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USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE

(10 July 1944 to 26 April 1990)

CONSTRUCTION to LAUNCHING and EARLY JET AIRCRAFT DEVELOPMENT

Vol. I (10 July 1944 to 31 December 1975)

Vol. II (1 January 1976 to 19 August 1981)

 Vol. III (20 August 1981 to 26 April 1990)

 

Volume I of III

 

CHAPTER I

CONSTRUCTION to LAUNCHING

(10 July 1944 to October 1946)

 

CHAPTER II

SIX FLEET AND ATLANTIC FLEET CVs AND CVBs DEPLOYMENTS

(1 January 1946 to 30 September 1947)

 

CHAPTER III & IV

 

CHAPTER III

COMMISSIONING, SHAKEDOWN CRUISE & TRAINING

(Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Caribbean Sea for West Indies and Panama Canal)

(CV’s AND CVB’s OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA)

(1 October 1947 to 6 June 1948)

 

CHAPTER IV

MEDITERRANEAN AND CARIBBEAN MIDSHIPMAN CRUISE REPAIRS, ALTERATIONS & TRAINING off the Virginia Capes

(7 June 1948 to 2 May 1949)

 

CHAPTER V

SECOND MEDITERRANEAN SEA DEPLOYMENT REPAIRS, ALTERATIONS & TRAINING off the Virginia Capes

(outbreak of hostilities in Korea)

(3 May 1949 to 8 September 1950) 

 

CHAPTER VI to IX

 

CHAPTER VI

THIRD MEDITERRANEAN SEA DEPLOYMENT REPAIRS & TRAINING off the Virginia Capes

(Hostilities in Korea continue)

(9 September 1950 to 19 March 1951)

 

CHAPTER VII

FOURTH MEDITERRANEAN SEA DEPLOYMENT & OVERHAUL at NORFOLK NAVY YARD (Local Virginia Capes operations and refresher training out of Guantanamo Bay)

(Hostilities in Korea continue)

(20 March 1951 to 18 April 1952)

 

CHAPTER VIII

FIFTH MEDITERRANEAN SEA DEPLOYMENT

OVERHAUL AT NORFOLK NAVY YARD, VA.

CARRIER QUALIFICATIONS

off the Virginia Capes to Mayport, Florida

and into Cuban waters and the West Indies

(Hostilities in Korea continue and carriers participating with the Seventh Fleet)

(25 April 1952 to 25 April 1953)

 

CHAPTER IX

CARRIER QUALIFICATIONS off the Virginia Capes Carrying out Tests for the Bureau of Aeronautics and trained Members of the Naval Reserve at

Mayport, Florida, and Guantanamo Bay

Iran History & Air Arm

(26 April 1953 to 6 July 1954)

 

CHAPTER X

KOREA AIRCRAFT CARRIER (CV-CVA, CVE & CVL)

DEPLOYMENT DATES (1950 to 1953)

Korean Theater of Operation

 

CHAPTER XI to XVI

CHAPTER XI

SEVENTH MEDITERRANEAN SEA DEPLOYMENT

CARRIER QUALIFICATIONS off the

Virginia Capes to Mayport, Florida and into Cuban waters and the West Indies

(7 July 1954 to 4 March 1955)

 

CHAPTER XII

EIGHTH MEDITERRANEAN SEA DEPLOYMENT - Operated out of Norfolk, ranging from the Va. Capes to Mayport, Florida and into Cuban waters and the West Indies - Iran History & Air Arm

(5 March 1955 to 12 August 1956)

 

CHAPTER XIII

NINTH MEDITERRANEAN SEA DEPLOYMENT -CARRIER QUALIFICATIONSSOUTHERN ATLANTIC, SOUTHERN & WESTERN PACIFIC CRUISEAND TRANSFER TO THE WEST COAST FOR OVERALL AT PUDGETSOUND NAVAL SHIPYARD, BREMERTON WASHINGTON

Suez Canal Crisis

(13 August 1956 to 25 February 1957)

 

CHAPTER XIV

DEPLOYMENT HISTORY, AWARDS AND CITATIONS OPERATING with U.S. Atlantic Command (Atlantic Fleet) (8th & 2nd) and 6th Fleet operating in the Mediterranean Sea

(19 January 1948 to 15 April 1957)

 

CHAPTER XV

SOUTHERN ATLANTIC, SOUTHERN & WESTERN PACIFIC CRUISE

AND TRANSFER TO THE WEST COAST FOR OVERALL AT PUDGET

SOUND NAVAL SHIPYARD, BREMERTON, WA.

LEBANON CRISIS

Amphibious units landed 1,800 Marines on the beach near Beirut, Lebanon –

Lebanon Crisis of summer 1958 - Nationalist Chinese islands of Quemoy and

Matsu were threatened with communist invasion in August 1958 - Evacuation

of 56 U.S. citizens and three foreign nationals from Nicara, Cuba)

Iran History & Air Arm

(1 January 1957 to 10 March 1960)

 

CHAPTER XVI

PUDGET SOUND NAVAL SHIPYARD, BREMERTON WASHINGTON

DEPLOYMENT TO ALAMEDA, CA. VIA VANCOUVER, B.C.

RECOMMISSIONED

CVAs OPERATING ON “WESTPAC”

(11 March 1960 to 18 September 1960)

 

CHAPTER XVII to XVIII

 

CHAPTER XVII

FIRST “WESTPAC” AND

VIETNAM EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (VEF) DEPLOYMENT

(Vietnam History)

(19 September 1960 to 11 December 1961)

 

CHAPTER XVIII

SECOND “WESTPAC” AND SECOND

VIETNAM EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (VEF) DEPLOYMENT

Installation of the Pilot Landing Aid Television (PLAT)

OVERHAUL & REPAIR

(12 December 1961 to 2 April 1963)

 

CHAPTER XIX

THIRD “WESTPAC” DEPLOYMENT

U.S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA

Iran History

Gulf of Tonkin Incident/Vietnam Conflict/War Begins

(3 April 1963 to 6 December 1964)

 

CHAPTER XX

FOURTH “WESTPAC” DEPLOYMENT AND

FIRST VIETNAM COMBAT CRUISE

U.S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA

MAJOR OVERHAUL AT HUNTERS POINT, SAN FRANCISCO, CA. &

LOCAL TRAINING OPERATIONS

(7 December 1964 to 28 July 1966)

Part 1 – (7 December 1964 to 22 November 1965)

Part 2 – (23 November 1965 to 28 July 1966)

 

CHAPTER XXI

FIFTH “WESTPAC” DEPLOYMENT AND SECOND VIETNAM COMBAT CRUISE - U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA - RESTRICTED AVAILABILTY AT HUNTERS POINT, SAN FRANCISCO, CA. & LOCAL TRAINING OPERATIONS

(29 July 1966 to 25 July 1967)

 

CHAPTER XXII

SIXTH “WESTPAC” DEPLOYMENT AND

THIRD VIETNAM COMBAT CRUISE

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA

OVERHAUL AT HUNTERS POINT, SAN FRANCISCO, CA.

& LOCAL TRAINING OPERATIONS

Iran History & Air Arm

(26 July 1967 to 6 September 1968)

 

CHAPTER XXIII

SEVENTH “WESTPAC” DEPLOYMENT AND

FOURTH VIETNAM COMBAT CRUISE

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA

RESTRICTED AVAILABILITY AT BREMERTON, WASHINGTON

& LOCAL TRAINING OPERATIONS

(7 September 1968 to 11 September 1969)

 

CHAPTER XXIV

EIGHTH “WESTPAC” DEPLOYMENT AND

FIFTH VIETNAM COMBAT CRUISE

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA

OVERHAUL AT HUNTER’S POINT NAVAL SHIPYARD, SAN FRANCISO, CALIFORNIA & LOCAL TRAINING OPERATIONS

(12 September 1969 to 16 April 1971)

 

CHAPTER XXV

NINITH “WESTPAC” DEPLOYMENT AND

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA

OVERHAUL AT HUNTERS POINT, SAN FRANCISCO, CA. & LOCAL TRAINING OPERATIONS

(ReTra and air wing operations)

Iran History & Air Arm

 (17 April 1971 to 27 December 1972)

Part 1 – (17 April 1971 to 28 June 1972)

Part 2 – (29 June 1971 to 27 December 1972)

 

CHAPTER XXVI

USS CORAL SEA (CVA-43) WESTPAC DEPLOYMENT, VIETNAM

EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (VEF), COMBAT CRUISE AND PEACE

KEEPING PATROL DATES

PLANES LOST AND LINE DAYS/LINE PERIODS

AWARDS/MEDALS/CITATIONS,

KIA/MIA/POW,

U.S. MILITARY CASUALTIES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

(19 September 1960 to 11 August 1973)

 

CHAPTER XXVII

TENTH “WESTPAC” DEPLOYMENT AND

FRIST VIETNAM PEACE KEEPING CRUISE

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA

CARQUALS AND RRESTRICTED AVAILABILTY

Iran History & Air Arm

Operation Homecoming, the repatriation of U.S. POWs commenced 27 June 1973

(28 December 1972 to 31 December 1973)

 

CHAPTER XXVIII

ELEVENTH “WESTPAC” DEPLOYMENT

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA

The evacuation of U.S. citizens from Cyprus - Collapse of Cambodia - Operation

Eagle Pull and Fall of Saigon to the North Vietnamese-Operation Frequent Wind

EXTENDED SELECTED RRESTRICTED AVAILABILTY (ERSA)

NAVAL SHIPYARD LONG BEACH, CA.

Iran History & Air Arm

(1 January 1974 to 31 December 1975)

Part 1 – (1 January 1974 to 1 July 1975)

Part 2 – (2 July to 31 December 1975)

 

CHAPTER XXIX

U. S., ALLIES AND NORTH VIETNAM AIRCRAFT DURING

VIETNAM CONFLICT-WAR/CAMBODIA INDEPENDENCE (1964 – 1975)

U. S. AND ALLIES AIRCRAFT DURING THE VIETNAM CONFLICT/WAR

 

CHAPTER XXX

SUMMARY OF U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER VIETNAM DEPLOYMENTS - Evacuation of the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh 12 April 1975 in Operation Eagle Pull and Operation Frequent Wind, the evacuation of Saigon 28 April 1975 - SUMMARY OF U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER VIETNAM CONFLICT/WAR AND PEACE KEEPING DEPLOYMENTS (1964 to 1976)

 

Volume II of III

 

CHAPTER XXXI

U.S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA CORAL SEA EXTENDED SELECTED RESTRICTED AVAILABILTY (ERSA) at NAVAL SHIPYARD, LONG BEACH, CA. SEA TRIALS AND TRAINING

Iran History & Air Arm

(1 January to 31 December 1976)

Part 1 – (1 January to 3 July 1976)

Part 2 – (4 July to 3 November 1976)

Part 3 – (4 November to 31 December 1976)

 

Chapter XXXI

Appendix I

 

1976 WEST COAST DEPLOYMENTS – Includes Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan) (Vietnam Peace keeping and Indian Ocean Deployments keeping the peace in the Middle East and Africa operating off the east African coast)

 

CHAPTER XXXII

TWELFTH “WESTPAC” DEPLOYMENT AND LOCALTRAINING OPERATIONS (Multi-nation combat exercises with Japan, Korea, and the Republic of China) U.S. Aircraft Carriers “WestPac” and Indian Ocean Deployments (Indian Ocean operations keeping the peace in the Middle East (Iran History & Air Arm)

(1 January 1977 to 31 December 1977)

Part 1 – (1 January to 10 June 1977)

Part 2 – (11 June to 31 December 1977)

 

Chapter XXXII

Appendix I

1977 WEST COAST DEPLOYMENTS –

Includes Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan)

 

CHAPTER XXXIII

U.S. Aircraft Carriers “WestPac,” Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea Deployments (Indian Ocean operations keeping the peace in the Middle East during which time riots against the shah's regime took place in several Iranian cities, resulting in the Iranian revolution with control of Iran shifting to Ayatollah Khomeini; followed by the Shah of Iran’s admission into the U. S. (22 October 1979) for medical treatment which touched off a huge demonstration in Tehran demanding his extradition and on the morning of 4 November 1979, exactly one year before the United States Presidential election, a mob of around 3,000 students stormed the U.S. embassy gate in Tehran, overran the guards, and took the sixty-six people inside hostage, in the name of Ayatollah Khomeini) - $80,000,000 11 month overhaul at Puget Sound Naval Ship Yard, Bremerton, Washington and sailed for Alameda, Ca. 8 February 1979, arriving the next day; underwent overhaul on 6 March 1978, during which the last of her 5-inch battery and all gun directors were removed, followed by Refresher Training and CarQuals with Carrier Air Wing FIFTEEN (CVW-14) embarked, visits at North Island Naval Air Station, San Diego, Ca.

Iran History & Air Arm

 (1 January 1978 to 12 November 1979)

Part 1 – (1 January to 14 May 1978)

Part 2 – (15 May to 31 November 1978)

Part 3 – (1 December 1978 to 8 March 1979)

Part 4 – (9 March to 25 October 1979)

Part 5 – (26 October to 12 November 1979)

 

Chapter XXXIII

Appendix I

Iran History & Air Arm U.S. Aircraft Carriers “WestPac,” Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea Deployments - 1978 WEST COAST DEPLOYMENTS – Includes Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan)

 

Chapter XXXIII

Appendix II

Iran History & Air Arm U.S. Aircraft Carriers “WestPac,” Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea Deployments - 1979 WEST COAST DEPLOYMENTS – Includes Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan)

 

Thirteenth “WestPac” and first Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea deployment (Operation Evening Light and Eagle Claw during the Iranian revolution & Iran hostage crisis (Iran History, Air Arm) and Cheju-Do Islands in the Sea of Japan on the way home via Korea), operating with other Aircraft Carriers and upon completion conducted training operations and Carrier Qualifications (Iran History, Air Arm, Iranian revolution & Iran hostage crisis

(13 November 1979 to 30 June 1980)

CHAPTER XXXIV

Part 1 – (13 to 30 November 1979)

Part 2 – (1 to 31 December 1979)

Part 3 – (1 to 31 January 1980)

Part 4 – (1 to 24 February 1980)

Part 5 – (25 February to 20 April 1980)

Part 6 – (21 to 24 April 1980)

Part 7 – (25 April to 30 June 1980)

 

Energy Quest records and evidences

Chapter XXXIV

Appendix V

 

Iran Air Force

Iran History & Air Arm

Chapter XXXIV

Appendix VI

Part I of II

Part II of II

 

Iran’s Aircraft

IRIAF - Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force

2009 to Present

 

Iran History and Military

 

Chapter XXXIV

Appendix VII

The Voyager, USS CORAL SEA (CV-43)

 

CHAPTER XXXV

USS Coral Sea (CV-43) at Naval Air Station, Alameda, Ca. conducting a $30 million modernization SRA (14 July to 10 October 1980) - U.S. Aircraft Carriers “WestPac,” Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea Deployments (1980) - CV-43 Hawaiian Training Cruise (3 May to 6 June 1981)

Iran History, Air Arm & Iran hostage crisis and the Iraq and Iran War

(1 July 1980 to 19 August 1981)

Part 1 – (1 July 1980 to 21 December 1980)

Part 2 – (22 December 1980 to 3 May 1981)

Part 3 – (4 May to 19 August 1981)

 

 

USS Independence (CV-62) spent a brief period in June 1980 conducting Carrier Qualifications (CQ’s).

USS Independence (CV-62) departed Norfolk, Virginia, for the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in the Caribbean Sea, to begin Refresher Training (REFTRA) in July 1980.

USS Coral Sea (CV-43) commenced a $30 million modernization SRA on 14 July 1980.

Iran History & President Carter Press Conferences on 27 July 1980.

USS Independence (CV-62) pulled into St. Thomas, in the Virgin Islands in late July 1980.

Jimmy Carter discusses the Billy Carter/Libyan disclosures on 4 August 1980.

USS Independence (CV-62) arrived Norfolk, Virginia in early August 1980.

Jimmy Carter accepts the Democratic Nomination at the 1980 convention on 13 August 1980.

USS Independence (CV-62) made ready for Dependents Day Cruise and the next part of the cycle: Type I, II and III Training, flowed by the Operational Readiness Exercises (ORE) in late August 1980.

Carrier Group THREE shifted his flag from USS Coral Sea (CV-43) to

USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) on 8 September 1980.

USS Independence (CV-62) departed Norfolk, Virginia for more training, much like

Refresher Training (REFTRA) in early September 1980.

At a Press Conference, Jimmy Carter was asked questions on the Iran hostage crisis on 8 September 1980.

USS Independence (CV-62) entered Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 19 September 1980.

Several days after 19 September 1980, USS Independence (CV-62) was back at sea again, Type II Training, more drills, flight operations, and everyday routine.

After Type II Training and drills, USS Independence (CV-62) dropped anchor at St. Thomas, in the Virgin Islands.

After several days of liberty, USS Independence (CV-62) departed St. Thomas, in the Virgin Islands for Type III Training and Operational Readiness Exercises (ORE).

Iran hostage crisis Continues - the Reagan-Bush campaign had organized an aggressive intelligence penetration of its own government by October 1980.

USS Coral Sea (CV-43) concluded a $30 million modernization SRA from 14 July to 10 October 1980.

USS Coral Sea (CV-43) Operations Department Yeoman conducts a Top Secret visit to XEROX Corporation, San Francisco, Ca. during SRA.

Iran hostage crisis Continues by October 1980.                               

USS Constellation (CV-64) with CVW-9 embarked returns to NASNI, San Diego, California from WestPac” and Indian Ocean deployment on 15 October 1980.    Beginning in November, shortly after SRA and Sea Trials, USS Coral Sea (CV-43) departed Naval Air Station, Alameda, California, to conduct Independent Steaming Exercises, with the ship preparing for Operational Readiness Evaluation (ORE) scheduled for February 1981.

Iran hostage crisis Continues - Two days before Election Day, Carter received word from Iran that the Iranian parliament had chosen to approve the four points.

Ronald Regan wins the Presidency November 6, 1981 and Iran hostage crisis Continues on 6 November 1980.

USS Independence (CV-62) ran the gamut of Type I, II & III Training and Operational Readiness Exercises (ORE) from September to December 1980.

USS Coral Sea (CV-43) Operations Departmental Yeoman Recommended Yeoman Second Class on 1 December 1980.

USS Independence (CV-62) with CVW-6 departed Norfolk, Virginia 19 November 1980, on her second Indian Ocean and first North Arabian Sea deployment in support of the Iranian Crisis, operating with the 7th Fleet, steaming through the Southern Atlantic around the tip of Africa around Cape of Hope, operating with the United States Atlantic Command (Atlantic Fleet) under the direction of the 2nd Fleet to the Indian Ocean.

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) turned over with USS Independence (CV-62) at sea from 8 to 9 December 1980.

USS Independence (CV-62) rounded the tip of Africa around Cape of Good Hope on 8 December 1980 and Indy relieved USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) the same day and a assumed duty patrolling “Gonzo Station.”

USS Independence (CV-62) arrived “Gonzo Station” in the North Arabian Sea, steaming through the Indian Ocean on 18 December 1980.

Iran History - Iran demanded $24 billion on 21 December 1980 for the captives to be deposited into Algeria, which was reduced on January 6 to $20 billion, and another reduction a week later to $8 billion.

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) returns to Norfolk, Va. from Indian Ocean and North Arabian Sea during the Iranian Crisis on 22 December 1980.

“Christmas would prove difficult to endure at sea for USS Independence (CV-62) on “Gonzo Station” in the North Arabian Sea, Chief of Chaplin’s, Rear Admiral Ross H. Trower brought kind and reassuring words as he toured thee ship, greeting and talking with sailors in all departments.

Jimmy Carter's formal farewell Speech to the American public on 14 January 1981.

President of the United States Ronald Reagan’s inauguration on 20 January 1981, minutes after President Jimmy Carter leaves office and, the hostages were freed after 444 days in Iranian detention.

The United States assumed greater responsibility for the security of the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and Persian Gulf and in October 1980, a new unified Rapid Deployment Force (RDF) was created to meet that need. The RDE later evolved into Central Command, which marked the beginning of the capability to move large military forces into the Persian Gulf, the sine quo non of Desert Shield/Storm.

USS Independence (CV-62) was on Gonzo Station” in the Indian Ocean when Iran released the American hostages on 20 January 1981, arriving on 18 December 1980, standing by ready to provide air support.

President Carter committed himself to the safe return of the hostages while protecting America's interests and prestige, addressing a mass rally in the rain in Plains, Georgia, hours after becoming a private citizen again on 20 January 1981.

Beginning in November, shortly after SRA, USS Coral Sea (CV-43) began Sea Trials, followed by Independent Steaming Exercises, with the ship preparing for Operational Readiness Evaluation (ORE).

USS Coral Sea (CV-43) conducted Operational Readiness Evaluation in February 1981 off the coast of California.

USS Coral Sea (CV-43) departs NAS, Alameda, Ca for Refresher Training and CQ’s in the SOCAL AOR in November 1980, for Sea Trials in mid October, followed by Independent Steaming Exercises, with the ship conducting Operational Readiness Evaluation (ORE) in February 1981, Refresher Training and CQ’s (CarQuals) in the SOCAL AOR.

USS Coral Sea (CV-43) departs Naval Air Station, Alameda, California for an underway period.

USS Coral Sea (CV-43) arrives NASNI, Ca. from an underway period.

USS Independence (CV-62) departed Perth, Australia and returned to “Gonzo Station” in the North Arabian Sea via the Indian Ocean after several days of liberty, in port from 2 to 7 February 1981.USS Coral Sea (CV-43) Operations Department Yeoman activities next to the NAVPHIBASE, Coronado on the silver strand.

USS Independence (CV-62) returned to “Gonzo Station” in the North Arabian Sea, steaming through the Indian Ocean on 22 February 1981.

The Navy changed the reporting period for Enlisted Performance Evaluations (July 1, 1980 to February 28, 1981), Yeomen throughout the Navy were pleased.

Enlisted Service Members Evaluation for the period: 01/07/80 to 28/02/81.

USS Independence (CV-62) operated on “Gonzo Station” in the North Arabian Sea from 22 February to 25 March 1981.

Operations Department Sailor of the Month elected on 26 March 1981.

USS Coral Sea (CV-43) OPS Yeoman Reenlisted after President Reagan was shot on 30 March 1981.

USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) with CVW-11 embarked departed Naval Air Station, North Island, San Diego, California 1 April 1981, on her 13th “WestPac” deployment and third Northern Arabian Sea.

USS Independence (CV-62) made a port call at Port Louis, Mauritius from 2 to 6 April 1981.

USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) was underway in the Eastern & Western Pacific and South China Sea from 1 to 14 April 1981.

USS Independence (CV-62) crossed the Equator and conducted Polywog to Shellback Initiation on 14 April 1981.

USS Independence (CV-62) operated on “Gonzo Station” in the North Arabian Sea from 20 April to 5 May 1981.

USS Coral Sea (CV-43) conducted Refresher Training and CarQuals in the SOCAL AOR from November 1980 to May 1981, conducting Independent Steaming Exercises, followed by ORE in February 1981, Refresher Training and CQ’s (CarQuals) in the SOCAL AOR.

USS Coral Sea (CV-43) with CVW-14 embarked departs NAS, Alameda, Ca. on a Hawaiian Training Cruise on 3 May 1981.

Following Refresher Training and CarQuals, USS Coral Sea (CV-43) departed Naval Air Station, Alameda, California on 7 May 1981, for mid-Pacific operations near Hawaii, returning to the Southern California OpArea.

Following turn over with USS America (CV-66) on 9 May 1981 in the Indian Ocean en route to the the Gulf of Aden.

Pope John Paul II shot on 13 May 1981.

USS Independence (CV-62) transited the Gulf of Aden, the Red Sea, steaming through the Bab el Mandeb by westerly and northerly courses from the Gulf of Aden and anchored just outside the Suez Canal on the evening of May 14, 1981 just 13 days away from Indy’s Scheduled arrival home.

After 11 days on “Bagel Station” from 15 to 26 May 1981, better news arrived and the crew was notified USS Independence (CV-62) was released to head home to Norfolk, Virginia. Passing through the Straits of Gibraltar a visit from the Chief of Naval Operations Thomas B. Hayward and then conducted INSURV, embarking Inspectors were at Bermuda and the ship continued to Norfolk, Virginia. Indy passed INSURV with flying colors, remaining second to none.

USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) commenced operations in the Northern Arabian Sea on 1 June 1981.

USS Coral Sea (CV-43) with CVW-14 embarked returns to Alameda, Ca. from a Hawaiian Training Cruise on 6 June 1981.

Enlisted Service Members Evaluation for the period: 01/03/81 to 30/06/81

Colonel Mohammed Mo'ezi, Iran's most distinguished combat pilot and President Abol Hasan Bani-Sadr split Iran in a F-4 in June 1981.

USS Independence (CV-62) with CVW-6 and Carrier Group Eight, Rear Admiral James E. embarked arrived Norfolk, Virginia 10 June 1981, ending her second Indian Ocean and first North Arabian Sea deployment in support of the Iranian Crisis, operating with the 7th Fleet, steaming through the Southern Atlantic around the tip of Africa around Cape of Hope, operating with the United States Atlantic Command (Atlantic Fleet) under the direction of the 2nd Fleet to the Indian Ocean. Upon conclusion of Indian Ocean operations Indy steamed from the Indian Ocean, ending her 15th Mediterranean Sea deployment.

The fifth Independence (CV-62), former CVA-62) commenced Overhaul, steaming up the Elizabeth River to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia on 10 June 1981.

USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) operated in the Northern Arabian Sea from 1 June to 1 July 1981.

New Commanding Officer of the Coral Sea arrives on 2 August 1981.

USS Coral Sea (CV-43) Operations Department Yeoman conducts a Top Secret visit to XEROX Corporation, San Francisco, Ca.

USS Coral Sea (CV-43) arrives NAS, Alameda, Ca. from an underway period and

YN3 Henion was appointed Operations Department Duty Officer several days before USS Coral Sea (CV-43) would depart for her 4th “WestPac.”

USS Coral Sea (CV-43) Operations Department Yeoman heads home and then to his

new duty station of NAVPHIBSCOL, Coronado, C. on 19 August 1981.

 

Chapter XXXV

Appendix I

USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) end of the year in port activities

 

Chapter XXXV

Appendix II

1981 WEST COAST DEPLOYMENTS –

Includes Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan)

 

Volume III of III

 

CHAPTER XXXVI

FOURTEENTH “WESTPAC” DEPLOYMENT

CV’s & CVN’s OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA

LOCAL TRAINING OPERATIONS off the Virginia Capes & Cherry Point

Iran History & Air Arm - Iraq and Iran War

(20 August 1981 to 20 March 1983)

Part 1 – (20 August 1981 to 3 March 1982)

Part 2 – (4 March to 31 August 1982)

Part 3 – (1 September to 31 December 1982)

Part 4 – (1 January to 20 March 1983)

 

Chapter XXXVI

Appendix I

USS Enterprise (CVN-65) November to December 1982 accomplishments reported by Departments, Divisions and Air Wing

 

Chapter XXXVI

Appendix II

1982 WEST COAST DEPLOYMENTS –

Includes Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan)

(20 August 1981 to 20 March 1983)

 

Chapter XXXVI

Appendix III

1983 WEST COAST DEPLOYMENTS –

Includes Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan)

(20 August 1981 to 20 March 1983)

 

CHAPTER XXXVII

FIFTHEENTH “WESTPAC” DEPLOYMENT

CV’s & CVN’s OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA

15-MONTH COMPLEX OVERHAUL & ALTERATIONS AT NORFOLK NAVY YARD VA. – SEA TRIALS AND CARQUALS – LOCAL TRAINING OPERATIONS off the Virginia Capes & Cherry Point, while visiting Halifax, Nova Scotia

Iran History & Air Arm - Iraq and Iran War

(21 March 1983 to 31 December 1984)

Part 1 – (21 March to 27 April 1983)

Part 2 – (28 April 1983)

Part 3 – (29 April to 1 December 1983)

Part 4 – (2 December  1983 to 23 April 1984)

Part 5 – (24 April to 31 December 1984)

 

Chapter XXXVII

Appendix I

USS Enterprise (CVN-65) with CVW-11 embarked tenth “WestPac” deployment and first Northern Pacific, on her ninth and tenth Indian Ocean voyage and first North Arabian Sea deployment

 

Chapter XXXVII

Appendix II

1983 Summary, December and Years End USS Enterprise (CVN-65) Department, Divisions and Air

Wing History for 1983

 

Chapter XXXVII

Appendix III

1984 EAST AND WEST COAST DEPLOYMENTS –

Includes Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan)

 

CHAPTER XXXVIII

TENTH MEDITERRANEAN SEA DEPLOYMENT

CV’s & CVN’s OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA

Exercise Dasix '85, Attain Document I, II & III in the Gulf of Sidra, Libya Air Attacks against Libya (Palestinian Liberation Front hijacked the Italian luxury liner, Achille Lauro – Bomb exploded on board a Trans World Airways flight en route to Athens from Rome, killing four American citizens) Operation Eldorado Canyon,

Final Carrier launching of a Navy fleet F-4S Phantom II

Iran History & Air Arm / Iraq and Iran War

SEA TRIALS AND CARQUALS

SELECTED RESTRICTED AVAILABILITY AT NORFOLK, VA.

LOCAL TRAINING OPERATIONS off the Virginia Capes & Cherry Point, while visiting Halifax, Nova Scotia.

(1 January 1985 to 28 September 1987)

Part 1 – (1 January 1985 to 13 January 1986)

Part 2 – (14 January to 10 September 1986)

Part 3 – (11 September 1986 to 28 September 1987)

 

Chapter XXXVIII

Appendix I     

1984 EAST COAST DEPLOYMENTS

 

Chapter XXXVIII

Appendix II    

1985 EAST COAST DEPLOYMENTS

 

Chapter XXXVIII

Appendix III  

1986 EAST COAST DEPLOYMENTS

 

Chapter XXXVIII

Appendix IV

1987 EAST COAST DEPLOYMENTS

 

CHAPTER XXXIX

ELEVENTH MEDITERRANEAN SEA DEPLOYMENT

CV’s & CVN’s OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA

LOCAL TRAINING OPERATIONS off the Virginia Capes and Cherry Point

(October 1988 to March 1989)

USS Enterprise (CVN-65) responded during Iran 1 April incident in which USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG-58) struck an Iranian mine in international waters - Iraq and Iran War, Cuba and Panama Canal shakedown cruise (March to May 1989) USS Coral Sea (CV-43) responded to a call for assistance from USS Iowa (BB-61) operating in the Caribbean Sea due to an explosion in the battleship's number two gun turret in which 47 crewmembers were killed 19 April 1989.

 (29 September 1987 to 31 May 1989)

Part 1 – (29 September 1987 to 16 April 1988)

Part 2 – (17 April to 31 December 1988)

Part 3 – (1 January to 31 May 1989)

 

Chapter XXXIX

Appendix I

1988 EAST COAST DEPLOYMENTS

 

Chapter XXXIX

Appendix II

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) with CVW-7 embarked ends her fifth Mediterranean Sea deployment

 

Chapter XXXIX

Appendix III

1989 EAST COAST DEPLOYMENTS

 

CHAPTER XL

TWELFTH MEDITERRANEAN SEA DEPLOYMENT

CV’s & CVN’s OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA

The evacuation of the American embassy in Beirut, Lebanon

(1 June 1989 to 26 April 1990)

Part 1 – (31 May to 31 December 1989)

Part 2 – (1 to 31 January 1990)

Part 3 – (1 February to 26 April 1990)

 

CHAPTER XL

Appendix I

1990 & 1991 EAST AND WEST COAST DEPLOYMENTS

CV and CVN Activities after CV-43 Decommissioned

Operation Desert Shield (Iraqi occupation of Kuwait commencing 2 August 1990) and

Operation Desert Storm commencing in the early morning hours of 17 January 1991).

(27 April 1990 to 26 April 1992)

Part 1 – (27 April to 1 August 1990)

Part 2 – (2 August to 11 October 1990)

Part 3 – (12 October to 31 December 1990)

Part 4 – (1 January to 26 March 1991)

Part 5 – (27 March to 16 June 1991)

Part 6 – (17 June 1991 to 27 April 1992)

 

CHAAPTER XLI to XLIII

 

CHAPTER XLI

DECOMMISSIONING 26 April 1990 at NORFOLK, VA., NAVY SHIPYARD, PIER 12 - Sold by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) on 7 May 1993

Scrapping completed as last 80' section is pulled ashore 9 August 2000

(13 April 1990 to 9 August 2000)

 

CHAPTER XLII

USS Coral Sea (CV-43), former CVA-43, CVB-43 & CV-42

Overhauls from her beginning to her decommission)

 

CHAPTER XLIII

CORAL SEA (CV-43) AWARDS AND CITATION DATES

 

CHAPTER XLIV & XLV

 

 CHAPTER XLIV

Commanding Officers and Home Port Assignments

 

 CHAPTER XLV

DEPLOYMENT AND TOUR OF DUTY DATES of CORAL SEA and Air Wings

(CVG/CVW)

 (19 January 1948 to 30 September 1989)

 

USS Coral Sea (CBA/CVA/CV-43) DEPLOYMENT AND AIRWINGS

(CVG/CVW)

Part 1 – (19 January 1948 to 18 April 1969)

Part 2 – (23 September 1969 to 18 April 1989)

 

 CORAL SEA and Air Wings

(CVG/CVW)

Deployments

 (19 January 1948 to 30 September 1989)

 

USS Coral Sea (CBA/CVA/CV-43)

DEPLOYMENT AND TOUR OF DUTY DATES

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA

DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE

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(August 1977 to February 1983)

CONSTRUCTION to LAUNCHING and EARLY JET AIRCRAFT DEVELOPMENT

(10 July 1944 to 2 April 1946)

(10 July 1944 to 26 April 1990)

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