Click here to see which uss america memorabilia are currently for sale on ebay. A vf102 tomcat was first to be fired on by a libyan sa5 and triplea while flying combat air patrol for operation attain document. They include the volumes in the navy department librarys collection, the nations largest cruise book collection. Uss ranger 1957 1958 cruise book, 1st cruise book 20aug1958 ports. Uss cacapon ao52 navy cruise book 19681969 vietnam era lawrence allen, crew of uss cacapon, d. Ive spent hours reading through various cruise books, in particular the wwii carrier and battleship ones. In march 1986, the diamondbacks deployed on board america, headed for the gulf of sidra joining uss saratoga and uss coral sea to challenge the libyan proclaimed line of death. Gallery was visiting as many 6th fleet ships as possible during his month stay in the mediterranean to gather material for articles and books. Uss america cvacv66 was one of three kitty hawkclass supercarriers built for the united. Uss coral sea cva43 1967 1968 cruise book carrier west 6768. Great deals from u s naval history store on uss cv cruise. Created by the crew of uss walke dd723 to commemorate the westpac 1967 1968 cruise, this rare, new copy of the u.
Its ok lt wiest above didnt make the cruise book either. Uss america cva66 vietnam war deployment cruise book year. Ss america carrying this name three different times during her career. America, cva66cv66, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977. Created by the crew of uss walke dd723 to commemorate the westpac 19671968 cruise, this rare, new copy of the u. Search for shipmates, friends, family, and memories in one of the largest collections of online naval cruise book images and photos. Naval history cruise book was stored by the publisher for over 45 years and never previously distributed. Largest collection of old navy cruise books yearbooks on the internet. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times. Uss america departed norfolk april 10, 1968, for a scheduled western pacific deployment. Westpac 19671968 uss mount mckinley vietnam cruise book. Uss america cva66 1968 westpacvietnam war cruise book ebay. Alamo lsd33 1966, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1986 alaska cb1 1945 albany ca123 1951, 1951a, 1954, 1955 albany cg10 1964, 1966, 1971, 1973, 1975 albert david de1050 1972 alcyone aka7 1945 alexander hamilton ssbn517 1963 alfred a.
Us navy cruise books the largest online collection of. Navy cruise books for various years and ships from 1919 to 2009. Several commands only order copies for about 23 of the crew as a rule of thumb. The 1968 cruise book is presented here courtesy of stephen r. Here is an excerpt from the uss america cvn66 1968 cruise book. In late july, the second group of 41 middies arrived for their sixweek cruise. Uss america cv 66 westpac cruise book 1968 ports of call. Cruise book 196264 cruise book 196061 cruise book 1960 this website is supported by your membership. See more ideas about uss america, america, aircraft carrier. Check out our web sites for complete cruise book details. Uss america cv 66 westpac cruise book 1968 engineering.
Back to last page back to cruise book page back to uss america page. Us navy cruise books are unofficial publications published by a ships crew to document a cruise or deployment. Us navy cruise book uss enterprise cvn 65 westpac 1978. Uss yorktown association news bulletin about the blue water navy vietnam veterans act signed into law june 25, 2019. Westpac,uss america, vietnam 7273 med cruise, uss forrestal, 73.
Vietnam uss ticonderoga cva14 related pictures uss. Uss america cv66 ships store retail company facebook. Westpac, uss america, vietnam 7273 med cruise, uss forrestal, 73. Uss america cv66 conventionallypowered aircraft carrier. Inport, subic bay 21 may 1968 25 may 1968 inport, subic bay 29 jun 1968 5 jul 1968 inport, subic bay 4 aug 1968 8 aug 1968 inport, hong kong 10 aug 1968 16 aug 1968. Sep 14, 2017 vietnam uss ticonderoga cva14 related pictures uss ticonderoga cva 14 vietnam cruise book 1968 ebay stay safe and healthy. Commissioned in 1965, she spent most of her career in the atlantic and mediterranean, but did make three pacific deployments serving in the vietnam war. Navy cruise book for sale us military collectibles. At, may 30, she arrived at yankee station, and at 0630 the next morning the first aircraft since commissioning to leave her deck in anger was launched. Inport, subic bay 21 may 1968 25 may 1968 inport, subic bay 29 jun 1968 5 jul 1968 inport, subic bay 4 aug 1968 8 aug 1968 in. Uss america cva cv 66 kitty hawk class aircraft carrier us navy. Launched february 1, 1964, america was an aircraft carrier assigned to.
Alameda to 1975 10nov1958 careless magazine explosion kills 2, off san francisco 3jan1959 to 27jul1959 1st westpac cruise. List of ships with agent orange exposure confirmed salem. Uss america cv 66 westpac cruise book 1968 did you serve aboard uss america cv 66. Uss america cva66 vietnam war deployment cruise book year log 1968 navy. Uss lawrence ddg 4 mediterranean 1968 cruise book us navy on. Uss america cva66 19651966 maiden voyage mediterranean.
Cruise books are yearbookstyle books put together by volunteers on board ship to commemorate a deployment. For rating shirts click on your rating abbreviation below. Uss providence cl82clg6 official site of uss providence. Sadly, my dad must have somehow missed making it into the vf33 personnel roster in the book. Uss america cva66 maiden voyage cruise book 1965 commissioning maiden voyage caribbean cruise first deployment to the mediterranean keel laying commissioning philbex 666 includes unidentified candid photos 812 x 11 hardcover in good condition, previous owners. Uss america cv 66 westpac cruise book 1968 the cruise. Sumner dd692 1962 alshain aka55 1955 alstede af48 1965. This is a scarce 1968 united states navy westpac cruise 1968 uss america cva66 cruise book. It will open in a new window and is image extensive. Us navy patch aircraft carrier uss america cva66 far east cruise 1968. Cruise books in the navy department librarys collection. The ship made her first two cruises to the mediterranean. Alamo lsd33 1961, 1966, 196768, 1969, 1972, 1974, 197576, 1977, 1980, 1986. Check out our uss america cv 66 crew list and reconnect with old shipmates.
This page contains scans from the commissioning of the uss america, 1965. The aircraft carrier was built at newport news, virginia, and was commissioned on jan. She carried many names in the 54 years between her construction and her 1994 wreck. She also served in the persian gulf wars operations desert shield and desert storm. The uss america, as part of a larger contingent of world allies, was once again bound for the region and joined the uss john f. Maiden cruise 1962 mediterranean cruise 1963 world cruise 1964 operation sea orbit westpac cruise 1965 66 westpac cruise 1966 67 westpac cruise 1968 westpac cruise 1969 westpac cruise 1971 72 westpac cruise 1972 73 westpac cruise 1974 75 westpac cruise 1976 77 westpac cruise 1978 westpac cruise 1982 83 westpac cruise 1984 85. Uss america cvacv66 was one of three kitty hawkclass supercarriers built for the united states navy in the 1960s. During the 1967 mediterranean cruise of uss america cva66.
Scarce westpac cruise 1968 uss america cva66 cruise book. Many former sailors lose their cruise books over time, and then desperately look for a copy in their retirement years. This page contains scans from the launching of the uss america, 1964. Josephus daniels dlg 27 naval cruise book, class of 1968, page of 96 has the largest online yearbook collection of college, university, high school, middle school, junior high school, military, naval cruise books and yearbooks. Uss walke dd723 navy cruise book 19671968 vietnam era. By january 17th, 1991, operation desert storm was in full swing and americas air wing was back in action providing combat air patrols and later direct strikes on.
Judging from aircraft markings, this picture was possibly taken in early 1968. Uss america is the third naval ship to be named such. Uss america, museum, history, historia, history books. Josephus daniels dlg 27 naval cruise book, class of 1968. The number of copies of a cruise book is very limited. On 10 january 1967, america departed norfolk for her second mediterranean cruise and relieved uss independence cv62 at pollensa bay on 22 january.
Uss america cva66 maiden voyage cruise book 1965 commissioning maiden voyage caribbean cruise first deployment to the mediterranean keel laying commissioning philbex 666 includes unidentified candid photos 812 x 11 hardcover in good condition, previous owners notation on end page thank you for looking. Ss america was an ocean liner built in 1940 for the united states lines and designed by the noted american naval architect william francis gibbs. I found my dads old navy slides cva66 uss america world. Launched february 1, 1964, america was an aircraft carrier assigned to the 6th fleet, and later the 7th fleet. Cruise books capture the most personal memories of a sailors navy career. I am on the uss america, the navys newest and largest attack carrier. A7ab corsair va82 uss america ltjg tom brown 1968 works. On may 26, she participated in exercise new boy and the next day held carrier qualifications. Pictures of friends, port calls and facts about their commands can all be found within the pages.496 97 604 737 810 710 1152 341 1418 733 511 84 1532 233 130 252 496 393 1427 447 172 326 560 626 205 394 372 215 148 1014 547 1438 271 1016 1547 1168 42 148 560 1276 224 508 1012 956 656 756 189 560 756