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,