpouring of memories upon JFK arrival". Navy Times. Archived from the original on 21 January 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2009. Verified on 6 June 2016. http://www.webcitation.org/5e0aF2vZV

 

Ref. JFK-[20] - Mark D. Faram (26 March 2007). "After storied career, JFK’s saga finally ends". Navy Times. Retrieved 31 October 2009. Not Active, Verified on 6 June 2016.

 

Ref. JFK-[21] - Henry J. Holcomb (22 March 2008). "Aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy scheduled to arrive in Philadelphia today". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Archived from the original on 8 April 2008. Retrieved 31 October 2009. Verified on 6 June 2016. 

http:/www.philly.com/philly/hp/news_update/20080322_Aircraft_carrier_John_F__Kenn edy_scheduled_to_arrive_in_Philadelphia_today.html

 

Ref. JFK-[22] - Matthew Jones (19 March 2008). "Deactivated carrier JFK on its way to Philadelphia storage yard". The Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved 19 March 2008. Verified on 6 June 2016. http://pilotonline.com/news/military/deactivated-carrier-jfk-on-its-way-to-philadelphia-storage-yard/article_ad3f2757-b3c6-56d0-b9a7-9137255d7e26.html

 

Ref. JFK-[23] - Not Active, Verified on 6 June 2016.

http://peoships.crane.navy.mil/Inactiveships/Donation/inactiveships_news.asp

 

Ref. JFK-[24] - Edward Mason (26 November 2009). "Hub floated as possible home for JFK warship". The Boston Herald. Retrieved 26 November 2009. Not Active, Verified on 6 June 2016. Not Active, Verified on 6 June 2016.

 

Ref. JFK-[25] - "USS John F. Kennedy (CVA-67)". NavSource Online. NavSource Naval History. 17 May 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2011. Verified on 6 June 2016.

http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/67.htm

 

Ref. JFK-[26] - Rhode Island Aviation Hall of Fame's USS John F. Kennedy Aircraft Carrier Project. Verified on 6 June 2016. http://www.ussjfkri.org

 

Ref. JFK-[27] - USS John F. Kennedy Museum, Portland, Maine. Verified on 6 June 2016.

http://www.ussjfk.org

 

Ref. JFK-[28] - Plan to bring aircraft carrier to Portland founders = By Edward D. Staff Writer (City Council's unanimous vote against endorsing a site ends the effort to give the JFK a home in Portland Harbor). PressHerald.com: Proposed Carrier Site Voted Down, January 20, 2011. Verified on 6 June 2016.

http://www.pressherald.com/2011/01/20/proposed-carrier-site-voted-down_2011-01-20

 

Ref. JFK-[29] - "Goodbye, Sara". Providence Journal. 31 August 2014. Retrieved 11 October 2014. Verified on 6 June 2016. http://www.providencejournal.com/opinion/editoria

 

Ref. JFK-[30] - Lennon, Frank (20 September 2014). "Frank Lennon: JFK carrier could be big boon for R.I.". Providence Journal. Retrieved 11 October 2014. Verified on 6 June 2016. http://www.providencejournal.com/opinion/commentary/20140920-frank-lennon-jfk-carrier-could-be-big-boon-for-r.i..ece

 

Ref. JFK-[31 -Enterprise, Nimitz-Class Carriers Won't Be Museums - Verified on 6 June 2016. http://www.military.com/daily-news/2012/10/22/enterprise-nimitz-class-carriers-wont-be-museums.html.

 

Ref. JFK-32 - "John F. Kennedy (CVA-67)". Naval History and Heritage Command on 23 July 2015. Retrieved 28 July 2015. Verified on 6 June 2016. http://www.history.navy.mil

http://www.history.navy.mil/research/histories/ship-histories/danfs/j/john-f-kennedy-cva-67.html

 

 

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

 

Sunk, Scrapped or Saved: The Fate of America’s Aircraft Carriers

By: Cid Standifer - August 18, 2014 6:09 PM • Updated: August 12, 2015 9:45 AM

https://news.usni.org/2014/08/18/sunk-sold-scraped-

 

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.

 

USS Forrestal Association

http://www.uss-forrestal.com

 

PHF Forrestal CVA-59

http://members.tripod.com/forrestal_cva59/news.htm

 

Forrestal Photo Gallery http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/59.htm

 

Forrestal (AVT-59), former CV-59 & CVA-59 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Forrestal_(CVA-59)

 

Forrestal (AVT-59), former CV-59 & CVA-59 - Unofficial US Navy Site

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Forrestal_(CVA-59)

 

USS Forrestal CVA/CV/AVT-59

 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:USS_Forrestal-600px.jpg

 

USS Ranger (CV-61), former CVA-61

 

“A new NAVSEA Instruction dated June 2, 2009, changes the application process. Under the new process there was a notice published in the Federal Register concerning the availability of ex-RANGER for donation under the new rules - 60 days from publication date to submit a Phase One application? 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. When asked by the Long Beach Press-Telegram, NAVSEA stated that Ranger was no longer available for donation and was slated to be scrapped in 2015” (Ref. [26]). On 22 December 2014, the U.S. Navy paid one cent to International Shipbreaking of Brownsville, Texas, to tow and scrap Ranger. International Shipbreaking will pay to tow her around South America, through the Straits of Magellan, as Ranger is too big to fit through the Panama Canal. The tow began on 5 March 2015, and tool up to 5 months from the inactive ships maintenance facility, Bremerton, Washington, to Brownsville. International Shipbreaking is expecting to make a profit from Ranger after the costs of the tow and the actual dismantling of the ship” (Ref. R-[27]). On April 7, 2015, ex-Ranger was seen anchored about 3 miles offshore at Panama City, Panama. On July 12, 2015, the Ranger arrived at her final resting place in Brownsville” (Ref. R-[28]).

 

USS Ranger (CVA/CV-61) History and Memorial

http://www.uss-ranger.org

 

Ranger Photo Gallery

http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/61.htm

 

USS Ranger (CV-61), former CVA-61 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Ranger_(CV-61)

 

USS Ranger (CV-61), former CVA-61 - Unofficial US Navy Site

http://navysite.de/cvn/cv61.htm

 

USS Ranger CVA/CV-61

 

 

http://www.navy.mil/navydata/ships/carriers/histories/cv61-ranger/cv61-710519.jpg

 

USS Ranger CVA/CV-61

 

 

http://www.navy.mil/navydata/ships/carriers/histories/cv61-ranger/cv61-810615.jpg

 

USS Ranger CVA/CV-61

 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Uss_ranger_cv-61.jpg

 

USS Ranger CVA/CV-61

 

 

http://www.navy.mil/navydata/ships/carriers/histories/cv61-ranger/cv61-900726.jpg

 

USS Ranger CVA/CV-61

 

 

http://www.navy.mil/navydata/ships/carriers/histories/cv61-ranger/cv61-920818.jpg

 

The Sixth Saratoga (CV-60), former CVA-60 & CVB-60 (48th CC)

 

The Sixth Saratoga (CV-60), former CVA-60 & CVB-60 (48th CC) was decommissioned at the Naval Station, Mayport, Florida, and stricken from the Naval Vessel Registry (Navy List) on 20 August 1994, with Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Boorda the keynote speaker at the decommissioning, having offloaded material and closing out each of the ship's more than 3,500 spaces, the crew prepared to deactivate the ship, upon arrival early in the morning of 24 June 1994. Saratoga was towed out of the Naval Station Mayport basin on 22 May 1995, to the Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island. She was towed from the Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island on 3 August 1998 to Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, then, deactivated at the Philadelphia Navy Yard in August 1998. 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] ).

 

On 21 August 2014, Saratoga departed Naval Station Newport and made its way down Narragansett Bay to the Atlantic Ocean, en route to the ESCO MARINE INC IN BROWNSVILLE, TX., ship recycling plant in Brownsville, Texas. The vessel arrived at the scrapyard on 16 September for final scrapping.”

 

Navy donation: USS Saratoga Museum Foundation, Inc. submitted there revised application to the Navy on September 30, 2008. That was an update of the 1200-page, three-binder document prepared in 2000. As expected, the Environmental, Curatorial/Museum, and Community Support Plans of the application were found to meet the minimum requirements for donation. (The Environmental section is considered to be one of the toughest. We put in a lot of extra time on that one, which evidently paid off.) Our outside consultants are preparing responses to questions on the Mooring and Tow plans. We are preparing additional information in support of our Business/Financial and Maintenance Plans, and our entire response will be submitted by June 30.

 

The Saratoga Museum Foundation

http://www.saratogamuseum.org

 

USS Saratoga Museum Foundation, Inc. - History and Background of CV-60

http://www.saratogamuseum.org/misc/sarahistory.html

 

USS SARATOGA ASSOCIATION http://www.uss-saratoga.com

 

Saratoga Photo Gallery

http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/60.htm

 

Saratoga (CV-60), former CVA-60 & CVB-60 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Saratoga_(CVB_60)

 

Saratoga (CV-60), former CVA-60 & CVB-60 - Unofficial US Navy Site

http://www.navysite.de/cvn/cv60.htm  

               

USS Saratoga CVB/CVA/CV-60

 

File:Cv60 bow.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Cv60_bow.jpg

 

Ship Donation Program – MARAD

 

 Class       

Hull  

Name

Class       

Hull  

Name

AGSS 212 

AGSS 228

DRUM

CVS 10

CVS 10 

YORKTOWN

AGSS 212 

AGSS 236

SILVERSIDES

CVS 11

CVS 11

INTREPID

AGSS 212 

AGSS 244

CAVALLA

CVS 10

CVS 12 

HORNET

AGSS 212 

AGSS 245

COBIA

DD 448

DD 537 

THE SULLIVANS

AGSS 285 

AGSS 310

BATFISH

DD 448

DD 661   

KIDD

AGSS 569

AGSS 569

ALBACORE

DD 692

DD 724 

LAFFEY

AVT 16

AVT 16

LEXINGTON

DD 448

DD 793 

CASSIN YOUNG

BB 34

BB 35  

TEXAS

DD 710

DD 850 

JOSEPH P. KENNEDY JR.

BB 55

BB 55 

NORTH CAROLINA

DD 945

DD 951

TURNER JOY

BB 57

BB 59 

MASSACHUSETTS

DE 129

DE 238

STEWART

BB 57

BB 60

ALABAMA

IX 20

IX 20

CONSTELLATION

BB 61

BB 62 

NEW JERSEY

IX 40 

IX 40 

OLYMPIA

BB 61

BB 63 

MISSOURI

SS 342

SS 319

BECUNA

CA 134

CA 139

SALEM

SS 343

SS 343

CLAMAGORE

CG 4

CG 4

LITTLE ROCK

SS 580

SS 581

BLUEBACK

CV 41

CV 41

MIDWAY

SSG 577

SSG 577  

GROWLER

 

The Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) History Program is responsible for historical documentation and for the preservation and interpretation of its heritage assets to promote an understanding and appreciation of America’s merchant marine and maritime past. Additionally, the History Program is responsible for MARAD’s compliance with Federal laws and regulations applying to historic preservation.

 

The Ship Donation Program has been in existence since 1948. The authority to donate ships is found in the Title 10 United States (U.S.C.), Section 7306. Ships are donated at no cost to the Government. The current 47 donated ships represent a tangible reminder of the Navy’s role in American history and commemorate the sailors who served on the ships, as well as showcase naval tradition and heritage. These ships are located in 21 states throughout the country. http://www.marad.dot.gov/ships-and-shipping/ship-disposal/ship-donation-program