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Posted 23 June 2018 - 01:23 PM

USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) Nimitz class nuclear supercarrier commissioned in 1989

 

Battle Group Foxtrot - Operation Desert Storm 1991

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 01:23 PM

TASK GROUP ALFA 1959 - USS VALLEY FORGE (CVS-45)

 

On 1 April 1958, Rear Admiral John S. Thach hoisted his two-star flag to the carrier's main as the ship became flagship of Task Group Alpha (TG Alpha). This group, built around Valley Forge, included eight destroyers, two submarines, and one squadron each of antisubmarine helicopters and airplanes; a detachment of airborne early warning airplanes, modified A-1 Skyraiders called "guppies" because of their bulging ventral Radomes; and a land-based Lockheed P-2 Neptune. A significant development in naval tactics, TG Alpha concentrated solely on developing and perfecting new devices and techniques for countering the potential menace of enemy submarines in an age of nuclear propulsion and deep-diving submersibles.

 
Observing the New Year (1958-1959) at sea, the carrier was steaming in very heavy weather when she was forced to take evasive action to avoid collision with a merchant ship. Heavy seas severely damaged the forward portion of the flight deck, requiring her to proceed to the New York Naval Shipyard for repairs. To ready her for service as quickly as possible, a corresponding 30-by-90-foot (9.1 m × 27.4 m) section was taken from the flight deck of the inactive carrier USS Franklin (CVS-13), berthed at Bayonne, New Jersey. The damaged section was cut away from Valley Forge's flight deck and the Franklin deck piece installed in its place. A bronze plaque was mounted on the newly replaced deck section to commemorate how the Franklin was damaged in action off Japan in April 1945

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 01:24 PM

TASK GROUP ALFA 1959 - USS VALLEY FORGE (CVS-45)

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Posted 14 October 2018 - 07:43 PM

USS MISSOURI (BB-63) Post Korean War mothballing - Circa 1957 to 1984 prior to her Cold War reactivation

 

Upon arrival in Bremerton, west of Seattle, Missouri was moored at the last pier of the reserve fleet berthing. She served as a popular tourist attraction, logging about 180,000 visitors per year, who came to view the "surrender deck" where a bronze plaque memorialized the spot (35.3547°N 139.76°E) in Tokyo Bay where Japan surrendered to the Allies, and the accompanying historical display that included copies of the surrender documents and photos. A small cottage industry grew in the civilian community just outside the gates, selling souvenirs and other memorabilia. Nearly thirty years passed before Missouri returned to active duty.

 

Naval Inactive Ships Maintenance Facility, Bremerton Washington

The Mothball Fleet

Preserving the Past to Prepare for the Future

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 11:01 PM

USS CARL VINSON BATTLE GROUP (CVN-70) 

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