20th Century US Navy PIX!!


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Howdy boyz..Post your Old School USN PIX in this thread. Old school being photos taken from 1900 to 1999..and I don't need any wise guys telling me that the 20th century was from 1901 to 2001....

Old school US Navy PIX!!!...

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USS Hornet (CVS-12) July 24, 1969—The Apollo 11 Crew Boards U.S.S. Hornet Aircraft Carrier. The Apollo 11 mission, the first manned lunar mission, launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida via the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) developed Saturn V launch vehicle on July 16, 1969 and safely returned to Earth on July 24, 1969. Aboard the space craft were astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, Command Module (CM) pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., Lunar Module (LM) pilot. The CM, piloted by Michael Collins remained in a parking orbit around the Moon while the LM, named Eagle, carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, landed on the Moon. During 2½ hours of surface exploration, the crew collected 47 pounds of lunar surface material for analysis back on Earth. Shown here are the three astronauts (L-R) Aldrin, Armstrong, and Collins leaving the recovery helicopter aboard U.S.S. Hornet after their splashdown in the Pacific Ocean. Wearing biological isolation garments donned before leaving the spacecraft, the three went directly into the Mobile Quarantine Facility (MQF) on the aircraft carrier. The MQF served as their home for 21 days following the mission. With the success of Apollo 11, the national objective to land men on the Moon and return them safely to Earth had been accomplished. Photo courtesy of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Collection....Bill Gonyo
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(CVE-118) photographed at the Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, circa February 1954, with USS Yorktown (CVA-10) at right and eleven LCM landing craft in the foreground. Grumman AF Guardian anti-submarine aircraft are parked on Sicily's flight deck. Douglas AD Skyraider attack planes are parked aft on Yorktown's flight deck.

The original caption, released by Commander Naval Forces Far East on 18 February 1954, reads: "Twins, Almost — The Essex-class carrier USS Yorktown (CVA-10) and her smaller counterpart, the escort carrier USS Sicily (CVE-118), rest side by side during a recent in-port maintenance period at the Yokosuka, Japan, Naval Base".

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center (# NH 97318).
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See the elevator hatch open on the right?? We had the same elevator on Hancock. There's another one slightly in front of the island.
"The Bomb Farm." USS Intrepid (CVS-11) with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 10, 1967. Plane number AK104 is a Douglas A-4B Skyhawk, BuNo 144929, assigned to Anti-Submarine Fighter Squadron (VSF) 3 "Chessmen."....Jerry Feola
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Douglas A-4F Skyhawk attack plane is brought to the launching position on a steam catapult aboard USS Intrepid (CVS-11), during flight operations in the Gulf of Tonkin, September 1968. Note nosewheel steering bar in use.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph (# USN 1135374).
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USS Hornet (CVS-12) receives fuel and ordnance from USS
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(AOE-1), during replenishment operations in the South China Sea, June 1967. Photographed by JOC R.D. Moeser.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph (# USN 1142142).
 

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popeye will post more PIX later!

USS Essex (CV 9)


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"Summer of '57." USS Essex (CVA-9) moored at the Yokosuka Naval Station, Japan, in 1957. Painting by Wayne Scarpaci.
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Essex in New York City in the 1960s. Date unknown
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"As the anti-submarine warfare carrier USS Essex (CVS-9) steamed toward a nine-day visit to Rotterdam, Holland, for the Christmas Holidays, crewmen formed the traditional Dutch equivalent of America's 'Merry Christmas' on the flight deck."
"Essex, the oldest carrier still in operation, is deployed in the Eastern Atlantic as Flagship of Task Group 83.3. Through her visits to English, Dutch and German ports, 'The Fighten'est Ship in the Fleet' is giving our allies a chance to get a first-hand look at an example of America's naval strength."
Photograph and caption were released by the ship's PIO under date of 29 December 1961. Destroyer in the middle background is USS Robinson (DD-562).
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center. (photo # NH 97273).
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Essex at South Boston Naval Annex,Boston MA August 1965.
 

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That test bd is a great guy! Don't you think so? I do!!

Let's kick it old school!

At one time over forty years ago all Carrier Air Wing aircraft displayed colorful paint schemes..until it was discovered that radar reflected said paint schemes..Thats no good..

So..this is how Carrier borne aircraft looked back in the day.

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VF-161 F-4N Phantom circa 1975 assigned to CVW Five aboard USS Midway(CV 41)

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VF-211 F-8 Crusader assigned to CVW-21 aboard Fightin' Hanna..circa '70-75..


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A-6E Intruder of VA-34 assigned to CVW One aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) in 1976

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A Grumman F-14A Tomcat (BuNo 160391) of fighter squadron VF-84 Jolly Rogers, Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW-8) aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68) circa 1977.

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Four U.S. Navy McDonnell F-4B Phantom II (BuNo 149460, 150450, 151430, 152208) of Fighter Squadron VF-14 "Tophatters" in flight. Operating the F-4B, VF-14 was assigned to Carrier Air Wing 1 (CVW-1) aboard the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CVA-67) from November 1968 to December 1973.

The photo was taken before 1973, as 149460 was retired to the MASDC as 8F0027 on 17 December 1972; 150450 was written off on 26 November 1973 while in service with VMFA-323; 151430 was converted to an F-4N and still in use as a ground target at China Lake in 2007. 152208 was converted to an F-4N and retired to the MASDC as 8F0101 on 12 March 1982.
 

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Aboard JFK(John F Kennedy) back in the "day" we had liberty launches. No need to tie up in-port anywhere. We had few liberty launches on America also. But the ship contracted for liberty launches in our infrequent post visits while deployed.

Midway,Hancock & Nimitz were all West Coast ships. They had no liberty launches. When I served a ship could tie up in Subic & Yokosuka. In other ports the liberty launches were contracted out.

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Enlisted liberty boat being lowered into the water from aboard USS Franklin D Roosevelt (CVA 42) in a Mediterranean port circa 1964

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Shipmates loading into a JFK liberty launch in a Mediterranean port 1973...aaarrrvvv.

Liberty boats were stored in the hangar deck...Yes they ate up some aircraft spots..

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Deck Department Third DIV. USS John F Kennedy (CVA 67) 1973 MED Cruise.
 

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I served aboard USS Nimitz(CVN 68) in 1991 as a part of CVW-9 assigned to SEAOPDET 9 NAS Miramar, San Diego CA. I was assigned to AIMD(Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department) Paraloft.

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Nimitz performing a high speed turn ..circa 1990.

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The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) underway. The Nimitz, with assigned Carrier Air Wing 9 (CVW-9), was deployed to the Western Pacific and the Indian Ocean from 25 February to 24 August 1991.
 

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I also served aboard USS America(CV 66) in 1981 as part of CVW-11 . I was assigned to VS-33 an S-3A squadron out of NAS North Island in San Diego...mostly we just dropped sonobouys..


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VS-33 Screwbirds S-3A Viking firing Zuni rockets near Fallon NV..late 1980.

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I'm not 100% sure but I think the top photo is from the first transit and the bottom is from the second transit.
USS America (CV 66) transiting the Suez canal in 1981. We were the first carrier to transit the Suez sine 1966 when Intrepid made the journey.

from wiki;
Originally scheduled to have commenced her transit of the Suez Canal on 5 May, the tense situation in Lebanon prompted a 24-hour "hold" on the evolution. Given the go-ahead soon after, America made the 104.5 mi (168.2 km) transit on 6 May, in ten hours – the first United States Navy carrier to steam through the Suez Canal since Intrepid had made the passage shortly before the Arab-Israeli "Six-Day War" of 1967. It was also the first "super-carrier" to transit the canal since it had been modified to permit passage of supertankers.

And;
On 21 October 1981, America commenced the northbound transit of the Suez Canal. This transit, unlike the comparatively light-hearted one of 6 May, proved more tense. As a result of the unsettled conditions in Egypt following the 6 October 1981 assassination of President Anwar Sadat, the Egyptian government accorded America's passage through the Suez Canal the utmost security considerations. The Egyptian Navy provided a patrol vessel to escort the carrier, while an Egyptian Air Force helicopter conducted reconnaissance flight over both banks of the waterway. Egyptian Army units patrolled the adjacent canal roads. Additionally, liaison officers on board the carrier maintained constant touch with the security forces by radio.

Making the passage of the canal without incident, America continued on across the Mediterranean, reaching Palma on 25 October. After a three-day port call, the carrier conducted exercises with Spanish forces, and subsequently sailed for home on 1 November, departing the Mediterranean the following day. She arrived at Norfolk on 12 November 1981.
 

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My first ship..

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USS John F Kennedy (CVA 67) Photo taken in 1972. I was aboard. I served aboard JFK from March 24 1972 until August 1st 1973. Funny how a person remembers those dates.

My second ship..



USS Midway(CVA 41) Photo taken circa 1972. I served aboard Midway from August 17th 1973 until August 1st 1974.

My third ship..

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USS Hancock(CVA 19) photo taken in 1975. I served aboard Fightin' Hanna from August 15 1974 to August the 8th 1975.
 

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Dreadnoughts!!!

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USS Arizona (BB 39) on the East River in New York City 1916.

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Arizona in 1931 after her modernization at Norfolk Navy Yard Portsmouth VA.

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USS New York (BB 34) underway.



New York arriving in New York City after WWII.

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The Mighty FID enters Naples Italy ..circa 1959
FID = First In Defense


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Three Crusaders assigned to Carrier Air Group 8 (CVG-8) fly over USS Forrestal (CVA-59), circa August 1962. From fore to back: an F8U-1P (soon-to-be RF-8A) of VFP-62 "Fighting Photos," BuNo 146895, and two F8U-2's (F-8C) of VF-103 "Sluggers," BuNos 146932 and 145592. Official US Navy photo, from the ship's photo lab, File No. CVA-59-22236-L-8-62.

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Aerial photo of the launching of the attack aircraft carrier Saratoga (CVA-60) at the New York Naval Shipyard, Saturday, 8 October 1955. Photo by Flying Camera, Inc. of Bronx, NY #A-1297.

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Independence (CVA-62) going under the Manhattan Bridge, New York, 1959. Note the tilted mast.

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USS Constellation (CVA-64) about to pass under the Brooklyn Bridge, 12 July 1962, as she leaves Brooklyn, New York, bound for her new homeport, San Diego, California. Note Connie's tilted mast, and the city of New York in the background.
 

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