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  • 1961    


        Derivatives / Succeeded by
    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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