USS Coral Sea (CBA/CVA/CV-43)

DEPLOYMENT AND TOUR OF DUTY DATES

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

Bibliography

Volume I , II & III

Part 1 & 2

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER DEPLOYMENT HISTORY REFERENCES

 

 

Ref. 1181Z9 - USS Midway (CV-41) History 1963 - USS Midway (CV-41) WestPac Cruise Book 1984-85 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv41-85/013.htm

Ref. 1182 - CVW-5 - USS Midway (CV-41) WestPac Cruise Book 1989-90 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv41-89/index_030.htm

Ref. 1182A - (CV-41) History 1970 to 1989   - USS Midway (CV-41) WestPac Cruise Book 1989-90 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv41-89/002.htm

Ref. 1182B - Chain of Command and Flag Staff - USS Midway (CV-41) WestPac Cruise Book 1989-90 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv41-89/index_002.htm

Ref. 1182C - Flag Staff - USS Midway (CV-41) WestPac Cruise Book 1989-90 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv41-89/index_028.htm

Ref. 1182D - DESRON 15 - USS Midway (CV-41) WestPac Cruise Book 1989-90 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv41-89/index_029.htm

Ref. 1182E - CVW-5 - USS Midway (CV-41) WestPac Cruise Book 1989-90 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv41-89/index_030.htm

Ref. 1182F - Rear Admiral Lyle F. Bull, as Commander, Battle Force Seventh Fleet (CTF-70), Carrier Strike Force Seventh Fleet (CTF-77), Carrier Group Five - USS Midway (CV-41) WestPac Cruise Book 1989-90 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv41-89/006.htm

Ref. 1182G - Captain J. W. Parker, Commander DESRON 15 - USS Midway (CV-41) WestPac Cruise Book 1989-90 - navysite           

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv41-89/009.htm

Ref. 1182H - Captain J. M. Burnn, Commander, Carrier Air Wing Five - USS Midway (CV-41) WestPac Cruise Book 1989-90 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv41-89/187.htm

Ref. 1182I - Captain B. J. Smith, as Commanding Officer - USS Midway (CV-41) WestPac Cruise Book 1989-90 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv41-89/003.htm

Ref. 1182J - Captain S. P. Hannifin, as Executive Officer - USS Midway (CV-41) WestPac Cruise Book 1989-90 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv41-89/005.htm

Ref. 1182K - Sailors of the Year / Month - USS Midway (CV-41) WestPac Cruise Book 1989-90 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv41-89/index_003.htm

Ref. 1182L - VAQ-136 awarded the Battle “E” - USS Midway (CV-41) WestPac Cruise Book 1989-90 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv41-89/016.htm

Ref. 1182M - The Cruise - USS Midway (CV-41) WestPac Cruise Book 1989-90 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv41-89/index_005.htm

Ref. 1182N - Ports of Call - USS Midway (CV-41) WestPac Cruise Book 1989-90 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv41-89/index_006.htm

Ref. 1184 - [6] - Tilford, Earl (1980). Search and Rescue in Southeast Asia 1961-1975. Office of Air Force History. p. 143. ISBN 978-1-4102-2264-0 & [7] - Shiel, Walt (1995). Cessna Warbirds, pp 119-120. Jones Publishing. ISBN 1-879825-25-2 of 1184 - CVA/CV-64 History October 1961 to 1975 - navysite - USS Constellation (CV-64) WestPac Cruise Book 1987 http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv64-87/008.htm

Ref. 1185 - CV-64 History 1978 to June 1986 - USS Constellation (CV-64) WestPac Cruise Book 1987 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv64-87/009.htm

Ref. 1186 - CV-64 History 1986 to 1987 - USS Constellation (CV-64) WestPac Cruise Book 1987 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv64-87/010.htm

Ref. 1187 - September 7, 1797 the first ship bearng the name Constellation was commissioned - USS Constellation (CV-64) WestPac Cruise Book 1987 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv64-87/005.htm

Ref. 1188 - 1800 to 1840’s Constellation History - USS Constellation (CV-64) WestPac Cruise Book 1987 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv64-87/006.htm

Ref. 1189 - 1845 to August 24 1940 Constellation History - USS Constellation (CV-64) 007 - WestPac Cruise Book 1987 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv64-87/007.htm

Ref. 1190 - CVA-64 October 1961 to July 22, 1993 - USS Constellation (CV-64) WestPac Cruise Book 1994-95 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv64-94/005.htm  

Ref. 1196 - 1933/1957 to 1976 CV/CVA-64 History - USS Constellation (CV-64) 52 Final Cruise Book 2002-2003 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv64-02/005.htm

Ref. 1197 - In May 1972, LT Randy Cummingham, and Ltj. Willie Discoll, of Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 96 became America’s first aces off the Vietnam War after downing three Migs during vicious dog fighting over North Vietnam. The aviators previously sho down two enemy aircraft, for a toal of five aerial victories in just four months - USS Constellation (CV-64) WestPac Cruise Book 1994-95 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv64-02/006.htm

Ref. 1198 - 1982 to 1994 CV-64 History - USS Constellation (CV-64) 71 Final Cruise Book 2002-2003 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv64-02/007.htm

Ref. 1201 - In October 1980, a new unifled Rapid Deployment Force (RDF) was created to meet that need.

http://www.jcs-group.com/military/navy/1991desert.html

Ref. 1202 - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) Mediterranean and Indian Ocean Cruise Book 1979-80 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-80/index.html

Ref. 1203 - Command and Staff - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) Mediterranean and Indian Ocean Cruise Book 1979-80 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-80/index_006.htm

Ref. 1204 - Pre-Deployment - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) Mediterranean and Indian Ocean Cruise Book 1979-80 – navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-80/index_007.htm

Ref. 1205 - The Cruise and Ports of Call - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) Mediterranean and Indian Ocean Cruise Book 1979-80 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-80/index_008.htm

Ref. 1206 - Ports of call and GONZO Station - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) Mediterranean and Indian Ocean Cruise Book 1979-80 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-80/013.htm

Ref. 1207 - Cruise Map - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) Mediterranean and Indian Ocean Cruise Book 1979-80 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-80/082.htm

Ref. 1207A - Change of Command - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) Mediterranean and Indian Ocean Cruise Book 1979-80 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-80/024.htm

Ref. 1208 - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) Maiden Cruise Book 1975- navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-75/index.html

Ref. 1209 - Sea Trials - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) Maiden Cruise Book 1975 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-75/index_005.htm

Ref. 1210 - Construction and Christening - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) Maiden Cruise Book 1975- navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-75/index_004.htm

Ref. 1211 - The Beginning - navysite - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) Maiden Cruise Book 1975 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-75/index_001.htm

Ref. 1212 - Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz - navysite - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) Maiden Cruise Book 1975 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-75/index_002.htm

Ref. 1213 - Command - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) Maiden Cruise Book 1975 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-75/index_003.htm

Ref. 1214 - Training - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) Maiden Cruise Book 1975 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-75/index_007.htm

Ref. 1215 - NIMITZ Facts - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) Maiden Cruise Book 1975 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-75/index_008.htm

Ref. 1216 - TF75 NorLant Cruise - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) Maiden Cruise Book 1975 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-75/index_009.htm

Ref. 1217 - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) Mediterranean Cruise Book 1976-77 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-77/index.html

Ref. 1218 - The Cruise - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) Mediterranean Cruise Book 1976-77 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-77/index_002.htm

Ref. 1219 - Chain of Command - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) Mediterranean Cruise Book 1976-77 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-77/index_003.htm

Ref. 1220 - Ports of Call and Liberty - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) Mediterranean Cruise Book 1976-77 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-77/index_030.htm

Ref. 1221 - Cruise Map - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) Mediterranean Cruise Book 1976-77 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-77/175.htm

Ref. 1222 - Commander Richard L. Martin relieved Captain Richard T. Gaskill, USN as Executive Officer on 4 May 1976 - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) Mediterranean Cruise Book 1976-77 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-77/018.htm

Ref. 1223 - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) Mediterranean Cruise Book 1980-82 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-82/index.html

Ref. 1224 - Command and Staff - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) Mediterranean Cruise Book 1980-82 - navysite    

Ref. 1225 - Schedule - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) Mediterranean Cruise Book 1980-82 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-82/index_007.htm

Ref. 1226 - Teamwork 1980 - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) Mediterranean Cruise Book 1980-82 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-82/index_008.htm

Ref. 1227 - Pre-Deployment - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) Mediterranean Cruise Book 1980-82 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-82/index_009.htm

Ref. 1228 - The Cruise and Ports of Call - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) Mediterranean Cruise Book 1980-82 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-82/index_010.htm

Ref. 1229 - FY 81 Golden Anchor Award - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) Mediterranean Cruise Book 1980-82 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-82/016.htm

Ref. 1230 - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) WestPac Cruise Book 1988-89 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-89/index.html

Ref. 1231 - Ship's Statistics - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) WestPac Cruise Book 1988-89 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-89/007.htm

Ref. 1232 - Command and Staff - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) WestPac Cruise Book 1988-89 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-89/index_005.htm

Ref. 1233 - Pre-Deployment - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) WestPac Cruise Book 1988-89 – navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-89/index_007.htm

Ref. 1234 - The Cruise and Ports of Call - navysite - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) WestPac Cruise Book 1988-89 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-89/index_008.htm

Ref. 1235 - Cruise Diary - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) WestPac Cruise Book 1988-89 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-89/027.htm

Ref. 1236 – Tangier - Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tangier

Ref. 1237 - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) WestPac Cruise Book 1989-91 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-90/index.html

Ref. 1238 - Mission and Capabilities - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) WestPac Cruise Book 1989-91- navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-90/index_004.htm

Ref. 1239 - History of CVW-9 - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) WestPac Cruise Book 1989-91- navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-90/index_005.htm

Ref. 1240 - Homeport: Puget Sound - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) WestPac Cruise Book 1989-91- navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-90/index_006.htm

Ref. 1241 - Ship's History - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) WestPac Cruise Book 1989-91 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-90/index_007.htm

Ref. 1242 - DSRA - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) WestPac Cruise Book 1989-91- navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-90/index_008.htm

Ref. 1243 - Change of Command - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) WestPac Cruise Book 1989-91 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-90/index_009.htm

Ref. 1244 - Sea Trials and Carrier Qualifications - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) WestPac Cruise Book 1989-91 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-90/index_010.htm

Ref. 1245 - Desert Storm Photo - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) WestPac Cruise Book 1989-91 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-90/index_011.htm

Ref. 1246 - Ports of Call - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) WestPac Cruise Book 1989-91- navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-90/index_012.htm

Ref. 1247 - Cruise Activities - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) WestPac Cruise Book 1989-91- navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-90/index_013.htm

Ref. 1248 - Command and Staff - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) WestPac Cruise Book 1989-91- navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-90/index_014.htm

Ref. 1249 - Captain Steven R. Loeffier relieved Captain Linton Wells, II, as Commander Destroyer Squadron 21, in June 1991 navysite - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) WestPac Cruise Book 1989-91- navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-90/084.htm

Ref. 1250 - Commander Thomas Noonan relieved Captain Richard J. Nibe (January 1990 to May 1991) in May 1991 as Executive - USS Nimitz (CVN- 68) WestPac Cruise Book 1989-91- navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-90/091.htm

Ref. 1270 - USS Enterprise (CVN-65) Commanding Officers - Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_USS_Enterprise_(CVN-65)_commanding_officers

Ref. 1271 - Awards and Decorations of USS Enterprise (CVN-65) - wiki.answers.com

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_military_awards_and_decorations_has_the_aircraft_carrier_USS_Enterprise_CVN-65_received#ixzz1YXMImZpE

Ref. 1271A - Awards and Decorations of USS Enterprise (CVN-65) http://wiki.answers.com

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_military_awards_and_decorations_has_the_aircraft_carrier_USS_Enterprise_CVN-65_received

Ref. 1275A - Coral Sea History and USS Coral Sea (CVB-43) commissioning - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-64/index_005.htm

Ref. 1275B - Because of the early hour - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-64/071.htm

Ref. 1275C - by the assembling of small plane models - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-64/076.htm

Ref. 1275D - the Battle of the Coral Sea - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-64/080.htm

Ref. 1275E - Naval District paid high tribute to the shipyard and said - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-64/081.htm

Ref. 1275G - Mediterranean Cruise Book 1953 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-53/index.html

Ref. 1275G1 - USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) 1953 Mediterranean Cruise port of call map - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-53/168.htm

Ref. 1275G2 - USS Coral Sea (CVA-43)1953 Mediterranean Cruise and Ports of Call - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-53/index_003.htm

Ref. 1275G3-/3 or - Carrier Air Group 8 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-53/index_014.htm

Ref. 1275G4 - Rear Admiral Charles R. Brown, Carrier Division Six, broke his flag in USS Coral (CVB-43) on 9 April 1952. Admiral Brown assisted in commissioning the Navy’s first carrier, the USS Langley (CV-1) - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-53/004.htm

Ref. 1275G5 - n July 1951, Captain Caldwell reported as Chief of Staff, Commander Carrier Division Six, in USS Coral (CVB-43). He was next ordered to the Naval War College at Newport, R.I. He returned to the Coral Sea as CO in August 1953 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-53/005.htm

Ref. 1275G6 - Captain William O. Burch, Jr. reported as Chief of Staff, Carrier Division Six in USS Coral (CVB-43) on 8 July 1952 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-53/006.htm

Ref. 1275G7 - Commander R. E. Riera, USN, assumed command as Executive Officer, USS Coral Sea (CVA-43), relieving Commander S. B. Strong, USN, in October 1953 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-53/007.htm

Ref. 1275H - Mediterranean Cruise Book 1954 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-54/index.html

Ref. 1275H1 - USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) 1954 Mediterranean Cruise port of call map  - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-54/205.htm

Ref. 1275H2 - USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) 1954 Mediterranean Cruise and Ports of Call  - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-54/index_004.htm

Ref. 1275H3 - Carrier Air Group 10  - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-54/index_019.htm

Ref. 1275H4-/-4 - Rear Admiral Edgar Allen Cruise, Carrier Division Six, broke his flag in USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) in mid 1953, relieving Rear Admiral Charles R. Brown who assumed command on 9 April 1952. Admiral Brown assisted in commissioning the Navy’s first carrier, the USS Langley (CV-1) - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-53/004.htm / http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-54/004.htm

Ref. 1275H5-/-5 - Captain G. L. Kohr, USN, relieved Captain William O. Burch, Jr. as Chief of Staff, Carrier Division Six in USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) in mid 1953, while Captain Burch, Jr. served since 8 July 1952 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-53/006.htm

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-54/006.htm

Ref. 1275H6 - Captain Harry E. Sears - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-54/005.htm

Ref. 1275H7-/-7 - Commander S. B. Strong, USN, assumed command as Executive Officer, USS Coral Sea (CVA-43), relieving Commander R. E. Riera, USN, October 1953 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-54/007.htm / http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-53/007.htm

 

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Ref. 1275I - Mediterranean Cruise Book 1956-57 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-56/index.html

Ref. 1275I1 - Carrier Air Group 10 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-56/index_019.htm

Ref. 1275I 2 - In June 1956, Rear Admiral Frank T. Ward, Jr., USN, Carrier Division Two, broke his flag in USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) in February 1956 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-56/007.htm

Ref. 1275I3 - In June 1956, Captain Richard L. Kibbe, USN, reported as Chief of Staff, Commander Carrier Division Two, in USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-56/007.htm

Ref. 1275I4 - Captain William E. Gentner from 10 October 1955 to 10 October 1956 – navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-56/235.htm

Ref. 1275J5 - Commander Robert W. Rynd, USN, assumed command as Executive Officer, USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) in November 1955 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-54/007.htm

Ref. 1275J6 - Rear Admiral Robert B. Pirie, USN, reported as Commander Carrier Division Six, in USS Coral Sea (CVA-43), in October 1956 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-56/234.htm

Ref. 1275J7 - Captain Daniel F. Smith, Jr., USN, reported as Chief of Staff, Commander Carrier Division Six, in USS Coral Sea (CVA-43), in October 1956 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-56/234.htm

Ref. 1275J8 - Captain Joseph A. JAAP, USN assumed command in October 1956 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-56/008.htm

Ref. 1275J9 - Commander Robert W. Rynd, USN, assumed command as Executive Officer, USS Coral Sea (CVA-43), relieving Commander S. B. Strong, USN, October 1956 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-54/007.htm

Ref. 1275K - 1956 Mediterranean Cruise port of call map http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-56/231.htm

Ref. 1275L - USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) 1956 Mediterranean Cruise and Ports of Call - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-56/index_004.htm

Ref. 1275L1 - Battle of Coral Sea - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-60/index_002.htm

Ref. 1275L2 - USS CORAL SEA History from 1947 to 1956 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-60/index_003.htm

Ref. 1275L3 - USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) CO’s from 1947 to 1956 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-60/012.htm

Ref. 1275L4 - Overhaul Photos - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-60/index_004.htm

Ref. 1275L5 - Recommissioning - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-60/index_005.htm

Ref. 1275M - The Coral Sea (CVA-43), former CVB-43 & CV-42, the 43rd aircraft carrier of the United States Navy by Hull No. and in order of commission, the 45th, commissioning on 1 October 1947, with her 1st CO Captain A. P. Storrs, III, in command, recommissioned on 25 January 1960 after completing of SCB 110A conversion on 25 January 1960 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington. The modernization included installation of three C-11-1 steam driven catapults, which replaced her two hydraulic bow cats, designed to accommodate the newer and heavier jet aircraft. The entire port side was reconfigured with the adition of  an 11 degree angle deck including one of three new catapults, Mk-7-Mod 2 arresting gear identical to that installed in the Forrestal-class carriers. The port quarter elevator and a enclosed hurricane bow were also constructed, to include relocation of the elevators and three new deck-edge elevators and new weapons elevators. In addition, electronics package was installed and hull blisters widened her beam to a matronly 120 feet to accommodate the increase in her displacement. Her hull was widened eight feet with the addition of blisters to give increased stability and tonnage. On the flight deck another dramatic change was the conversion to a Mod 2 hydraulic arresting gear system using only four wires instead of the previous multiple wire system. Gone were the centerline elevators. Now there were three on the deck edge including one on the port quarter. She also received a new suite of weapons elevators and a multitude of habitability and other improvements became standard in future carriers. Her overall displacement increased to 63,600 tons. The SCB-110A upgrade took 33 months to complete and she was the last of all three Midway-class Carriers to complete SCB 110A. After the SCB-110A modernization, the Coral Sea was the first aircraft carrier with a deck edge elevator on the port quarter After Coral Sea’s recommission, she became the largest ship ever commissioned on the West coast. Admiral J. S. Russell, Vice CNO and former Coral Sea CO, was the principal speaker. Captain J. S. Gray, Jr., a former XO, assumed command. Her recommissioning ceremony was most spectacular, if not unusual, with the appearance of the pipes and drums of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada providing the music; decommissioned on 24 April 1957; commenced first modernization, SCB 110A conversion on 16 April 1957 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington; completed overhaul in early 1953 at Norfolk Navy Yard, Va.; reclassified hull classification symbol CVA-43 on 1 October 1952, while still at sea; underwent overhaul at Norfolk Navy Ship Yard on 12 October 1952; completed overhaul at Norfolk Navy Yard, Va. February 1952; entering 10 October 1951; a five-month scheduled period of repairs and alterations, including modernization of Coral Sea’s bridge and island completed, at Norfolk Naval Ship Yard, Va. on 9 February 1949; Post-Shakedown Repairs and Alterations in April 1948; reported to the Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Va., designated as her home port. Ship's patch insignia in color, signal flag and radio call sign issued by Navy. BIG C, CORAL MARU, AGELESS WARRIOR; launched on 2 April 1946 by Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company of Newport News, Va.; sponsored and christened by Mrs. Thomas C. Kincaid, a wife of RADM Thomas Kincaid, who had commanded a cruiser division under RADM Frank Jack Fletcher at Coral Sea, a Coral Sea hero. While under construction the unnamed (CV-42) was first named the Coral Sea, the 43rd aircraft carrier of the United States Navy on 10 October 1944; keel was laid down 10 July 1944 at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company of Newport News, Va., originally classified as an aircraft carrier with hull classification symbol CV-42, reclassified as a ‘Large Aircraft Carrier’ (CVB-43) on 15 July 1943, while the contract to build her was awarded on 14 June 1943” (Ref.1-Coral Sea, 2-USS Coral Sea “Welcome Aboard” brochure, 34, 35 and 72) - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-89/014.htm

Ref. 1275N - USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) departed Bremerton Washington on 1 February 1960, for Sea Trials. She returned to Bremerton for evaluation and INSERVE Inspections. An open house aboard USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) was held on 15 February 1960, in appreciation for the high quality workmanship of shipyard employees. Over several thousand workers and their families attended. Coral Sea became a unit of Carrier Division Seven with Alameda, California as her homeport - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-89/015.htm

Ref. 1275N1 - On the first day of underway training CDR P. H. Spears, the ship’s navigator, piloted the first aircraft to be launched from USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) since recommissioning. 18 days later on 9 May 1960, CDR J. Swope, Commander Air Group 15 landed an F8U-1E Crusader for Coral Sea’s first arrested landing since recommissioning - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-89/016.htm

Ref. 1275O - USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) Underway to Alameda, California via Canada – navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-60/index_006.htm

Ref. 1275O1 - USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) Air Operations Photos to Alameda, California via Canada - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-60/index_007.htm

Ref. 1275O2 - USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) arrival to San Francisco from Bremerton Washington - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-60/index_008.htm

Ref. 1275O3 - USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) Dependents Cruise - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-60/index_009.htm

Ref. 1275P - Shakedown Cruise Book 1960 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-60/index.html

Ref. 1275Q - USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) Post-Shakedown Yard Period - early July 1960 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-60/index_010.htm

Ref. 1275R - WestPac Cruise Book 1964-65 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-64/index.html

Ref. 1275R1 - The Cruise and Ports of Call - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-64/index_004.htm

Ref. 1275R2 - Command and Staff - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-64/index_007.htm

Ref. 1275R3 - Captain George L. Cassell, CO - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-64/182.htm

Ref. 1275R4 - Commander William H. Hoover, Executive Officer - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-64/184.htm

Ref. 1275R5 - Rear Admiral Edward C. Outlaw, Commander Carrier Division One - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-64/186.htm

Ref. 1275R6-/6 - Captain Pierre N. Charbonnet, Jr., became Chief of Staff, Carrier Division Seven and Captain Lucien C. Powell was Chief of Staff, Carrier Division One in 1965 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-64/188.htm / http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-64/190.htm

Ref. 1275R7 - Captain William R. Eason was relieved Commander William H. Hoover, Executive Officer, USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) on 8 March 1965 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-64/189.htm

 

VF-151

VF-154

VA-155

VA-153

VA-165

VAH-2

VFP-63 Det. D

VAW-11 Det. D

 

Ref. 1275S - WestPac Cruise Book 1966-67 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-66/index.html

Ref. 1275S1 - West Coast to Vietnam - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-66/index_003.htm

Ref. 1275S2 - Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-66/index_004.htm

Ref. 1275S3 - Philippines - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-66/index_005.htm

Ref. 1275S4 - Hong Kong - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-66/index_006.htm

Ref. 1275S5 - Homecoming - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-66/index_007.htm

Ref. 1275S6 - CORAL SEA's Views - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-66/index_008.htm

Ref. 1275S7 - Commander William G. Harris, Commander, Carrier Air Wing Two -navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-66/index_013.htm

Ref. 1275T - WestPac Cruise Book 1967-68 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-68/index.html

Ref. 1275T1 - San Francisco's Own - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-68/index_002.htm

Ref. 1275T2 - The Cruise and Ports of Call - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-68/index_003.htm

Ref. 1275T3 - Command - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-68/index_004.htm

Ref. 1275T4 - Captain William H. Shawcross, CO, USS Coral Sea (CV-43) - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-68/038.htm

Ref. 1275T5 - Commander “J” “D” Ward, Executive Officer in April 1967 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-68/040.htm

Ref. 1275T6 - Rear Admiral John P. Weinel, Commander Carrier Division Three - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-68/042.htm

Ref. 1275T7 - Captain Martin G. O’Neil, Chief of Staff, Carrier Division Three - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-68/043.htm

Ref. 1275T8 - Rear Admiral F. A. Bardshar, Commander Carrier Division Seven - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-68/044.htm

Ref. 1275T9 - Captain Harold F. Lang, assumed command of Chief of Staff, Carrier Division Seven in November 1966 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-68/045.htm Ref. 1275T10 - Commander J. B. Linder, assumed command of Carrier Air Wing 15 in February 1967 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-68/index_015.htm

 

VA-153

VA-25

VF-161

VF-151

VAW-116

VA-155

VAH-2 Det. 43

VFP-63 Det. 43

IMA

 

Ref. 1275U & 1275U4 - Twenty Years of USS Coral Sea (CVA) History - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-68/293.htm

 

First med

 

Ref. 1275U1 - Visits to Augusta and Palmero, Sicily, were followed by fleet exercises east of Malta and calls to the Italian ports of Naples, Leghorn, Rapatto, Italy, from 1 to 27 June 1949 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-68/293.htm

Ref. 1275U2 - Maneuvers off Sicily Bay, Crete were followed by further operations off Sicily and a visit to the ports of Algiers and Oran in Algeria, before returning to Norfolk - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-68/293.htm

Ref. 1275U3 - USS Coral Sea (CVB-43) participated in the first major North Atlantic Treaty Organization exercise Beehive I with the naval units of Great Britian, France and Italy - navysite

Ref. 1275U5 - USS Coral Sea (CVB-43) passed Gibraltar on 27 to commence her fourth tour of duty with the Sixth Fleet - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-68/293.htm

Ref. 1275U6 - USS Coral Sea (CVB-43) became the first American aircraft carrier to visit Split, Yugoslavia, an Adriatic port from 4 September 1952. On 14 September 1952, she hosted President Josip Broz Tito, Yugoslavia’s Prime Minister, who observed air operations during his three-hour visit in a demonstration to the Soviet Union that American aid was available and acceptable to Yugoslavia” - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-68/293.htm

Ref. 1275U7 - USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) completed overhaul period at Hunters Point Naval Ship Yard San Francisco, Ca. from 8 September 1962 to 21 December 1962 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-68/293.htm

Ref. 1275U8 - USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) crosses Equator and International Date Line same time, en route Australia on 25 April 1963, appropriate ceremonies were held as more than 3,000 sailors became “Golden Shellbacks - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-68/293.htm

Ref. 1275U9 - USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) arrived Sidney, Australia for a week port visit on 29 April 1963 to participate with the Australians in their 21st annual celebration of the Battle of the Coral Sea - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-68/293.htm

Ref. 1275U10-/10-Twenty years of servicce - On 6 February 1965, routine operations for the day had ended, and USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) was steaming toward Manila for a few days of scheduled liberty. Then, at 0112 Saigon time, ADM Henry L. Miller aboard USS Ranger (CVA-6l) received word to assemble TF 77. The previous evening, communist guerrilla attacks against American bases in South Vietnam had cost the lives of several Americans and injured several more. RADM Eddie Outlaw, in his flagship Coral Sea, immediately ordered all ships assigned to TG 77.5 to proceed at high speed to the rendezvous - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-68/293.htm

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-68/294.htm

Ref. 1275U11 - Simultaneously, USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) received word to ready her planes. At 1240, 7 February 1965, the ship received orders for TF 77s planes to bomb targets in North Vietnam; at 1500, little more than eight hours after the first indication of trouble in Southeast Asia, 20 aircraft launched from Coral Sea's flight deck, to join those from USS Ranger (CVA-61) and USS Hancock (CVA-19). Coral Sea's CVG-15 led the retaliatory strike on the Dong Hoi military barracks in the southern sector of North Vietnam, reputedly one of the staging areas for Viet Cong infiltrators into South Vietnam, in the largest single such effort since the Korean War - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-68/294.htm

Ref. 1275U12 - This attack was the largest, single U. S. Navy air effort since the Korean War - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-68/294.htm

Ref. 1275U13 - USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) received word that members of her crew had been awarded the Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Medal for their performance of duty during the Vietnam crisis on 1 March 1965 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-68/294.htm

Ref. 1275U14 - USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) received a message that she had been awarded the coveted Admiral Flatley Memorial Award for aviation safety on 5 July 1965 for the year 1965, part of which covered the ship’s intense combat operations in Southeast Asia - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-68/294.htm

Ref. 1275U15 - USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) ultimately returned to “Yankee Station” on 13 September 1966, launching her first strikes against lines of communication and supply facilities - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-68/294.htm

Ref. 1275U16 - USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) was adopted by the city of San Francisco. Two ceremonies consummated the adoption. On 29 July 1967, Coral Sea was inducted into the Great Golden Fleet of San Francisco and on 24 July 1967, Mayor Shelly officiated at the formal adoption ceremony in the City Hall - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-68/294.htm

Ref. 1275U17 - USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) was adopted by the city of San Francisco. Two ceremonies consummated the adoption. On 19 July 1967, Coral Sea was inducted into the Great Golden Fleet of San Francisco - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-68/294.htm

Ref. 1275U18 - USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) was adopted by the city of San Francisco. Two ceremonies consummated the adoption. On 19 July 1967, Coral Sea was inducted into the Great Golden Fleet of San Francisco and on 24 July 1967, Mayor Shelly officiated at the formal adoption ceremony in the City Hall.

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-68/294.htm

Ref. 1275U19 - USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) was adopted by the city of San Francisco. Two ceremonies consummated the adoption. On 19 July 1967, Coral Sea was inducted into the Great Golden Fleet of San Francisco and on 24 July 1967, Mayor Shelly officiated at the formal adoption ceremony in the City Hall in a colorful ceremony in the Rotunda of City Hall.  The city extended her hospitality by making Coral Sea the first U.S. Navy carrier to serve as an official representative of a city without carrying the city’s name. Among the items presented to the ship were the battle flag of the heavy cruiser USS San Francisco (CA-38) and pieces of presentation silver given to the first San Francisco (also a cruiser) in 1889 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-68/294.htm

Ref. 1275V - WestPac Cruise Book 1968-69 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-69/index.html

Ref. 1275V1 - Command and Staff - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-69/index_002.htm

Ref. 1275V2 - Captain James Ferris, CO, USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-69/006.htm

Ref. 1275V3-/3 - Commander Fredrick Nelson relieved Commander Edward V. Laney, as Executive Officer of USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) on 17 December 1968 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-69/009.htm / http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-69/010.htm

Ref. 1275T6 & 1275V4 - Rear Admiral John P. Weinel broke his flag, relieving Rear Gerald E. Miller, Commander Carrier Division Three prior to assuming command of COMCARDIV THREE in May 1967 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-69/012.htm

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-68/042.htm

Ref. 1275V5 - Captain Martin G,O’Neill, Chief of Staff, Carrier Division Three - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-69/014.htm

Ref. 1275V6 - Rear Malcolm W. Cagle assumed command as Commander Carrier Division One on 8 June 1968 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-69/204.htm

Ref. 1275V6 - Rear Malcolm W. Cagle assumed command as Commander Carrier Division One on 8 June 1968 and broke his flag aboard USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) on 23 January 1969 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-69/204.htm

Ref. 1275V7 - Captain John E. Kennedy, Chief of Staff, Carrier Division One in February 1968 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-69/205.htm

Ref. 1275V8 & 1275V12-/12 - Commander J. B. Linder, command of Carrier Air Wing 15, relieving Commander Kenneth W. Wallace, CO, Carrier Air Wing 15 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-68/index_015.htm / http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-69/288.htm

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-69/index_019.htm

Ref. 1275V9 - Pre-Deployment - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-69/index_003.htm

Ref. 1275V10 - The Cruise - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-69/index_004.htm

Ref. 1275V11 - Ports of Call - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-69/index_005.htm

 

HC-1 Det. 43

VA-52

VA-153

VA-216

VF-151

VF-161

VAH-10

VAQ-130

VAW-116

VFP-63 Det.

 

Ref. 1275X - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1981-82 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-82/index.html

Ref. 1275X1 - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) Thirty Five Year History - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1981-82 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-82/004.htm

Ref. 1275X2 - The Cruise and Ports of Call - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1981-82 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-82/index_003.htm

Ref. 1275X3 - Command and Staff - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1981-82 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-82/index_004.htm

Ref. 1275X4 - Johnson relieving Dunleavy - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1981-82 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-82/094.htm

Ref. 1275X5 - Captain John A, Moriart, Executive Officcr - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1981-82 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-82/099.htm

Ref. 1275X6 & 1275X7 - Read Admiral Thomas F. Brown, CCOMCARGRU  ONE - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1981-82 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-82/103

Ref. 1275X8 - Captain Neil Ammerman, Chief of Staff,  CTF 70/CTF 77/COMCARGRU FIVE - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1981-82 - - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-82/171.htm

Ref. 12275X81 - Captain H. Lewis, Chief of Staff, COMCARGRU ONE - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1981-82 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-82/169.htm

Ref. 1275X9 - CTF 70/CTF 77/COMCARGRU FIVE - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1981-82 - navysite

Captain William H, Switzer III - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1981-82 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-82/172.htm

Ref. 1275X10-/10-/10 - Carrier Air Wing 14 - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1981-82 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-82/index_020.htm

Ref. 1275X21 - The Cruise Map - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1981-82 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-82/180.htm

Ref. 1275Y - World Cruise Book 1983 - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1981-82 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-83/index.html

Ref. 1275Y1 - World Cruise port of call dates - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1981-82 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-83/282.htm

Ref. 1275Y2 - Command and Staff - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1981-82 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-83/index_003.htm

Ref. 1275Y3 - Captain J. D. “Beer” Taylor, CO, USS Coral Sea (CV-43) - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1981-82 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-83/005.htm 

Ref. 1275Y5 - RADM Paul F.McCartjy, COMCARGRU ONE - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1981-82 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-83/262.htm

Ref. 1275Y6 - RADM K. E. Morranville, COMCARGRU  FOUR - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1981-82 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-83/264.htm  

Ref. 1275Y7 - The Cruise and Ports of Call - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1981-82 – navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-83/index_028.htm

Ref. 1275Y8-/8 - Carrier Air Wing 14 - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1981-82 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-83/index_020.htm

Ref. 1275Y9 - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) Cruise Statists - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1981-82 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-83/283.htm

Ref. 1275Z - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) Mediterranean Cruise Book 1985-86 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-85/index.html 

Ref. 1275Z1 - Table of Contents - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1981-82 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-85/index.html

Ref. 1275Z - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) Mediterranean Cruise Book 1985-86 - navysite

Ref. 1275Z1 - Table of Contents - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1981-82 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-85/index.html

Ref. 1275Z2 - The Cruise and Ports of Call - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1985 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-85/index_003.htm

Ref. 1275Z2A - Cruise Map - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1985 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-85/013.htm

Ref. 1275Z3 - Command and Staff - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1985 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-85/index_005.htm

Ref. 1275Z4 - COMCARGRU TWO, RADM J. C. Breast - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1985 – navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-85/117.htm

Ref. 1275Z5 - Captain G. F. Streeter, Chief of Staff, COMCARGRU  TWO - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1985 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-85/314.htm

Ref. 1275Z6 - Captain Robert H.  Ferguson, CO - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1985 – navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-85/119.htm

Ref. 1275Z7 - Captain John A. Lockard, CO - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1985/86 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-85/121.htm

Ref. 1275Z8-/8 - Captain John P. Gay, CVW 13 CO - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1985 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-85/321.htm

Ref. 1275Z9-/9 - Commander Bryon L. Duff, CVW-13 CO - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1985 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-85/322.htm

Ref. 1275Z11 - Coral Sea Wins Awards - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1989 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-89/018.htm

Ref. 1275Z12 - History - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1989 – navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-89/020.htm

Ref. 1275Z13 - History - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1989 – navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-89/020.htm

Ref. 1275Z15 - History - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1989 – navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-89/020.htm

Ref. 1275ZA - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) Mediterranean Cruise Book 1987-88 – navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-88/index.html

Ref. 1275ZA1 - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) Forty Years of Service - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1987-88 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-88/index_002.htm

Ref. 1275ZA2 - Command - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1987-88 -navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-88/index_004.htm

Ref. 1275ZA3 - Captain Bruce B. Bremner, CO, USS Coral Sea (CV-43) - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1987-88 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-88/119.htm

Ref. 1275ZA4 - Captain Dennis V. Mcginn, Executive Officer - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1987-88 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-88/121.htm

Ref. 1275ZA5 - Captain O’Hearn, Executive Officer - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1987-88 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-88/123.htm

Ref. 1275ZA6 - Rear Admiral John K. Ready,  COMCARGRU TWO - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1987-88 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-88/117.htm

Ref. 1275ZA7 - Captain William Story, Chief Of Staff, COMCARGRU TWO - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1987-88 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-88/295.htm

Ref. 1275ZA8 - COMCARGRU 2 Staff - COMCARGRU 2 Staff - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1987-88 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-88/index_024.htm

Ref. 1275ZA9 - Captain William H. Switzer III - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1987-88 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-88/300.htm

Ref. 1275ZA10 - Coral Sea Returnns a Hero - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1987-88 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-89/021.htm

Ref. 1275ZA11 - Coral Sea Returnns a Hero - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1981-82 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-89/021.htm

Ref. 1275ZA12 - Not Used

Ref. 1275ZA13 – Not Used

Ref. 1275ZA14 - Captain J. L. Johnson, CO - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1989 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-89/023.htm

Ref. 1275ZA15 Captain J. L. Johnson, CO - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1989 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-89/023.htm

Ref. 1275ZC - Table of Contents - Mediterranean Cruise Book 1989 - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1989 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-89/index.html

Ref. 1275ZC1 - History - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1989 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-89/index_002.htm

Ref. 1275ZC2 - Captain J. L. Johnson, CO - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1989 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-89/023.htm

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-89/023.htm

Ref. 1275ZC3 - The Cruise and Ports of Call - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1989 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-89/index_003.htm

Ref. 1275ZC4 - Cruise Port dates - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1989 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-89/029.htm

Ref. 1275ZC5 - Decommissioning - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1989 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-89/index_004.htm

Ref. 1275ZC6 - Command and Staff - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1989 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-89/index_006.htm

Ref. 1275ZC7 - Captain L. E. “Ed” Allen, CO of USS Coral Sea (CV-43) - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1989 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-89/124.htm

Ref. 1275ZC8 - Captain Michael S. Hearn, XO - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1989 - navysite http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-89/126.htm

Ref. 1275ZC10 - COMCARGRU TWO, RDAM Richard C. Macke - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1989 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-89/122.htm

Ref. 1275ZC11-/11 - Carrier Air Wing 13 - USS Coral Sea (CV-43) WestPac Cruise Book 1989 - navysite

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv43-89/index_026.htm

 

Volume II References without a number

 

Iran: Pastor Nadarkhani released, acquitted of apostasy (London: September 8, 2012. CSW has been informed that Yousef Nadarkhani, the Church of Iran pastor sentenced to death for apostasy, has been release - PAKISTAN CHRISTIAN POST.

http://www.pakistanchristianpost.com/headlinenewsd.php?hnewsid=3746

 

Ref. Bob Dorais, 1979-80 WestPac - Indian Ocean Steel beach Picnic. Not Active http://www.usscoralsea.net/pages/cstories.html

 

Ref. Onboard Coral Sea, RADM Lawrence Cleveland Chambers, USN, Carrier Group THREE, CTG 70.3 and CAPT W. P. Allen, an African American Admiral, was anxious to have the crew calmed and I think those protesting wanted the Admiral’s intervention. The up coming Operation Evening Light in support of the Top Secret Operation Eagle Claw mission during the Iranian crisis was the Admiral’s first priority, yet the Admiral was sympathetic to the out rage the crew emotionally embraced, yet the crew did not know of Operation Eagle Claw. Not Active

http://www.history.navy.mil/library/guides/rosters/african_am_flag.htm / http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Evening_Light

 

Ref. - “Do You Believe in Miracles? YES!”: 30 Years Ago Today, USA Hockey Team Beat Soviets - February 22, 2010, - 1:51 pm - By Debbie Schlussel).

http://www.debbieschlussel.com/17883/do-you-believe-in-miracles-yes-30-years-ago-today-usa-hockey-team-beat-soviets

 

End note: Un Official Navy Site list Naval Support Facility, Diego Garcia as a possible port Ike may have visited briefly with out allowing the crew to go ashore. Until the U. S. Navy releases deployment history of carriers there will not be an accurate accounting of carrier deployment history of hundreds of carrier deployments. Diego Garcia is an island considered the largest atoll, in terms of land area of the Chagos Archipelago, and is part of the British Indian Ocean Territories. The island is located in the Indian Ocean, about 1,600 km (1,000 mi) south of the southern coast of India.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diego_Garcia 

 

Abbotsford Airshow 50 Year Celebration -August 10-12 2012 http://abbotsfordairshow.com

 

As a Navy Captain, Admiral Smith led the Navy SEALS in Operation Desert Storm,

conducting over 200 operations of strategic significance while incurring no casualties. During his tenure, the Navy SEAL program achieved the highest graduation rate in the 50-year history of the course (55%). Not Active
http://www.frogfriends.com/golf2005.htm / http://sec.edgar-online.com/2005/04/13/0001065943-05-000005/Section11.asp

 

To qualify for a contract, a prospective candidate must meet the minimum requirements. The qualifying PST must be administered by a Naval Special Warfare coordinator or mentor. Prospective candidates can increase their chances of being selected for BUD/S and succeeding in training by having optimum PST scores. You can judge your current level of fitness by taking the PST Calculator. The PST Calculator will compare your scores to actual Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) entry level scores and rank you accordingly. http://www.sealswcc.com/navy-seals-enlisted-general-requirements.aspx

 

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Diagnosis and Identification http://www.healing-arts.org/tir/n-r-rothschild.htm

 

Volume I of III Photos with ship names and or Internet addresses

 

"Newport News Shipbuilding, Va.—2 April 1946—The 45,000 ton aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea CVB 43 was Christened by the ship's sponsor Mrs. Thomas C. Kinkaid, as she swung the traditional bottle of Champagne striking the bow. On the left is the matron of honor Mrs. Joseph W. Henderson, Jr., Admiral C.L. Cox is behind Mrs. Kinkaid and on the right is Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid. NS024367 173k. International News Photo by P.N. Breon of INP." Robert M. Cieri  http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024367.jpg

 

USS Coral Sea (CVB-43) - Photographed in 1948. Coral Sea, as shown in this and the above photo, was completed with 14, rather than 18, 5"/54 guns: note the absence of two of the after mounts on each side, as compared to her sister ships Midway and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Official U.S. Navy photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center (photo #: NH 97648). NS024313 137k. NHC. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024313.jpg

 

A nice view of USS Coral Sea (CVB-43) probably taken during her shakedown cruise, 19 January–5 April 1948, to Cuba and Panama Canal, with Battle Carrier Air Group (CVBG) 5 embarked. NS024368 124k. Jim Geldert. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024368.jpg

 

"The crew of USS Coral Sea (CVB-43) stands at attention on the flight deck." From All Hands magazine, November 1950 issue. NS024351 132k. Stanley Svec.

http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024351.jpg

 

Vought F4U-5 Corsair fighter takes off from USS Coral Sea (CVB-43), while she was operating in the Mediterranean Sea, November 1950. This is a U.S. Marine Corps aircraft. Note radar antennas atop the island, and flag signal reading "085 turn". Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (photo # 80-G-423543). NS02431891k. Scott Dyben. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024318.jpg

 

USS Coral Sea (CVB-43) as seen from USS Baltimore (CA-68) in 1952. (See also photos NS0406819 and NS0406840). NS0406827 96k. George Panos,
Ex QMS 2/C.
http://www.navsource.org/archives/04/068/0406827.jpg

 

USS Coral Sea (CVB-43) and USS Salem (CA-139) during Med. exercises, 1952. Note helo between Coral Sea and Salem. NS024328 127k. George Panos, Ex QMS 2/C  http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024328.jpg

 

The first XFJ-2 Fury, BuNo 133754, conducted carrier qualification tests aboard USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) in late 1952. NS024369 41k. Pieter Bakels.

http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024369.jpg

 

Maneuvers at high speed in the Mediterranean Sea, 28 July 1955. Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (photo #: 80-G-K-18394). NS024314 65k. NHC. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024314.jpg

 

"Column Left..." The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada parade down the flight deck of the USS Coral Sea. The Highlanders, commanded by LCOL Ian Bell-Irving, were guests of Coral Sea during the ship's visit to Vancouver, British Columbia, March 1960. US Navy photo now in the Seattle Branch of the National Archives. NS024335 46k. Tracy White. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024335.jpg

 

Official US Navy Photograph, USN 1061345, dated January 12, 1962, officially released. US Naval Photographic Center. Caption on back reads: "USS Coral Sea (CVA 43) leaving Subic Bay, Phillipines. British ships in background." NS024353 175k. David Buell. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024353.jpg

 

USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) steams alongside USS Bellatrix (AF-62) during underway replenishment in Western Pacific waters. USS Duncan (DDR-874) is at left. Photo was released by USS Coral Sea under date of 16 April 1962. Among the planes on the carrier's flight deck are seven A3D Skywarrior heavy attack aircraft. Official U.S. Navy photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center (photo #: NH 97649). NS024315 139k. NHC.

 

USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) during her 12 December 1961–17 July 1962 WestPac deployment, as seen from USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7). NS024373 49k. WA Jagger EM2, via Dan Marks. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024373.jpg

 

USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) conducting a replenishment at sea with an unidentified oiler and an unidentified destroyer, apparently in late 1962–early 1963 in the Eastern Pacific. US Navy photo. NS024384 165k. Paul L. Adkisson, MMCM, USN (Ret.). http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024384.jpg

 

An E-1B Tracer, BuNo 148907, assigned to VAW-11 "Ealy Eleven" Det. D (top), and an A-1H/J Skyraider assigned to VA-152 "Friendlies" (bottom), photographed at the Royal Australian Navy Air Station, HMAS Albatross, near Nowra, about 100 miles south of Sydney, Australia, (probably in May) 1963. Both VA-152 and VAW-11 Det. D were part of Carrier Air Group (CVG) 15, deployed to WestPac aboard USS Coral Sea (CVA-43)—see also NS024344—.Photos by Kimberley Dunstan, Royal Australian Navy (Ret.). NS024370 113k. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024370.jpg

 

USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) visited Sydney, Australia, in May 1963, marking the 21st anniversary of the battle for which she was named (sometimes also referred in Australia as the "Battle for Australia"). Carrier Air Group (CVG) 15 deployed with Coral Sea and included the following squadrons: VF-151 "Vigilantes," F-3B Demons; VA-152 "Friendlies," A-1H & A-1J Skyraiders; VA-153 "Blue Tail Flies," A-4C Skyhawks; VF-154 "Black Knights," F-8D Crusaders; VA-155 "Silver Foxes," A-4B Skyhawks; VAH-2 "Royal Rampants," A-3B Skywarriors; VAW-11 Det. D "Early Eleven," E-1B Tracers; VFP-63 Det. D "Eyes of the Fleet," RF-8A Crusaders; and HU-1 Det. D "Pacific Fleet Angels," UH-2A Sea Sprites. NS024372 133k. Submitted by Kimberley Dunstan, Royal Australian Navy (Ret.), courtesy of Ron Sofge & the USS Coral Sea Tribute Site. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024372.jpg

 

NS024372a 124k. Submitted by Kimberley Dunstan, Royal Australian Navy (Ret.), USN photo courtesy of the USS Coral Sea Tribute Site

http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024372a.jpg

 

NS024372b 138k Submitted by Kimberley Dunstan, Royal Australian Navy (Ret.), courtesy of Leslie Withrow & the USS Coral Sea Tribute Site

http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024372b.jpg

 

USS Midway (CVA-41) underway on 20 June 1963, with F-3 Demon, F-4B Phantom II and F-8 Crusader jet fighters on her flight deck. The two Crusaders parked furthest forward are from Fighter Squadron 24 (VF-24). Photographed by PH1 J.D. Osborne. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center (# NH 97632). NS024123. NHC. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024123.jpg

 

"En route to her third WestPac deployment [3 April–25 November 1963] USS Coral Sea makes a stop at Sydney, Australia to be the only U.S. Navy carrier in the annual observance of the Battle of the Coral Sea". Quoted from Naval Aviation News, June 1963 issue. Official US Navy photo. (Appears to have been taken before 1963.). NS024344 105k. Robert Hurst. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024344.jpg

 

Paricutin (AE-18) rearming Coral Sea (CVA-43) in the South China Sea, 26 February 1965. US Navy photo. NS09051822 79k. David Hanson for his father CAPT. Ralph M. Hanson USN (Ret) CO USS Paricutin, 1964-65 http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/05/09051822.jpg

 

Paricutin (AE-18) rearming Coral Sea (CVA-43) in the South China Sea, 26 February 1965. US Navy photo. NS09051823 56k. David Hanson for his father CAPT. Ralph M. Hanson USN (Ret) CO USS Paricutin, 1964-65. http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/05/09051823.jpg

 

Paricutin (AE-18) rearming Coral Sea (CVA-43) in the South China Sea, 26 February 1965. US Navy photo. NS09051825 92k. David Hanson for his father CAPT. Ralph M. Hanson USN (Ret) CO USS Paricutin, 1964-65. http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/05/09051825.jpg

 

Paricutin (AE-18) rearming Coral Sea (CVA-43) in the South China Sea, 26 February 1965. US Navy photo. NS09051824 56k. David Hanson for his father CAPT. Ralph M. Hanson USN (Ret) CO USS Paricutin, 1964-65. http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/05/09051824.jpg

 

Paricutin (AE-18) rearming Coral Sea (CVA-43) in the South China Sea, 26 February 1965. US Navy photo. NS09051826 68k. David Hanson for his father CAPT. Ralph M. Hanson USN (Ret) CO USS Paricutin, 1964-65. http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/05/09051826.jpg

 

Aboard USS Coral Sea (CVA-43), the Catapult Officer signals "launch" and an A-4C Skyhawk (from VA-153 "Blue Tail Flies" squadron) starts down the flight deck, during operations in the South China Sea, 24 March 1965. The plane is being launched from the carrier's starboard catapult. Photographed by PH1 James F. Falk, USN. Official U.S. Navy Photograph (# USN 1111691-A). NS024336a 102k. NH&HC.

http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024336a.jpg

 

Task Force 77 operating in the South China Sea, March 1965. It had recently launched strikes against North Vietnam. Carriers present are (clockwise from bottom): Ranger (CVA-61), Yorktown (CVS-10), Coral Sea (CVA-43) and Hancock (CVA-19). The guided missile cruiser Canberra (CAG-2) is in the center of the formation. The destroyer screen includes: England (DLG-22), Gurke (DD-783), Rogers (DD-876), Walker (DD-517), O'Bannon (DD-450), Somers (DD-947), Jenkins (DD-447), John A. Bole (DD-755), Higbee (DD-806), Buck (DD-761), Joseph Strauss (DDG-16) and Ernest G. Small (DD-838). This photograph was specially posed, and does not represent a normal operating formation. Official U.S. Navy Photograph (# USN 1109915). NS026119 166k. James Shriver, PHCM, USN (Ret), notes: "The photo [...] was taken in an exercise we called 'Operation Candid Camera.' On day one it was tried by a Vigilante photo plane. They missed. So the next day it was tried again and the photos were taken with a hand held camera from a HS-8 helicopter. The photographer was PH1 Elvin C. Conarty (now deceased). I was there. I processed the film and printed the photos." NHC. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/026119.jpg

Mattaponi (AO-41) refueling Rowan (DD-782) to starboard, Coral Sea (CVA-43) to port. US Navy photo, likely taken in 1964–1965. NS0578201 185k.

http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/0578201.jpg

 

"The USS Midway (CVA-41)/VA-25's Toilet Bomb." NS024195 http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024195.jpg

 

"The USS Midway (CVA-41)/VA-25's Toilet Bomb." NS024195a http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024195a.jpg

 

Source for "Dambusters" 1952 "incident": Skyraider: The Douglas A-1 Flying Dump Truck, by CAPT Rosario Rausa.

"The USS Midway (CVA-41)/VA-25's Toilet Bomb."

 

"In October 1965, CDR Clarence J. Stoddard, Executive Officer of VA-25 'Fist of the Fleet,' flying an A-1H Skyraider, NE572 'Paper Tiger II' from Carrier Air Wing Two aboard USS Midway (CVA-41) carried a special bomb to the North Vietnamese in commemoration of the 6-millionth pound of ordnance dropped." "This bomb was unique because of the type... it was a toilet!" "The following is an account of this event, courtesy of Clint Johnson, Captain, USNR Ret. Captain Johnson was one of the two VA-25 A-1 Skyraider pilots credited with shooting down a MiG-17 on June 20, 1965 [see NS024126, above]." NS024195b.  http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024195b.jpg

 

USS Midway (CVA-41) underway, about to conduct flight operations, on 27 October 1965. Note the enclosed bow. US Navy photo by R. W. Lewis [# 1176316]. NS024132. USN. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024132.jpg

 

Two A-4C Skyhawks from VA-22 "Fighting Redcocks" share deck space with an F-4B Phantom II from VF-21 "Free Lancers" during USS Midway (CVA-41) first Vietnam Cruise, March 6–November 23, 1965. Skyhawk NE227 and Phantom II NE101 had totally different fates: NE101, BuNo 150646, was lost in an operational accident on July 28, 1965 not long after this photo was taken; the plane suffered engine and electrical power failure, but fortunately both crewmen ejected and were rescued. On the other hand NE227, BuNo 149532, was noted in March 2006 at the National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, FL. Three VPAF MiG-17's were shot down by USS Midway (CVA-41)/CVW-2 aircraft during this deployment: two by VF-21 F-4B's on June 17, 1965 and one by a VA-25 A-1H (see NS024126, above.) A fourth MiG was credited to one of the VF-21 crews more than 30 years later. NS024194. Photo from Angelo Romano's NAVA Collection http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024194.jpg

 

NS024341 87k. Photograph taken by Commander Jim Waldron in 1965, off the coast of Vietnam. CDR Jim Waldron, USNR (Ret.).

http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024341.jpg

 

NS024371a 149k http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024371a.jpg

 

USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) - NS024371c 132k http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024371c.jpg

 

USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) - NS024371b 161k http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024371b.jpg

 

USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) as seen from USS Perkins (DD-877) in July 1966, west bound at the start of her second Vietnam War cruise (29 July 1966–23 February 1967). Carrier Air Wing was CVW-2. NS024371 118k. Michael O'Brien. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024371.jpg

 

USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) at Alameda, CA, around 22 April 1967. NS024380 50k. Coral Sea had returned from her second Vietnam deployment on 23 February. David Miller. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024380.jpg

 

Two views of USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) taken at 11AM on July 26, 1967 as she left San Francisco headed for WestPac and her third Vietnam deployment — an eventful cruise, involving many of the heaviest strikes of the war. Air Wing was CVW-15. NS024348 54k. Courtesy of William T. Larkins

http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024348.jpg

 

McDonnell F-4B Phantom II, BuNo 151487, modex NL215, VF-161 "Chargers," probably during the ship's fourth Vietnam cruise. NS024360 495k. Glenn M. Millar. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024360.jpg

 

Aerial view of the San Francisco Naval Shipyard at Hunters Point, sometime between April and July 1968. USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) and USS Hancock (CVA-19) are easily identifiable. Also visible in this photo are USS Midway (CVA-41), undergoing her SCB-101.66 modernization in the drydock just aft of Coral Sea, and USS Oriskany (CVA-34), undergoing an 8-month overhaul in the background. Chester Morris comments: "The two A shaped structures (painted with stripes) next to the large overhead crane at the bottom of the photo, are a part of the system used to test the new Polaris missile during the 60's at Hunters Point. They would fire a missile with what I assume was compressed air, and they were a part of the catching apparatus." Robert M. Cieri 4th Vietnam Cruise, 7 September 1968 – 18 April 1969. NS024345 175k. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024345.jpg

 

NS024378a 142k. Grumman E-2A Hawkeye, BuNo 150539, modex NL010, VAW-116 "Sun Kings." http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024378a.jpg

 

McDonnell F-4B Phantom II, BuNo 149450, modex NL206, VF-161 "Chargers." (The original NL206, BuNo 152286, had been lost in an operational accident on 25 February, as it ran out of fuel and the crew had to eject—both pilot and RIO were rescued.). NS024378b 103k.

http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024378b.jpg

 

NS024359 518k. F-4B Phantom II, VF-111 "Sundowners." http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024359.jpg

 

NS024378c 128k. Ling-Temco-Vought A-7A Corsair II, BuNo 152685, modex NL306, VA-82 "Marauders."

http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024378c.jpg

 

NS024378d 123k. Grumman A-6A Intruder, BuNo 152902, modex NL500, VA-35 "Black Panthers." http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024378d.jpg

 

Aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) along with a supply ship and her escorts whilst operating in the Gulf of Tonkin during 1969. A Soviet "trawler," in fact an Okean-class AGI (intelligence collector) is in the foreground. NS024343 85k. Robert Hurst. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024343.jpg

 

Near the Philippines, late 1969. Carrier in the background is USS Ranger (CVA-61). NS024319. David Guerra.

http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024319.jpg

 

USS Constellation (CVA-64) - NS024321. 77k Circa 1969. David Guerra. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024321.jpg

 

On her way back home, after her 5th Vietnam Cruise, USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) made a port call to Sydney, Australia, 13–17 June 1970. This series of photos was taken during an open house event while in port. Kaman UH-2C Seasprite, BuNo 152202, modex NL006, HC-1 Det. 9 "Pacific Fleet Angels." NS024378 115k. Courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024378.jpg

 

        “USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) with CVW-15 (tail code NL) embarked departed Naval Air Station, Alameda, California 12 November 1971, with Captain William H. Harris, as Commanding Officer, on her ninth “WestPac” deployment operating with the Pacific Fleet (25 January 1960 to Present) and tour of duty with the 7th Fleet in the Far East, her eighth South China Sea deployment, she will under go her sixth Vietnam Combat Cruise and tour of duty with the 7th Fleet in the Far East (NHC Battle Order p 15), participating in Operation Freedom Porch and Operation Pocket Money

 

]NS024359 518k. F-4B Phantom II, VF-111 "Sundowners." http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024359.jpg

 

NS024361 533k. SH-3G Sea King, HC-1 Det. 6 "Pacific Fleet Angels." http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024361.jpg

 

F-4B Phantom IIs BuNo 150466, "Old Nick 204" from VF-111 "Sundowners," and BuNo 149457, "Screaming Eagle 113" from VF-51 "Screaming Eagles" drop Mk.82 500-lb bombs over North Vietnam, March 8, 1972. NS024355 100k. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024355.jpg

 

USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) NS024363 588k. Underway replenishment. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024363.jpg

 

Darrell took this picture on 17 July 1970, while standing on the Golden Gate Bridge just as USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) was passing under the bridge. Coral Sea was returning from her fifth combat tour off Vietnam. NS024374 117k. Darell E. Baty 6th Vietnam Cruise, 12 November 1971 – 17 July 1972.

http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024374.jpg

 

 

Volume II of III Photos with ship names and or Internet addresses

 

 

"The crew of USS Coral Sea (CVB-43) stands at attention on the flight deck." From All Hands magazine, November 1950 issue. NS024351 132k. Stanley Svec.

http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024351.jpg

 

Vought F4U-5 Corsair fighter takes off from USS Coral Sea (CVB-43), while she was operating in the Mediterranean Sea, November 1950. This is a U.S. Marine Corps aircraft. Note radar antennas atop the island, and flag signal reading "085 turn". Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (photo # 80-G-423543). NS02431891k. Scott Dyben. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024318.jpg

 

CVB-43 Coral Sea

PDF file

 

Med Cruise Book, September 9, 1950–February 1, 1951, with Carrier Air Group 17 (CVG-17). Map, pages 1–8 and 10–17. NS024342. Mike Sharp, via Robert Hall. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024342.pdf

 

Underway in the Hampton Roads, Va., area Dec. 10, 1947. NS024312 57k. USN. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024312.jpg

 

"Newport News Shipbuilding, Va.—2 April 1946—The 45,000 ton aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea CVB 43 was Christened by the ship's sponsor Mrs. Thomas C. Kinkaid, as she swung the traditional bottle of Champagne striking the bow. On the left is the matron of honor Mrs. Joseph W. Henderson, Jr., Admiral C.L. Cox is behind Mrs. Kinkaid and on the right is Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid. NS024367 173k. International News Photo by P.N. Breon of INP." Robert M. Cieri http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024367.jpg

 

Photographed in 1948. Coral Sea, as shown in this and the above photo, was completed with 14, rather than 18, 5"/54 guns: note the absence of two of the after mounts on each side, as compared to her sister ships Midway and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Official U.S. Navy photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center (photo #: NH 97648). NS024313 137k. NHC.http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024313.jpg

 

A nice view of USS Coral Sea (CVB-43) probably taken during her shakedown cruise, 19 January–5 April 1948, to Cuba and Panama Canal, with Battle Carrier Air Group (CVBG) 5 embarked. NS024368 124k. Jim Geldert. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024368.jpg

 

USS Coral Sea (CVB-43) as seen from USS Baltimore (CA-68) in 1952. (See also photos NS0406819 and NS0406840). NS0406827 96k. George Panos,
Ex QMS 2/C.
http://www.navsource.org/archives/04/068/0406827.jpg

 

USS Coral Sea (CVB-43) and USS Salem (CA-139) during Med. exercises, 1952. Note helo between Coral Sea and Salem. NS024328 127k. George Panos, Ex QMS 2/C  http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024328.jpg

 

The first XFJ-2 Fury, BuNo 133754, conducted carrier qualification tests aboard USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) in late 1952. NS024369 41k. Pieter Bakels.

http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024369.jpg

 

Aerial view of USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) with Carrier Air Group 10 (CVG-10) aboard, probably in 1954. Lightship in the background appears to be USCG LV 84/WAL 509, which was stationed at the entrance of the St. Johns River, near Jacksonville, FL, 1929–1954. NS024352 149k. David Buell

Mediterranean Cruise, 7 July–20 December 1954. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024352.jpg

 

Maneuvers at high speed in the Mediterranean Sea, 28 July 1955. Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (photo #: 80-G-K-18394). NS024314 65k. NHC. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024314.jpg

 

"Column Left..." The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada parade down the flight deck of the USS Coral Sea. The Highlanders, commanded by LCOL Ian Bell-Irving, were guests of Coral Sea during the ship's visit to Vancouver, British Columbia, March 1960. US Navy photo now in the Seattle Branch of the National Archives. NS024335 46k. Tracy White. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024335.jpg

 

Official US Navy Photograph, USN 1061345, dated January 12, 1962, officially released. US Naval Photographic Center. Caption on back reads: "USS Coral Sea (CVA 43) leaving Subic Bay, Phillipines. British ships in background." NS024353 175k. David Buell. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024353.jpg

 

USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) steams alongside USS Bellatrix (AF-62) during underway replenishment in Western Pacific waters. USS Duncan (DDR-874) is at left. Photo was released by USS Coral Sea under date of 16 April 1962. Among the planes on the carrier's flight deck are seven A3D Skywarrior heavy attack aircraft. Official U.S. Navy photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center (photo #: NH 97649). NS024315 139k. NHC.

 

USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) during her 12 December 1961–17 July 1962 WestPac deployment, as seen from USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7). NS024373 49k. WA Jagger EM2, via Dan Marks. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024373.jpg

 

USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) conducting a replenishment at sea with an unidentified oiler and an unidentified destroyer, apparently in late 1962–early 1963 in the Eastern Pacific. US Navy photo. NS024384 165k. Paul L. Adkisson, MMCM, USN (Ret.).http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024384.jpg

 

An E-1B Tracer, BuNo 148907, assigned to VAW-11 "Ealy Eleven" Det. D (top), and an A-1H/J Skyraider assigned to VA-152 "Friendlies" (bottom), photographed at the Royal Australian Navy Air Station, HMAS Albatross, near Nowra, about 100 miles south of Sydney, Australia, (probably in May) 1963. Both VA-152 and VAW-11 Det. D were part of Carrier Air Group (CVG) 15, deployed to WestPac aboard USS Coral Sea (CVA-43)—see also NS024344—.Photos by Kimberley Dunstan, Royal Australian Navy (Ret.). NS024370 113k. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024370.jpg

 

USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) visited Sydney, Australia, in May 1963, marking the 21st anniversary of the battle for which she was named (sometimes also referred in Australia as the "Battle for Australia"). Carrier Air Group (CVG) 15 deployed with Coral Sea and included the following squadrons: VF-151 "Vigilantes," F-3B Demons; VA-152 "Friendlies," A-1H & A-1J Skyraiders; VA-153 "Blue Tail Flies," A-4C Skyhawks; VF-154 "Black Knights," F-8D Crusaders; VA-155 "Silver Foxes," A-4B Skyhawks; VAH-2 "Royal Rampants," A-3B Skywarriors; VAW-11 Det. D "Early Eleven," E-1B Tracers; VFP-63 Det. D "Eyes of the Fleet," RF-8A Crusaders; and HU-1 Det. D "Pacific Fleet Angels," UH-2A Sea Sprites. NS024372 133k. Submitted by Kimberley Dunstan, Royal Australian Navy (Ret.), courtesy of Ron Sofge & the USS Coral Sea Tribute Site. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024372.jpg

 

NS024372a 124k. Submitted by Kimberley Dunstan, Royal Australian Navy (Ret.), USN photo courtesy of the USS Coral Sea Tribute Site

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NS024372b 138k Submitted by Kimberley Dunstan, Royal Australian Navy (Ret.), courtesy of Leslie Withrow & the USS Coral Sea Tribute Site

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USS Midway (CVA-41) underway on 20 June 1963, with F-3 Demon, F-4B Phantom II and F-8 Crusader jet fighters on her flight deck. The two Crusaders parked furthest forward are from Fighter Squadron 24 (VF-24). Photographed by PH1 J.D. Osborne. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center (# NH 97632). NS024123. NHC. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024123.jpg

 

"En route to her third WestPac deployment [3 April–25 November 1963] USS Coral Sea makes a stop at Sydney, Australia to be the only U.S. Navy carrier in the annual observance of the Battle of the Coral Sea". Quoted from Naval Aviation News, June 1963 issue. Official US Navy photo. (Appears to have been taken before 1963.). NS024344 105k. Robert Hurst. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024344.jpg

 

Paricutin (AE-18) rearming Coral Sea (CVA-43) in the South China Sea, 26 February 1965. US Navy photo. NS09051822 79k. David Hanson for his father CAPT. Ralph M. Hanson USN (Ret) CO USS Paricutin, 1964-65

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NS09051823 56k. http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/05/09051823.jpg

NS09051825 92k. http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/05/09051825.jpg

NS09051824 56k. http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/05/09051824.jpg

NS09051826 68k.. http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/05/09051826.jpg

 

Aboard USS Coral Sea (CVA-43), the Catapult Officer signals "launch" and an A-4C Skyhawk (from VA-153 "Blue Tail Flies" squadron) starts down the flight deck, during operations in the South China Sea, 24 March 1965. The plane is being launched from the carrier's starboard catapult. Photographed by PH1 James F. Falk, USN. Official U.S. Navy Photograph (# USN 1111691-A). NS024336a 102k. NH&HC.

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Task Force 77 operating in the South China Sea, March 1965. It had recently launched strikes against North Vietnam. Carriers present are (clockwise from bottom): Ranger (CVA-61), Yorktown (CVS-10), Coral Sea (CVA-43) and Hancock (CVA-19). The guided missile cruiser Canberra (CAG-2) is in the center of the formation. The destroyer screen includes: England (DLG-22), Gurke (DD-783), Rogers (DD-876), Walker (DD-517), O'Bannon (DD-450), Somers (DD-947), Jenkins (DD-447), John A. Bole (DD-755), Higbee (DD-806), Buck (DD-761), Joseph Strauss (DDG-16) and Ernest G. Small (DD-838). This photograph was specially posed, and does not represent a normal operating formation. Official U.S. Navy Photograph (# USN 1109915). NS026119 166k. James Shriver, PHCM, USN (Ret), notes: "The photo [...] was taken in an exercise we called 'Operation Candid Camera.' On day one it was tried by a Vigilante photo plane. They missed. So the next day it was tried again and the photos were taken with a hand held camera from a HS-8 helicopter. The photographer was PH1 Elvin C. Conarty (now deceased). I was there. I processed the film and printed the photos." NHC. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/026119.jpg

 

Mattaponi (AO-41) refueling Rowan (DD-782) to starboard, Coral Sea (CVA-43) to port. US Navy photo, likely taken in 1964–1965. NS0578201 185k.

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"The USS Midway (CVA-41)/VA-25's Toilet Bomb." NS024195 http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024195.jpg

 

"The USS Midway (CVA-41)/VA-25's Toilet Bomb." NS024195a http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024195a.jpg

 

"The USS Midway (CVA-41)/VA-25's Toilet Bomb."

 

"In October 1965, CDR Clarence J. Stoddard, Executive Officer of VA-25 'Fist of the Fleet,' flying an A-1H Skyraider, NE572 'Paper Tiger II' from Carrier Air Wing Two aboard USS Midway (CVA-41) carried a special bomb to the North Vietnamese in commemoration of the 6-millionth pound of ordnance dropped." "This bomb was unique because of the type... it was a toilet!" "The following is an account of this event, courtesy of Clint Johnson, Captain, USNR Ret. Captain Johnson was one of the two VA-25 A-1 Skyraider pilots credited with shooting down a MiG-17 on June 20, 1965 [see NS024126, above]." NS024195b. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024195b.jpg

 

USS Midway (CVA-41) underway, about to conduct flight operations, on 27 October 1965. Note the enclosed bow. US Navy photo by R. W. Lewis [# 1176316]. NS024132. USN. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024132.jpg

 

Two A-4C Skyhawks from VA-22 "Fighting Redcocks" share deck space with an F-4B Phantom II from VF-21 "Free Lancers" during USS Midway (CVA-41) first Vietnam Cruise, March 6–November 23, 1965. Skyhawk NE227 and Phantom II NE101 had totally different fates: NE101, BuNo 150646, was lost in an operational accident on July 28, 1965 not long after this photo was taken; the plane suffered engine and electrical power failure, but fortunately both crewmen ejected and were rescued. On the other hand NE227, BuNo 149532, was noted in March 2006 at the National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, FL. Three VPAF MiG-17's were shot down by USS Midway (CVA-41)/CVW-2 aircraft during this deployment: two by VF-21 F-4B's on June 17, 1965 and one by a VA-25 A-1H (see NS024126, above.) A fourth MiG was credited to one of the VF-21 crews more than 30 years later. NS024194. Photo from Angelo Romano's NAVA Collection http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024194.jpg

 

USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) NS024371c 132k http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024371c.jpg

 

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USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) as seen from USS Perkins (DD-877) in July 1966, west bound at the start of her second Vietnam War cruise (29 July 1966–23 February 1967). Carrier Air Wing was CVW-2. NS024371 118k. Michael O'Brien. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024371.jpg

 

NS024341 87k. Photograph taken by Commander Jim Waldron in 1965, off the coast of Vietnam. CDR Jim Waldron, USNR (Ret.).

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SS Coral Sea (CVA-43) at Alameda, CA, around 22 April 1967. NS024380 50k. Coral Sea had returned from her second Vietnam deployment on 23 February. David Miller. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024380.jpg

 

Two views of USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) taken at 11AM on July 26, 1967 as she left San Francisco headed for WestPac and her third Vietnam deployment — an eventful cruise, involving many of the heaviest strikes of the war. Air Wing was CVW-15. NS024348 54k. Courtesy of William T. Larkins

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McDonnell F-4B Phantom II, BuNo 151487, modex NL215, VF-161 "Chargers," probably during the ship's fourth Vietnam cruise. NS024360 495k. Glenn M. Millar. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024360.jpg

 

Aerial view of the San Francisco Naval Shipyard at Hunters Point, sometime between April and July 1968. USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) and USS Hancock (CVA-19) are easily identifiable. Also visible in this photo are USS Midway (CVA-41), undergoing her SCB-101.66 modernization in the drydock just aft of Coral Sea, and USS Oriskany (CVA-34), undergoing an 8-month overhaul in the background. Chester Morris comments: "The two A shaped structures (painted with stripes) next to the large overhead crane at the bottom of the photo, are a part of the system used to test the new Polaris missile during the 60's at Hunters Point. They would fire a missile with what I assume was compressed air, and they were a part of the catching apparatus." Robert M. Cieri 4th Vietnam Cruise, 7 September 1968 – 18 April 1969. NS024345 175k. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024345.jpg

 

NS024378a 142k. Grumman E-2A Hawkeye, BuNo 150539, modex NL010, VAW-116 "Sun Kings." http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024378a.jpg

 

McDonnell F-4B Phantom II, BuNo 149450, modex NL206, VF-161 "Chargers." (The original NL206, BuNo 152286, had been lost in an operational accident on 25 February, as it ran out of fuel and the crew had to eject—both pilot and RIO were rescued.). NS024378b 103k.

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NS024359 518k. F-4B Phantom II, VF-111 "Sundowners." http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024359.jpg

 

NS024378c 128k. Ling-Temco-Vought A-7A Corsair II, BuNo 152685, modex NL306, VA-82 "Marauders."

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NS024378d 123k. Grumman A-6A Intruder, BuNo 152902, modex NL500, VA-35 "Black Panthers." http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024378d.jpg

 

Aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) along with a supply ship and her escorts whilst operating in the Gulf of Tonkin during 1969. A Soviet "trawler," in fact an Okean-class AGI (intelligence collector) is in the foreground. NS024343 85k. Robert Hurst. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024343.jpg

 

Near the Philippines, late 1969. Carrier in the background is USS Ranger (CVA-61). NS024319. David Guerra.

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USS Constellation (CVA-64) - NS024321. 77k Circa 1969. David Guerra. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024321.jpg

 

On her way back home, after her 5th Vietnam Cruise, USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) made a port call to Sydney, Australia, 13–17 June 1970. This series of photos was taken during an open house event while in port. Kaman UH-2C Seasprite, BuNo 152202, modex NL006, HC-1 Det. 9 "Pacific Fleet Angels." NS024378 115k. Courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024378.jpg

 

NS024359 518k. F-4B Phantom II, VF-111 "Sundowners." http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024359.jpg

 

NS024361 533k. SH-3G Sea King, HC-1 Det. 6 "Pacific Fleet Angels." http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024361.jpg

 

F-4B Phantom IIs BuNo 150466, "Old Nick 204" from VF-111 "Sundowners," and BuNo 149457, "Screaming Eagle 113" from VF-51 "Screaming Eagles" drop Mk.82 500-lb bombs over North Vietnam, March 8, 1972. NS024355 100k. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024355.jpg

 

USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) NS024363 588k. Underway replenishment. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024363.jpg

 

Darrell took this picture on 17 July 1970, while standing on the Golden Gate Bridge just as USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) was passing under the bridge. Coral Sea was returning from her fifth combat tour off Vietnam. NS024374 117k. Darell E. Baty 6th Vietnam Cruise, 12 November 1971 – 17 July 1972.

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At sea in the Western Pacific, 30 November 1974. Good overhead showing stern of Midway after her 1966-1970 overhaul: note 3 deck-edge elevators, two to starboard (forward and abaft the island) and one to port. F-4s, A-6s, A-7s, E-2s and an SH-3 are shown on the flight deck. NS024105. USN.

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VNAF Major Buang lands his Cessna O-1 Bird Dog on the deck of USS Midway (CVA-41) during Operation Frequent Wind.

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Aerial view of Naval Air Station Alameda, summer of 1974. Left to right: USS Coral Sea (CVA-43), USS Hancock (CVA-19), USS Oriskany (CVA-34), and USS Enterprise (CVAN-65). NS024346 146k. Robert M. Cieri. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024346.jpg

 

Left to right: USS Enterprise (CVN-65), USS Coral Sea (CV-43), USS Kansas City (AOR-3), USS Wabash (AOR-5), and USS Oriskany (CV-34) at NAS Alameda, CA, July-August 1975. Official US Navy photo from the Naval Photographic Center, Washington, D.C. NS026523 157k. Robert M. Cieri.

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USS Constellation (CVA-64) sitting snugly in the drydock at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard; note that her huge flight deck neatly overhangs the 180-foot-wide dock on both sides. CVA-64 will remain in drydock for nearly six months of her year-long overhaul." From the NAVSEA Journal. During this overhaul (February 1975-April 1976) Connie was modified to perform the Navy's new role for carriers: air, surface and antisubmarine warfare — she was redesignated CV-64 on June 30, 1975. After the overhaul Constellation could operate both the F-14A Tomcat and the then new S-3A Viking. NS026455 103k. Bob Bush.

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USS Enterprise (CVN-65) underway off Point Loma, California, 21 June 1976. The Big E had been in port, San Diego, for three days, then spent 10 days conducting air operations in the Southern California (SOCAL) area before returning to Alameda, her homeport. NS026595 76k. Robert Hurst.

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 (See above.) A group of F-14 Tomcats was parked aft USS Enterprise (CVN-65). Note two planes camouflaged in the then new, experimental Ferris scheme: BuNo 158979 (VF-1 "Wolf Pack," modex NK100), on the elevator, and BuNo 158985 (VF-2 "Bounty Hunters," modex NK200), extreme aft.

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A series of photos of USS Coral Sea (CV-43) taken while in port in San Francisco on Bicentennial Day, 4 July 1976. NS024376 119k. John Skill.

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NS024376a 124k. A-7E Corsair II, VA-94 "Shrikes." Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 15. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024376a.jpg

 

NS024376b 111k. F-4J Phantom II, VF-191 "Satan's Kittens." Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 15. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024376b.jpg

 

NS024376c 158k. Skyline. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024376c.jpg

 

NS024376d 153k. Flight deck, island. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024376d.jpg

 

NS024376e 159k. Partial view of island, from elevator. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024376e.jpg

 

NS024376f 177k. Island. F-4J Phantom II, VF-194 "Red Lightnings," Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 15. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024376f.jpg


NS024376g 147k. RF-8G Crusader, VFP-63 "Eyes of the Fleet." Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 15.
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A-7E Corsair II, VA-22 "Fighting Redcocks." Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 15. NS024376h 149k. NS024376h 149k. John Skillman.

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NS024376i 159k. E-2B Hawkeye, VAW-114 "Hormel Hogs." Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 15. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024376i.jpg

 

NS024376j 169k. F-4J Phantom II, VF-194 "Red Lightnings." Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 15. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024376j.jpg

 

NS024376k 151k, A-6E Intruder, VA-95 "Green Lizards." Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 15. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024376k.jpg

 

NS024376l 166k. Island. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024376l.jpg

 

NS024371a 149k http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024371a.jpg

 

NS024376m 172k. Island. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024376m.jpg

 

NS024376n 138k.USS Coral Sea (CV-43). San Francisco, 4 July 1976. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024376n.jpg

 

NS024376o 152k. USS Coral Sea (CV-43). San Francisco, 4 July 1976. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024376o.jpg

 

Volume III of III Photos with ship names and or Internet addresses

 

US Navy photo (DVIC id: DNSC8201441): A port bow view of USS Constellation (CV-64) and the destroyer USS Fife (DD-991) underway off the coast of California, August 1981. On August 20, during this workup cycle, President Ronald Reagan visited "Connie" and proclaimed the carrier "America's Flagship" while presenting the crew a presidential flag. NS026448. Defense Visual Information Center http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/026448.jpg

 

A stern view of the aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CV-43) underway approaching Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in 1981. US Navy photo by PH2 Vick (DVIC id: DNSC9300769). NS024326 54k. Defense Visual Information Center. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024326.jpg

 

USS Midway (CV-41) entering Subic Bay, Philippines, 14 September 1981. US Navy photo by PHCS Steven Harris. NS024106. USN.

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A bow view of the aircraft carrier USS Ranger (CVA-61), equipped with part of the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program system. Although the photo is dated 23 November 1981, Air Wing composition indicates it was actually taken circa 1974–75. Official photograph, available from DefenseImagery.mil, # DF-ST-83-02600. S026181 322k. DefenseImagery.mil http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/026181.jpg

http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv62-82/index_006.htm

 

Schedule 1982 http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv62-82/index_006.htm

 

A starboard bow view of USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) en route to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA, for a year-long overhaul, January 1982. US Navy photo by PHC Chesterfield (DVIC id # DN-SC-87-11542). NS026382 98k. Defense Visual Information Center.

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NS026383 99k A stern view of USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) (ground level, looking up) while in dry dock. Puget Sound NS, Bremerton, WA, February 1982. US Navy photo by PH2 R. Plunkett (DVIC id # DN-SN-86-00114). NS026383 99k. Defense Visual Information Center.

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NS026383 99k A stern view of USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) (ground level, looking up) while in dry dock. Puget Sound NS, Bremerton, WA, February 1982. US Navy photo by PH2 R. Plunkett (DVIC id # DN-SN-86-00114). NS026383 99k. Defense Visual Information Center.

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An F-14A Tomcat from Fighter Squadron 211 (VF-211), "Fighting Checkmates," lands aboard USS Constellation (CV-64) during flight demonstrations for Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger. Indian Ocean, February 10, 1982. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/026465.jpg

                                                                           

A starboard quarter view of USS Ranger (CV-61). Sailors man the rails as the carrier enters Pearl Harbor, HI. Photo is dated March 1, 1982 but it might have been actually taken in April. US Navy photo (DVIC id: DN-SC-82-07170). NS026133 125k.Defense Visual Information Center.

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A bow view of the aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CV-43) underway near Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines, March 1982. NS024337 100k. US Navy photo by PH1 Dave MacLean (DVIC id: DNST8500273). Defense Visual Information Center. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024337.jpg

 

A port quarter view of the aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CV-43) underway near Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines, March 1982. US Navy photo by PH1 Dave MacLean (DVIC id: DNST8500275). NS024338 111k. Defense Visual Information Center. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024338.jpg

 

NS024339 63k A port view of the aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CV-43) approaching the Golden Gate Bridge en route to Naval Air Station, Alameda, California, after a Western Pacific (WESTPAC) deployment, March 23, 1982. Crewmen spell out "San Francisco's own" on the flight deck. US Navy photo by PH3 Curt Fargo (DVIC id: DNST8205158). NS024339 63k. Defense Visual Information Center. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024339.jpg

 

Crewmen line the rails on the island of USS Coral Sea (CV-43). The aircraft carrier was returning to her home port, Naval Air Station, Alameda, California, after a Western Pacific (WESTPAC) deployment, March 23, 1982. Note the large "dish" antenna of the SPS-30 height-finding radar (top right corner). US Navy photo by PH3 Curt Fargo (DVIC id: DNST8205145). NS024340 100k. Defense Visual Information Center. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024340.jpg

 

The large harbor tug USS Acconac (YTB-812) nudges the starboard bow of USS Coral Sea (CV-43) during docking operations. The aircraft carrier was returning to Naval Air Station Alameda, CA, after a Western Pacific (WESTPAC) deployment, March 23, 1982. US Navy photo by PHAA Kathy Moss (DVIC id: DNST8205152). Note Coral Sea was, at the time, fitted with Phalanx CIWS, SPS-30 and SPS-43A radars. NS024307 85k. Defense Visual Information Center. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024307.jpg

 

USS Ranger (CV-61) - Fly-by. NS026135e 177k. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/026135e.jpg

 

Aerial starboard bow view of part of Task Group 70 underway in the Philippine Sea, May 1982, during Exercise Readex '82. Ships are, left to right: a Knox-class frigate; the combat stores ship USS San Jose (AFS-7), see photo NS024159; the aircraft carrier USS Ranger (CV-61); a Spruance-class destroyer; the guided missile destroyer USS Joseph Strauss (DDG-16), see photo NS024159; a Mispillion-class "jumboized" fleet oiler, possibly USNS Mispillion (T-AO-105) herself; the command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19); the aircraft carrier USS Midway (CV-41); a Leahy-class guided missile cruiser, possibly USS Reeves (CG-24); a Spruance-class destroyer; and a Knox-class frigate. US Navy photo by PH1 Barbante (DVIC id: DN-ST-82-07480). NS026134 77k. Defense Visual Information Center http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/026134.jpg

 

A port beam view of the aircraft carriers USS Midway (CV-41), closest to camera, and USS Ranger (CV-61), background, with the guided missile destroyer USS Joseph Strauss (DDG-16) and the combat stores ship USS San Jose (AFS-7), underway in the Philippine Sea, May 1982, during exercise Readex '82. US Navy photo by PH1 Barbante (DVIC id: DNSN8207484). NS024159. DefenseImagery.mil. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024159.jpg

 

USS Ranger (CV-61) -Preparing to launch the ship's COD (Carrier On-board Delivery) plane. NS026135d 161k.

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USS Ranger (CV-61) - Launching an E-2C Hawkeye (squadron VAW-116 "Sun Kings"). NS026135c 151k

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USS Ranger (CV-61) - Launching an A-6E Intruder (squadron VA-145 "Swordsmen"). Carrier Air Wing 2 (CVW-2), tail code "NE." NS026135a 154k http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/026135a.jpg

 

USS Ranger (CV-61) - Launching an A-7E Corsair II (squadron VA-113 "Stingers"). NS026135b 165k.

 

US Navy photo (DVIC id: DF-SN-82-03604): An air-to-air right side view of a Soviet Tupolev Tu-95 (NATO designation is Bear) aircraft and a U.S. Navy F-14A Tomcat fighter, top. The F-14A is from Fighter Squadron 211 (VF-211), "Fighting Checkmates," embarked aboard USS Constellation (CV-64). Western Pacific Ocean, early 1982. NS026464. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/026464.jpg

 

USS Constellation (CV-64) with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9, circa 1980–1982. NS026481 92k. Robert Hurst.

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USS Ranger (CV-61) - FOD (Foreign Object Damage) walkdown. NS026135f 235k. HTC Reith D. Walls II (Ret.)

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25th Anniversary Program, USS Ranger (CV-61), 10 August 1957–10 August 1982. NS026138 191k. Robert M. Cieri.

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Silver Anniversary Plaque, USS Ranger (CV-61), 10 August 1957–10 August 1982. NS026138a 112k. HTC Reith D. Walls II (Ret.)

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A starboard bow view, taken at night, of USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) moored at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA, August 1982. US Navy photo by PH1 C. Hinkle (DVIC id # DN-SC-85-06816). NS026384 90k. Defense Visual Information Center. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/026384.jpg

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USS Ranger (CV-61) - Replenishing a Knox-class frigate. NS026135j 214k. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/026135j.jpg

 

USS Ranger (CV-61) - Underway replenishment. NS026135i 127k. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/026135i.jpg

 

USS Ranger (CV-61) - Pearl Harbor. NS026135g 156k. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/026135g.jpg

 

USS Ranger (CV-61) while on her 1982 WestPac-Indian Ocean deployment, 7 April–18 October. Scanned from the 1983 Command calendar (original size is 8" x 11"). Crew members form the words "Top Gun 25" on the flight deck of Ranger, underway in the Pacific Ocean, August 1982, to commemorate the carrier's 25th Anniversary. "Top Gun" was Ranger's nickname. NS026135 192k. HTC Reith D. Walls II (Ret.).

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USS Ranger (CV-61) - Pearl Harbor. NS026135g 156k. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/026135g.jpg

 

USS Ranger (CV-61) - Underway. NS026135h 142k. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/026135h.jpg

 

A port quarter view of the aircraft carrier USS Midway (CV-41) underway in the Pacific Ocean, 2 December 1982, while participating in Hong Kong Exercise Search and Rescue '82. The Midway was being used as a base of operations for aircraft involved in the exercise. US Navy photo by LT Douglas Dotson (DVIC id: DFST8309958). NS024160 100k. DefenseImagery.mil. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024160.jpg

 

A VA-34 "Blue Blasters" A-6E Intruder is moved onto a bow cat. Sometime in 1982. Photo by PH2 Bunge. Robert Bunge, PHAN-PH2, USS America (CV-66). 1981-1985. NS026641. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/026641.jpg

 

USS America (CV-66) underway in the Med in 82 or 83. Photographer is Mario Mederos, H-46 crewchief from HMM-263. NS026650. Presented by Pete Harlem. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/026650.jpg

 

America Battle Group, Indian Ocean, 1983. Photo by PH2 Bunge. Robert Bunge, PHAN-PH2, USS America (CV-66). 1981-1985. NS026642.

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America in Indian Ocean, 1983. Photo by PH2 Bunge. Robert Bunge, PHAN-PH2, USS America (CV-66). 1981-1985. NS026643.

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A great aerial view of USS Coral Sea (CV-43) and USS Sylvania (AFS-2) during an underway replenishment, circa 1981–83. A CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter can be seen between the two ships (right of the photo) transferring stores. NS024377 292k. James E Lockard USN Retired.

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Photo taken on 13 April 1983, during exercise FleetEx 83-1, in the North Pacific Ocean. The three carriers are, clockwise from left, USS Enterprise (CVN-65), USS Midway (CV-41), and USS Coral Sea (CV-43). Then LT Jim Petroski was aboard the Big E in the Reactor Dept., as RC division officer, and comments: "I spent some time up on the signal bridge during this photo op and got some great pictures of aircraft flying over us. Our air wing was the only one which could fly that day as the sea was quite rough—wave splashes were coming over the hurricane bow—and neither the Coral Sea nor Midway could launch/recover a/c. The frigate to starboard of "E" went up to 1/2 under in the waves, and the Coast Guard cutter to port came about 2/3 out of water. Quite a sight that day." "The April 13 date sounds correct. We were crossing and re-crossing the international date line a lot at that time. So some days were 46 hours long, and others were 2 hours long. It was easy to forget what day it was!" NS024331 96k. Darrell Young (RM3), USS Coral Sea, 1983-1987.

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Photo taken on 13 April 1983, during exercise FleetEx 83-1, in the North Pacific Ocean. The three carriers are, clockwise from left, USS Enterprise (CVN-65), USS Midway (CV-41), and USS Coral Sea (CV-43). Then LT Jim Petroski was aboard the Big E in the Reactor Dept., as RC division officer, and comments: "I spent some time up on the signal bridge during this photo op and got some great pictures of aircraft flying over us. Our air wing was the only one which could fly that day as the sea was quite rough—wave splashes were coming over the hurricane bow—and neither the Coral Sea nor Midway could launch/recover a/c. The frigate to starboard of "E" went up to 1/2 under in the waves, and the Coast Guard cutter to port came about 2/3 out of water. Quite a sight that day." "The April 13 date sounds correct. We were crossing and re-crossing the international date line a lot at that time. So some days were 46 hours long, and others were 2 hours long. It was easy to forget what day it was!" NS024331 96k. Darrell Young (RM3), USS Coral Sea, 1983-1987.

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America Battle Group, Indian Ocean, 1983. Photo by PH2 Bunge. Robert Bunge, PHAN-PH2, USS America (CV-66). 1981-1985. NS026642.

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America in Indian Ocean, 1983 (see below). Photo by PH2 Bunge. Robert Bunge, PHAN-PH2, USS America (CV-66). 1981-1985. NS026643.

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A bow view of USS America (CV-66) underway in the Indian Ocean, April 21, 1983, as 16 aircraft from Carrier Air Wing 1 (CVW-1) fly overhead. NS026662. Presented by Omar Rubido, former member of the Armada Española. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/026662.jpg

 

An aerial port bow view of the aircraft carrier USS America (CV-66) underway in the Indian Ocean, 24 April 1983. Photo by PH2 Bunge. NS026640. Presented by Alex Tatchin. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/026640.jpg

 

An aerial port bow view of the aircraft carrier USS America (CV-66) underway in the Indian Ocean, 24 April 1983. US Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Robert D. Bunge (# 050420-N-0000X-001). NS026651. Presented by Chester Morris. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/026651.jpg

 

An aerial bow view of the aircraft carrier USS America (CV-66) underway in the Indian Ocean, 24 April 1983. US Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Robert D. Bunge (# 050420-N-0000X-002). NS026652. Presented by Chester Morris. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/026652.jpg

 

An aerial port bow view of USS Kitty Hawk underway in the Pacific Ocean, October 1983. Photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class C. Yebba (DN-SC-85-06884). NS026333 94k. USN. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/026333.jpg

 

On November 1, 1983, a major fuel and oil fire broke out in an engine room while the ship operated in the North Arabian Sea. Six crewmembers were killed and 35 injured. The fire was reportedly extinguished within an hour and the ship continued operations. Carlos C. Castellanos. NS026113 74k.

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USNS Navasota (T-AO-106) underway during a Replenishment at Sea of USS Midway (CV-41) and USS England (CG-22) in the Pacific, late 1983. US Navy photo. NS091910608 70k. James Furst Jr. IC2 USN. http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/19/091910608.jpg

 

An aerial starboard bow view of the aircraft carrier USS Constellation (CV-64) underway in the Pacific Ocean, 15 February 1984. Note the F/A-18 Hornet aircraft on the bow. US Navy photo (DVIC id: DNST8507323). Defense Visual Information Center. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/026434.jpg

 

A barricade restrains an F-14A Tomcat (BuNo 161296, modex NE107) from VF-1 "Wolfpack" during an emergency landing aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), 30 June 1984. The Tomcat had to make a barricade arrestment due to a sheared starboard strut. The recovery was successful; no injuries were sustained. U.S. Navy photo by PH3 Hall, available from DefenseImagery.mil (# DN-ST-87-11416). NS0263bo 153k. Robert Hurst.

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Crew members use an NP-50 crane to remove a damaged F-14A Tomcat from the flight deck after an emergency barricade landing aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), 30 June 1984. (See above.). U.S. Navy photo by PH3 Hall, available from DefenseImagery.mil (# DN-ST-87-11420). NS0263boa 213k. Robert Hurst.

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An F-14A Tomcat aircraft takes off from the aircraft carrier USS Constellation (CV-64) during Fleet Exercise 85, Pacific Ocean, 29 October 1984. An F/A-18A Hornet is on a catapult in front of a Mark-7 jet blast deflector. Behind the deflector is an S-3A Viking aircraft with wings folded. Among the aircraft parked on the flight deck are S-3A's, F/A-18A Hornets and A-6E Intruders. US Navy photo by JO2 Millie Tamberg (DVIC id: DNSN8602055).

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An elevated port bow view of the aircraft carrier USS Constellation (CV-64) underway in the Pacific Ocean, 29 October 1984, during Fleet Exercise 85. Various aircraft of Carrier Air Wing 14 are parked on the flight deck. US Navy photo by JO2 Millie Tamberg (DVIC id: DNST8602018).

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USS Independence (CV-62) in the Suez Canal. Photo believed to have been taken on 8 November 1984. NS026212 282k. Mark Sprenkle.

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USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), left, and USS Constellation (CV-64). NAS North Island, San Diego, Calif., circa 1984. NS026483a 317k. NS026483a 317k. Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/026483a.jpg

 

At 1948 Thursday, April 11, 1985 USS Coral Sea (CV-43) collided with the Ecuadorean tanker Napo about 45 miles southeast of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The carrier had been in the area since April 3 on refresher training and was conducting flight operations when the collision occurred. Eleven aircraft airborne at the time of the accident were diverted to the Naval Air Station at Guantanamo Bay. There was a Soviet intelligence gathering ship shadowing Coral Sea, since her embarked Carrier Air Wing 13 (CVW-13) was equipped with the then new F/A-18A Hornet aircraft. There were no injuries to crew members of either ship, but the carrier's bow had a 30-foot hole punched in and some radar and communications equipment damaged, and had to return to Norfolk. The Napo was holed above the waterline and spilled 7,600 barrels of oil before reaching Guantanamo for repairs. This series of three photos was taken by Bill Fessenden from the bridge wing of USS Charleston (LKA-113). At the time LKA-113 was moored to the South Wall of US Naval Station Norfolk's Destroyer and Submarine (D&S) piers. Bill was using a 35-mm camera equipped with a 200-mm telephoto lens and Kodak 400 speed color film. Coral Sea is seen traveling south bound in Hampton Roads, heading towards the Elizabeth River, and eventually, to Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA. Damage to the ship's bow area, as the result of the recent collision with Napo, is clearly visible. In the first photo, Coral Sea can be seen passing by two unidentified Sturgeon-class submarines, as well as the after area of USS Glover (FF-1098). In the second photo, the ship at the extreme right is USS Milwaukee (AOR-2), while the object on the left of third photo, is the forward "H" frame of Charleston. NS024347 182k. Bill Fessenden. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024347.jpg

 

USS Coral Sea (CV-43) - NS024347a 150k http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024347a.jpg

 

USS Coral Sea (CV-43) - NS024347b 163k http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024347b.jpg

 

The USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) was built by Northrop Grumman's Newport News sector and is pictured during its initial sea trials in 1986. The company was awarded a $558 million planning contract for the carrier's refueling and complex overhaul

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USS Coral Sea (CV-43)

Underway at sea in 1986. Official U.S. Navy photograph by PH2 Robert Chouinard; Naval Historical Center photo #: NH 97652-KN. NS024317 176k. NHC.

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World Cruise '83. NS024332 269k. Darrell Young (RM3), USS Coral Sea, 1983-1987 http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024332.jpg

 

Off Toulon, France, when the NBC "Today" show was onboard, November 23, 1987. NS024334 126k. Darrell Young (RM3), USS Coral Sea, 1983-1987.

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USS Coral Sea (CV-43), with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 13, in port, Marseille, France, December 1987. NS024383 291k. Philippe Gonzales.

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An F/A-18 Hornet of VFA-137 taxis forward through catapult steam, during flight operations on 18 January 1988. Photographed by PH2(AW) Wayne Edwards. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center (# NH 97654-KN). NS024366 63k. NHC.

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The catapult crew of the aircraft carrier USS America (CV-66) are shrouded in smoke from the catapults, while [three] F-14A Tomcats [from VF-33 "Starfighters" and VF-102 "Diamondbacks"] await their turn for launching. Photo US DoD. Photo and text from Carriers: The Men and The Machines, by David Miller and Lindsay Peacock. Location unknown. Date unknown (most likely mid- to late-1980s). NS026686. Presented by Robert Hurst. This photo (top) has been widely circulated and discussed. Many have questioned its authenticity. It is usually said that "this is an actual fly-by during deployment of the Nuclear Aircraft Carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74). The pilot was grounded for 30 days, but he likes the picture and thinks it was worth it. Yikes!" In fact, the photo is real, but the usual caption is totally wrong. The aircraft carrier is USS America (CV-66) and the photo was taken in 1988, when construction of John C. Stennis had not yet begun. The pilot was CDR Dale O. Snodgrass, and he was not grounded. Retired Captain Snodgrass wrote in 1998: "I am amazed that after nine years this photo is being scrutinized with such fervor. The photo is in fact real. It was taken during a dependent's day airshow aboard the America in the summer of 1988. I was Executive Officer of VF-33, the Captain of the America was JJ Coonan. It was of my opening pass in the F-14 demo. [...] This photo indeed has a surrealistic quality. I believe it is due to the focal length of the camera used. There is no doubt that this pass was an aggressive low level maneuver, however, it was briefed to the Airwing Commander who happened to be Captain JL Johnson. Currently he is the Chief of Naval Operations. In fact the officer standing on the flight [deck] with his hands behind his back adjacent the LSO platform is CNO." The photos were taken by Sean E. Dunn, who served aboard America from May 1987 to December 1989. Visit Sean's web site to read his story and see more photos from that day. Presented by Jack Treutle. http://www.f14flybyphoto.com / http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/026658.jpg

 

Making over 30 knots, during a high speed run on 1 March 1989. Official U.S. Navy photograph by PH2 Michael Skeens; Naval Historical Center photo #: NH 97651-KN. NS024301 80k. NHC. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024301.jpg

 

USS Independence (CV-62) underway, 1988-1989 (note F/A-18 Hornet on port catapult and corresponding bridle catcher still in place). Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center. (# NH 97715). (Thanks to William F. Baca, who helped date this photo). NS026221 115k. NHC. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/026221.jpg

 

USS Coral Sea (CV-43) silhouetted against a low sun, as she arrives at Palma, Spain, during her final Mediterranean deployment, June 1989. Photographed by PH2 Michael Skeens. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center (# NH 97653-KN). NS024356 68k. NHC.

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Underway in formation off the coast of Lebanon are, from left, the guided missile cruiser USS Belknap (CG-26), the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61), the aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CV-43) and the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA-4), 16 Aug 1989. NS0161023 192k. Official U.S. Navy Photograph # DN-SC-90-11755, by PH3 Michael Skeens. Defense Visual Information Center.

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USS Coral Sea (CV-43) and USS Wasp (LHD-1) at the end of "Coral Maru"'s final deployment, 28 September 1989. Deactivation and stripping at Norfolk started a few days later. Official USN photo by PH3 Rick Stamm. (DVIC id: DNSC9011762). Defense Visual Information Center Memorabilia

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USS Coral Sea (CBA/CVA/CV-43)

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