SUMMARY OF U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER VIETNAM

CONFLICT/WAR AND PEACE KEEPING DEPLOYMENTS (1964 to 1976)

CHAPTER XXX

 

The US Navy's Pacific and Seventh Fleet 1963 CVA & CVS scheduling of deployments, resulted in three CVA deployments and one CVS extending into 1964, operating under the direction of the Seventh Fleet in the western pacific or Far East in areas of the South China Sea:

 

 South China Sea/Far East deployments (CVAs & CVS) - (7h Fleet)

 

AIRCRAFT CARRIER

DEP

 AIR WING

TAIL CODE

DEPART

RETURN

Days at

Sea

USS Oriskany            (CVA-34)         (1st SCS)

7th WestPac

CVG-16        CVW-16

AH      AH

1 Aug 1963

10 Mar 1964

223-days

USS Hornet (CVS-12)        (5th SCS)

7th WestPac

CVSG-57

 

10 Oct 1963

15 Apr 1964

189-days

USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63) (1st SCS)

2nd WestPac

CVG-11 CVW-11

V        NK

17 Oct 1963

20 Jul 1964

278-days

USS Midway (CVA-41)

5th WestPac

CVG-2

CVW-2

M        NE

8 Nov 1963

26 May 1964

201-days

 (Ref. U.S. Navy Deployment History Resources)

South China Sea Deployment (SCS)

CVS-12 fourth deployment as an ASW carrier

 

Seventh Fleet 1964 to 1976 CVA, CVA(N)-65, CVS, LPH & AGMR deployments operating under the direction of the Seventh Fleet in the western pacific or Far East in areas of the South China Sea and Indian Ocean from 1964 to 1976:

 

VIETNAN – SOUTHEAST ASIA DEPLOYMENTS

(7 August 1965 to 3 March 1976)

SHIP

AR

TC

WP

SCS

CC

PPC

DEPART

RETURN

Valley Forge (LPH-8), former CVS-45, CVA-45 & CV –                    (5th as a LPH)

Amphibious assault carrier

 

7th

2nd

1st

N/A

27 Jan 1964

5 Nov 1964

LPH-8 -                 (5th as a LPH)

Amphibious assault carrier

 

8th

3rd

2nd

N/A

in the fall of 1965

March 1966

CVS-45 -                 (7th as a LPH)

Amphibious assault carrier

 

9th

4th

3rd

N/A

in the fall of 1966

by the end of 1966

CVS-45 -                  (8th as a LPH)

Amphibious assault carrier

 

10th

5th

4th

N/A

Nov 1967

3 Aug 1968

CVS-45 -                  (9th as a LPH)

Amphibious assault carrier

 

11th

6th

5th

N/A

30 Jan 1969

22 Sep 1969

Bon Home Richard             (CVA-31)

CVW-19

NM

9th

1st

1st

N/A

28 Jan 1964

 21 Nov 1964

CVA-31

CVW-19

NM

10th

2nd

2nd

N/A

21 Apr 1965

13 Jan 1966

CVA-31

CVW-21

NP

11th

3rd

3rd

N/A

 26 Jan 1967

 25 Aug 1967

CVA-31

CVW-5

NF

12th

4th

4th

N/A

27 Jan 1968

10 Oct 1968

CVA-31

CVW-5

NF

13th

5th

5th

N/A

18 Mar 1969

 29 Oct 1969

CVA-31

CVW-5

NF

14th

6th

6th

N/A

2 Apr 1970

12 Nov 1970

Bennington (CVS-20), former CV -            (4th as a ASW)

CVSG-59

NT

7th

3rd

 

N/A

19 Feb 1964

11 Aug 1964

Bennington (CVS-20), former CV -            (3rd as a ASW)

CVSG-59

NT

6th

3rd

 

N/A

19 Feb 1964

11 Aug 1964

CVS-20 -             (4th as a ASW)

CVSG-59

NT

7th

4th

1st

N/A

22 Mar 1965

Oct 1965

CVS-20 -                  (5th as a ASW)

CVSG-59

NT

8th

5th

2nd

N/A

4 Nov 1966

23 May 1967

CVS-20 -                  (6th as a ASW)

CVSG-59

NT

9th

6th

3rd

N/A

1 May 1968

9 Nov 1968

Ticonderoga (CVA-14)

CVW-5

NF

6th

1st

1st

N/A

14 Apr 1964

15 Dec 1964

CVA-14

CVW-5

NF

7th

2nd

2nd

N/A

28 Sep 1965

13 May 1966

CVA-14

CVW-19

NM

8th

3rd

3rd

N/A

15 Oct 1966

 29 May 1967

CVA-14

CVW-19

NM

9th

4th

4th

N/A

 28 Dec 1967

17 Aug 1968

CVA-14

CVW-16

AH

10th

5th

5th

N/A

1 Feb 1969

18 Sep 1969

CVS-14 -             (1st as a ASW)

CVSG-59

NT

11th

6th

N/A

N/A

11 Mar 1971

 6 Jul 1971

CVS-14 -                      (2nd as a ASW)

CVSG-53

NS

12th

7th

N/A

N/A

17 May 1972

 29 Jul 1972

Constellation (CVA-64)

CVW-14

NK

2nd

1st

1st

N/A

5 May 1964

1 Feb 1965

CVA-64

CVW-10

AK

3rd

2nd

2nd

N/A

12 May 1966

 3 Dec 1966

CVA-64

CVW-14

NK

4th

3rd

3rd

N/A

29 Apr 1967

4 Dec 1967

CVA-64

CVW-14

NK

5th

4th

4th

N/A

29 May 1968

31 Jan 1969

CVA-64

CVW-14

NK

6th

5th

5th

N/A

11 Aug 1969

8 May 1970

CVA-64

CVW-9

NG

7th

6th

6th

N/A

1 Oct 1971

30 Jun 1972

CVA-64

CVW-9

NG

8th

7th

7th

1st

5 Jan 1973

11 Oct 1973

CVA-64

CVW-9

NG

9th

8th

N/A

2nd

21 Jun 1974

22 Dec 1974

Kearsarge             (CVS-33), former CV -             (4th as a ASW)

CVSG-53

NS

9th

3rd

1st

N/A

 19 Jun 1964

16 Dec 1964

CVS-33 -               (5th as a ASW)

CVSG-53

NS

10th

4th

2nd

N/A

9 Jun 1966

20 Dec 1966

CVS-33 -                 (6th as a ASW)

CVSG-53

NS

11th

5th

3rd

N/A

 17 Aug 1967

6 Apr 1968

CVS-33 -                   (7th as a ASW)

CVSG-53

NS

12th

6th

4th

N/A

29 Mar 1969

 4 Sep 1969

Ranger       (CVA-61)

CVW-9

NG

5th

4th

1st

N/A

5 Aug 1964

6 May 1965

CVA-61

CVW-14

NK

6th

5th

2nd

N/A

10 Dec 1965

25 Aug 1966

CVA-61

CVW-2

NE

7th

6th

3rd

N/A

 4 Nov 1967

25 May 1968

CVA-61

CVW-2

NE

8th

7th

4th

N/A

26 Oct 1968

17 May 1969

CVA-61

CVW-2

NE

9th

8th

5th

N/A

14 Oct 1969

1 Jun 1970

CVA-61

CVW-2

NE

10th

9th

6th

N/A

27 Oct 1970

17 Jun 1971

CVA-61

CVW-2

NE

11th

10th

7th

N/A

16 Nov 1972

 23 Jun 1973

CVA-61

CVW-2

NE

12th

11th

N/A

1st

7 May 1974

18 Oct 1974

#CV-61

CVW-2

NE

13th

12th

N/A

2nd

30 Jan 1976

7 Sep 1976

 

Princeton LPH-5, former CVS-37, CVA-37, CV & Valley Forge - (5th as a LPH-5)

Amphibious assault carrier

 

15th

2nd

1st

N/A

Oct 1964

After May 1965

LPH-5 -                  (6th as a LPH-5)

Amphibious assault carrier

 

16th

3rd

2nd

N/A

Aug 1965

By the end of 1965

LPH-5 -                (7th as a LPH-5)

Amphibious assault carrier

 

17th

4th

3rd

N/A

Feb 1966

2 Sep 1966

LPH-5 -                  (8th as a LPH-5)

Amphibious assault carrier

 

18th

5th

4th

N/A

30 Jan 1967

19 June 1967

LPH-5 -                (9th as a LPH-5)

Amphibious assault carrier

 

19th

6th

5th

N/A

May 1968

In Dec 1968

Hancock             (CVA-19)

CVW-21

NP

8th

7th

1st

N/A

21 Oct 1964

29 May 1965

CVA-19

CVW-21

NP

9th

8th

2nd

N/A

10 Dec 1965

1 Aug 1966

CVA-19

CVW-5

NU

10th

9th

3rd

N/A

5 Jan 1967

22 Jul 1967

CVA-19

CVW-21

NP

11th

10th

4th

N/A

18 Jul 1968

3 Mar 1969

CVA-19

CVW-21

NP

12th

11th

5th

N/A

2 Aug 1969

15 Apr 1970

CVA-19

CVW-21

NP

13th

12th

6th

N/A

22 Oct 1970

2 Jun 1971

CVA-19

CVW-21

NP

14th

13th

7th

N/A

7 Jan 1972

3 Oct 1972

CVA-19

CVW-21

NP

15th

14th

N/A

1st

8 May 1973

8 Jan 1974

-CV-19

CVW-21

NP

16th

15th

N/A

2nd

18 Mar 1975

20 Oct 1975

Yorktown          (CVS-10), former CV -                        (4th as a ASW)

CVSG-55

NU

9th

4th

1st

N/A

22 Oct 1964

17 May 1965

CVS-10 -                 (5th as a ASW)

CVSG-55

NU

10th

5th

2nd

N/A

5 Jan 1966

27 Jul 1966

CVS-10 -                 (6th as a ASW)

CVSG-55

NU

11th

6th

3rd

N/A

 28 Dec 1967

5 Jul 1968

CVS-10 -             (7th as a ASW)

CVSG-55

NU

12th

7th

4th

N/A

mid Jan 1969

28 Feb 1969

Coral Sea              (CVA-43)

CVW-15

NL

4th

3rd

1st

N/A

7 Dec 1964

1 Nov 1965

CVA-43

CVW-2

NE

5th

4th

2nd

N/A

29 Jul 1966

23 Feb 1967

CVA-43

CVW-15

NL

6th

5th

3rd

N/A

26 Jul 1967

6 Apr 1968

CVA-43

CVW-15

NL

7th

6th

4th

N/A

7 Sep 1968

18 Apr 1969

CVA-43

CVW-15

NL

8th

7th

5th

N/A

23 Sep 1969

1 Jul 1970

CVA-43

CVW-15

NL

9th

8th

6th

N/A

12 Nov 1971

17 Jul 1972

CVA-43

CVW-15

NL

10th

9th

N/A

1st

9 Mar 1973

8 Nov 1973

-CVA-43

CVW-15

NL

11th

10th

N/A

2nd

5 Dec 1974

2 Jul 1975

Midway                 (CVA-41)

CVW-2

NE

6th

1st

1st

N/A

6 Mar 1965

23 Nov 1965

CVA-41

CVW-5

NF

7th

2nd

2nd

N/A

16 Apr 1971

 6 Nov 1971

CVA-41

CVW-5

NF

8th

3rd

3rd

N/A

10 Apr 1972

 3 Mar 1973

CVA-41 - West Coast to Japan Transfer

CVW-5

NF

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

11 Sep 1973

5 Oct 1973

CVA-41 -                (1st forward deployment)

CVW-5

NF

N/A

4th

N/A

1st

26 Nov 1973

22 Dec 1973

CVA-41 -              (2nd forward deployment)

CVW-5

NF

N/A

5th

N/A

2nd

29 Jan 1974

6 Mar 1974

CVA-41          (3rd forward deployment)

CVW-5

NF

N/A

6th

N/A

3rd

18 Oct 1974

20 Dec 1974

CVA-41                 (4th forward deployment)

CVW-5

NF

N/A

7th

N/A

4th

13 Jan 1975

18 Feb 1975

- CVA-41               (5th forward deployment)

CVW-5

NF

N/A

8th

N/A

5th

31 Mar 1975

29 May 1975

#CV-41                   (6th forward deployment)

CVW-5

NF

N/A

9th

N/A

6th

4 Oct 1975

19 Dec 1975

#CV-41                     (7th forward deployment)

CVW-5

NF

N/A

10th

N/A

7th

13 Mar 1976

26 Apr 1976

CV-41                      (8th forward deployment)

CVW-5

NF

N/A

11th

N/A

8th

19 May 1976

22 Jun 1976

CV-41                       (9th forward deployment)

CVW-5

NF

N/A

12th

N/A

9th

9 Jul 1976

4 Aug 1976

CV-41 -                 coast of Korea

CVW-5

NF

N/A

N/A

N/A

10th

21 August 1976

 

CV-41                   (10th forward deployment)

CVW-5

NF

N/A

13th

N/A

9th

1 Nov 1976

17 Dec 1976

Oriskany             (CVA-34)

CVW-16

AH

8th

2nd

1st

N/A

5 Apr 1965

16 Dec 1965

CVA-34

CVW-16

AH

9th

3rd

2nd

N/A

26 May 1966

 16 Nov 1966

CVA-34

CVW-16

AH

10th

4th

3rd

N/A

16 Jun 1967

31 Jan 1968

CVA-34

CVW-19

NM

11th

5th

4th

N/A

14 Apr 1969

17 Nov 1969

CVA-34

CVW-19

NM

12th

6th

5th

N/A

14 May 1970

10 Dec 1970

CVA-34

CVW-19

NM

13th

7th

6th

N/A

14 May 1971

18 Dec 1971

CVA-34

CVW-19

NM

14th

8th

7th

N/A

5 Jun 1972

30 Mar 1973

+CVA-34

CVW-19

NM

15th

9th

N/A

1st

18 Oct 1973

5 Jun 1974

CV-34

CVW-19

NM

16th

10th

N/A

2nd

16 Sep 1975

3 Mar 1976

*Independence       (CVA-62)

CVW-7

AG

 

1st

1st

N/A

10 May 1965

13 Dec 1965

Hornet              (CVS-12), former CV -                          (5th as a ASW)

CVSG-57

NV

8th

6th

1st

N/A

12 Aug 1965

23 Mar 1966

CVS-12 -                 (6th as a ASW)

CVSG-57

NV

9th

7th

2nd

N/A

27 Mar 1967

28 Oct 1967

CVS-12 -                 (7th as a ASW)

CVSG-57

NV

10th

8th

3rd

N/A

30 Sep 1968

13 May 1969

*Enterprise                   (CVA(N)-65

CVW-9

NG

1st

1st

1st

N/A

26 Oct 1965

21 Jun 1966

CVA(N)-65

CVW-9

NG

2nd

2nd

2nd

N/A

19 Nov 1966

6 Jul 1967

CVA(N)-65

CVW-9

NG

3rd

3rd

3rd

N/A

3 Jan 1968

 18 Jul 1968

CVA(N)-65

CVW-9

NG

4th

4th

4th

N/A

6 Jan 1969

2 Jul 1969

CVA(N)-65 - Refueling Transit around Cape Horn to east coast

 

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

early 1970

N/A

CVA(N)-65 - Refueling Transit around Cape Horn to west coast

 

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

by the end of 1970

CVA(N)-65

CVW-14

NK

5th

5th

5th

N/A

11 Jun 1971

12 Feb 1972

CVA(N)-65

CVW-14

NK

6th

6th

6th

N/A

12 Sep 1972

12 Jun 1973

-CVA(N)-65

CVW-14

NK

7th

7th

N/A

1st

17 Sep 1974

20 May 1975

#CVN-65

CVW-14

NK

8th

N/A

N/A

N/A

30 Jul 1976

8 Mar 1977

Kitty Hawk (CVA-63)

CVW-11

NH

3rd

2nd

1st

N/A

19 Oct 1965

13 Jun 1966

CVA-63

CVW-11

NH

4th

3rd

2nd

N/A

5 Nov 1966

19 Jun 1967

CVA-63

CVW-11

NH

5th

4th

3rd

N/A

18 Nov 1967

28 Jun 1968

CVA-63

CVW-11

NH

6th

5th

4th

N/A

30 Dec 1968

4 Sep 1969

CVA-63

CVW-11

NH

7th

6th

5th

N/A

6 Nov 1970

17 Jul 1971

CVA-63

CVW-11

NH

8th

7th

6th

N/A

17 Feb 1972

28 Nov 1972

CVA-63

CVW-11

NH

9th

8th

7th

1st

23 Nov 1973

9 Jul 1974

CV-63

CVW-11

NH

10th

9th

N/A

2nd

21 May 1975

15 Dec 1975

*Intrepid             (CVS-11), former CV -              (3rd as a ASW)

CVW-10

AK

N/A

1s

1s

N/A

4 Apr 1966

21 Nov 1966

*CVS-11-                 (4th as a ASW)

CVW-10

AK

N/A

2nd

2nd

N/A

11 May 1967

30 Dec 1967

*CVS-11-             (5th as a ASW)

CVW-10

AK

N/A

3rd

3rd

N/A

4 Jun 1968

8 Feb 1969

*Franklin D. Roosevelt            (CVA-42)

CVW-1

AB

N/A

1s

1s

N/A

21 Jun 1966

21 Feb 1967

CVA-59

CVW-17

AA

N/A

1s

1s

N/A

6 Jun 1967

14 Sep 1967

Arlington (AGMR-2)

Commun. Major Relay ship

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

7 Jul 1967

21 Aug 1969

*America          (CVA-66)

CVW-6

AE

N/A

1s

1s

N/A

10 Apr 1968

16 Dec 1968

*CVA-66

CVW-9

NG

N/A

2nd

2nd

N/A

10 Apr 1970

 21 Dec 1970

*CVA-66

CVW-8

AJ

N/A

3rd

3rd

N/A

5 Jun 1972

 24 Mar 1973

*Shangri-La (CVS-38), former CV  -              (1st as a ASW)

CVW-8

AJ

6th

1s

1s

N/A

5 Mar 1970

 17 Dec 1970

*Saratoga (CVA-60)

CVW-3

AC

N/A

1s

1s

N/A

11 Apr 1972

 13 Feb 1973

Air Wing – AR

Tail Code - TC

South China Sea Deployment - SCS

Westpac – WP

Combat Cruise – CC

Peace Patrol Cruise - PPC

Non Applicable - N/A

*East Coast

+CVA’s operating in the Indian Ocean during their South China Sea/Vietnam deployment

Because of her change in mission, USS Ticonderoga (CVS-14) tour of duty did not include combat operations off Vietnam upon completion of overhaul and conversion as an antisubmarine warfare (ASW) aircraft carrier (20 October 1969 to 28 May 1970), redesignated CVS-14 21 October 1969, entering Long Beach Naval Shipyard in mid-October

USS Midway (CVA-41) home port transfer to Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan) (11 Sep 1973 to 5 Oct 1973), marking the first forward-deployment of a complete carrier task group in a Japanese port (dependents housed along with the crew in a foreign port), the result of an accord arrived at on 31 August 1972 between the U.S. and Japan, while the move had strategic significance because it facilitated continuous positioning of three carriers in the Far East at a time when the economic situation demanded the reduction of carriers in the fleet, she will under go her third deployment since her second recommission 31 January 1970, her ninth deployment since her first recommission, she will under go her 22nd deployment since her commission 10 September 1945.

CV-41 and CVW-5 and its assigned squadrons were forward deployed and permanently home ported in “Westpac” stationed at Naval Station Yokosuka, Japan.  Operations outside the Sea of Japan are listed as deployments

#CV-41 operating in the Indian Ocean

On 30 June 1975, all carriers with the designation CVA or CVAN were changed to CV or CVN to reflect the multimission capability of the carrier.

-Evacuation of the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh 12 April 1975 in Operation Eagle Pull and Operation Frequent Wind, the evacuation of Saigon 28 April 1975

(Ref. U. S. Navy Deployment History Resources)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER XXX

 USS CORAL SEA (CV 43)

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

 

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

 

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