CV-62 - INDEPENDENCE 
Stokes Bay, Portsmouth
24th March -31st March  1984

 

Noted on board the ship where the following:-  CVW-6     'AE'  

(Serials in green were on the hanger deck)

VF-14 "Tophatters"   F-14A 159023/100 159618/101 159436/102 159433/103 159431/106
      159453/107 159463/110 159596/111 159597/114  
VF-32 "Swordsmen"   F-14A 159423/201 159444/203 159462/204 159598/205 159604/207
      161158/211 161159/212 161162/214 161282/215  
VA-15 "Valions"   A-7E 160738/300 160859/301 159294/302 159283/303 160869/304
      160879/306 159285/307 160865/310 160873/311 158819/312
      159971/314        
VA-87 "Golden Warriors"  A-7E 160560/400 156807/401 157450/403 156862/404 159653/405
      160554/406 157570/407 157485/410 156832/411 159988/412
VA-176 "Thunderbolts" A-6E 159178/500 155664/501 158798/502 155719/503 152948/504
      158797/505 154140/506 159182/507 157025/511  
    KA-6D 151575/513 152592/514 154133/515 151581/516 152618/517
VAW-122 "Hummer Gators" E-2C 159494/600 159105/601 160698/602 160703/603  
VAQ-131 "Lancers" EA-6B 161244/604 160433/605 158650/606 158649/607  
HS-15 "Red Lions"   SH-3H 152133/610 156501/611 152122/612 152110/613 152134/614
      152139/615        
VS-28 "Gamblers" S-3A 159764/700 159418/701 159402/703 160600/704 160601/705
      158873/706 160603/710 159741/711    
Main report courtesy of BAR, other elements per my own logs.

Additional aircraft which spent time on the hanger deck included 201 (from 26/3 until departure), 310 (from around 27/3 to departure, certainly below by 29/3), 312 (from arrival, moved up 27/3), 406 (from arrival until departure, but is believed to have put in a brief appearance on deck 26/27.3), 601 (from arrival, moving up 31/3 just prior to departure), 606 (from arrival, moving up as the carrier sailed on 31/3), 610 (from at least 27/3 until departure), 614 (from arrival, moved up by 27/3). The carrier anchored in Stokes Bay at 19:00 on 24/3. It stayed for a week, departing at 10:30 on 31/3. The aircraft underlined in the following list were on the hanger deck throughout, of these 412 had been damaged. Additional aircraft which had spent time on the hanger deck are listed after the serials. It was reported that the ship had lost at least one A-7E and one S-3A during "Teamwork", while C-1A 136750 was away in Sigonella.

 

VF-14 VF-32 VA-15 VA-87 VA-176

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VAW-122 VAQ-131 HS-15 VS-28  

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