Ss america carrying this name three different times during her career. Annual report of the secretary of the navy several of the older. In late july, the second group of 41 middies arrived for their six week cruise. Largest collection of old navy cruise books yearbooks on the internet. Air department officers and chiefs photo from uss america cruise book 1979.
For the next ten years the ex america, west point, australis, america 2, and italis languished with the other rusting hulks in the graveyard of abandonment at elefsina greece. Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. Captain leeds assumed command of america on 23 august 1979 at augusta bay. The number of copies of a cruise book is very limited. A former crew member of the mighty o has made the entire collection of cruise books from the uss oriskany available in digital format. Uss america cvacv66 was one of three kitty hawkclass supercarriers built for the united states navy in the 1960s. American singer, entertainer and 1984 miss america suzette charles 1985. Cruisebook for the uss independence cv 62 s 1979 mediterranean deployment. Ashtray from 1979, donated to the museum by paul pospisil. Check out our uss nimitz cvn 68 crew list and reconnect with old shipmates. Us navy cruise books the largest online collection of. This page contains scans from the launching of the uss america, 1964. Most cruise book in the navy department library may be reproduced. America then participated in exercise flaming lance, off the coast of sardinia, during which time leahy dlg16 controlled over 1,000.
Printing is also easily possible because of the high resolution 300dpi and the missing watermarks. Part two memories of the uss america and the mediterranean cruise of 1967. Uss america cv 66 uss america was the third kitty hawk class aircraft carrier and the third ship in the navy to bear the name. Each digital book is the same price regardless of its size or rarity. We specialize in us navy cruise books, us marine corps cruise books, air force books, and books on us military history. Cvw6 squadrons on board for cruises 1979 1985 tailcode. Alamo lsd33 1961, 1966, 196768, 1969, 1972, 1974, 197576, 1977, 1980, 1986. If you have any photos of interest to the navy nuclear weapons community and that are unclassified now, email them to the webmaster. America then anchored off the island of rhodes, greece, on 6 june for a fourday port visit, after which time she returned to athens to embark naval academy midshipmen for their summer training cruise. Uss america cv 66 mediterranean cruise book 1979 did you serve aboard uss america cv 66. They include the volumes in the navy department librarys collection, the nations largest cruise book collection. Navy cruise books for various years and ships from 1919 to 2009. Several commands only order copies for about 23 of the crew as a rule of thumb. Uss america was the third kitty hawk class aircraft carrier and the third ship in.
Us navy ssn571 nautilus pictorial and historical events, cruise book 19511957. Cruise books these cruise books have been donated to the independence memorial library for use in developing this site. Uss america cv 66 mediterranean and indian ocean cruise. If you are looking for a certain uss navy cruise book from wwii, korea or vietnam we just might have it. From 1521 february, america participated in operation springboard 70, the annual series of training exercises conducted in the caribbean. Modern biographical files in the navy department library. On july 3rd, the new york posts front page announced that ship is back to load up again, as the america now dubbed the mutiny shiptook on passengers for a 5day cruise. In 1979, after 40 years of carrying passengers she sailed into retirement. Uss juneau lpd10 1979 westpac cruise book log usn navy. Part two memories of the uss america and the mediterranean. Uss america cv66 uss america cvacv66 was one of three kitty hawkclass supercarriers built for the united states navy in the 1960s.
We have aircraft carriers, battleships, cruisers, destroyers and attack transports. This is a multimedia presentation that you will find interesting and unique. Creating those books is an old tradition in the us navy. Find great deals on ebay for uss america cruise book. Reporting the passing of abec retired as an aviation deck ldo richard pitt. Cruise books, usually similar in general content and format to high school or college yearbooks, are not official publications.
Uss america cvacv66 was one of three kitty hawkclass supercarriers built for the united. Search for shipmates, friends, family, and memories in one of the largest collections of online naval cruise book images and photos. Us navy cruise books are unofficial publications published by a ships crew to document a cruise or deployment. Check out our uss america cv 66 crew list and reconnect with old shipmates. The america was moored at norfolk and acquired by the navy on june 1, 1941, to be used as a troop transport. Uss independence cv62 1979 mediterranean cruise book.
Uss america cv66 mediterranean deployment cruise book. Mediterranean cruise book 197778 mediterranean cruise book 1979. Although all four ships of the class were completed with angled decks, ranger had the distinction of being the first us carrier built from the beginning as an angleddeck ship. Carrier air wing eleven on the uss kitty hawk cva63. Navy photo 1 from the uss america cv66 1981 cruise book available at. Back to last page back to cruise book page back to uss america page. America cv66 1976, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1989. The 1970s cruise ship nightmare that ended in a mutiny.
America cv 66 naval cruise book, class of 1979, page. Uss america aircraft carrier cv66 1979 mediterranean. Uss america cv66 1984 cruise book navy deployment slipcase history ephemera. The cruise books have been placed on a cd for years of enjoyable viewing. Fred kacher, commander of expeditionary strike group 7, and capt. Cruise books are yearbookstyle books put together by volunteers on board ship to commemorate a deployment. You will be able to zoom in to better read names etc. For rating shirts click on your rating abbreviation below. This cruise book is over 300 pages with colour photos of the ship, her crew, ports of call and embarked air wing 6. Email the webmaster with questions or comments about this web site. Researchers are encouraged to bring a digital camera to the library, or contact the naval historical foundation concerning purchasing a reproduction. Uss america cv66 ships store retail company facebook. All time cruise list aircraft this is a complete listing of every cruise made.
Uss america cv66 1979 mediterranean deployment log cruise book cruisebook. The ship made her first two cruises to the mediterranean. They are compiled by the officers and men of a ship, unit, or station for private distribution and customarily published by a local job printing firm. Here you can download the uss america cv 66 cruise book 198081 as a high resolution.
The aircraft carrier was built at newport news, virginia, and was commissioned on jan. Uss theodore roosevelt and uss america combat force youtube. Cruise book and document reproduction naval historical. The seventh uss ranger cvcva61 was the third of four forrestalclass supercarriers built for the united states navy in the 1950s. Initially commissioned as attack aircraft carrier cva 66, she was redesignated as multipurpose aircraft carrier cv 66 on june 30, 1975. Uss america is the third naval ship to be named such. F18a hornet prototype landing on uss america cv66 1979. Uss nimitz cvn 68 mediterranean and indian ocean cruise. Navy nuclear weapons association keepers of the dragon cruise books. Many former sailors lose their cruise books over time, and then desperately look for a copy in their retirement years. In some cases, photocopying or scanning by visitors and the naval. Sun tzu cruise books in the navy department librarys collection 7300 total words in this text 51681 reads ship name hull number year of cruise or publication aaaron ward dm34 1945 abbot dd629 1958, 1960.
Captain leeds next commanded the uss ashta bula ao 51 from 25 august 1978 through 15 july 1979 and conducted the ship during her busy westpac cruise. Use this link to determine if the library has a particular ships cruise book, you. When i was aboard in 7980 it was an on going joke that we were on the 5th annual. Uss nimitz cvn 68 mediterranean and indian ocean cruise book 197980.
Ss america was an ocean liner built in 1940 for the united states lines and was designed by the noted american naval architect william francis gibbs. Each cruise book cd will automatically start when inserted in your computers cd drive. Navy cruise book for sale military collectibles for sale. America cv 66 naval cruise book, class of 1979, page 23 of 336 has the largest online yearbook collection of college, university, high school, middle school, junior high school, military, naval cruise books and yearbooks. Cruise books capture the most personal memories of a sailors navy career. Crewmen aboard uss america look at a russian ship underway in the. Navy cruise book for sale us military collectibles. In late may of 1941 she was ordered to return to newport news to be handed over to the navy.
In july 1976, captain leeds received orders as commander. Uss america cv 66 operation desert storm cruise book 1991. See more ideas about uss america, america and aircraft carrier. Pictures of friends, port calls and facts about their commands can all be found within the pages. Us navy patrol squadron 1 1988 adak cruise book vp1. Cruise books in the navy department librarys collection.1301 1344 442 1347 1396 826 96 439 847 813 989 35 562 1146 610 349 1410 13 1128 631 375 1413 845 1464 28 347 254 966 376 495 828 1000 1212 783 270 402 1158 314 977 897