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  • CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk

    US US Navy




    1961 to 2009    


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    Flight Deck: 63
    Call Sign: NZFF


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    History of US CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk

    1955Ordered
    1956-dec-27Laid downas CVA-63
    1960-may-21Launched
    1961-apr-29CommissionedNS Norfolk
    1961-oct-1CLCape Horn rounded Cape Horn in transit to San Diego
    1961-oct-13Port VisitCLValparaíso
    1961-oct-20Port VisitPECallao
    1961-nov-1HomeportNaval Base San Diego
    1961-nov-23RefitSan Francisco Naval Shipyard
    1962-nov-30Port VisitRPManila Harbour Philippine Republic Aviation Week Air Show
    1962-decPort VisitHKHong Kong Port
    1963-jun-6California off coast President JFK on board
    1973reclassified as CV-63
    1989RefitService Life Extension Programme, until 1991
    1998-jul-6departure San Diego
    1998-augHomeportJPYokosuka Naval Base As forward deploy carrier at Yokosuka, Japan
    1998-augHomeportrelieved USS Independence at Yokosuka, as forward-deployed carrier, until May 2008.
    2001-oct-12DeploymentArabian Sea Enduring Freedom 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.
    2007-sep-4Deployment7th Fleet Exercise Malabar 07-2 Participated in multi-national exercise in Bay of Bengal with Carrier Air Wing 5 embarked, until 9 Sep.
    2008-may-28DeploymentNaval Base San Diego departured Yokosuka after being relieved by USS George Washington. Took part in RIMPAC 08 and made for San Diego; arrived Aug 2008
    2009-may-12DecommissionedNS Kitsap Decommissioned at Bremerton



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