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    USS Enterprise (CVN-65)





    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.

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    The pilots of an EA-6B Prowler, attached to the "Rooks" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 137, are given the signal to launch off the flight deck of nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 are underway on a scheduled deployment.



    A Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey makes its final approach and lands aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4). The Nassau Strike Group is en route to the Navy's 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility in support of maritime security operations.




    F-18 and the "Shooter"

    Lt. Stephen Weeks, a "Shooter" on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), gives the signal for an F/A-18E Super Hornet to launch off ship.




    An F-14 “Tomcat” from the "Checkmates" of Fighter Squadron Two One One (VF-211) launches off of the flight deck. Stennis and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-9) are conducting missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.




    A T-45 Goshawk training aircraft lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Roosevelt is conducting carrier qualifications off the Virginia coast.



    An Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) prepares a T-45 Goshawk training aircraft for launch from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Roosevelt is conducting carrier qualifications off the Virginia coast.



    Three F/A-18 Hornets fly in formation over the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 are on a scheduled deployment supporting Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom and maritime security operations.





    The sun sets over aircraft on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 are on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations.




    An F/A-18F Super Hornet with the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron 103 is chained to the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower



    The USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group sails in formation as aircraft attached to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 conduct a flyover during a photo exercise. Truman and embarked (CVW) 3 are underway on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations.




    Two AV-8B Harriers, attached to the Air Combat Element of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepare for flight operations aboard amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4). The 24th MEU is participating in Nassau Strike Group's Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX provides a realistic training environment to ensure the strike group is capable and ready for deployment.




    Nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) participates in a strait transit exercise with Carrier Strike Group 9. CSG 9 is off the coast of southern California participating in Composite Training Unit Exercise.
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    Aircraft Carriers Intensive PIX!!
    This thread will be about PIX of aircraft carriers. Post PIX of the ships be it a CVN,CVH, LPH, LHA/LHD of any navy! CVs of any era! Post your personal PIX of CVs..I have a few..Post PIX of the Flight Deck symphony! Hangar Deck too! I will post PIX here at least three days a week if there is intrest.

    I served on five USN CVs.. Kennedy, Midway, Han**ck, America & Nimitz.

    Please do not hot-link your pictures! Please use a photo hosting site!!! If not I'll sick a mod on you!

    Enjoy these fine PIX from the Worlds Greatest Navy!


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    ATLANTIC (Nov. 16, 2007) USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) carrier strike group (CSG) transits through the straits of Gibraltar during the early morning hours. Truman is en route to the Central Command Area of Responsibility to support maritime security operations in the region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Justin Lee Losack (Released)

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    NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 11, 2007) The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) transits through the North Arabian Sea as she conducts 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. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jhi L. Scott (RELEASED)

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    Aboard USS Carl Vinson (Oct. 11, 2001) -- An Aviation Boatswain's Mate "Shooter" and a "Trainee" launch an S-3 "Viking" from the "Dragonfires" of Sea Control Squadron Two Nine (VS-29) from the flight deck aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and her Battle Group are operating in the Arabian in support of operation "Enduring Freedom." U. S. Navy Photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Kerryl Cacho (RELEASED)


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    USS Antietam (CVA-36) Captain Samuel G. Mitchell, Commanding Officer, and Commander J.D. Blitch, Executive Officer, inspecting the ship's various divisions, while she was at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 31 January 1953.
    Note Marine guard at left and Grumman F9F-5 "Panther" fighters parked at the bow. Planes are (left to right): Bureau #s 125275, 125471 and (probably) 125476.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

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    Aboard USS Carl Vinson (Oct. 11, 2001) – The flight deck of USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) teems with aircraft, ordnance and flight deck Sailors late into the night as the aircraft carrier conducts flight operations. ). The Vinson is operating in support of operation "Enduring Freedom." U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Saul Ingle. (RELEASED)


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    USS Antietam (CVS-36)

    Launches a red-painted F9F "Cougar" jet fighter, during extremely well-lighted night operations, circa 1953-55.
    Other planes on her flight deck include F9F "Panther" and F3D "Skynight" fighters.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.


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    USS Boxer (CVA-21)

    "Boxer Tribute -- While Pantherjets rest on the catapults in readiness, officers and men of the carrier USS Boxer (CVA-21) uncover to pay tribute to pilots and crewmembers of the ship who gave their lives during the Korean War."
    Photograph and caption were released by Commander Naval Forces Far East under date of 9 August 1953.
    Plane on the port catapult is a Grumman F9F of Fighter Squadron 151 (VF-151).

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center

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    At sea aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Dec. 18, 2001 -- After an early morning round of flight operations, an F-14 “Tomcat” from the "Checkmates" of Fighter Squadron Two One One (VF-211) is readied by maintenance personnel for the next launch from the flight deck of USS John C. Stennis. Stennis and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-9) are supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Jayme Pastoric. (RELEASED)


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    USS Boxer (CV-21) Hangar Deck Fire, 5 August 1952

    Ordnancemen ***** live 20mm ammunition from a damaged F9F "Panther" fighter, while firefighters bring the blaze under control. Boxer was then operating off Korea.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.


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    USS Midway (CVB-41)

    Steaming off the Firth of Clyde, Scotland, prior to Operation "Mainbrace" exercises, September 1952.
    Aircraft on her flight deck include AD, F4U and F9F types.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.


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    USS Essex (CVA-9)

    "Sunset -- All is Calm -- It's the end of another day aboard the aircraft carrier USS Essex operating in North Korean waters. An airman lashes a Banshee (F2H) jet fighter to the flight deck as the falling sun draws evening shadows from the slumbering plane."
    Photograph and caption were released by Commander, Naval Forces, Far East under date of 8 March 1952.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.



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    USS Valley Forge (CV-45)

    Crewmen use flight deck tractors with power brooms to sweep snow from the carrier's flight deck, during operations off Korea, circa early 1951.
    Photo is dated 8 May 1951, but Valley Forge ended her second Korean War deployment in late March of that year.
    Plane parked in the foreground is a F4U-4 "Corsair" fighter. Those on the forward flight deck are an AD "Skyraider" attack plane and a HO3S helicopter.


    My Grandfather served as a squadren intel officer around this time on the Valley Forge. Cool Pics?

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    thanks for the pix popeye! i got a new wallpaper.

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    whats goin on here? looks like a party.

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    thanks for the pix popeye! great idea, great thread!!!!

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    That picture of the Lexington is pretty neat...

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    nice thread...anyone got Japanese WW2 carrier?

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    Howdie,

    This is my first post to a picture thread, so bare with me, ps amazing work popeye as always.

    The Little Carrier that COULD!

    The SS Atlantic Convoyer was a british cargo vessel converted as a DIY/Ducktape Harrier Carrier during the Falkland War.

    More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_Conveyor



    Harrier taking off from the forward pad of the "carrier", VTOL was the only option for Harrier on this vessel. The forward pad was also used as a refueling point for helicopters in the fleet when the main carriers were conducting flight ops with their harriers.


    The deck arrangments for the Jounrey South, amazing what you can do with some cargo containers and ducktape.


    RAF protection from those [RN] Naval STDs! lol Nah, these were used as the RAF aircraft were not designed to be used in a naval enviroment and as such salt had a pretty bad effect on them.


    Flight Ops from the Harrier pad on the bow of the ship, some pilots noted that the bow of the ship made the approach to the ship tricky in the best of situations, as the slab sides created some pretty wild air currents.


    On her stern she could safely operate the lynx, Scout and as this picture shows the Wessex
    Sadly she ended her days in the heat of battle as a warrior.

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    Some personal pics:
    USS John F Kennedy (CV-67), and CVW-3. North Atlantic, 1986.

    Island:



    View forward, from vultures row. Our Intruders, along with a couple from our Navy sister-squadron, VA-75 "Sunday Punchers":



    Sea King, HS-7 "Dusty Dogs":


    Tomcats, VF-14 "Tophatters":


    My fellow BB Stackers, in front of a VA-75 Intruder:


    E-2C (VAW-126), EA-6B (VAQ-140), and a couple more intruders:


    Not strictly of the carrier, per se, but still neat to watch:
    UNREP, with USS Waccamaw, and Destroyer, USS O' Bannon:



    Whole mess o' Tomcats(and one A-7), with an unknown frigate coming alongside:

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    Awesome pics guys ! Here's my little contribution, from the days when my Navy actually had a carrier before those genius politicians thought they knew better. HMAS Melbourne (II) (more info here : http://www.navy.gov.au/spc/history/s...elbourne2.html) From one of the world's most professional Navies.







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    CV 62 USS Independence





















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    Here is the snopes.com article on the photo above.

    http://www.snopes.com/photos/military/carrier.asp

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    Awesome pics tnx .

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    Partial Panel..Great PIX of my favorite ship the JFK!



    This PIX is from October '72 because we were in the shipyard in November '72.
    Official US Navy Photograph #CVA-67-A5305-11-72 of USS John F. Kennedy (CVA-67,) underway with Carrier Air Wing 1 (CVW-1.) Photographed by the CVA-67 Photo Lab. Photo is dated November 1972 — that month, the ship conducted a fast cruise, then shifted to Portsmouth to begin eight weeks of restricted availability at Norfolk Naval Shipyard.


    Excellent b&w image of Midway, as she appeared near the end of her career (1980+). Note the 2 aircraft lifts added to her starboard side, forward and abaft the island. In this PIX Midway is pulling into Naval Station Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines.


    ... Ranger made Seven deployments during the Vietnam War.
    USS Ranger (CVA-61) launches a bomb-laden A-7A "Corsair II" attack aircraft from one of her waist catapults, during operations in the Gulf of Tonkin in January 1968. Photographed by PH1 Donald F. Grantham.
    Official U.S. Navy Photograph (# USN 1130916).


    USS Forrestal (CVA-59) catapults a FJ-3 Fury jet fighter from a midships catapult, during shakedown operations, 12 March 1956. Another FJ-3, of Fighter Squadron 21 (VF-21) and a F2H-3 Banshee are being readied for launching from the bow catapults. Photographed by N.W. Bitzer.
    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (photo # 80-G-687790).


    USS Forrestal (CVA-59) awaiting her turn to refuel, while operating in the Mediterranean Sea during the Jordanian crisis, 29 April 1957. USS [*******#0000ff]Caloosahatchee[/COLOR] (AO-98) is ahead, with USS [*******#0000ff]Lake Champlain[/COLOR] (CVA-39) and USS [*******#0000ff]Salem[/COLOR] (CA-139) alongside. Note Forrestal's eclectic air group, with F3H-2N, FJ-3M, F9F-8B, F2H-2P, A3D-1, AD-6, and S2F aircraft visible on her flight deck.
    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (photo # 80-G-K-22688).


    USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) steams past USS [*******#810081]Ranger[/COLOR] (CVA-61) in the South China Sea, 24 March 1965, during the early days of the air campaign against North Vietnam.
    Aircraft in the foreground is a North American RA-5C Vigilante reconaissance plane (BuNo 149313) assigned to RVAH-5 "Savage Sons." Planes parked beyond it include McDonnell F-4B Phantom II fighters and Douglas A-1 Skyraider attack aircraft. Photographed by JOC R.D. Moeser, USN.
    Official U.S. Navy Photograph (# USN 1110187-C).


    Taken at Trinidad, B.W.I., sometime between November 26 and December 16, 1944, during her shakedown cruise. At this time Shangri-La was camouflaged in Ms.33, Design 10A; she was repainted in Ms. 21 in February 1945, in the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard. (Thanks to Bob Ketenheim, Historian, USS Shangri-La Association, who provided additional info).

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    ARABIAN SEA (Feb. 12, 2008) An AV-8B Harrier from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron Reinforced [HMM (REIN)] 166 takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1). Operations in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility are focused on reassuring regional partners of the Coalition's commitment to help set conditions for security and stability. U.S. forces maintain a naval and air presence in the region that deters destabilizing activities while safeguarding the region's vital links to the global economy. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Mike Leporati (Released)

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    PERSIAN GULF (Feb. 2, 2008) The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) is seen from the perspective of a landing craft that has just left the ship's well deck. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Mike Leporati (Released)

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    INDIAN OCEAN (Dec. 20, 2007) Aviation crewmembers check an AV-8B Harrier before it takes off from the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1). Tarawa and embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel A. Barker (Released)

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 17, 2007) An AV-8B Harrier lands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) as pilots with the air combat element of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit conduct deck landing qualifications. Nassau is preparing for its upcoming deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ryan Steinhour (RELEASED)

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    GULF OF AQABA (Oct. 4, 2007) - U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263, Marine Aircraft Group 29, prepare for flight on the deck of the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp is on surge deployment to the Middle East carrying the Osprey to its first combat deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zachary L. Borden (RELEASED)

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    Atlantic 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)

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    Atlantic Ocean (March 10, 2006) - LT Ken Hockycko and LT Roy Emanuel, assigned to the "Black Lions" of Fighter Squadron Two One Three (VF-213), launch from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). This launch marks the final deployment flying the F-14 Tomcats. 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 3rd Class Michael Cole (RELEASED)


    ... Great vintage PIX of the Big"E"...
    USS Enterprise (CVAN-65) underway with Carrier Air Group 6 (CVG-6.) near Cuba. Official USN photo #1062601, received on October 22, 1962. Released from US Naval Photographic Center, US Naval Station, Anacostia, Washington 25, DC.

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