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  • CVA-60 USS Saratoga

    US US Navy




    1956 to 1994    


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    Flight Deck: 60
    Call Sign: NJRS


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    History of US CVA-60 USS Saratoga

    1952-jul-23Orderedas CVB-60
    1952-dec-16Laid downas CVA-60, in Brooklyn
    1955-oct-8Launched
    1956-apr-14Commissioned
    1958-julDeploymentLBoff Lebanon 6th Fleet Operation Blue Bat part of US 6th Fleet, when tasked with support for Lebanese stability operations in Eastern Mediterranean. HUP-2 of HU-2 (det 43) were embarked. Operations continued until 23 Aug.
    1960-nov-30DeploymentExercise Royal Flush IV joint US-UK exercise in Western Mediterranean, including HMS Ark Royal, HMS Hermes, HMS Victorious, USS Independence and USS Intrepid.
    1994-aug-20Decommissioned

    Specifications

       

        from Forrestal class
    78000full load (tn)
    330length (m)
    39.50beam (m)
    11draught (m)
    34max speed (knots)
    4Naval Engine steam turbines



    Builder

       

    US New York Naval Shipyard,



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