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santana
12-08-2008, 09:18 PM
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YOKOSUKA, Japan (Dec. 6, 2008) Visitors wait in line for a chance to tour the world's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS George Washington (CVN 73), during Fleet Activities Yokosuka's (CFAY) Grand Illumination open base event. Yokosuka opened its gates to more than 80,000 Japanese visitors who enjoyed tours of George Washington, holiday lights and decorations, a festival of Christmas trees and American fare. Open-base events like this help strengthen neighborly bonds and encourage friendship between Japanese citizens and the U.S. Navy community. (Top photo credit >>> U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Barry Hirayama/Released)

takavar92
12-13-2008, 01:03 AM
nice pics guys keep it up

does anyone know who (and why) operates those pumas from the USN logistic ships?

santana
12-13-2008, 03:28 AM
nice pics guys keep it up

does anyone know who (and why) operates those pumas from the USN logistic ships?

good question? I will try to answer that.

brett
12-13-2008, 09:23 AM
Two commercial helicopter detachments provided vertical replenishment services for Navy operations in the Mediterranean Sea,
the Persian Gulf and the Western Pacific. One commercial helicopter detachment, based out of Norfolk, Va., provided support to
2nd Fleet, 6th Fleet and 5th Fleet. The Norfolk-based commercial helicopters alternated deployments aboard combat stores ships
USNS Saturn and USNS Spica. By the end of the fiscal year, USNS Lewis and Clark had replaced USNS Spica in the deployment rotation.
The second commercial helicopter detachment deployed to Guam in March 2007. The detachment’s first shipboard deployment began in
April 2007 and provided dedicated vertical replenishment services to 7th Fleet and 5th Fleet ships from the deck of combat stores ship
USNS San Jose

GEO-SEIS [Blackwater] and EVERGREEN, provide SA-330 commercial VERT-REP support to Military Sealift Command, on DOD contracts.

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santana
12-18-2008, 02:43 PM
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GULF OF OMAN (Dec. 17, 2008) An SH-60F Sea Hawk assigned to the "Tridents" of Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron (HS) 3 prepares to land on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Antwjuan Richarads-Jamison/Released)
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GULF OF OMAN (Dec. 17, 2008) An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the "Valions" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Remus Borisov/Released)
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GULF OF OMAN (Dec. 17, 2008) An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the "Golden Warriors" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87 prepares to be chained down to the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Remus Borisov/Released)
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GULF OF OMAN (Dec. 17, 2008) Cmdr. David J. Bryson prepares to launch an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Shadowhawks" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) before an in-air change of command ceremony. Bryson is relieving Cmdr. Michael D. McKenna as the commanding officer of VAQ-141. . (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder/Released)
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GULF OF OMAN (Dec. 17, 2008) Cmdr. Michael D. McKenna, prepares to launch EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Shadowhawks" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) before an in-air change of command ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder/Released)
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GULF OF OMAN (Dec. 17, 2008) Flight deck personnel observe flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder)
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GULF OF OMAN (Dec. 17, 2008) An SH-60F Sea Hawk assigned to the "Tridents" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 3 prepares to touch down on the flight deck of he Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder/Released)
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GULF OF OMAN (Dec. 17, 2008) Cmdr. David J. Bryson, commanding officer of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141, performs a salute pass over the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder (Released)

bd popeye
12-18-2008, 03:46 PM
Great photos..

The USN operates civillian contract Pumas from replenishment ships because it is more cost effective to contract much of that work out rather than peform the task them selves. Most of those Puma pilots have USN & USMC experience.

Tykimies
12-18-2008, 04:17 PM
Those seahawks in above photos, they're carrying door machineguns. Is that because of antipiracy operations that are going on in the region? What I mean is, usually you don't see navy copters having those guns in photos, unlike army or marinecorps helicopters. Are they usually ''turned'' inside the fuselage or do they have them att all?
Btw, Superb photos in this thread as usuall!

bd popeye
12-18-2008, 11:58 PM
Those seahawks in above photos, they're carrying door machineguns. Is that because of antipiracy operations that are going on in the region? What I mean is, usually you don't see navy copters having those guns in photos, unlike army or marinecorps helicopters. Are they usually ''turned'' inside the fuselage or do they have them att all?
Btw, Superb photos in this thread as usuall!

Could be..but more than likely they were on some sort of training mission. An perhaps if they are in the Gulf they may be required to have that gun ready for SAR missions in case the "bad guys" decide to make a move.

xav
12-20-2008, 02:59 PM
Atanabe, are these from last week? (CdeG was doing re-qualifications out of dry dock). I think so because the deck looks shiny brand new :)

Hump
12-23-2008, 04:25 AM
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Hi guys, just wanted to say Merry Christmas and wish everyone an Excellent New Year. I have really enjoyed the forum especially this thread and just wanted to say thanks for the great pictures and topics and I will see you next year.
Take care
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santana
12-23-2008, 11:54 AM
****, Thanks, many thanks same to you and I hope to keep alive this thread.

Mat_fr
12-23-2008, 03:10 PM
a nice vid about the maintenance period of the Charles de Gaulle.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/k6ifZwoKZSvwvrT17q
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/k6ifZwoKZSvwvrT17q

mat

Hump
12-23-2008, 06:07 PM
So do I mate, it's been a bloody brilliant post so far even if it does go quiet now and then. We will wait and see what the new year holds.
Have a good one.
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bd popeye
12-23-2008, 07:04 PM
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Hi guys, just wanted to say Merry Christmas and wish everyone an Excellent New Year. I have really enjoyed the forum especially this thread and just wanted to say thanks for the great pictures and topics and I will see you next year.
Take care
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Thank you and Merry Christmas to you!

I will do my best to keep this thread alive! This thread has had 235,987 "hits" since I opened it 10 months ago. That's about 750 hits a day. Wow!!

Hadamar
12-24-2008, 03:45 PM
http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2619487
This clip is from the documentary Jump Jet (1981). It features footage of AV-8As on the USS Guam and Sea Harriers on HMS Hermes and HMS Invincible.

Hellfish
12-24-2008, 03:55 PM
Nice find, Hadamar.

Eugene Schmidt
12-24-2008, 06:20 PM
Wow, those are great. Great crew, great ship, great memories. The Oldest and The Boldest - I loved that boat. Thanks for posting them.

Hump
12-25-2008, 12:39 AM
Hi guys just want to make one thing clear -

You can always put a BOAT on a SHIP but you can't put a SHIP on a BOAT.

Humprofl

Eugene Schmidt
12-25-2008, 10:39 AM
It's OK for someone to refer to the ship they served on to be referred to as My Boat or Boat, but to all others - it is a ship.

bd popeye
12-25-2008, 12:39 PM
It's OK for someone to refer to the ship they served on to be referred to as My Boat or Boat, but to all others - it is a ship.

100% correct.p-) I once saw a fight between Coral Sea sailors and Enterprise sailors because one of those "Big E" numbnuts refered to the Coral Sea as a "Boat". :roll:

Merry Christmas again to all!

Hump
12-25-2008, 06:13 PM
Nothing meant by it EJ just a bit of fun mate, glad you found the photos as I know how hard it was and still is to find any decent ones of the ships I was on. It seems that back in the 70's & early 80's no one seemed to care for taking pictures much. I contacted our Naval Historical society and they said they basically had nothing. Pretty sad really. Hey Popeye, what year did you retire from the USN?

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bd popeye
12-25-2008, 08:40 PM
Nothing meant by it EJ just a bit of fun mate, glad you found the photos as I know how hard it was and still is to find any decent ones of the ships I was on. It seems that back in the 70's & early 80's no one seemed to care for taking pictures much. I contacted our Naval Historical society and they said they basically had nothing. Pretty sad really. Hey Popeye, what year did you retire from the USN?

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I retired from the USN on 31 August 1991.

What ship are you searching for photos of from the '70s & '80s? Nimitz??

Hump
12-26-2008, 12:40 AM
I was on the HMAS Melbourne (R21) for 2 years and also spent 2 years on HMAS Yarra (DDE45) I left the Navy in 1978. I did Rimpac 75 and was chasing some pictures from "The Good Old Days" and they were too. lol

E.J. there was a posting not long back with photos from the front pages of "Time" magazine with a link to the site where they said they had something like 10,000 photos. I will try to find it for you mate and post it.
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Hump
12-26-2008, 01:01 AM
Here you go mate, be careful you can get lost in there.

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/life-photo-archive-available-on-google.html

Hump
12-26-2008, 02:44 AM
Sad times mate, it's such a waste.

Hellfish
12-26-2008, 03:06 AM
JFK looks in better shape than the ships tied up at Puget Sound. Most of them are missing their anchors, masts and are pretty rusty as well.

philbob
12-26-2008, 03:08 AM
She looks soo sad:( your right about the Bremerton fleet it is always heartbreaking too see them.. Did you see that old Spurance that they finally scuttled this summer such a sad way too see a ship :(

Hellfish
12-26-2008, 03:11 AM
Yeah, it was a total hulk. Hardly even recognizable.

Partial_Panel
12-26-2008, 03:16 AM
JFK looks in better shape than the ships tied up at Puget Sound. Most of them are missing their anchors, masts and are pretty rusty as well.

When I was a kid, my sister took me to Bremerton to see the Missouri.
I remeber looking at all those old ships like it was Disneyland.
I seem to recall an old WWII carrier there, but I don't know which one.
I was 13, so it would have been 1979.

@****:
I have some pics of Big John in better days in my profile album, here:
http://militaryphotos.net/forums/album.php?albumid=62

most of them are scattered through this thread, in various places.

Hump
12-26-2008, 03:37 AM
Thanks mate I'll check them out.

Just had a quick flip through, it's amazing we're all a bit thinner on top and a bit wider down the bottom.
I wish I could turn back time and keep my hair.lol

You guys have the best carriers in the world !!!

Hump
12-26-2008, 03:52 AM
Hey guys, I was just googling Bremerton, can someone tell me the name of the Battleship there please.
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Hellfish
12-26-2008, 04:02 AM
There is no battleship there now.

Partial_Panel
12-26-2008, 04:03 AM
Hey guys, I was just googling Bremerton, can someone tell me the name of the Battleship there please.
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Hellfish got there first..

Hellfish
12-26-2008, 04:04 AM
As of right now (give or take a month) there are five carriers (one active, one being retired, three retired), a few subs, a museum destroyer right outside the base, and a couple auxiliaries and hulks.

brett
12-26-2008, 04:44 AM
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Hump
12-26-2008, 06:13 AM
Thanks Brett excellent photos but when I click to enlarge it comes up with Java script error. These are some of the clearest pics I've seen.

Thanks again mate
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bd popeye
12-27-2008, 02:55 PM
You'll have to use external picture host like photobucket or imageshack (there are tons of those and most of them are free, register and copy-paste [img] bbs-coded part on your post). This forums own internal photohost automatically uses thumbnails.

Thanks for posters of photos, keep up with quality work. I like those bit older than usual photos.

And last but not least welcome back popeye.

Thank you!..

There are many photo hosting sites. I use these;

http://www.dezh.de/

http://www.*******.com/

The top one is a German site. It's draw backs are the size of the photo is limited to 512KB. And you can only upload one pic at a time. One good thing is no sign up.

******* is great for multiple uploads and making avatars. For multiple pic uploading you need to sign up. It's free.

How do you up load a pic?

Download a pic to your computer. Upload it to a photo hosting site by selecting Browse. Next click on upload. Another page will show up with your links. Just copy the link titled "Embed on bulletin boards" or " IMG Code for Forums & Message Boards". Paste that on your post(reply page). Simple. If you want to see your pic. See that a/A in the right corner of the reply page? Click that once. Wait a second. Then click it again. Your pic should show up. Give it a shot. That's how I learned.

Best wishes with that.

xav
12-27-2008, 08:04 PM
Are videos ok in this "pics" thread?

Old documentaries on RN carriers op.

(RAF pilots trying to "Deck" for the first time :) )
http://vimeo.com/2238317

Rough seas
http://vimeo.com/2238224

Some more modern documentary (landing the harrier at night)
http://vimeo.com/2175912

bd popeye
12-27-2008, 09:23 PM
Are videos ok in this "pics" thread?


Surep-)..But alas I do not know how to post them...:oops:

chefjavier
12-27-2008, 11:59 PM
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What country still flying the A-4 Skyhawk?

Hellfish
12-28-2008, 12:01 AM
^ That's an old pic, but IIRC Singapore, Brazil and Argentina still fly it.

domokun
12-28-2008, 12:11 AM
^ That's an old pic, but IIRC Singapore, Brazil and Argentina still fly it.

Don't forget about Israel, they still have some in training roles.

Hump
12-28-2008, 12:24 AM
The Brazilian Navy still fly a few and possibly the Argentinians, I remember that Argentina had a majestic class carrier in the falklands war and I'm pretty sure they had Skyhawks on board.
An ex-RN/RAN light fleet carrier acquired in 1956. Is the Brazilian Navy's largest ship, and despite old age, remains in service. To be replaced by Sao Paulo and decommissioned by 2003.

Underwent extensive refit following purchase; angled deck added, new elevators installed, new island, all new aircraft operations and support equipment and electronics outfit.
Mistral SAM fitted to replace AA guns in 1994

First operated as a strike/ASW carrier, then as an ASW-only ship. Laid up 1987 due to catapult problems, but returned to service. Now operates only helicopters, due to a lack of suitable fixed-wing aircraft.
However, A-4s have been acquired, and the ship has operated with Argentine jets. Got the last off Wikipedia not sure how reliable it is.
Personaly I think the A4's were brilliant, you could do just about anything with them and I think they made over 3 1/2 thousand of them and some are still flying today, it says something about the quality of the plane.
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Hump
12-28-2008, 12:38 AM
Here are a couple of my personal pics. Read the caption on the last one "Offering protection unrivaled in our area" I wouldn't like to push the envelope now. I think it would be a bit one sided.lol
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Hump
12-28-2008, 12:54 AM
Missed the last one so here you go

Don't know what happened I think I will use Popeye's advice and use a hosting site.

chefjavier
12-28-2008, 09:31 PM
The Brazilian Navy still fly a few and possibly the Argentinians, I remember that Argentina had a majestic class carrier in the falklands war and I'm pretty sure they had Skyhawks on board.
An ex-RN/RAN light fleet carrier acquired in 1956. Is the Brazilian Navy's largest ship, and despite old age, remains in service. To be replaced by Sao Paulo and decommissioned by 2003.

Underwent extensive refit following purchase; angled deck added, new elevators installed, new island, all new aircraft operations and support equipment and electronics outfit.
Mistral SAM fitted to replace AA guns in 1994

First operated as a strike/ASW carrier, then as an ASW-only ship. Laid up 1987 due to catapult problems, but returned to service. Now operates only helicopters, due to a lack of suitable fixed-wing aircraft.
However, A-4s have been acquired, and the ship has operated with Argentine jets. Got the last off Wikipedia not sure how reliable it is.
Personaly I think the A4's were brilliant, you could do just about anything with them and I think they made over 3 1/2 thousand of them and some are still flying today, it says something about the quality of the plane.
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How come it took them a long time to replace the old carrier?:roll:

chefjavier
12-28-2008, 09:33 PM
What countries operate a carriers? I know for sure U.S., Britian, France, Brazil and Russia. Right?

Hellfish
12-28-2008, 09:38 PM
How come it took them a long time to replace the old carrier?:roll:

Money. And the fact that there aren't many carriers around anymore. Only the US has any, really, and they're way too big and expensive to sell off, unlike the old British small carriers. The ex-Foch is about the last small catapult carrier in existence, nevermind operating condition.

I'm sure the Brazilians would love a brand new carrier, but what they want just isn't made anymore.

chefjavier
12-28-2008, 09:40 PM
Money. And the fact that there aren't many carriers around anymore. Only the US has any, really, and they're way too big and expensive to sell off, unlike the old British small carriers. The ex-Foch is about the last small catapult carrier in existence, nevermind operating condition.

I'm sure the Brazilians would love a brand new carrier, but what they want just isn't made anymore.
Do you think the trend is to use smaller carriers?p-)

Hellfish
12-28-2008, 09:41 PM
What countries operate a carriers? I know for sure U.S., Britian, France, Brazil and Russia. Right?

Spain, Thailand, Italy, India, Argentina. China might have one operating soon.

Argentina got rid of theirs in 1999, and was cannibalized for the Brazilian carrier. I think that Argentina and Brazil conduct occasional carrier aviation training together.

Hellfish
12-28-2008, 09:44 PM
Do you think the trend is to use smaller carriers?p-)

Yes. Only the US will ever operate a super carrier (50+ aircraft) ever again.

China's carriers will likely be similar to the Russian Kuznetsov. The Brits, French and Indians are building large carriers, but still smaller than American ones.

Hump
12-28-2008, 10:00 PM
Hi Guys,
I agree with El Grego, I don't think anyone else could afford to build a carrier like the U.S. as well as put a crew on board, China wouldn't have a problem with Crew but the cost and maintenance would be to expensive. It wouldn't surprise me if China built their own carrier. The've had a ex russian carrier for quite a while and they had our old HMAS Melbourne. I know they were using the melbourne's flight deck to train pilots which tells me that they would probably be looking at a smaller carrier otherwise they could have trained on the much longer flight deck of the ex russian one.
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Hump
12-28-2008, 11:07 PM
Hi guys,
just found a few more to post, they are too big to post through dezh.de so I will just have to do them as thumbnails sorry. One of these was in cyclone conditions off Fiji, we had waves breaking around the Island, scary stuff.
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bd popeye
12-28-2008, 11:44 PM
Good Job ****!


(pictures)they are too big to post through dezh.de

*******.com can upload almost any size pic. Give it a try..

Bushranger
12-28-2008, 11:51 PM
I know they were using the melbourne's flight deck to train pilots



Didn't know that one thought she was cut to pieces once they got her to China, interesting. :)

Hump
12-29-2008, 12:04 AM
No they kept her for nearly 12 months in a river somewhere in China, I tried to find out where but couldn't. Apparently the Australian Gov was a bit pissed about it but what can they do. They sold it for scrap and what people do with their trash is their own business. A bit like trash & Treasure. lol But by using her flight deck for practice their pilots would have the benefeit of being able to land on smaller air*****s such as the "Spratly Islands" possibly.

Hump
12-29-2008, 07:33 AM
Hi guys,
I was just kicking around the web and came across these have a read.
I am using "Tiny Pic Popeye, I hope it works. lol

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http://i43.*******.com/2iudj82.jpg

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Hump
12-29-2008, 05:50 PM
Found a photo of the Bennington:
http://i39.*******.com/7163kj.jpg

Hump
12-30-2008, 07:28 AM
I'm on a roll now Popeye, here are a few pics of the Kitty Hawk when she visited Sydney in 2007. I have searched the thread to make sure they aren't reposts. I found 1 but it's smaller. If I have made a mistake I apologise in advance.

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Hump
12-30-2008, 08:31 PM
But wait there's more, and a free set of Steak Knives.lol

Have a great NEW YEAR to all who run Military Photos and all the Members & Contributors.
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chefjavier
12-30-2008, 08:34 PM
Does the US Navy uses the A-4 Skyhawk as aggressor squadron?

bd popeye
12-30-2008, 08:47 PM
Does the US Navy uses the A-4 Skyhawk as aggressor squadron?

No. Not sense 1992. The navy now uses Hornets.

chefjavier
12-30-2008, 08:53 PM
No. Not sense 1992. The navy now uses F-16s and Hornets.
I use to be live in Key West, Florida and I seen the F-5 and A-4 aircraft as aggressors.

bd popeye
12-30-2008, 09:16 PM
I use to be live in Key West, Florida and I seen the F-5 and A-4 aircraft as aggressors.

Been a while since the Navy used F-5..


As a result of budget cuts, the once sizeable fleet of Navy aggressor aircraft has been cut down to virtually nothing. Top Gun's F-16Ns were flown out to AMARC for storage in February 1995, leaving only F/A-18 Hornets and F-14 Tomcats still serving. The Tiger II-equipped VF-43 was formally disestablished in 1993. By the end of 1995, VFA-127 had 13 F-5Es and a single F-5F, but was scheduled for disestablishment in March of 1996. No F-5E/Fs are now serving with the US Navy, and the burden of providing aggressor training was assigned to the Reserve Squadrons VFC-12 at Oceana and VFC-13 at Miramar. The concept of dissimilar air combat has gone by the wayside, since both these units are equipped with the F/A-18. Miramar became a Marine Corps Air Station as of October 1997, and the F-14 and F/A-18 squadrons at Miramar relocated to NAS Lemoore, NV in 1995-97. Top Gun relocated to NAS Fallon, NV in 1996.

According to the offical USN TOPGUN site ..




Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (NSAWC)(TOPGUN)

The Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (NSAWC) at Naval Air Station Fallon is the center of excellence for naval aviation training and tactics development. NSAWC provides service to aircrews, squadrons and air wings throughout the United States Navy through flight training, academic instructional classes, and direct operational and intelligence support. The command consists of more than 130 officers, 250 enlisted and 500 contract personnel. NSAWC flies and maintains F/A-18 Hornets, F-14 Tomcats and SH-60F Seahawk helicopters.

bd popeye
12-30-2008, 09:30 PM
I finally found a source about what type of aircrfat the USN adversary squadrons use. Hornets only. Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (NSAWC) has 23. Sorry about any confusion.

RANEW
12-30-2008, 09:43 PM
I'm on a roll now Popeye, here are a few pics of the Kitty Hawk when she visited Sydney in 2007. I have searched the thread to make sure they aren't reposts. I found 1 but it's smaller. If I have made a mistake I apologise in advance.
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This was actually a historical day, as USS Kitty Hawk was the last conventionally powered aircraft carrier to visit Sydney. As Sydney City Council won't allow nuclear powered warships in the harbour, she was essentially the last USN carrier to conduct a visit there. :-(

domokun
12-30-2008, 09:49 PM
I finally found a source about what type of aircrfat the USN adversary squadrons use. Hornets only. Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (NSAWC) has 23. Sorry about any confusion.

I think that air force aggressor squadrons too should checked, as inter service arm training is reality. F-5 has common "profile" with T-38 that is still used by air force and pretty same flight characteristics. Even training fighters can be more than match for modern fighters in dog fight, when in early nineties Finnish Air Force did fighter evaluations for new plane purchase Bae Hawk Mk.51 defeated Mirage 2000-5 couple times.

Hump
12-31-2008, 12:55 AM
Did you see how much room she took up in the Harbour, she was like a giant. Even with the rust from the long voyage she was still a beautiful ship.
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Just a side note on the A4's Popeye, we sold them off to New Zealand when we were finished with them and then our government leased them back on a ten year deal. Go figure

xav
12-31-2008, 02:09 AM
Every French Carriers

1914 to the future

A601 BÉARN:1914 - 1967

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Built by FC de la Mediterranee, La Seyne. Laid down 10 Jan 1914, suspended at the start of WWI, temporarily resumed postwar, launched 4/1920. Postwar plans for completion as a battleship cancelled. Converted to an aircraft carrier 1923-1927, commissioned 5/1927.

Refitted 1935. Interned at Martinique 6/1940, demilitarized 5/1942. Transferred to Free French forces 30 June 1943. Refitted as aircraft transport 1943-1944 at New Orleans; guns replaced by 4 5/38, 5 quad 40 mm, 26 20 mm.

Used as a transport to Southeast Asia postwar. Hulked 1948 as a training ship, later used as a submarine depot ship. Stricken 11/1966, sold 31 March 1967 and subsequently scrapped in Italy.


A609 DIXMUDE: 1945 - 1966
ex HMS Biter, ex merchant Rio Parana

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Built by Sun Shipbuilding. Laid down 28 December 1939, launched 18 Dec 1940. Acquired by USN 20 May 1941. Converted at Atlantic Basin Iron Works, transferred and commissioned in RN service as HMS Biter (D97) 1 May 1942. Employed in convoy escort duties. Damaged by a torpedo from her own aircraft 16 November 1943 after the aircraft ditched alongside.
Damaged by fire in port 24 August 1944; repair facilities were not available and the ship was laid up in reserve. Returned to USN 9 April 1945 and immediately transferred to France as Dixmude. After limited service as a carrier she was used as a transport starting 1949 and was disarmed during 1951-1953. Stricken from USN Naval Vessels Register 24 Jan 1951. Hulked as an accommodation/base ship 1960. At the end of her active service she was listed at 8,500 tons displacement and 16 knots maximum speed. Returned to USN for disposal 10 June 1966. Subsequently sunk as a target.


R95 ARROMANCHES: 1946 - 1973
ex-HMS Colossus

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Hellcat (correct?) crash 1952
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Delivery of the first French Crusaders in Norfolk 1964
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Built by Vickers-Armstrong, Tyne. Laid down 1 June 1942, launched 30 Sept 1943, commissioned 1 Dec 1944. RN designation changed to R61 circa 1945 for service in the Pacific; arrived in the Pacific too late to see combat. Returned home in 1946 and returned to original designation (15). Decommissioned for transfer 23 July 1946 immediately upon return to UK; loaned to France as Arromanches (R95) 6 Aug 1946.

Frequently deployed to Indo-China starting in 1949. Formally sold to France in 1951. Refitted in 1957-58 as an ASW/training carrier. Starting in 1962 she embarked assault helicopters at times. Refitted in 1968 to serve primarily in the ASW role and redesignated as a helicopter carrier with 24 helicopters embarked. She was also tasked with intervention/assault, training, and fast military transport.

Decommissioned and stricken 22 Jan 1974; subsequently sold and scrapped at Toulon in 1978.


R96 LA FAYETTE: 1951 - 1963
ex-USS Langley, ex-Crown Point, ex-Fargo

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Built by New York Shipbuilding. Reordered as carrier and redesignated CV 27 31 March 1942, laid down 11 April 1942, renamed 13 Nov 1942, renamed again 15 May 1943, launched 22 May 1943, commissioned 31 Aug 1943. Redesignated CVL 27 15 July 1943. Decommissioned to reserve 11 Feb 1947.

Transferred to France 8 Jan 1951, overhauled during reactivation. Renamed Lafayette and commissioned into French service 2 June 1951, designated R96.

Returned to USN March 1963. Stricken for disposal 20 March 1963, scrapped at Baltimore in 1964.


R97 BOIS BELLEAU 1953 - 1960
ex-USS Beleau Wood, ex-New Haven

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Built by New York Shipbuilding. Laid down as light cruiser 11 Aug 1941, reordered as carrier, renamed and redesignated CV 24 14 Feb 1942, launched 6 Dec 1942, commissioned as carrier 31 Mar 1943. Redesignated CVL 24 15 July 1943. Hit by kamikaze 30 Oct 1944. Decommissioned to reserve 13 Jan 1947.

Transferred to France 6/51, overhauled during reactivation. Renamed Bois Belleau and commissioned in French service 9 Sept 1953, designated R97.

Returned to USN 9/60, stricken for disposal 1 Oct 1960. Scrapped at Chester PA in 1962.

To be continued...

Hellfish
12-31-2008, 02:20 AM
Nice collection.

xav
12-31-2008, 02:29 AM
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R98 CLEMENCEAU: 1957 - 1997

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Concept/Program: Small, but modern, multirole carriers built to replace the old ex-US CVLs. Formed the mainstay of the French Navy for over 30 years. Both have seen lengthy service as numerous replacement plans were cancelled or delayed. They were intended to operate in the amphibious role if needed, but have served in the carrier role only.

Design: Typical postwar carrier design, but on a smaller scale. Relatively heavy gun armament; the angled deck is shallower than in US ships. Additional armament had been planned but was eliminated to reduce topweight, and the ships were bulged to improve stability.

Modifications: Both went through extensive overhauls in the late 1970's/early 1980's and had new defensive systems fitted in the late 1980's: 2 Crotale SAM launchers fitted in place of 4 100 mm guns.

Departure from Service/Disposal: Clemenceau decommissioned without replacement 9/1997. Foch was to be retired and held in reserve following the completion of De Gaulle, but it was announced 6/1998 that she would be permanently retired instead.


R99 FOCH 1957 - 2000

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Built by Ch. Atlantique (St. Nazaire), completed at Brest. Laid down 2/57, launched 7/1959 when complete up to the hangar floor, transferred to Brest and docked for completion, relaunched 28 July 1960, commissioned 15 July 1963.

Refitted 15 July 1980 to 4 Dec 1981. Refitted with new defensive systems 2/87 to 6/88. Decommissioned 15 November 2000 and transferred to Brazil as Sao Paulo (A12) same date.


Verdun attack aircraft carrier

Authorized 1958 but abandoned 1961 before work started.
Displacement: 45,000 tons full load
Concept/Program: A larger carrier, intended as a nuclear-strike ship. Cancelled due to cost; one of a series of projects to meet this fate.


PH 75 Project nuclear powered amphibious assault ship

Displacement: 18,400 tons full load
Concept/Program: Initially conceived as a replacement for the aging Arromanches in the assualt role, this ship grew to include assault, ASW, disaster relief, and command roles. Nuclear propulsion was chosen, presumably to allow expeditionary operations without supporting auxiliaries. When this was officially a "live" project it was planned for completion in 1981, but was continually delayed and eventually cancelled.


R91 CHARLES DE GAULLE 2000 - ....

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Charles de Gaulle (R91) is the only serving French aircraft carrier and is the flagship of the French Navy (Marine Nationale). She is the tenth French aircraft carrier, the first French nuclear-powered surface vessel, and the first and only nuclear-powered carrier built outside of the United States Navy. She is named after French statesman and general Charles de Gaulle.

The ship carries a complement of Dassault Rafale M and E-2C Hawkeye, as well as modern electronics and Aster missiles. She is the second largest European carrier, after the Admiral Kuznetsov. It is a CATOBAR-type carrier that uses the same catapult system as that installed on the US Nimitz class carriers, the 75 m C13-3 steam catapult.


Project Romeo


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Proposed 2nd Aircraft carrier. Not sellected


Project Juliette


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Evolution of the Romeo design (with nuclear propulsion, Romeo having classic propulsion... or the other way around, I don't remember). Not selected.


CVF - PA2: Selected design, order postponned to 2011. Commissioning Planned for 2015

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PA2 (Porte-Avions 2) is a planned new aircraft carrier developed for the French Navy by Thales Naval France and DCN from the Thales UK/BMT design for the future British Queen Elizabeth class (formerly CVF). The vessel will displace approximately 70,000-75,000 tonnes, making it a potential supercarrier, and will be based in Toulon, Var, France and will complement the current French carrier, Charles de Gaulle. France's 2008 military budget includes ordering that second aircraft carrier.[2] However, in April 2008 French Defence Minister Herve Morin cast doubt over plans for a second aircraft carrier, citing a cash crunch, and said a decision would be taken soon.[3] Further doubts were cast on the project on 21 June 2008 when French President Nicholas Sarkozy decided to pull out of the Franco-British project. Sarkozy stated that a final decision on the future of French participation in the Project would be taken in 2011 or 2012. British plans for two aircraft carriers went ahead as planned despite the French withdrawal.[4]

Hump
12-31-2008, 02:34 AM
Excellent post Xav.

Hump
12-31-2008, 03:50 AM
Hey Popeye, I have an AVI of the HMAS Torrens being sunk by an Australian Submarine using a mark 48 torpedo Very Good Quality better than Utube. It's about 13 meg is it ok to post it. It's not a carrier I know but it's interesting to watch.
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Hump
12-31-2008, 06:47 PM
Also here is an "Excel" document containing all the vessels lost between ww1 and wwII, it must have taken who ever did it years to assemble. Very interesting.
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Sorry guys it won't let me post as it's not a picture, I will try to do it another way.

domokun
12-31-2008, 07:12 PM
Did you see how much room she took up in the Harbour, she was like a giant. Even with the rust from the long voyage she was still a beautiful ship.
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Just a side note on the A4's Popeye, we sold them off to New Zealand when we were finished with them and then our government leased them back on a ten year deal. Go figure

We see western ships with rust quite rarely, maybe used in official publications bit rarer that Russians do that. Don't know real reason behind that.:)

Military spending policy, meaning strictly political part of cost planning often ends up spending much more than planned... all for sake of cutting expenses. Finnish military bases are good example, military no longer owns bases as they are managed by government owned real estates corporation. That leads to situation where military don't pay for upkeep expenses of military areas but instead pay rent. I wonder what is logic behind that. p-)

Hump
12-31-2008, 09:15 PM
I suppose it all boils down to saving money, it was probably cheaper to lease the bases back and have some one else pay the maintenance and upkeep on them.
I was waiting for Popeye to give me the OK for posting this but I don't think he will mind, it's to good to pass up guys, enjoy
This is a mark 48 torpedo sinking a retired Australian navy vessel.
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domokun
12-31-2008, 10:05 PM
That torpedo video was awesome. I have seen lot still shots of same shot but that video is good.

Hump
12-31-2008, 10:20 PM
You can see the damage sustained to the ship, I don't know why people said that the Kursk was hit by a Mark 48, if it was the damage would have been much more extensive.

RANEW
12-31-2008, 10:25 PM
You can see the damage sustained to the ship, I don't know why people said that the Kursk was hit by a Mark 48, if it was the damage would have been much more extensive.

Quite simply, because the internet is the conspiracy theorist's playground. p-)

RANEW
12-31-2008, 10:35 PM
Interesting video. Weird hearing "Farncomb" being ****ounced badly as "Fancom". And Torrens was a destroyer-escort, not a destroyer. Just nit picking again.

Hump
12-31-2008, 10:41 PM
Yeah I know, the Torrens was a dde, I spent 2 years on the Yarra DDE 45 one of her sister ships. The guy that did the narration was a Canadian, but it's not hard to overlook, they probably say us Aussies talk funny too. lol
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01-01-2009, 03:11 AM
But wait there's more, and a free set of Steak Knives.lol

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Hump
01-02-2009, 04:22 AM
Here are some photos of another of the Torrens sister ships, the HMAS Derwent, she was sunk by the HMAS Collins submarine with another mark 48, it took two shots but went up with a bang. Sorry about the size of the pics guys. The last photo is the sadest.:-(
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RANEW
01-02-2009, 04:25 PM
That's incorrect, HMAS Derwent was not sunk by torpedo but by AUSTCDTFOUR in a controlled demolition. She was used as an experiment in ship survivability. See http://www.defence.gov.au/news/navynews/editions/4709/feature/feature02.htm
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"DERWENT (destroyer escort): After a 30-year career, HMAS Derwent paid-off at HMAS Stirling on August 8, 1994 to be used as the platform for the joint DSTO-RAN Ship Survivability Enhancement programme.

Previous prospects of the ships becoming a dive wreck faded when the 10 week programme saw the battered and burnt Derwent, still afloat, reduced to a leaking hulk riddled with dangerous jagged metal from the onboard explosions it had absorbed.

Derwent was towed out to a position west of Rottnest Island and scuttled with charges set by AUSTCDTFOUR on December 21, 1995."

Also I'm not sure pics of a DE are appropriate in an aircraft carrier thread. p-)

Hump
01-02-2009, 05:56 PM
At least I'm posting something over the holidays, and instead of picking on everything I post how about contributing something more useful instead of sitting on you fat A*rse and *****ing about what every one else is posting. And yes you were correct it was a controlled demolition.
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What years did you serve in the RAN??

RANEW
01-02-2009, 07:37 PM
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I'm merely correcting Naval inaccuracies. Excuse me for breathing. lol If I hadn't have said anything, sooner or later someone else would have, or a mod may have raised it. Get over it.
FYI, I did 20 years in the puss, 87 - 07, left as a CPO. When did you serve ?

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And my ass isn't fat either.

Hump
01-02-2009, 08:31 PM
I got out in 78 as Leading Hand after 9 years so I was in Baghdad when you were in Dad's bag. lol
And yes it's nice to see a post, not hard is it. I am trying to do a series on all the U.S. Carriers in numerical order but it's hard finding photos of a decent quality. I have got 48 carriers listed and photos for each with more to find. Sorry Chief, you Ass probably isn't fat after all.lol
Take care mate & Have a good one.
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bd popeye
01-03-2009, 01:32 PM
Speaking of sinking...

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Gulf of Mexico (May 17, 2006) - The ex-Oriskany, a decommissioned aircraft carrier, was sunk 24 miles off the coast of Pensacola, Fla., on May 17 to form an artificial reef. The 888-foot ship took about 37 minutes to sink below the surface. After 25 years of service to the Navy in operations in Korea, Vietnam and the Mediterranean, ex-Oriskany will now benefit marine life, sport fishing and recreation diving off the coast of the Florida panhandle. U.S. Navy photos by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Jeffrey P. Kraus (RELEASED)link to a video of the Belleau Wood sinking;

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USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3), the third ship in the Tarawa Class, was commissioned 1978. After many years service, including a long tour homeported in Japan, she was decommissioned on October 28. In Jully 2006 she was used as a target off Hawaii. Although she absorbed several hits by anti-ship missiles, she did not go down until scuttling charges were detonated along her bottom.

bd popeye
01-03-2009, 01:40 PM
I am trying to do a series on all the U.S. Carriers in numerical order but it's hard finding photos of a decent quality

****, try;

http://navsource.org/

For pix of every USN CV ever built and some never finished..

Or;

http://www.navy.mil/view_gallery.asp?category_id=10

...For more modern up-to-date pix!

domokun
01-03-2009, 02:36 PM
As USS Oriskany has been mentioned, I checked wiki on it, had couple pretty interesting photos. She had rather bad fire aboard in 27th of october 1966, 44 sailors lost their lives (R.I.P). She launched about 20000 sorties during Vietnam war.

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A Vought F-8J Crusader of fighter squadron VF-194 Red Lightnings intercepts a Soviet Tupolev Tu-95 Bear-A/B reconnaissance aircraft near the aircraft carrier USS Oriskany (CVA-34) (steaming below) on 25 May 1974. VF-194 was assigned to Attack Carrier Air Wing Nineteen (CVW-19).



Camera Operator: Lt. Fessenden
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Quite odd that USS Belleau Wood was used as target. She was rather new ship for that, as those normally put into reserve fleet storages. Just 30 years young.

Hump
01-03-2009, 06:20 PM
Hi Popeye, RANEW was totally right in what he posted, I was just having an OFF day but no harm done as far as I know.
And I do appologise to RANEW for my rash statement about his ass.lol
I have finally got all the pictures together but I'm trying to get some larger pics of some of them. Most of the sources have only 800 x 600 pictures of the early ones but I will sort them today and post next week hopefully. Can some one correct me if I am wrong I have a total of 66 carriers up to present day.
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Hump
01-03-2009, 06:44 PM
I count 63 but I've got 66 must be a couple that were renamed e.g. The Enterprise CV6 and CVN 65. any way thanks for the links mate, back to work.
Excellent pictures guys
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xav
01-03-2009, 08:01 PM
THis is what PH75 should have looked like

http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=139460&d=1156356696

(fits in the "All French Cariers post there: http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?t=129481&page=63 )

xav
01-03-2009, 08:03 PM
http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/6550/carriercomparisonlargeep8.jpg

Hellfish
01-03-2009, 08:05 PM
Has France made a decision on their CVF? I know they put off any official deal a few months ago...

xav
01-03-2009, 08:51 PM
Has France made a decision on their CVF? I know they put off any official deal a few months ago...

See last quote http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showpost.php?p=3802669&postcount=943

Basically, decision is postponed to 2011... while the catapults have been ordered and more than 200 Millions Euros spent on the project already.

Hump
01-04-2009, 09:16 PM
I am just about ready to post popeye, is it possible to upload a power point file??

chefjavier
01-04-2009, 09:45 PM
Speaking of sinking...

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No hi-res for the bottom two pics.
link to a video of the Belleau Wood sinking;

[URL]http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c1a_1188112215&p=1


http://i43.*******.com/2j3mrk5.jpg


Wow! I served on that ship on 2 six month floats. :-( I spent hours of mess duty and flight deck duty. I did wog day and shell back. p-)

Hump
01-05-2009, 07:04 AM
Hi all,
I have just finished compiling a list of all the U.S. Carriers I could get my grubby little hands with the idea of posting them in numerical order. Where possible I have used an original photo before any upgrades of refits so I'm sorry about the sizes of some. so here we go enjoy, if I've made any mistakes I apologize in advance.
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Hump
01-05-2009, 07:07 AM
The pictures missing between 49 & 59 were never built.

Stonewall71
01-05-2009, 08:28 AM
Sold to Spain as "R-01 Dédalo"

http://i43.*******.com/2m2jnkx.jpg

Sold to France as "Bois Belleau"

http://i41.*******.com/smzn2e.jpg

Eugene Schmidt
01-05-2009, 10:34 AM
Hey ****,Thanks for posting all the pics. A lot of effort there. Quite a few there I've not seen before. Seems like mine came up in the list quickly though. #9 - The Oldest and the Boldest. I'm in awe of the later post war ships.EJ

Hump
01-05-2009, 05:07 PM
Thanks EJ, I would like to get a few of the stories about these older ships and their histories they seem to be forgotten so easily. Some of the other photos I've got really show stories, like after Kimakaze attacks and being torpedoed. The courage of the crews, Amazing stuff

fusilero
01-05-2009, 05:29 PM
Dédalo (R-01)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/73/AV-8S_over_SNS_Dedalo_(R01).jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/26/SNS_Dedalo_%28R01%29_underway.jpg

Dédalo (USS Cabot) decommissioned

http://www.grijalvo.com/Batracius/Batracius_Dedalo.jpg

Hump
01-05-2009, 05:35 PM
What a sad sight the last photo, I would prefer to see a ship like that sunk and used as an artificial reef or a dive wreck than be totally removed from the face of the earth.
Thanks for the pics mate.
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Hey EJ here are a few of the CV 2 Lexington just as they were abandoning ship, I would like to know the whole story if any one knows please post.
http://i42.*******.com/2mn3yg2.jpg

http://i40.*******.com/29c5ufq.jpg

http://i43.*******.com/14w9efl.jpg

KillerBD
01-05-2009, 06:13 PM
I'm going to the Roosevelt, I'll be sure to take some pics. See ya later MP.net

Hump
01-05-2009, 07:00 PM
Do you mean you have been posted to her or are you going to have a look around, either way some pictures would be great mate. Good luck.
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bd popeye
01-05-2009, 07:29 PM
I'm going to the Roosevelt, I'll be sure to take some pics. See ya later MP.net

Are you visiting? Are you in the USN? Please explain. Thanks!

Oh yea..here's a few Tomcat pix..some maybe repeats..By the way ****..you are doing a great job since you learned how to post pix!

http://i44.*******.com/30idfyw.jpg
Download HiRes (http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/060728-N-7241L-015.jpg)


Atlantic Ocean (July 28, 2006) – An F-14D Tomcat, aircraft number 100, assigned to the "Tomcatters" of Fighter Squadron Three One (VF-31) makes a near supersonic fly-by above the flight deck of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The F-14 will officially retire in September 2006, after 32 years of service to the fleet. Theodore Roosevelt is completing Joint Task Force Exercises with USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Laird (RELEASED)http://i44.*******.com/2mxfima.jpg
Download HiRes (http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/060727-N-9362D-016.jpg)


tlantic Ocean (July 27, 2006) - An F-14D Tomcat assigned to the "Tomcatters" of Fighter Squadron Three One (VF-31) sit on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Roosevelt is currently underway conducting exercises as part of the Fleet Response Plan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randall Damm (RELEASED) http://i40.*******.com/2aihp36.jpg
Download HiRes (http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/060310-N-1331S-167.jpg)


Virginia Beach, Va. (March 10, 2006) – F-14D Tomcats from Fighter Squadron Two One Three (VF-213) and VF-31 conduct a flyover of Naval Air Station Oceana airfield. VF-213 and VF-31 are completing their final deployment flying the F-14 Tomcat. For the past 30 years, the F-14 Tomcat has assured U.S. air superiority, playing a key role in ensuring victory and preserving peace around the world. The F-14 Tomcat will be removed from service and officially stricken from the inventory in September of 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Jason R. Smith (RELEASED) http://i43.*******.com/2zyie7r.jpg
Download HiRes (http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/051204-N-5088T-001.jpg)


Persian Gulf (Dec. 4, 2005) - An F-14D Tomcat, assigned to the “Blacklions” of Fighter Squadron Two One Three (VF-213), conducts a mission over the Persian Gulf. VF-213 is assigned to Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW-8), currently embarked aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). U.S. Navy photo by Lt.j.g. Scott Timmester (RELEASED) http://i42.*******.com/nv3zfl.jpg
Download HiRes (http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/040926-N-6213R-003.jpg)


Indian Ocean (Sept. 26, 2004) - The sun sets behind a pair of F-14D Tomcats assigned to the "Tomcatters" of Fighter Squadron Three One (VF-31) as they are prepared to be sent down to the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis and embarked Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14) are currently participating in a scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Mark J. Rebilas (RELEASED) http://i40.*******.com/2ppew3o.jpg
Download HiRes (http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/040925-N-0295M-030.jpg)


Naval Air Station Oceana, Va. (Sept. 25, 2004) - An F-14D Tomcat assigned to the "Grim Reapers" of Fighter Squadron One Zero One (VF-101), conducts a high speed flyby during the tactical air power demonstration at the 2004 "In Pursuit of Liberty," Naval Air Station Oceana Air Show. The demonstration showcased multiple F-14 Tomcats and F/A-18 Hornets displaying various maneuvers and simulated bomb and staffing passes in front of the crowd. The air show, held Sept. 24-26, showcased civilian and military aircraft from the Nation's armed forces, which provided many flight demonstrations and static displays. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain (RELEASED)http://i42.*******.com/289hcu8.jpg
Download HiRes (http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/030201-N-4142G-004.jpg)


At sea aboard USS Constellation (CV 64) Feb. 1, 2003 -- An F-14D Tomcat assigned to the Bounty Hunters of Fighter Squadron Two (VF-2) launches from the ship's flight deck. Constellation is on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Felix Garza Jr. (RELEASED) http://i44.*******.com/xcuqup.jpg
Download HiRes (http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/040322-N-6213R-211.jpg)


Pacific Ocean (Mar. 22, 2004) - An F-14D Tomcat assigned to the "Tomcatters" of Fighter Squadron Three One (VF-31) sits poised for launch on one of four steam-powered catapults aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis and her embarked Carrier Air Wing One Four (CVW-14) are currently at sea conducting training exercises. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Mark J. Rebilas. (RELEASED)

Hump
01-05-2009, 08:22 PM
Thanks Popeye, it only took 5 months (a bit thick) lol glad you liked the pics mate.
You haven't told me how to post a Power point show Popeye can you get back to me please mate, as I've done the carriers as a slide show for people to download and keep if they want.
Thanks EJ I will have a look and let you know.
God I love this stuff!!!!!!!

bd popeye
01-05-2009, 09:14 PM
You haven't told me how to post a Power point show Popeye can you get back to me please mate

Honestly I have no Idea what powerpoint is. I really don't.

Hump
01-05-2009, 11:14 PM
Microsoft office Powerpoint, it a program for making slideshows with your photos.
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One Man Gang
01-06-2009, 10:15 AM
What a sad sight the last photo, I would prefer to see a ship like that sunk and used as an artificial reef or a dive wreck than be totally removed from the face of the earth.
Thanks for the pics mate.
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Hey EJ here are a few of the CV 2 Lexington just as they were abandoning ship, I would like to know the whole story if any one knows please post.


http://i40.*******.com/29c5ufq.jpg



****, this is not USS Lexington (CV-2) this is USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) after being hit by a pair of kamikazes off Okinawa on 11 May 1945.

Eugene Schmidt
01-06-2009, 04:45 PM
I'm giving up. I just can't post this stuff right. I'm unable to format the layout so it can be viewed correctly.

Hump
01-06-2009, 06:29 PM
Sorry mate you are right it was the Bunker Hill, my mistake. Hey EJ, when I posted all my pictures, I started from the last picture to the first, that way when I copied the Image location to my reply it was in the right order. Hang in there mate, if I can do it a trained monkey can do it maybe even an untrained one lol.
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Hump
01-06-2009, 11:19 PM
I'm not sure if we've had these pics already but I thought I would post a couple more Bunker Hill pics.

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A tragic day, this from Wikki:
On the morning of 11 May 1945, while supporting the Okinawa invasion, Bunker Hill was hit and severely damaged by two kamikazes . A Japanese zero fighter appeared from a low cloud, dived toward the flight deck and dropped a 250-kilogram bomb, which went through the vessel and exploded in the sea. The Zero then crashed onto the flight deck, destroying parked planes full of fuel, causing a huge fire. The remains of the Zero went over the deck and dropped into the sea. Then, a scant 30 seconds later, a second Zero, piloted by Ensign Kiyoshi Ogawa (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiyoshi_Ogawa), plunged into a suicide dive. The Zero went through the AA fire, dropped a 250-kilogram bomb, and crashed into the flight deck near the control tower as Kamikaze were trained to aim for the island superstructure (as was the case with the Sangamon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Sangamon_%28CVE-26%29)Template:WP Ships USS instances (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Template:WP_Ships_USS_instances&action=edit&redlink=1)). The bomb penetrated Bunker Hill’s flight deck and exploded. Gasoline fires flamed up and several explosions took place. The ship suffered the loss of 346 men killed, 43 missing, and 264 wounded. Although badly crippled, Bunker Hill managed to return to Bremerton via Pearl Harbor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_Harbor).

santana
01-07-2009, 12:47 AM
****, amazing photos god jobwoot

Hump
01-07-2009, 12:53 AM
Thanks mate, I am now collating all the histories of all the Carriers I have posted over the last few days, it's a bloody brilliant read and I'm only up to CV-11 so far. I won't be posting them though as this thread is Photos only. But if anyone wants a copy just give me a yell.
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santana
01-07-2009, 01:10 AM
http://i43.*******.com/2zyie7r.jpg
Download HiRes (http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/051204-N-5088T-001.jpg)


Persian Gulf (Dec. 4, 2005) - An F-14D Tomcat, assigned to the “Blacklions” of Fighter Squadron Two One Three (VF-213), conducts a mission over the Persian Gulf. VF-213 is assigned to Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW-8), currently embarked aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). U.S. Navy photo by Lt.j.g. Scott Timmester (RELEASED)

Wow my Favorite Picture of the Tomcat, thanks bd popey for sharing this and all Tomcast pictures

Hump
01-07-2009, 01:39 AM
These are the plans for the HMAS Melbourne, any one wanting to build a scratch model of a Majestic class carrier should jump at these. They are pretty large probably use Photo shop to open them.

Hump
01-07-2009, 01:46 AM
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http://i44.*******.com/2i26g7p.jpg
These ones may be a bit smaller

santana
01-07-2009, 03:18 PM
Another Airborne F-14 Tomcats pictures

http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/3576/f14a1024we6.jpg


http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/2829/169522092ejcrbjfsfilterft3.jpg

Hump
01-07-2009, 07:37 PM
Here are a few photos of the last minutes of her life above sea level.

http://i44.*******.com/25qw2mo.jpg

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Hump
01-07-2009, 07:42 PM
Hey Popey, why is there a small boat on the flight deck, I have seen this before with other sinkings but couldn't figure out the reason for it.

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santana
01-07-2009, 08:00 PM
Any sumerged pictures from the CV-34 USS Oriskany?

Hump
01-07-2009, 08:07 PM
Just downloading video now of divers on the wreck, I will post it today mate.
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Hump
01-07-2009, 08:44 PM
Here are a couple of Dive pics of her. I will post the video in about an hour.
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http://i39.*******.com/2h31udv.jpg

http://i39.*******.com/33c7k1e.jpg

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Hump
01-07-2009, 09:16 PM
Here you go Santana have a look at this I have another one but it's a bit long.
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View My Video (http://*******.com/usermedia.php?uo=A7X%2BJLzyrVmewdgQ702NqA%3D%3D)

I-Tankman
01-08-2009, 01:29 AM
it saddens me to see a ship sunk like that... even if they can't use it anymore... it just seems like they throw away a piece of history

Hump
01-08-2009, 03:17 AM
It's better this way at least people can dive on the wreck and still get some enjoyment from her. If she was scrapped there would be nothing left at all.

domokun
01-08-2009, 06:42 AM
Expending a warship as practice or test target is probably most dignifying way to end career, besides making ship an museum. Another good use is as artificial reef.

Cornerstone
01-08-2009, 01:57 PM
Hey Popey, why is there a small boat on the flight deck, I have seen this before with other sinkings but couldn't figure out the reason for it.

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It carries the computer that controls the detonations

HawkeyeHB
01-08-2009, 03:59 PM
http://i43.*******.com/2zyie7r.jpg
Download HiRes (http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/051204-N-5088T-001.jpg)



Wow my Favorite Picture of the Tomcat, thanks bd popey for sharing this and all Tomcast pictures

awesome pic, tks for sharing
tomcats by choice - hornets by mandate

bd popeye
01-08-2009, 04:09 PM
Wow my Favorite Picture of the Tomcat, thanks bd popey for sharing this and all Tomcast pictures

Thank you! That's what I do..POST PIX!!



Hey Popey, why is there a small boat on the flight deck, I have seen this before with other sinkings but couldn't figure out the reason for it.

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****..great PIX!! That smalll boat housed all the equipment to monitor the sinking. I think the remote links for the explosives were in there also.

In the US National Geographic Channel had an spiecal on the sinking a couple of years ago. Great show. Here's a video clip.

http://video.yahoo.com/watch/162094/898752

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Hump
01-08-2009, 05:18 PM
Thanks Popeye, it would be a bugger if the ship rolled, the boat containing all the data would be shot.lol Have a good one mate.

santana
01-08-2009, 08:10 PM
thanks bd Popeye, excelent to find good underwater images from the Oriskany

santana
01-08-2009, 08:15 PM
http://i39.*******.com/2h31udv.jpg


Wow, thanks **** amazing Photos, now I am a PADI Advance Diver, so one of my dreams is to dive in this amazing place. I think it is every diver dream.

Hump
01-08-2009, 09:20 PM
I really hope you get a chance to dive on her Santana and I look forward to the pictures I know you will post. lol I would really like to see a side view of the whole ship as she is resting on the bottom. Also found this site with some great WWII pictures also has a couple of the Bunker Hill and a few others. http://www.taringa.net/posts/imagenes/1232118/202-Fotos-de-la-Segunda-Guerra-Mundial-1%C2%BA-Parte.html Have a look it's not bad.
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santana
01-09-2009, 03:36 PM
This is a Question for Carrier experts, Does this was True???

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/1966/b52oncarrierns5.png

and the Story is this:



Here is an unusual shot!




True story...



bet the bad guy's satellites went berserk looking at this one...!



( and it wasn't the Navy paying off a bet against AF!)

While this may look like a gag shot, it is actually a "transport of a transport" necessity.

The B-52 was in Beirut, Lebanon undergoing routine fuel tank cleaning. Workmen accidently damaged the bladder system and had to install the bladders from smaller C-130s temporarily. The plane was flown to nearby McCollough air base where it was lifted upon a barge bound for Tyre on the Mediterranean. Once there it was off-loaded onto the carrier deck for transport to Crete where the appropriate tank bladders were installed. It was then flown back to Beirut.
Military cooperation in action.

fox_111
01-09-2009, 04:26 PM
^ Nice

I wonder why they left the other planes on deck.

domokun
01-09-2009, 04:58 PM
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg241/762rk95/b52oncarrierns5_lol.png

Notice those little color changes... smells like photoshop. And for transporting for change of bladders via ship? It doesn't make sense to me as aircraft mechanic, changing tanks in Beirut (what in world would B-52 do in Beirut?) to different planes tanks doesn't also make any sense, if they could replace those there why in world they would not fly correct spares there. USAF has plenty of C-130's or C-5's to assign to deliver parts and crew for that. How would they lifted that B-52 to carrier? If large planes are transported by road for anything but very short ranges removing wings is done always.

Balnk
01-09-2009, 05:01 PM
No f**king way. Total bull****!

The B-52 has a wingspan of 185 feet (56 metres)
The USS NIMITZ' BEAM is Overall: 252 ft (76.8 metres)

The picture shows them equal.

xav
01-09-2009, 05:25 PM
No way. There would have been A LOT more pictures around the net.

Plus there is no practical way to lift a B52 like that and put it on a deck. Have you ever seen a B52 in real?

Plus why would they have left all the navy jets on the deck like this?

philbob
01-09-2009, 05:32 PM
it is still a good peice of shop work then

bd popeye
01-09-2009, 07:09 PM
Repair the bladder? No way. That sort of work is done at the depot level of maintenance stateside.

How old is that pic? That's the Nimitz. A west coast ship. It has not been in the Mediterranean in nearly 20 years. that photo could be as old as the mid 90s or older judging by the aircraft on deck. S-3's & Tomcats.


No f**king way. Total bull****!

The B-52 has a wingspan of 185 feet (56 metres)
The USS NIMITZ' BEAM is Overall: 252 ft (76.8 metres)

The picture shows them equal.

Correct..NFW..What he said!^^^^


No way. There would have been A LOT more pictures around the net.
You said it!


Plus there is no practical way to lift a B52 like that and put it on a deck.True. Ever see a BUFF take off? Those wings flap a lot.


Plus why would they have left all the navy jets on the deck like this? Exactly.

The way the USAF operates they would have sent in a maintenance crew to repair that aircraft no matter where it was.

Hump
01-09-2009, 10:03 PM
You guys need to take a break, chill out. Santana just asked the question tongue in cheek, I'm positive he knows it's a fake, the world has a lot of "**** Heads" in it but I don't think there would be one that would order a B52 to be loaded onto a flat top for transportation, even if he is an Officer or Politician.
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Hump
01-09-2009, 10:06 PM
Hey Popeye, Just finished watching an AVI of the History of the Yorktown, excellent footage and all genuine. Brilliant piece of work. The series is called "Hero Ships Yorktown" it's the 13th and last in the series, great to watch if you can get it.
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bd popeye
01-10-2009, 06:40 PM
Hey Popeye, Just finished watching an AVI of the History of the Yorktown, excellent footage and all genuine. Brilliant piece of work. The series is called "Hero Ships Yorktown" it's the 13th and last in the series, great to watch if you can get it.
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Thanks ****. I'll watch it if it is on TV here in the US.

The USN has Just commissioned its 10th Nimitz class CVN.

http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/04a1f51d82c5adaf3fa09a8fb02207d6.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#04a1f51d82c5adaf3fa09a8fb02207d6.jpg)
Download HiRes (http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/090110-N-4669J-125.jpg)


NORFOLK (Jan. 10, 2009) Crewmembers of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) keep with the Navy tradition of running to man the rails for the first time to bring the ship to life during the ship's commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. George H.W. Bush is named after the 41st president of the United States. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jennifer L. Jaqua/Released)http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/02f4e71a4044cd8e18e9d0f35c3f1f41.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#02f4e71a4044cd8e18e9d0f35c3f1f41.jpg)
Download HiRes (http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/090110-N-4669J-107.jpg)

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NORFOLK (Jan. 10, 2009) The audience gathers for the commissioning ceremony for the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. George H.W. Bush is named after the 41st president of the United States. (U.S. Navy (top) photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jennifer L. Jaqua/Released)

bd popeye
01-10-2009, 06:57 PM
USS Yorktown CV-5.

http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/05.htm




Named after a town in Virginia, where the climactic battle of the American Revolution (http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/05.htm#020538) was fought in the autumn of 1781. Two previous US warships had borne this name.
Authorized under the National Industrial Recovery Act of 16 June 1933.

http://www.navsource.org/archives/helpers/flags/usa.gif Fate: Disabled by Japanese carrier aircraft bombs and torpedoes, 4 June 1942 (Battle of Midway) (read War Damage Report No. 25 (http://www.dcfp.navy.mil/cgi-bin/WarGallery.cgi?category=25&cols=3&PgConst=7)). Torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-168, 6 June. Sunk on 7 June 1942.
A number of her crew were lost with the ship and remain on active duty.




Specifications
(As built, 1937)
Displacement: 19,800 tons standard; 25,500 tons full load
Dimensions (wl): 761' x 83.25' x 25' 11.5" (full load) / 232 x 25.4 x 7.9 (full load) meters
Dimensions (max.): 809.5' x 109.5' / 246.7 x 33.4 meters
Armor: 4"-2.5" belt; 60 lbs protective deck(s); 4" bulkheads; 4" (side)-2" (top) conning tower; 4" (side) over steering gear
Power plant: 9 boilers (400 psi); steam turbines; 4 shafts; 120,000 shp
Speed: 32.5 knots
Endurance (design): 12,500 nautical miles @ 15 knots
Armament: 8 single 5"/38 gun mounts; 4 quad 1.1"/75 machine gun mounts; 24 .50-cal machine guns
Aircraft: 90+
Aviation facilities: 3 elevators; 2 flight-deck and 1 hangar-deck hydraulic catapults
Crew: 2,217 (ship's company + air wing) (1941 figure)

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Ships logo/seal

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USS Yorktown (CV-5) at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Newport News, Virginia, in June 1937, while preparing for sea trials. Note her chrome yellow flight deck markings, applied over maroon-stained douglas fir deck planking. USS Enterprise (http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/06.htm) (CV-6) is fitting out in the drydock in upper center. USS Boise (CL-47) is two piers over from Yorktown, also fitting out. Several merchant ships are also present.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (photo # 80-G-462977).


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Yorktown making 17.5 knots, astern, during preliminary standardization trials, run # 41, off Rockland, Maine, 12–21 July 1937. She is pushing up a handsome "moustache" stern wave.
Carriers of this class were required to make good speed astern, to allow landing planes over the bow and launching over the stern if necessary.
National Archives photo # 19-N-17422.


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Yorktown, Starboard bow, underway, July 21, 1937.
Image # 19-N-17424.


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At Naval Air Station, North Island, San Diego, California, in June 1940, embarking aircraft and vehicles prior to sailing for Hawaii. Aircraft types on her flight deck include TBD-1, BT-1, SBC-3, F3F-2, F3F-3, SB2U, JRF, J2F and JRS-1. Some of these planes were on board for transportation, while others were members of the ship's air group. Three Torpedo Squadron Five (VT-5) TBDs at the after end of the flight deck are painted in experimental camouflage schemes tested during Fleet Problem XXI.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph (NHC photo # 80-G-651042), now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.


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Brazos (http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/19/19004.htm) (AO-4) refueling Yorktown (CV-5) mid-Pacific, July 1940. US National Archives, (Seattle Branch) RG-181.


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In Dry Dock # 1 at the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, 29 May 1942, receiving urgent repairs for damage received in the Battle of Coral Sea. She left Pearl Harbor the next day to participate in the Battle of Midway.
Note the raised 20-mm/70-cal Oerlikon AA mounts beneath the forward edge of the flight deck. The CXAM radar antenna is in the "down" position, and is therefore out of sight. (Thanks to Robert Hurst, who provided additional info).
USS West Virginia (http://www.navsource.org/archives/01/48b.htm) (BB-48), sunk in the 7 December 1941 Japanese air attack, is being salvaged in the left distance.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives (photo # 80-G-13065)

HawkeyeHB
01-10-2009, 07:21 PM
Thanks ****. I'll watch it if it is on TV here in the US.

The USN has Just commissioned its 10th Nimitz class CVN.

http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/04a1f51d82c5adaf3fa09a8fb02207d6.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#04a1f51d82c5adaf3fa09a8fb02207d6.jpg)
Download HiRes (http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/090110-N-4669J-125.jpg)

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(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joel S. Kolodziejczak/Released)
Download HiRes (http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/090110-N-4543K-324.jpg)

not directly pics of the commissioning ceremony, but the offical navy video...:

http://www.navy.mil/media/multimedia/bush/bush.htm

Rapier55
01-10-2009, 07:44 PM
Not photos but here's some stuff from the John C. Stennis from a few months ago.

http://www.youtube.com/v/tGISka5DYlo

redvand
01-10-2009, 08:33 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3479/3185751049_d4ff5499be_b.jpg
This is the latest photo for my USS Sable and USS Wolverine Flickr set.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8991847@N02/sets/72157604981849635/

It is supposed to be a plane crashing while taking off from the USS Sable, the coal-fired paddlewheel WWII training aircraft carrier.

The Paddlewheel Aircraft Carriers (http://ix-carriers.blogspot.com)

Hump
01-10-2009, 09:16 PM
No problem Popeye, If you can't find it drop me a personal email and I will arrange to post it to you mate.
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Hump
01-11-2009, 07:19 AM
Here are a couple of pics I've had for a little while. enjoy

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bd popeye
01-11-2009, 03:08 PM
Excellent photos of CVN-77 under construction..That pic second from the bottom appeared on severl Chinese PLAN "fanboy" sites. It was photo shopped to appear to be the first Chinese aircraft carrier.

santana
01-11-2009, 07:35 PM
excellent photos ****, thanks for sharing

Hump
01-11-2009, 07:54 PM
Thanks mate, glad you enjoyed them, I am waiting for a few more of the Ford (CVN 78) but it will be a while yet. I posted a picture of one of the first panels being lifted in the carrier list a couple of pages back, have a look. Rest assured as soon as I find them they will be POSTED HERE!!!
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Now that they are building the Ford does that mean General Motors will bring one out - CVN 79 USS Pontiac Firebird. lol

I kill myself sometimes HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

bd popeye
01-11-2009, 08:45 PM
Thanks mate, glad you enjoyed them, I am waiting for a few more of the Ford (CVN 78) but it will be a while yet. I posted a picture of one of the first panels being lifted in the carrier list a couple of pages back, have a look. Rest assured as soon as I find them they will be POSTED HERE!!!
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Now that they are building the Ford does that mean General Motors will bring one out - CVN 79 USS Pontiac Firebird. lol

I kill myself sometimes HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

I'm happy that you mentioned that mate. As a naval traditionalist I cannot fathom the thought of these CVNs named after politicians. I abhor it.

I wish the USN would go back to names like..Midway, Coral Sea, Yorktown, Bunker Hill, Valley Forge, Philippine Sea, Intrepid, Wasp, Ranger, Saratoga, America....Yes I know the USN will name the first ship of the new class of LHA America...Not enough for me.

How about these names?

Yankee Station
Da Nang
Khe Sanh
Fallugah
United States
Patriot
Reprisal
Shangria La
Princeton
Liberty
Vengance

I think you gents get my point.

Hellfish
01-11-2009, 08:47 PM
I'm happy that you mentioned that mate. As a naval traditionalist I cannot fathom the thought of these CVNs named after politicians. I abhor it.

I wish the USN would go back to names like..Midway, Coral Sea, Yorktown, Bunker Hill, Valley Forge, Philippine Sea, Intrepid, Wasp, Ranger, Saratoga, America....Yes I know the USN will name the first ship of the new class of LHA America...Not enough for me.

How about these names?

Yankee Station
Da Nang
Khe Sanh
Fallugah
United States
Patriot
Reprisal
Shangria La
Princeton
Liberty
Vengance

I think you gents get my point.

Right on. WWII naming conventions FTW!

bd popeye
01-11-2009, 09:12 PM
Right on. WWII naming conventions FTW!

Amen..

You see I threw in a couple of "New" names from 'Nam...

We Americans should not forget our history to honor politicians.

Hump
01-11-2009, 10:07 PM
I agree whole heartedly mate, you could almost compare Vietnam to the Korean conflict under the title of "The Forgotten Wars" it's not good enough and if I was an American I would certainly vote to name all the new ships and Carriers in memory of these conflicts at least their Names would mean and stand for something. "LEST WE FORGET"

santana
01-11-2009, 10:58 PM
http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/5af38c9713382ec84ced35eaddb11249.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#5af38c9713382ec84ced35eaddb11249.jpg)
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Quote:
ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 8, 2009) Lt. Cmdr Stephen Hartman observes the launch of an aircraft during flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) during the Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8 composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX is a training exercise to test capabilities and ensure readiness prior to deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Bradley Evans/Released)
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 8, 2009) Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Adrian Burnett operates a nan cart(nitrogen) for flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) during the Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8 composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Bradley Evans/Released)
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 7, 2009) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 2nd Class Christopher Madsen signals for the launch of a C-2A Greyhound assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squardron (VRC) 40 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) during the Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8 composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Bradley Evans/Released

philbob
01-11-2009, 11:05 PM
I'm happy that you mentioned that mate. As a naval traditionalist I cannot fathom the thought of these CVNs named after politicians. I abhor it.

I wish the USN would go back to names like..Midway, Coral Sea, Yorktown, Bunker Hill, Valley Forge, Philippine Sea, Intrepid, Wasp, Ranger, Saratoga, America....Yes I know the USN will name the first ship of the new class of LHA America...Not enough for me.

How about these names?

Yankee Station
Da Nang
Khe Sanh
Fallugah
United States
Patriot
Reprisal
Shangria La
Princeton
Liberty
Vengance

I think you gents get my point.


Right on. WWII naming conventions FTW!


I agree whole heartedly mate, you could almost compare Vietnam to the Korean conflict under the title of "The Forgotten Wars" it's not good enough and if I was an American I would certainly vote to name all the new ships and Carriers in memory of these conflicts at least their Names would mean and stand for something. "LEST WE FORGET"


i have some more for you,

Fallujah
Ramadii
Kandahar
Tora Bora
to name just a few

Hellfish
01-11-2009, 11:27 PM
Amen..

You see I threw in a couple of "New" names from 'Nam...

We Americans should not forget our history to honor politicians.

Yeah. Carriers should be named after famous old ships (Intrepid, Enterprise, etc) or important battles (Fallujah, Saratoga, etc).

I still wanna know why Carl Vinson warrants a carrier being named after him.

philbob
01-11-2009, 11:34 PM
Yeah. Carriers should be named after famous old ships (Intrepid, Enterprise, etc) or important battles (Fallujah, Saratoga, etc).

I still wanna know why Carl Vinson warrants a carrier being named after him.

or John Stennis... to be fair though i really like that ship :P and the name for somereason does suit it

T-5 Killer
01-11-2009, 11:35 PM
Yeah. Carriers should be named after famous old ships (Intrepid, Enterprise, etc) or important battles (Fallujah, Saratoga, etc).

I still wanna know why Carl Vinson warrants a carrier being named after him.

Agreed, it hurts that political figures get ships named after them when we should be honoring post WW2 battles. :-(

brett
01-12-2009, 12:45 AM
I'm surprised the name 'USS Shanksville' was not considered. If there were to be a departure from naval tradition, there
could be no better motivation for those on mission, than the example of bravery displayed by passengers on United 93.

Hadamar
01-12-2009, 02:48 AM
I'm happy that you mentioned that mate. As a naval traditionalist I cannot fathom the thought of these CVNs named after politicians. I abhor it.

And because they are named after male politicians, there is a question of anthropomorphic gender. Men anthromorphically identify their vehicles, crafts and weapons as female. Naming a ship after a male politician is completely unnatural. There is a minority of females on any given ship, of course, but I think the views of the male majority is paramount in this case.

Hump
01-12-2009, 03:36 AM
I agree " A place for everything and everything in it's place" "Get back in the kitchen".

Hump
01-12-2009, 03:36 AM
Only Joking, REALLY only joking

Hump
01-12-2009, 03:54 AM
Speaking of the John C. Stennis

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Hump
01-12-2009, 06:22 AM
Hi guys,
on a serious note can some one tell me what the Arizona Memorial building is supposed to represent, is it the roll of an ocean swell, a ship or sails. I had a quick google on it but I thought it would be more interesting hearing what you all had to say.
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Would any one mind if I posted a few pictures of December 7th, 1941, I know this thread is Carrier orientated but I think you might be interested.

redvand
01-12-2009, 08:34 AM
Yeah. Carriers should be named after famous old ships (Intrepid, Enterprise, etc) or important battles (Fallujah, Saratoga, etc).

I still wanna know why Carl Vinson warrants a carrier being named after him.

Looking at his bio, naval aviation was where it was on Dec. 7, 1941 was because of Carl Vinson. It makes it seem like if it wasn't for him there wouldn't be any aircraft carriers in the Pacific in 1941.

brett
01-12-2009, 08:42 AM
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brett
01-12-2009, 10:46 AM
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brett
01-12-2009, 10:50 AM
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bd popeye
01-12-2009, 03:23 PM
I'm surprised the name 'USS Shanksville' was not considered

The future USS Somerset (LPD 25) is named after the county in PA where Shanksville is located. LPD 21 will be named New York.

Why are there CVNs named after Carl Vinson & John C Stennis? They were very powerful members of the House defense committe for many a year. In my opinion no ship shoould be named after either man. Read entire their bios..

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_C._Stennis

santana
01-12-2009, 04:49 PM
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Hump
01-12-2009, 06:21 PM
Have I missed something?? what's with all the deletions?? Popeye can I post some pictures of Pearl Harbor 1941 or will that be stepping over the line as far as carriers only??

bd popeye
01-12-2009, 07:22 PM
Have I missed something?? what's with all the deletions?? Popeye can I post some pictures of Pearl Harbor 1941 or will that be stepping over the line as far as carriers only??

Nope..Not to my knowledge. That member probaly tried to post some pix and goofed.

Hump
01-12-2009, 08:11 PM
Here are a few shots of December 7th 1941 - Take a minute and remember what others have given so that you enjoy the life you have.
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santana
01-12-2009, 08:24 PM
http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/8522/usrefuelxg4.jpg


http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/9503/usscarrierar4.jpg

USS Ronald Reagan
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Hump
01-12-2009, 08:32 PM
Great pics Santana, I am trying to see how long it takes us to get to 100 pages. That's one barrier I want break!!!
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santana
01-12-2009, 08:34 PM
Great pics Santana, I am trying to see how long it takes us to get to 100 pages. That's one barrier I want break!!!
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Yeah thats why I need to delete my first post today, but I will try to help, reach and break your goal.

Hump
01-12-2009, 08:54 PM
CVN 69 Dwight D Eisenhower

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Hump
01-12-2009, 08:55 PM
Sorry I dropped one of the Nimitz in there by accident

bd popeye
01-12-2009, 11:12 PM
Nice photos..

I have a question for you gents that live outside of the US. It is my experience that there is a lot of envy over the fact that the USN has 11 active CVNs..not to mention 10 active LHA/LHDs. Do you gents outside of the US find this to be true? I found that in certain forums many members try to poke fun at the US Navys strength by making rude comments, posting unsubstaniated facts etc... True or not?

Hump
01-12-2009, 11:38 PM
Boy can you open a can of worms when you want to..... Of course we are jealous of the U.S. and her CVN's. I still beleive that a Navy without a Carrier is only half a Navy, especially like Australia where we are miles from any where, I think we need to have a forward strike force. We couldn't have a CVN like the U.S. as we couldn't crew it, but something a bit smaller would be nice. But that's no reason to be malicous or just plain nasty towards America. You guys have some of the finest Naval ships in the world if not the best so I wouldn't worry to much mate, history has proven that when the "**** hits the fan" in this world the first one to be asked for help is the U.S.A.
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Michigun
01-13-2009, 12:33 AM
try to poke fun at the US Navys strength by making rude comments, posting unsubstaniated facts etc

Jealousy?

Hadamar
01-13-2009, 06:15 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch/v/N-v5cHBxVRY
C-130 trials on the Forrestal (after the 2:00 mark).

Eugene Schmidt
01-13-2009, 10:30 AM
Deleted wrong formatting.

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01-13-2009, 04:35 PM
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 9, 2009) Sailors of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 "Jolly Rogers" direct an F/A-18F Super Hornet on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) during the Carrier Strike Group (CSG) composite unit exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX is a training exercise to test capabilities and ensure readiness prior to deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Patrick Gearhiser/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 9, 2009) Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Walter Robbins, from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103, from Molena, Ga., works on an F/A-18F Super Hornet aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Patrick Gearhiser/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 9, 2009) An F/A-18F Super Hornet of VFA-103 "Jolly Rogers" approaches on the flight deck of the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Patrick Gearhiser/Released)



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GULF OF OMAN (Jan. 7, 2009) Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Jole Caler works on a canon plug on an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Shadowhawks" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Andrew Skipworth/Released)

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NORFOLK, Va (Jan. 10, 2009) Sailors man the ship and bring her to life during the commissioning ceremony for the aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) in Norfolk, Va. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 10, 2009) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Justin King launches an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Pukin' Dogs" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Bradley Evans/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 10, 2009) Sailors perform routine maintenance on an F/A-18F Super Hornet from the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse ****/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 10, 2009) The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) approaches the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189) for an underway replenishment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse ****/Released)

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PERSIAN GULF (Jan. 9, 2009) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Joshua Hayes, from Jasper, Ala., directs a CH-46E helicopter from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 264 aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Flordeliz Valerio/Released)

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This Hornet did not land on LHD-8..

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GULF OF MEXICO (Dec. 12, 2008) An F/A 18 aircraft approaches Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Makin Island (LHD 8) during a tactical air and navigation system test. The test, one of hundreds conducted on command, control, computers, communications, combat, and intelligence department equipment, is part of an underway five-day Builder's Trial to test the ship at sea. Makin Island, scheduled for commissioning Oct. 24, 2009 in San Diego, will be the Navy's eighth and final Wasp Class amphibious assault ship. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist W. Scott Mishley/Released)

domokun
01-13-2009, 07:14 PM
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 9, 2009) Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Walter Robbins, from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103, from Molena, Ga., works on an F/A-18F Super Hornet aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Patrick Gearhiser/Released)


Seems like there is double amount of chaff/flare dispensers on SuperHornet than legacy Bugs. Didn't know that before, at least if I remember correctly.

One Man Gang
01-14-2009, 12:05 PM
Boy can you open a can of worms when you want to..... Of course we are jealous of the U.S. and her CVN's. I still beleive that a Navy without a Carrier is only half a Navy, especially like Australia where we are miles from any where, I think we need to have a forward strike force. We couldn't have a CVN like the U.S. as we couldn't crew it, but something a bit smaller would be nice. But that's no reason to be malicous or just plain nasty towards America. You guys have some of the finest Naval ships in the world if not the best so I wouldn't worry to much mate, history has proven that when the "**** hits the fan" in this world the first one to be asked for help is the U.S.A.
****

One thing can be predicted with stone-cold certainty: At the first SHTF moment of his presidency, POTUS Obama will ask the same question EVERY one of his predecessors have during every previous crisis, "Where are the CARRIERS?"

Unfortunately, with only 11, they may well not be where we need them. At any given time 1/3 are in port, 1/3 are in transit, and that leaves only 3-4 on station around the globe. For whatever reason, our Congresscritters have never been able to figure that out.

bd popeye
01-14-2009, 04:40 PM
One thing can be predicted with stone-cold certainty: At the first SHTF moment of his presidency, POTUS Obama will ask the same question EVERY one of his predecessors have during every previous crisis, "Where are the CARRIERS?"

Unfortunately, with only 11, they may well not be where we need them. At any given time 1/3 are in port, 1/3 are in transit, and that leaves only 3-4 on station around the globe. For whatever reason, our Congresscritters have never been able to figure that out.

No other nation on Earth has any CV that comes near the capacity of a single Nimitz class. Let alone the number of CVs the USN possess.

The USN has been operating with 11 CV's for nearly two years now and has missed no commitments. And in that time had to 'surge' deploy the Reagan.

Prior to that the USN has operated with 12 CVs for quite some time. When I retired from the USN in 1991 the USN had 16 operational CVs. But only 7 were nuclear powered.

Hellfish
01-14-2009, 05:22 PM
One thing can be predicted with stone-cold certainty: At the first SHTF moment of his presidency, POTUS Obama will ask the same question EVERY one of his predecessors have during every previous crisis, "Where are the CARRIERS?"

Unfortunately, with only 11, they may well not be where we need them. At any given time 1/3 are in port, 1/3 are in transit, and that leaves only 3-4 on station around the globe. For whatever reason, our Congresscritters have never been able to figure that out.

I think in the future it will be more of a question of "Where are the GATORS?", not necessarily the carriers.

philbob
01-14-2009, 05:34 PM
I think in the future it will be more of a question of "Where are the GATORS?", not necessarily the carriers.

that is correct there has been a huge global proliferation of Amphibous ships sence the turn of the century.

One Man Gang
01-14-2009, 06:40 PM
Problem: the average 'phib carrier has the strike capability of Angola. No offense to the Harrier drivers and Cobra boys, but the air group on an LHD would be outgunned by a bob-tailed squadron of F-18s. Also, there's only eight LHA's and LHD's. Apply the same 3-3-3 rule and see what you come up with.

Hellfish
01-14-2009, 07:21 PM
Problem: the average 'phib carrier has the strike capability of Angola. No offense to the Harrier drivers and Cobra boys, but the air group on an LHD would be outgunned by a bob-tailed squadron of F-18s. Also, there's only eight LHA's and LHD's. Apply the same 3-3-3 rule and see what you come up with.

I'd argue that an MEU and an ARG are more flexible than a CVN and a CAG.

eATS
01-14-2009, 07:36 PM
USS Enterprise (CVN-65)


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The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) transits through the North Arabian Sea conducting flight operations. Enterprise and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 are underway on a scheduled deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and maritime security operations.

my grandfather was a Nuclear Engineer on this project, i have one of the flags from the Maiden voyage in 1962. Its a Cool flag every*****e is sewn together and every star is sewn on ...

Hump
01-14-2009, 10:46 PM
Good on ya EJ, I knew you would figure it out.

Popeye, posted the vids today mate, let me know when they arrive buddy.

****

Hump
01-15-2009, 05:38 AM
CVN 74 JC.Stennis

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Hump
01-15-2009, 05:47 AM
But wait there's more The Kitty Hawk & The Big "E"

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santana
01-15-2009, 06:08 AM
**** and bd popeye sorry for my ignorance:oops:, but what is the meaning of the "Big" E on the Carrier. I seen that before.

Hump
01-15-2009, 06:21 AM
A few more guys:Nimitz, Eisenhower,Lincoln,Washington & Reagan

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Hump
01-15-2009, 06:23 AM
It stands for Enterprise mate they call her the Big Easy.

Hump
01-15-2009, 06:38 AM
Here's a couple for Santana as he seems to like planes. lol

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santana
01-15-2009, 06:52 AM
Here's a couple for Santana as he seems to like planes. lol



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Wowwoot, Yeah I love all of them, specially Naval Military Aviation.

Hump
01-15-2009, 07:02 AM
I'll see what I can do mate.

santana
01-15-2009, 07:57 AM
A few more from the Ike

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F-14 TOMCAT
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F/A-18 and The USS Ronald Reagan
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SH-60
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F-18 LANDING
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SH-60F's and HH-60H's of HS-2 leave the USS Abraham Lincoln
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F/A-18 SUNSET
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santana
01-15-2009, 08:00 AM
Super Puma / SH-3 Seaking / Fennec / A-4M Skyhawk. Also in the picture, the battle group of the A-12: The Sao Paulo, four frigates and a tanker-ship.

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domokun
01-15-2009, 08:54 AM
**** and bd popeye sorry for my ignorance:oops:, but what is the meaning of the "Big" E on the Carrier. I seen that before.

Like **** said Big E is one nick names of USS Enterprise... most others just aren't as positive, somewhere along lines Quarter Mile Island (reference to Three Mile Island nuclear accident) and Mobile Chernobyl.

One Man Gang
01-15-2009, 09:18 AM
But wait there's more The Kitty Hawk & The Big "E"

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Santana the "E" on the island is a USN award for excellence in one department or other also there is an overall award for general excellence that can be awarded to the entire ship. In this case, it could be the latter given the size of the letter. Multiple awards are indicated by a diagonal *****e below the "E". The *****es are color-coded to denote which ship department earned it.

**** is right, though, both the US carriers (CV-6 and CVN-65) that have born the name have been nicknamed "Big E."

Hump
01-15-2009, 09:27 AM
Thanks OMG, you learn something new every day, I didn't know about the "Excellence" awards.
****

Hump
01-15-2009, 09:38 AM
This is about all I've got on the airwing side of things mate except for th Skyhawks I posted a couple of pages back.

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brett
01-15-2009, 03:40 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/4gGMI8d3vLs&hl=en&fs=1

http://www.youtube.com/v/S0yj70QbBzg&hl=en&fs=1

There is a moment of pure class on the second video when the last aircraft,
staring down the barrel of a BINGO pass, at night, makes a textbook recovery.

bd popeye
01-15-2009, 07:12 PM
You gents are awesome! Stepping up and posting pix. Outstanding job!!

jackie yu
01-15-2009, 07:13 PM
Hey! Everybody!

I will ask question,

The Royal Australia Navy's A-4G(VF-805) Skyhawk has join Vietnam war ?

Hump
01-15-2009, 07:17 PM
Do you mean - When did it join?

bd popeye
01-15-2009, 07:19 PM
Hey! Everybody!

I will ask question,

The Royal Australia Navy's A-4G(VF-805) Skyhawk has join Vietnam war ?

He wants to know if the RAN A-4 squadrons ever deployed to Vietnam during the war. I don't know..Do you know ****??

Hellfish
01-15-2009, 07:25 PM
Anyone know where to get pics of the French and British carriers in the Suez Crisis?

Michigun
01-15-2009, 08:37 PM
http://www.apacheclips.com/media/2181/Very_Lucky_Sailor/

domokun
01-15-2009, 09:05 PM
You gents are awesome! Stepping up and posting pix. Outstanding job!!

I have to agree. **** you have found amazing pictures.

Hump
01-15-2009, 10:38 PM
I'm not 100 percent sure but I think they were there 1966 - 1968 mate. I'm about 80 percent sure but I will check for you to confirm it.

Hey E.J. why don't you put it on paper mate, might be an interesting read.
****

jackie yu
01-15-2009, 11:13 PM
Do you mean - When did it join?

Yes! I will know VF-805 in Vietnam War's everything .

Hump
01-15-2009, 11:19 PM
I have contacted the Australian Vietnam Veterans Association for more information about Australian Skyhawks in Vietnam and I'm just waiting on a reply Jackie, hang in there mate we will get an answer soon. But I'm thinking I may be wrong, I know they flew from the USS Ranger and USS ******* but my doubt is growing about VF-805.

Hump
01-15-2009, 11:38 PM
That's it guys I'm bone dry, not another plane picture anywhere.lol

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jackie yu
01-15-2009, 11:51 PM
I have contacted the Australian Vietnam Veterans Association for more information about Australian Skyhawks in Vietnam and I'm just waiting on a reply Jackie, hang in there mate we will get an answer soon. But I'm thinking I may be wrong, I know they flew from the USS Ranger and USS ******* but my doubt is growing about VF-805.

Thank you! ****.

I remember VF-805 sometimes join maneuver in Hawaii , to 1965-75 years .

Don't forgot VF-805 in Hawaii maneuver's pics , too .

santana
01-16-2009, 12:10 AM
There is a moment of pure class on the second video when the last aircraft,
staring down the barrel of a BINGO pass, at night, makes a textbook recovery.

Amazing vids, just a Question does the Black Aces (VFA-41) Squadron have been always asigned to the USS Nimitz???

santana
01-16-2009, 01:00 AM
A few more

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PACIFIC OCEAN, (June 18, 2006) – An Air Force B-2 bomber and 16 other aircraft from the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps fly over the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) carrier strike groups during a joint photo exercise (PHOTOEX) that kicks off exercise Valiant Shield 2006. The Kitty Hawk Carrier Strike Group is currently participating in Valiant Shield 2006, the largest joint exercise in recent history. Held in the Guam operating area June 19-23, the exercise includes 28 Naval vessels including three carrier strike groups. Nearly 300 aircraft and approximately 22,000 service members from the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard are also participating in the exercise.
Official U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer’s Mate Todd P. Cichonowicz


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The U.S. Navy's newest Strike Fighter, the F/A-18F Super Hornet, makes a final approach to the flight deck of the U.S. Navy's newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), during the aircraft's initial sea trials.
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Su-33 Navy Aircraft




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An F-14B Tomcat assigned to the “Swordsmen”, of Fighter Squadron Three Two (VF-32), launches from one of the waist catapults as another Tomcat prepares to launch from the bow catapults on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. T
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An F-14B Tomcat flies over Iraq during a combat mission. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lee O. Tucker.
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An F-14B Tomcat, assigned to the "Swordsmen" of Fighter Squadron Three Two (VF-32), launches from the bow of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during evening flight operations. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Kr
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An F-14B Tomcat, assigned to the "Swordsmen" of Fighter Squadron Three Two (VF-32), prepares for launch while a C-2A Greyhound, assigned to the “Rawhides” of Fleet Logistics Squadron Four Zero (VRC-40), approaches the flight deck for landing aboard USS Ha
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An F-14B Tomcat assigned to the "Swordsmen" of Fighter Squadron Three Two (VF-32) launches off one of the four steam-powered catapults aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Ry
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An F-14B Tomcat, assigned to the Swordsmen of Fighter Squadron Three Two (VF-32), catches an arresting wire while making an arrested recovery on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).
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F/A-18 Hornet Sunset

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Self portrait of an F-18 pilot with another hornet in his wing.

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Take off

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MAYPORT, Fla. (July 26, 2007) - Decommissioned aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CV 67) departs Naval Station Mayport en route to Norfolk, Va. Homeported at Naval Station Mayport since 1995, the ship will be towed to Hampton Roads until the ship can be transferred to the Navy Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility in Philadelphia. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Susan Cornell.



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U.S. Navy pilot Lt. Reggie Hamon expends flares from his F/A-18C Hornet over the Pacific Ocean.

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An F-14B Tomcat assigned to the "Swordsmen" of Fighter Squadron Three Two (VF-32) takes off from the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Craig R. Spiering.

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VF-213 were deployed to the 5th Fleet's area of responsibility onbaord USS Theodore Roosevelt in September of 2005. That deployment was the last one for the F-14 Tomcats. Fighter Squadron (VF) 213’s aircraft 204 was trapped at 12:35 a.m. on February 15, 2006. That marked the last recovary of a F-14 Tomcat from a combat mission. The Lions returned from deployment in March of 2006. The squadron will begin their transition training on the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet in April of 2006 and should be operational in September 2006.VF-213 will then be redesignated VFA-213.

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Full Deck

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U.S. Navy sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln enjoy a clear night from the bow of the ship during a pause in flight operations, April 11, 2008, in the Pacific Ocean.


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Aug. 9, 2007) - An SH-60F assigned to the "Eightballers" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 8 lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) following a day of flight operations and training missions during exercise Valiant Shield 2007

Hump
01-16-2009, 01:00 AM
O.k. Jackie, it looks as though there were NO Australian Skyhawks from the VF-805 or any other squadron in Vietnam mate. Here is an excerpt from the 805 Squadron page: The Squadron officially re-commissioned on 10 January 1968 and six pilots began training at NAS Nowra that month but stores problems quickly brought training to a standstill. Maintenance crews were having problems getting spare parts for engines, airframes and weapons systems and even had to resort to using cumbersome folding step ladders in place of boarding ladders to get people into and out of the aircraft. The Government had planned to send graduating OFS Skyhawk pilots to Vietnam to serve in US Marine Corps (USMC) squadrons. However, the stores problems meant that the first OFS course finished six months late and by this time, the US policy in Vietnam had become one of 'de-escalation.' If you want you can read the whole history of VF-805 from the web page http://www.navy.gov.au/805_Squadron I have got a few pictures of 805 - A4's but they are small ones mate.

Michigun
01-16-2009, 01:07 AM
That top picture and the 2 night time pics are badass.

Hump
01-16-2009, 01:17 AM
Excellent mate, give me a minute

Better make that 10 minutes. lol

Hump
01-16-2009, 01:49 AM
You are making me work hard Santana

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Hump
01-16-2009, 02:13 AM
Hey Santana, if you're into Naval Aviation and planes in general have a look here great quality and size.

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santana
01-16-2009, 02:39 AM
Hey Santana, if you're into Naval Aviation and planes in general have a look here great quality and size.

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Amazing photos humpwoot, now you make me working hard. I will do it later. But the USAF F-15 Eagle intercepting a Russian Bear I dont see related to this thread. Just my opinion. Many thanks for the aviation site.

Hump
01-16-2009, 03:40 AM
I was working so hard I got confused mate.lol

santana
01-16-2009, 03:44 AM
I was working so hard I got confused mate.lol

jajaja, mate dont worry we are humans so that things can happend.

Hump
01-16-2009, 04:05 AM
O.k back to NORMAL now.....I think

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Hump
01-16-2009, 06:33 AM
It's got to be a record 87 pictures in three days from the same member. 25 pages to go till we crack 100 guys so Come on lets give it a shove.

Eugene Schmidt
01-16-2009, 09:31 AM
I'm not 100 percent sure but I think they were there 1966 - 1968 mate. I'm about 80 percent sure but I will check for you to confirm it.

Hey E.J. why don't you put it on paper mate, might be an interesting read.
****

Geeze ****, I didn't even know anyone cared about the pictures, let alone the stories until recently. I'm still looking for more. Hard to find this stuff after 40 or so years of storage - but I'm still digging them out and will post as I find them.

EJ

santana
01-16-2009, 05:04 PM
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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 15: Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal sails up the River Mersey as it arrives for a four day visit to the maritime city, on January 15, 2009of Liverpool, England. The flagship of the Royal Navy is taking part in VIP receptions and will be opening its decks for visits by the public over the weekend. ***** Images
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British Aircraft Carrier HMS Ark Royal sails up the River Mersey as she arrives for a weekend visit to Liverpool, northwest England, on January 15, 2009. AFP/***** Images
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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 15: Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal sails up the River Mersey, past a WWII memorial statue, as it arrives for a four day visit to the maritime city, on January 15, 2009of Liverpool, England. The flagship of the Royal Navy is taking part in VIP receptions and will be opening its decks for visits by the public over the weekend.

Hump
01-16-2009, 06:13 PM
That's what this threads all about mate, making new friends enjoying the pictures and the stories behind them if there are any. Get busy buddy dig 'em out and post post post.

Have a good one E.J.

Hump
01-17-2009, 01:57 AM
Check out the date on this pic, they almost had it right back then.

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Hump
01-17-2009, 05:35 AM
Back to the skies. lol

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Hump
01-17-2009, 05:55 AM
This next set is from 2005: Talisman Saber 2005. Talisman Saber is a four-week biennial exercise to conduct collective training and practice inter-operability between U.S. and Australian forces while further developing the capability to undertake joint, combined operations and helping to build regional security. More than 17,000 personnel from Navy, Army, Air Force, Marine and Special Forces units are participating in the exercise, a merger of the Tandem Thrust and Crocodile series of exercises.



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One Man Gang
01-17-2009, 09:12 AM
Check out the date on this pic, they almost had it right back then.

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As you can see, in the original Forrestal design the island, seen just forward of the lowered starboard elevator, was mounted on rails and raised and lowered just like the elevators. The idea was to have a flight deck as free of obstructions as possible. Also, the wonks, for some reason, were obsessed with the problem of "burble" or the aerodynamic disturbance created by a traditional island causing problems with aircraft on "final." The aborted CV-58 USS United States design featured a pair of retractable towers replacing the island. My guess is that some aviator mentioned flying through this during a "b&g" session and some desk-jockey got it in his head this was a major problem. Also, there may have been some "one-upmanship" involved, i.e., the British were introducing the angled deck (the USN was busily converting CV-36, USS Antietam to this configuration) and the Americans decided that if an angle to port was good, angling BOTH sides of the flight deck had to be better.

Bureaucracy, you just gotta love it.

CV-1 USS Langley (which was a converted collier) had no island at all as the ship was conned from the original superstructure of the original collier which can still be seen in pictures of the carrier under the forward flight deck. During WWII, some of the very early CVE's (escort or "Jeep" carriers) were built without islands as well.

In a further piece of trivia, CVN-75 USS Harry Truman was originally designated the USS United States in honor of the cancelled carrier project that set off the "Revolt of the Admirals" in 1949. SecDef Louis Johnson summarily cancelled the carrier and ordered that the funds for it reallocated to the USAF to buy more B-36s. The Navy, to put it mildy, went berzerk. In the end the CNO and SecNav both were either fired or resigned under protest as did a number of high-ranking naval officers. Congressional hearings were held and so forth. Finally, the outbreak of the Korean War where Pacific Fleet carriers provided the bulk of air support for the early days, proved conclusively that more, and more modern, carriers were a necessity and hence the approval for CV-59 USS Forrestal.

facundo
01-17-2009, 09:31 AM
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Terrible photo ...

When did this happen ????? and pilot ?????

zema_06
01-17-2009, 09:36 AM
more info on this crash?
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is there some sort of database with a comprehensive list of deck misshaps/crashs?

One Man Gang
01-17-2009, 09:51 AM
According to this site: http://navysite.de/cvn/cv41.htmThere there are two possible contenders for this crash: an October 1972 deck crash which killed five crewmen (no breakdown as to the pilot's fate) and a November 1975 crash that injured two. My guess is this pic is of the 1972 incident.I'll keep digging.

Hadamar
01-17-2009, 10:09 AM
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I like the dual angled deck configuration.

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One could assemble a pretty good carrier air wing from cancelled Grumman and Vought designs.

fleet defense: Super Tomcat 21
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air superiority: F8U-3 Crusader III
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light attack: A-7F
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medium attack: A-6F
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electronic attack, tanking: A-6 ADCAP
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