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From Days gone by....

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On May 15, 1981 Nimitz departed Norfolk for the final phases of her workup schedule for an upcoming Med Cruise. On the night of May 25 and EA-6B Prowler attempting to land struck a helicopter, then hit another aircraft and a tow tractor. A fuel fire erupted and, although fire-fighting systems reacted quickly, four missile warheads detonated. Fourteen crewmen were killed and 45 injured, three aircraft destroyed and nine damaged. The ship is seen returning to port, May 28, for repairs. She returned to sea less than 48 hours later to complete her training schedule. US Navy photo by PH1 Ken Brewer (DVIC id.: DNSC8203496)...I served aboard Nimitz in 1991.



America (CV-66), USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67), USS Nimitz (CVN-68) and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower(CVN-69) moored at piers No. 11 and 12, Naval Station Norfolk, VA, sometime between October 18th and 26th, 1985.

America returned from Exercise Ocean Safari on 9 October, and Nassau (LHA-4), readily visible in the background, on 12 October. John F. Kennedy arrived in Norfolk on 18 October, after post-overhaul trials and a visit to Fort Lauderdale, FL. Nimitz arrived from the Med on 4 October. Dwight D. Eisenhower had returned from the Caribbean on 22 August and began a COH at Newport News on 26 October.

U.S. Navy photo, available from DefenseImagery.mil as # DN-SC-86-02405.

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(DDG-23), the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68), the replenishment oiler USS
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(AOR-6), and the guided missile cruiser USS
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(CG-27) underway. The ships were part of Carrier Group Eight. Photo by PH1 R. Beno, February 5, 1987 available from the
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This clip below from 1962 is in excerpt from a movie shot with multiple cameras using 70mm film. Hence the excellent quality. No digital in 1962 doncha know!.....


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"FLYING CLIPPER" is a monumental documentary about the adventures of a Swedish sailing ship, which travels into the Mediterranean in the early 1960s. The trip takes you to the dream destinations of the old world: from the Côte d'Azur, the Greek islands, to the pyramids of Egypt. Photographed in 1962 with specially designed 70mm cameras, "FLYING CLIPPER" was the first German film produced in this high-resolution large format. The spectacular photography of the Formula 1 race in Monaco or aboard the aircraft carrier USS Shangri-La are a technical masterpiece and still create a breathtaking visual experience.
 

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26 May 2012: location unknown - The guided missile frigate ROCS Chih Yang (FF-932) (ex-USS Robert E. Peary, FF 1073) tied-up pierside.
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USS Maddox (DD-731) and USS Samuel N. Moore (DD-747) in Nanaimo Harbor, B.C., Canada in 1949 for Victoria Day.

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Yokosuka, October 7 1961, with the Maddox and 10 other destroyers being serviced by the USS Piedmont (AD-17)

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Circa 1963-1967, USS Ernest G. Small (DD-838) with the USS George K. MacKenzie (DD-836) coming alongside.

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USS Leary (DD 879) Circa 1972, location unknown.
 

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A starboard beam view of the aircraft carrier USS Midway (CV-41) entering Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines, 9/14/1982 PHCS Steven Harris, USN.

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USS Midway(CV 41) is currently a museum ship in San Diego CA. Over 1,000,000 visitors board Midway every year making he the number 2 maritime museum in the World. Only the USS Arizona(BB 39) memorial has more visitors.

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Senior Chief Boatswain’s Mate and Master Diver Carl M. Brashear checks line on the deck of USS Hunley (AS 31). Brashear wears an artificial partial left leg as the result of an accident which occurred in the line of duty. Photographed by PHC A.J. Walker, April 22, 1971. U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

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Senior Chief Boatswain’s Mate and Master Diver Carl M. Brashear assists another diver as he prepares to enter the water from USS Hunley (AS 31). Photographed by PHC A.J. Walker, April 22, 1971. U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

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USS Mason at Boston Navy Yard 1944. The USS Mason (DE-529) was commissioned on March 20, 1944, with a crew of 150 African-American enlisted men and six officers. The vessel was part of the Evarts-class destroyer escort, with the responsibility of providing protection for other naval vessels in the Atlantic Ocean.
 

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USS Arizona (BB-39). In the East River, New York City, at the time of her trials, circa mid-1916. She is accompanied by many tugs, and has small pine trees mounted in her mast tops. Tug Hudson is in the lower center. Photographed by Enrique Muller, Jr.

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USS Foote (Torpedo Boat #3), in dry dock at Brooklyn Navy Yard. Photographed by Detroit Publishing Company, between 1897 and 1901.

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USS Indianapolis (CA 35) entering the Hudson River, New York City, New York, May 31, 1934.

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NEW YORK (Nov. 2, 2009) The amphibious dock landing ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) New York (LPD 21) transits New York Harbor past the Statue of Liberty. The ship has 7.5 tons of steel from the World Trade Center in her bow and will be commissioned Nov. 7 in New York City. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Eric M. Durie/Released)

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(May 24. 2006) On the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault Ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), Sailors spell out the message I Love New York as they enter NY Harbor for Fleet Week 2006. U.S. Navy photo by MC1(SW/AW) Aaron Glover (RELEASED) By (LHD 3) PAO
 

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Submitted Photos by Katherine Renfrew. A flyer created for a historical presentation at the Museum Annex facility aboard Naval Station Norfolk of the Hampton Roads Naval Museum. (US Navy Photo by Katherine Renfrew/Released).

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A historical photos from scanned postcards depicting the U.S. Navy's Great White Fleet at Sea. The fleet departed the Hampton Roads, Virginia area in December 1907 and returned in February 1909 after completing a round-the-world cruise. (US Navy Photos by Katherine Renfrew/Released).
 

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USS Franklin (CV-13) burning off the Japanese coast after she was hit by air attack, 19 March 1945. Photographed from USS
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(CL-60), which was alongside to help with firefighting and rescue work.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (photo # 80-G-273888).

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Afire and listing after she was hit by a Japanese air attack while operating off the coast of Japan, 19 March 1945. Photographed from USS Santa Fe (CL-60), which was alongside assisting with firefighting and rescue work.

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USS Franklin (CV-13) approaches New York City, while en route to the New York Navy Yard for repairs, 26 April 1945. Note the extensive damage to her after flight deck, received when she was hit by a Japanese air attack off the coast of Japan on 19 March 1945. Photographed by Naval Air Station Lakehurst, New Jersey.
NS021311: Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives

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View on the flight deck, looking forward, while the carrier was in New York Harbor, circa 28 April 1945. She had just returned from the Pacific for repair of battle damage received off Japan on 19 March 1945. Note damage to her flight deck, large U.S. ensign flying from her island, and the Manhattan skyline in the background.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (photo # 80-G-K-4760).

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....Before dawn on 19 March 1945, Franklin, Captain Leslie E. Gehres, commanding, launched a fighter sweep against Honshu and later a strike against shipping in Kobe Harbor. Suddenly, a single enemy plane pierced the cloud cover and made a low level run on the gallant ship to drop two semi-armor piercing bombs. One struck the flight deck centerline, penetrating to the hangar deck, effecting destruction and igniting fires through the second and third decks, and knocking out the combat information center and air plot. The second hit aft, tearing through two decks and fanning fires that triggered ammunition, bombs, and rockets. Franklin, within 50 miles of the Japanese mainland, lay dead in the water, took a 13° starboard list, lost all radio communications, and broiled under the heat from enveloping fires.

Many of the crew had been blown overboard, driven off by fire, or had been killed or wounded, but the 106 officers and 604 enlisted who voluntarily remained on board saved their ship through sheer valor and tenacity. The casualties totaled 724 killed and 265 wounded, and would have far exceeded this number except for the heroic work of many survivors. Among these were Lieutenant Commander Joseph T. O'Callahan, ChC (SJ) USNR, the ship's Roman Catholic chaplain, who emerged “as a soul-stirring sight. He seemed to be everywhere,” an eyewitness recounted later, “giving Extreme Unction to the dead and dying, urging the men on and himself handling hoses, jettisoning ammunition and doing everything he could to help save our ship. He was so conspicuous not only because of the cross daubed with paint across his helmet but because of his seemingly detached air as he went from place to place with head slightly bowed as if in meditation or prayer.” Lieutenant (junior grade) Donald A. Gary also emerged a hero, calming anxious men seemingly trapped in a smoke-filled compartment. After finding an exit after repeated attempts, he led some 300 of his shipmates to safety. He later organized and led fire-fighting parties to battle the blazing inferno on the hangar deck, and entered number three fireroom to raise steam in one boiler, braving extreme hazards in so doing. Both men subsequently received Medals of Honor for their bravery; ships were also named for them. Light cruiser Santa Fe (CL-60) similarly rendered vital assistance in rescuing crewmen from the sea and closing Franklin to take off the numerous wounded.

Franklin was taken in tow by heavy cruiser Pittsburgh (CA-72) but she managed to work up to 14 knots and ultimately reach Pearl Harbor, where a cleanup job permitted her to proceed under her own power to the United States, ultimately reaching Brooklyn, New York, on 28 April. Following the end of the war, Franklin was opened to the public for Navy Day celebrations in October 1945, and on 17 February 1947 was placed out of commission at Bayonne, New Jersey.

While Franklin lay “mothballed” at Bayonne, never returning to active service, she was redesignated to an attack aircraft carrier (CVA-13) on 1 October 1952, to an antisubmarine warfare support carrier (CVS-13) on 8 August 1953 and, ultimately, to an aircraft transport (AVT-8) on 15 May 1959. She was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 1 October 1964. Franklin was then sold for scrap in 1966.

Franklin received four battle stars for her World War II service.
 

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USS Essex (CVA-9), Yokosuka, Japan, circa 1955. Essex deployed to the Western Pacific, with Carrier Air Group (CVG) 2, 3 November 1954–21 June 1955. Photo taken and submitted by LeRoy VanHee

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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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This photo of Intrepid was taken sometime in the mid 50's in the Mediterranean.© Larry Bohn..Where? Naples? Barcelona? Cannes? Palma? Piraeus? Rhodes? Ahhh the memories.. popeye made two MED cruises..oh so long ago..aboard the JFK..

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En route to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 10 January 1954, during shakedown following completion of her SCB-27A modernization. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (photo # 80-G-K-17108).

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Flight deck of USS Ticonderoga (CVA-14), looking aft, Sardinia, Italy, November 1955.
Deployed with Ticonderoga was Carrier Air Group (CVG) 3, which included: F2H-4 and F2H-2P Banshees; F9F-8 Cougars; F7U-3 Cutlasses; AD-6, AD-5W and AD-5N Skyraiders; AJ-1 Savages; and HUP-2 Retriever helicopters.
 

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From 17 December 1929 to 16 January 1930 USS Lexington supplied electrical power to Tacoma, Washington, when this city suffered a power shortage. The electricity from the carrier totaled more than 4.25 million kilowatt-hours.

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USS Lexington (CV-2), left, and USS Saratoga (CV-3) open to the public for viewing at New York City, June 1934.



USS Enterprise (CV-6) departing Pearl Harbor, 1941–42 (probably early 1942). The wartime censor has removed the radar antennas. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) photo, # 80-G-217729.

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USS Enterprise (CV-6) is seen on 17 October 1945, being assisted by tugs to her appointed mooring spot in the Hudson River for the upcoming Navy Day Celebration. United States National Archives, photo # 80-G-K-6557.



"(NY15--Nov.26)--'BIG E' LOADED WITH TROOPS BOUND FOR U.S.A.--The famed U.S. carrier Enterprise, the rails of her flight deck jammed with returning servicemen, prepares to put out from Southampton, England, Nov. 23, bound for New York City, N.Y., where she is due Nov. 29. The veteran Pacific flattop is making her first Atlantic crossing since conversion as a troop-carrier. (AP wirephoto)(wb21600lon.) 1945"
 

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