CV-66 - USS AMERICA  
Stokes Bay, Portsmouth
23rd September -26th September 1982

   

If anyone has any photographs of the ship during her visit we would be pleased to hear from you.

 

Noted on board the ship where the following:-  CVW-1  'AB' 

BuNo's in green were Below deck

VF-102 "Diamondbacks" F-14A 159466/100 159458/101 159447/102 159006/103 159465/104
      159439/105 159004/106 159460/107 159440/110 161283/111
      161285/112 161286/113      
VF-33 "Starfighters" F-14A 159425/200 159428/201 159426/202 159445/203 159450/204
      159589/205 159015/206 159429/207 159427/210 159609/211
      159446/212 159448/214      
VA-46 "Clansman" A-7E 160555/300 160556/301 160561/302 160553/303 160558/304
      160560/306 160554/307 157481/311 159988/314  
VA-72 "Bluehawks" A-7E 160552/400 160549/401 159992/402 159987/405 160551/406
      160550/407 159995/410 159994/411 159997/412 160547/413
VA-34 "Blue Blasters" A-6E 161231/500 161232/501 159184/502 149941/503 155643/504
      155656/505 155659/507 155668/510 154167/511 149953/512
      149951/513        
    KA-6D 152624/514 152927/515 152606/516 155691/517  
VAW-123 "Screwtops" E-2C 158641/600 161097/ 160697/602 159112/603 160698/217
VAQ-135 "Black Ravens" EA-6B 158543/605 158040/AJ-604 161115/AJ-606 161116/AJ-607  
HS-11 "Dragon Slayers" SH-3H 152124/610 149730/611 149934/612 149711/613 149718/614
      152107/615        
VS-32 "Maulers" S-3B 159751/700 159767/701 159753/702 159762/703 159755/704
      158866/705 159757/706 159765/707 159416/710 159760/711

Report Courtesy of BAR

The visit to Portsmouth was originally to have been until 1.10, after which she was to sail to Puerto Rico for an exercise then home to Norfolk. However, the visit was curtailed at the weekend when she received orders to sail to the Med to relieve the "Forrestal" which had suffered a serious accident. VA-46 lost an A-7E early 9/82. The EA-6's had the AJ codes repainted including "Nimitz" titles

 

VF-102 VF-33 VA-46 VA-72 VA-34

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VAW-123 VAQ-135 HS-11 VS-32  
vaw123_insig.jpg (25835 bytes) vaq135_insig.jpg (15447 bytes) hs11_insig.gif (7777 bytes)  
 

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