USS Coral Sea (CBA/CVA/CV-43) DEPLOYMENT AND AIRWINGS

(CVG/CVW)

Part 1 – (19 January 1948 to 18 April 1969)

Part 2 – (23 September 1969 to 18 April 1989)

 

 

USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) with CVW-15 (NL)

(15 February to 5 October 1977)

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Coral Sea (CV-43) Pacific & 7th

12th WestPac

Yellow Sea

CVW-15

NL

15 Feb 1977

5 Oct 1977

23rd FWFD

233-days

 

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-191 (*1)

Satan's Kittens  -

Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NL100

F-4J

VF-194 (*2)

Red Lightnings  -               Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NL200

F-4J

VA-22

Fighting Redcocks -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NL300

A-7E

VA-94

Mighty Shrikes -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NL400

A-7E

VA-95

Green Lizards -

Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NL500

A-6A / KA-6D

VFP-63

Det. 3

Eyes of the Fleet or Gators - Light Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

Vought - Crusader -

Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

NL610

RF-8G

VMAQ –

2 Det. A/B

Marines - Griffons/Playboy –

Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

NL620

EA-6A

HC-1 Det. 4

Pacific Fleet Angels - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King -

Anti-submarine

NL000

SH-3G

VAW-114

Hormel Hogs - Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye Electronics

NL600

E-2B

VQ-1 Det. 13

World Watchers - Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron

Douglas - Skywarrior - Jet Attack Fighter

 

PR00

EA-3B

VFP or VF(P) - Light Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron or Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron or Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron (Light) or Light Photographic Squadron.

VMAQ-2 EA-6A "electric" Intruders also made a one-time-only appearance for this cruise.

The only cruise CVW-15 operated with F-4J Phantoms embarked.

(*1) disestablished on Mar.1, 1978 & (*2) disestablished on Mar.1, 1978

Ref. 34, 35, 39, 41 & 42

 

USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) with CVW-14 (NK)

(13 November 1979 to 11 June 1980) 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Coral Sea (CV-43) - Pacific & 7th (1st Arabian Sea)

13th WestPac

1st IO

CVW-14

NK

13 Nov 1979

11 Jun 1980

Middle East

212-days

Iran Hostage crisis

Tour of duty with the 7th Fleet, to strengthen the U.S. Naval presence in the crucial 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, while operating on "GONZO" Station in the North Arabian Sea.

Cheju-Do Islands in the  Sea of Japan.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VMFA-323

Death Rattlers -

Combat Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NK100

F-4N

VMFA-531

Grey Ghosts -

Combat Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NK200

F-4N

VA-97

Warhawks -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NK300

A-7E

VA-27

Royal Maces -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NK400

A-7E

VA-196

Main Battery or

Devil Spades -

Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder -  Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NK500

A-6A / KA-6D

VAW-113

Black Eagles - Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye - Electronics

NK600

E-2B

*VFP-63 Det. 2

Eyes of the Fleet -          Light Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

Vought - Crusader -

Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

NK620

RF-8G

HC-1 Det. 3

 

Pacific Fleet Angels - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King -

Anti-submarine

NK720

SH-3G

 (*1) disestablished on Mar.1, 1978

(*2) disestablished on Mar.1, 1978

VFP or VF(P) - Light Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron or Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron or Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron (Light) or Light Photographic Squadron.

 

USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) with CVW-14 (NK)

(1 to 10 March 1981)

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Coral Sea (CV-43) Pacific

EastPac

CVW-14

NK

1 Mar  1981

10 Mar  1981

Training Ops

 

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-301

Devil's Disciples -

Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

  NK100

F-4S / F-4N

VF-302

Stallions -

Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

  NK200

F-4S / F-4N

VA-303

Golden Hawks -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

  NK300

A-7B

VA-304

Firebirds -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

  NK400

A-7B

VA-305

Lobos -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

  NK500

A-7B

VFP-306

Peeping Toms -

Photomasters - Light Photographic and Reconnaissance Squadron

Vought - Crusader -

Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

 

RF-8G

VAQ-309

Axemen - Carrier Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron or Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron

Douglas - Skywarrior - Tanker

 

A-3 - KA-3B

VAK-308

Griffins - Tactical Aerial Refueling Squadron

Grumman Intruder - Special electronic installation

 

EA-6A

VAW-88

Cotton Pickers  - Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye - Electronics

 

E-2C

HS-

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King -

Anti-submarine

 

SH-3D

Ref. 34, 35, 39, 41 & 76

 

 

USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) with CVW-14 (NK)

(4 May to 6 June 1981)

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Coral Sea (CV-43) Pacific

EastPac

CVW-14

NK

4 May 1981

6 Jun 1981

Training Ops

Hawaiian Training Cruise

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-154

Black Knights -            Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

  NK100

F-4N

VF-21

Freelancers -                 Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

  NK200

F-4N

VA-97

Warhawks -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

  NK300

A-7E

VA-27

Royal Maces -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

  NK400

A-7E

VA-196

Main Battery or

Devil Spades -

Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

  NK500

A-6A / KA-6D

VAW-113

Black Eagles - Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye - Electronics

  NK600

E-2B

VFP-63 Det, 2

Eyes of the Fleet -         Light Photographic and or Reconnaissance Squadron

Vought - Crusader -

Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

 NK    115-117

 

RF-8G

HC-1 Det. 3

Pacific Fleet Angels - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King -

Anti-submarine

  NK610

SH-3G

VFP or VF(P) - Light Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron or Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron or Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron (Light) or Light Photographic Squadron.

“The CO of CAG CVW-14 was Cdr. Richard A. Wilson”  (Ref. 34)

Ref. 34, 35, 39, 41 & 76

 

USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) with CVW-14 (NK)

(20 August 1981 to 23 March 1982) 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Coral Sea (CV-43) Pacific & 7th

14th WestPac 11th SCS       2nd IO

CVW-14

NK

20 Aug 1981

23 Mar 1982

Indian Ocean

25th FWFD

216-days

 

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-154

Black Knights -

Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NK100

F-4N

VF-21

Freelancers -

Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NK200

F-4N

VA-97

Warhawks -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NK300

A-7E

VA-27

Royal Maces -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NK400

A-7E

VA-196

Main Battery or

Devil Spades -

Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder -

Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NK500

A-6A / KA-6D

VAW-113

Black Eagles - Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye - Electronics

NK600

E-2B

VFP-63 Det. 2

Eyes of the Fleet - Light Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

Vought - Crusader -

Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

NK    115-117

 

RF-8G

HC-1 Det. 3

Pacific Fleet Angels - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King -

Anti-submarine

NK610

SH-3G

VFP or VF(P) - Light Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron or Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron or Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron (Light) or Light Photographic Squadron.

“The CO of CAG CVW-14 was Cdr.Richard A. Wilson” (Ref. 34)

Ref. 34, 35, 39, 41 & 76

 

USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) with CVW-14 (NK)

(21 March to 12 September 1983) 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Coral Sea (CV-43) Pacific & 7th

15th WestPac 12th SCS

3rd IO

2nd North

Arabian

Sea

1st Suez

Canal

10th Med

3rd Carib

CVW-14

NK

21 Mar 1983

12 Sep 1983

Home Port

transfer to

the East

Coast

Middle East

26th FWFD

176-days

World Cruise (Alameda, Calif. to Norfolk, Va.) on her first Gulf of Aden, Red Sea and Suez Canal Transit.

Global Plate Change on her third cruise to the Caribbean Sea.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-154

Black Knights -

Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NK100

F-4N

VF-21

Freelancers -

Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NK200

F-4N

VA-97

Warhawks -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NK300

A-7E

VA-27

Royal Maces -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NK400

A-7E

VA-196

Main Battery or

Devil Spades -

Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NK500

A-6A / KA-6D

VAW-113

Black Eagles -

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye

Electronics

NK600

E-2B

*VFP-63

  Det. 2

Eyes of the Fleet -           Light Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

Vought - Crusader -

Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

NK110

RF-8G

HS-12

Pacific Fleet Angels - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King -

Anti-submarine

NK610

SH-3G

VFP or VF(P) - Light Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron or Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron or Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron (Light) or Light Photographic Squadron.

Ref. 34, 35, 39, 41 & 76

 

USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) with CVW-13 (NK)

(1 October 1985 to 19 May 1986) 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Coral Sea (CV-43) 2nd & 6th

Lant

10th Med

Lant

CVW-13

AK

1 Oct 1985

19 May 1986

Europe

27th FWFD

231-days

 

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VFA-131

Wildcats -

Strike Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Hornet

Jet Strike Fighter

  AK100

FA-18A

VFA-132

Privateers -

Strike Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Hornet

Jet Strike Fighter

  AK200

FA-18A

VMFA-314

Marines -

Black Knights

McDonnell-Douglas - Hornet

Jet Strike Fighter

  AK300

FA-18A

VMFA-323

Marines -

Death Rattlers

McDonnell-Douglas - Hornet Jet

Strike Fighter

  AK400

FA-18A

VA-55

Warhorses -

Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder -

 Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

  AK500

A-6E / KA-6D

VAW-127

Seabats - Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye -Electronics

    AK

 600-603

E-2C

HS-17

Neptune's Raiders - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King -

Anti-submarine

  AK610

SH-3H

VAQ-135

Black Ravens - Carrier Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron or Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

    AK

 604-607

A-6 - EA-6A

VQ-2 Det.

Batmen - Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron

Douglas - Skywarrior -

Jet Attack Fighter -

YA3D-2P - Photographic reconnaissance/Survey

  JQ17

A3D / A3D-2P (RA-3B)

Final Carrier launching of a Navy fleet F-4S Phantom II.

Ref. 34, 35, 39, 41 & 76

 

USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) with CVW-13 (AK)

(29 September 1987 to 28 March 1988) 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Coral Sea (CV-43) 2nd & 6th

Lant

11th Med

Lant

CVW-13

AK

29 Sep 1987

28 Mar 1988

Europe

28th FWFD

182-days

During the crossing the carrier battle group joined the 22nd Marine Amphibious Ready Group (MARG 22) to mark the first time a carrier battle group and a MARG deployed simultaneously. The two groups, fifteen ships and 13,000 men conducted training exercises on the Translant. The two groups passed Gibraltar entering the Mediterranean Sea and participated in a 3-day National Week exercises 88 with ships of the Saratoga Battlegroup, USS Iowa Surface Action Group and MARG 3-87. In all, 35 U.S ships and 25,000 sailors and Marines honed their skills.

2nd Mediterranean Cruise since her reassignment to the 6th Fleet in the Atlantic upon arrival in the 5th Fleet Area, arriving on a World Cruise via the Suez Canal and Med on 12 September 1983, her 11th Med Deployment, having completed nine tours of duty in the Mediterranean (7 June 1948 to 13 August 1956) prior to her 1st conversion (25 January 1960).

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VFA-131

Wildcats -

Strike Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas -

Hornet - Jet Strike Fighter

AK1XX

FA-18A

VFA-136

Knight Hawks -

Strike Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas -

Hornet - Jet Strike Fighter

AK3XX

FA-18A

VFA-137

Kestrels -

Strike Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas -

Hornet - Jet Strike Fighter

AK4XX

FA-18A

VA-55

Sea Horses -

Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder -

 Jet Attack Bomber -

AK50X

A-6E

VA-65

Fighting Tigers -

Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder -

Jet Attack Bomber -

AK51X

A-6E

VAW-127

 

Seabats - Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye - Electronics

AK6XX

E-2C

VAQ-133

Wizards - Carrier Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron or Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron

Grumman - Intruder -

Jet Attack Bomber -

Prowler - Jammer

Special electronic installation

AK604

A-6 - EA-6A

HS-17

Neptune's Raiders- Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King -

Anti-submarine

AK61X

SH-3H

“CVW-13 CAG Capt William Switzer.”  (Ref. 34)

Ref. 34, 35, 39, 41 & 76

 

USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) with CVW-13 (AK)

(April 1989) 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Coral Sea (CV-43) 2nd

Carib

 

CVW-13

AK

19 Apr 1989

 

South America

Dispatched surgical team and medical supplies. VC-8, using SH-3G helicopters, also performed medevac and Logistical Support to Iowa. USS Iowa (BB-61) suffered an explosion in the battleship's number two-gun turret in which 47 crewmembers were killed.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VMFA-451

Marines - Warlords -

Strike Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Hornet - Jet Strike Fighter

   AK100

FA-18A

VFA-132

Privateers -

Strike Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Hornet - Jet Strike Fighter

   AK300

FA-18A

VFA-137

Kestrels -

Strike Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Hornet - Jet Strike Fighter

   AK400

FA-18A

VA-55 (*1)

Sea Horses -

Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder -

Jet Attack Bomber -

   AK500

A-6E

VA-65

Fighting Tigers -

Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder -

Jet Attack Bomber -

   AK510

A-6E

VAW-127 (*2)

Seabats - Carrier

Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye - Electronics

     AK

  600-603

E-2C

VAQ-133

Wizards - Carrier Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron or Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron

Grumman - Intruder -

Jet Attack Bomber -

Prowler - Jammer

Special electronic installation

      AK

  604-607

A-6 - EA-6A

HS-17(*4)

Neptune's Raiders- Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King -

Anti-submarine

  AK610

SH-3H

(*1) CVW-13 disestablished on Jan.1, 1991

(*2) disestablished on Jan.1, 1991

(*3) disestablished on Sep.30, 1991

(*4) disestablished on Jul.2, 1991

Ref. 34, 35, 39, 41 & 76

 

USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) with CVW-13 (AK)

(31 May to 30 September 1989) 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Coral Sea (CV-43) 2nd & 6th

Lant

12th Med

Lant

CVW-13

(*1)

AK

31 May 1989

30 Sep 1989

Europe

29th FWFD

123-days

Evacuation of the American Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon

3rd Mediterranean Cruise since her reassignment to the 6th Fleet in the Atlantic upon arrival in the 5th Fleet Area, arriving on a World Cruise via the Suez Canal and Med on 12 September 1983, her 11th Med Deployment, having completed nine tours of duty in the Mediterranean (7 June 1948 to 13 August 1956) prior to her 1st conversion

(25 January 1960).

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VMFA-451

Marines - Warlords -

Strike Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Hornet

Jet Strike Fighter

   AK100

FA-18A

VFA-132

Privateers -

Strike Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Hornet

Jet Strike Fighter

   AK300

FA-18A

VFA-137

Kestrels -

Strike Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Hornet

Jet Strike Fighter

   AK400

FA-18A

VA-55 (*2)

Sea Horses -

Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder -

Jet Attack Bomber -

   AK500

A-6E

VA-65

Fighting Tigers -

Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder -

Jet Attack Bomber

   AK510

A-6E

VAW-127 (*3)

Seabats - Carrier

Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye - Electronics

     AK

  600-603

E-2C

VAQ-133

Wizards - Carrier Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron or Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron

Grumman - Intruder -

Jet Attack Bomber -

Prowler - Jammer

Special electronic installation

      AK

  604-607

A-6 - EA-6A

HS-17 (*3)

Neptune's Raiders - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King -

Anti-submarine

  AK610

SH-3H

(*1) CVW-13 disestablished on Jan.1, 1991

(*2) disestablished on Jan.1, 1991

(*3) disestablished on Sep.30, 1991

(*4) disestablished on Jul.2, 1991

Ref. 34, 35, 39, 41 & 76

 

USS Coral Sea (CBA/CVA/CV-43) DEPLOYMENT AND AIRWINGS

(CVG/CVW)

Part 1 – (19 January 1948 to 18 April 1969)

Part 2 – (23 September 1969 to 18 April 1989)

Part 2 – (15 Feb 1977 to 18 April 1989)

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