CV-66 - USS AMERICA  
Stokes Bay, Portsmouth
24th September -28th September 1991

    Picture copyright Nigel R.Sadler

 

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

 

VF-102 "Diamondbacks" F-14A 162695/100 162704/102 162696/103 159458/104 160401/105
      161866/110 161147/111 161280/112 161155/113 161161/114
VF-33 "Starfighters" F-14A 160381/200 162698/202 160399/203 160395/204 159450/205
      161151/206 160406/207 161142/210 159445/211 161861/212
VFA-82 "Marauders" F/A-18C 163467/300 163494/302 163442/303 163448/305 163449/306
      163455/307 163456/310 163459/311 163435/312  
VFA-86 "Sidewinders" F/A-18C 163443/400 163437/401 163439/402 163450/403 163451/404
      163458/405 163461/410 163478/412    
VA-85 "Black Falcons" A-6E 155678/500 161106/501 155664/502 154135/503 161232/504
      152945/510 161677/512 155710/514    
    KA-6D 155604/520 151810/521 151814/522 155598/523  
VAW-123 "Screwtops" E-2C 162619/600 162801/601 162797/602 162798/603 160008/604
HS-11 "Dragon Slayers" SH-3H 152709/610 154102/611 154101/612 154122/613 152694/614
      154103/615        
VAQ-137 "Rooks" EA-6B 161779/620 159584/621 161348/622 162938/624  
VS-32 "Maulers" S-3B 160606/700 159751/701 159766/702 159741/703 160601/704
      159765/705 159762/706 159768/707    

Main report courtesy of BAR, other elements per my own logs.

VA-85 A-6E 155661/505 and supporting VRC-40 C-2A's 162178/45, 162168/46 were present at Mildenhall throughout the carrier's visit. The A-6E had taken part in the Leuchars air display on 21/9 along with VF-102 F-14A 159458/104 & VFA-86 F/A-18C 163461/410 but it went u/s there and was unable to rejoin the ship before her arrival in the Solent.The aircraft was eventually flown aboard once again on 30/9 by which time the carr8er was some 200 miles west of Lands End, having left the Solent on 28/9.

Aircraft on the hanger deck on the Wednesday morning (25/9) comprised codes 111/112/114/200/204/207/300/305/312/400/402/405/503/510/520/523/610/611/622/705/706. By early Thursday morning codes 300/400/706 had moved to the flight deck while codes 610/410/700 had replaced them on the hanger deck.

Photograph Copyright Nigel R. Sadler Photograph Copyright Nigel R. Sadler

 

VF-102 VF-33 VFA-82 VFA-86 VA-85

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VAW-123 HS-11 VAQ-137 VS-32  
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