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US America (1965) class 1965
                        US John F Kennedy class 1968


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Shipyards

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US New York Naval Shipyard - 1
US New York Shipbuilding - 1


List of Ships

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USUS NavyCV-63USS Kitty HawkNZFF - 6319612009
USUS NavyCV-64USS ConstellationNNUL - 6419612003
USUS NavyCV-66America (1965) class USS AmericaNUSA - 6619651996
USUS NavyCV-67John F Kennedy class USS John F KennedyNJFK - 6719682007


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Events

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1955OrderedUS CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk
1956OrderedUS CV-64 USS Constellation
1956-dec-27Laid downUS CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk as CVA-63
1957-sep-14Laid downUS CV-64 USS Constellation as CVA-64
1960-may-21LaunchedUS CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk
1960-oct-8LaunchedUS CV-64 USS Constellation
1961-apr-29CommissionedUS CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk
1961-oct-1US CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk rounded Cape Horn in transit to San Diego
1961-oct-13Port VisitUS CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk
1961-oct-20Port VisitUS CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk
1961-oct-27CommissionedUS CV-64 USS Constellation
1961-nov-1HomeportUS CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk
1961-nov-23RefitUS CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk
1962-sepHomeportUS CV-64 USS Constellation San Diego, CA
1962-nov-30Port VisitUS CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk Philippine Republic Aviation Week Air Show
1962-decPort VisitUS CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk
1963-jun-6US CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk President JFK on board
1970-feb-20DeploymentUS CV-64 USS Constellation Yankee Station, off Vietnam, lost HH-3A 149908 from HC-7
1973US CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk reclassified as CV-63
1973-octRefitUS CV-64 USS Constellation oct73-jun74 overhaul at Puget Sound Naval Yard
1975-jul-1US CV-64 USS Constellation reclassified as CV-64
1982RefitUS CV-64 USS Constellation until 1984, Terrier long range SAMs removed.
1989RefitUS CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk Service Life Extension Programme, until 1991
1990-octRefitUS CV-64 USS Constellation Service Life Extension Programme, until Mar 1993
1993-julHomeportUS CV-64 USS Constellation new Homeport after SLEP refit.
1994-mayDeploymentUS CV-64 USS Constellation until Jun.
1994-novDeploymentUS CV-64 USS Constellation departed NAS North Island for 6 month WestPac95 deployment with HS-2 embarked. Joined by USS Kinkaid and Ammunition ship USS Kiska. Rendezvoused with USS Chosin and USS Lake Erie off Hawaii.
1995-janDeploymentUS CV-64 USS Constellation Persian Gulf enforcing no-fly zone, until May
1997-aprDeploymentUS CV-64 USS Constellation Persian Gulf enforcing no-fly zone, until Oct.
1998-jul-6US CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk departure San Diego
1998-augHomeportUS CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk As forward deploy carrier at Yokosuka, Japan
1998-augHomeportUS CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk relieved USS Independence at Yokosuka, as forward-deployed carrier, until May 2008.
1999-novPort VisitUS CV-64 USS Constellation visited Fremantle during mid Nov 1999
2001-aprDeploymentUS CV-64 USS Constellation Persian Gulf enforcing no-fly zone, until Aug when she headed for Pearl Harbor.
2001-sep-9DeploymentUS CV-64 USS Constellation return leg from Pearl Harbor to San Diego, arriving 14 Sep.
2001-oct-12DeploymentUS CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk positioned to the northern Arabian Sea with HS-14 plus 1st and 4th Bn 160th SOAR embarked, to support special operations missions over Afghanistan until 12 Dec.
2002-novDeploymentUS CV-64 USS Constellation Final deployment from NS San Diego to Arabian Gulf until Jun 2003.
2003-aug-7DecommissionedUS CV-64 USS Constellation at NAS North Island
2003-dec-2StruckUS CV-64 USS Constellation Bremerton, WA
2007-sep-4DeploymentUS CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk Exercise Malabar 07-2 Participated in multi-national exercise in Bay of Bengal with Carrier Air Wing 5 embarked, until 9 Sep.
2008-may-28DeploymentUS CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk departured Yokosuka after being relieved by USS George Washington. Took part in RIMPAC 08 and made for San Diego; arrived Aug 2008
2009-may-12DecommissionedUS CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk at Bremerton






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