CV-67 - USS JOHN F. KENNEDY  
Stokes Bay, Portsmouth
18th June -23rd June 1983

 

 

Noted on board the ship where the following:-  CVW-3  'AC' 

(Serials in green were on the hanger deck)

VF-11 "Red Rippers" F-14A 159010/100 159025/101 159014/102 161166/104 159021/105
      161163/106 159434/110 159438/111 159454/112 159610/114
      159616/115        
VF-31 "Tomcatters" F-14A 159421/200 159422/201 159009/202 159437/203 159449/204
      159019/206 159020/207 159013/210 161147/211 161149/212
      161150/214        
VA-75 "Sunday Punchers" A-6E 160997/500 161085/501 157002/502 161660/503 158531/504
      152936/505 159576/506 152933/507 158790/510 154158/511
    KA-6D 152934/513 149937/514 152935/515 155686/516 155597/517
VA-85 "Black Falcons" A-6E 155620/540 160998/542 161088/543 159900/544 161093/545
      161106/546 159895/547 157029/550 161662/553 154136/554
      159183/555 152915/556 159574/557    
VAW-126 "Sea Hawks" E-2C 160011/600 160418/601 160701/602 159107/603  
VAQ-137 "Rooks" EA-6B 158800/604 158801/605 158807/606 158816/607  
HS-7 "Shamrocks" SH-3H 151525/610 149900/611 152123/612 148980/613 151550/614
      152112/615        
VS-22 "Checkmates" S-3A 159731/700 160146/701 160136/702 160141/703 160148/704
      159752/705 159420/706 159734/707 160138/710 159766/711
    C-1A 136772/67        
Main report courtesy of BAR, other elements per my own logs.
Most of the A-6's either had toned-down markings or where in the low-vis grey scheme, and all were TRAM-capable although there were insufficient sensors aboard for each aircraft to have one. A-6E 157029/550 was in a serious state of disrepair on the hanger deck after a landing accident earlier in the cruise (one main wheel was lost in a heavy bolter while the other came off in the subsequent crash-landing on deck) S-3A's 160146/701 & 160148/704 were minus squadron markings, the former showing signs of a hasty requisition from its previous unit.

 

VF-11 VF-31  VA-75  VA-85  VAW-126

 

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 VAQ-137  HS-7  VS-22    

 

       

 

 
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