CVA-62 USS Independence

US US Navy




1959 to 1998    


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Flight Deck: 62
Call Sign: NNQN
See Also: LCS Independence class LCS-2


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History of US CVA-62 USS Independence

1954-jul-2Ordered
1955-jul-1Laid down
1958-jun-6Launched
1959-jan-10Commissioned
1959-jun-30HomeportNS Norfolk Norfolk, VA
1960-nov-30DeploymentExercise Royal Flush IV joint US-UK exercise in Western Mediterranean, including HMS Ark Royal, HMS Hermes, HMS Victorious, USS Intrepid and USS Saratoga.
1988-oct-8HomeportNaval Base San Diego San Diego, CA
1991-sepHomeportJPYokosuka Naval Base relieved USS Midway at Yokosuka, as forward-deployed carrier, until Aug 1998.
1997-febPort VisitGUNaval Base Guam first carrier to visit Guam since 1961.
1997-aprPort VisitMYPort Klang first carrier to visit Port Klang
1998-sep-30Decommissionedat Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA
2004-mar-8Struck
2016-apr-17still laid up at Puget Sound, pending scrapping in Texas.

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,