• Helicopter books
  • Helicopter patches
  • Patches
  • HH-60W
  • Books
  • Urban air mobility
  • Army FARA
  • Marine One
  • Model kits
  • Kits
  • HH-101
  • Shop Amazon

  • CVA-62 USS Independence

    US US Navy




    1959 to 1998    


    Data

    Login to Edit

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


    Events

    Help Us

    Add new event for this unit
    Year:
    Month: <- (1/12) Optional
    Day: <- (1/31) Optional
    Text:
       
    Add Event

    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.
    1981-feb-2Port VisitAUFremantle Harbour visited Fremantle, until 7 Feb.
    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,



    share     facebook     twitter     linkedin