CVN-68 - USS NIMITZ  
Stokes Bay, Portsmouth
22nd June -26th June 1978

 

 

 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-8     'AJ'  

(Serials in green were on the hanger deck)

VAW-112 "Golden Hawks" E-2B 151708/010 151749/011 152477/012 152478/013  
VF-41 "Black Aces" F-14A 160379/100 160381/101 160383/102 160385/103 160387/104
      160388/105 160398/106 160399/107 160400/110 160404/112
      160395/114        
VF-84 "Jolly Rogers" F-14A 160393/200 160380/201 160405/202 160384/203 160397/206
      160390/207 160391/210 160401/211 160394/212  
VA-82 "Marauders" A-7E 159289/300 159301/301 157580/302 159303/303 157450/304
      157456/305 158824/306 159307/307 157571/311 159261/313
VA-86 "Sidewinders" A-7E 159292/400 159305/401 159306/402 159308/403 159263/405
      158667/407 158662/410 158839/411 157510/412 158825/413
VA-35 "panthers" A-6E 155702/500 159906/501 157003/502 155623/503 156997/504
      157012/505 157021/506 157013/507 157019/510  
    KA-6D 155691/520 151579/521 151792/522 152927/523  
RVAH-5 "Savage Sons" RA-5C 156610/601 156624/602 156628/603    
VAQ-135 "Black Ravens" EA-6B 159908/610 159909/611 159910/612 160433/613  
VS-24 "Scouts" S-3A 160137/700 160138/701 160139/702 160140/703 160141/704
      160143/706 160145/707 160146/710 160147/711 159743/712
HS-9 "Sea Griffins" SH-3H 149735/730 148995/731 148999/732 149010/733 148976/734
      149717/735 149898/736 152132/737    

Report per BARG

The COD aircraft was C-1A 136783/68 with the name of "Salt One" on the engine cowlings. In addition HH-46A 151955 from NAS Rota was flying between the carrier and Lee-on-Solent. VR-24/JM sent C-1A 146034 and C-2A 152791 which operated out of Northolt and Mildenhall while the carrier was anchored.

 

VAW-112 VF-41 VF-84 VA-82 VA-86

VF-84 Squadron Patch

VA-35 RVAH-5 VAQ-135 VS-24 HS-9

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