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CVS-18 USS Wasp

CV-18 USS Wasp

Builder

Bethlehem Steel Co.

Quincy Massachussetts

Laid down

18. March 1942

Launched

17. August 1943

Commissioned

24. November 1943

Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign

NALJ

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NS Norfolk VA
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CVG-14
December 1943 - December 1943
Shakedown
VF-14 F6F-3 16-F-0
VB-14 SB2C- 16-B-0
VT-14 TBF- 16-T-0
last update 3. January 2008
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CVG-14
31. January 1944 - 27. February 1944
Shakedown Carribean
VF-14 F6F-3 16-F-0
VB-14 SB2C- 16-B-0
VT-14 TBF- 16-T-0
last update 3. January 2008
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CVG-14
March 1944 - 4. April 1944
Trip nach Pearl
VF-14 F6F-3 16-F-0
VB-14 SB2C- 16-B-0
VT-14 TBF- 16-T-0
last update 3. January 2008
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CVG-14
19. May 1944 - June 1944
Central Pacific
VF-14 F6F-3, F6F-3P 16-F-0
VF(N)-77, Det. C F6F-3N 16-F-0
VB-14 SB2C- 16-B-0
VT-14 TBF- 16-T-0
last update 3. January 2008
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  Curtiss VB-14 01.png (94879 Byte) .
CVG-14
30. June 1944 - 10. November 1944
Central Pacific
VF-14 F6F-3, F6F-3P, F6F-3N 16-F-0
VB-14 SB2C-3, F6F-3 16-B-0
VT-14 TBF- 16-T-0
last update 3. January 2008
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  VMF-216-01.png (65151 Byte) .
CVG-81
10. November 1944 - 13. March 1945
West Pacific
VF-81 F6F-5 / F6F-5N / -5P ...
VMF-216 F4U-1D ...
VMF-217 F4U-1D ...
VB-81 SB2C-3 ...
VT-81 TBM-1C / -1D ...
last update 20. November 2007
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VT-86-1.png (96885 Byte)   .
CVG-86
13. March 1945 - 13. April 1945
Shakedown 
VF-86 F6F-5, F6F-5N, F6F-5P H
VBF-86 F4U-4 H
VB-86 SB2C-4E H
VT-86 TBM-3 H
last update 20. November 2007
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CVG-86
1. July 1945 - 27. October 1945
West Pacific 
VF-86 F6F-5, F6F-5N, F6F-5P H
VBF-86 F4U-4 H
VB-86 SB2C-4E H
VT-86 TBM-3 H
last update 20. November 2007
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Decommissioned

17. February 1947

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1948 - September 1951
Naval Shipyard, New York, Brooklyn
SCB-27A modernization

   

Recommissioned

10. September 1951

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CVG-1
6. January 1952 - 28. February 1952
Caribbean Shakedown
VF-12 F2H-2 T 200
VF-13 F4U-5 T 300
VF-14 F4U-5 T 400
VA-15 AD-4 / 4L T 500
VC-7 Det. AJ-2 NH 00
VC-12 Det.  AD-4W NE 00
VC-33 Det.  AD-4N  SS 800
VC-62 Det.  F2H-2P PL 00
HU-2 Det.  HUP-2 UR 00
Source: History of Carrier Air Wing One 
last update 22. June 2009
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CVG-1
24. May 1952 - 11. October 1952
Mediterranean / North Atlantic
VF-12 F2H-2 T 200
VF-13 F4U-5 T 300
VF-14 F4U-5 T 400
VA-15 AD-4 / 4L T 500
VC-4 Det. 38 F4U-5N NA 00
VC-12 Det. 38 AD-4W NE 00
VC-33 Det. 38 AD-4N  SS 800
VC-62 Det. 38 F2H-2P PL 00
HU-2 Det. 38 HUP-2 UR 00
Source: History of Carrier Air Wing One 
last update 22. June 2009
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Redesiganation from CV-18 to CVA-18

1. October 1952

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7. November 1952 - June 1953
Naval Shipyard, New York, Brooklyn
Overhaul

   
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CVG-17

16. September 1953 - 1. May 1954

North Atlantic / Around the World

VF-171

F2H-2

R 100

VF-172

F2H-2

R 200

VF-173

F9F-6

R 300

VA-175

AD-4 / -4B

R 500

VC-4 Det. 48

F2H-3

R 600

VC-7 Det. 48

AJ-1, AJ-2

NH 00

VC-12 Det. 48

AD-4W

NE 700

VC-33 Det. 48

AD-4N

SS 800

VC-62 Det. 48

F2H-2P

R 900

HU-2 Det. 48

HUP-2

UR 00

last update 22. June 2009

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ATG-1
1. September 1954 - 11. April 1955
West Pacific
VF-111 F9F-6 V 100
VF-52 F9F-2 S 200
VF-151 F9F-2 H 300
VF-194 AD-4NA B 400
VC-3 Det. H F4U-5NL NP 00
VC-11 Det. H AD-4W ND 20
VC-35 Det. H AD-4N NR 30
VC-61 Det. H F2H-2P PP 50
HU-1 Det. 3 HUP-2 UP 20
Source: The Hook Magazine Sprinf 1983 issue
last update 3. January 2008
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May 1955 - 1. December 1955
San Francisco Naval Shipyard
SCB-125 modernization

   
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CVG-15

23. April 1956 - 15. October 1956

West Pacific 

VF-152

F2H-3

H 200

VF-153

F9F-8B

H 300

VMF-223

F9F-5

WP 00

VA-155

AD-6

H 500

VC-11 Det. D

AD-5W

ND 80

VC-35 Det. D

AD-5N

NR 90

VC-61 Det. D

F9F-8P

PP 00

HU-1 Det. D

HUP-2

UP 40

last update 1. January 2007

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Redesiganation from CVA-18 to CVS-18

1. November 1956

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NS San Diego CA
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31. January 1957 - 21. March 1957
Around the Horn
VS-31 S2F-1, S2F-2 MC 00
HS-11 HSS-1 HF 00
last update 8. August 2008
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NS Boston MA
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6. April 1957 - 16. August 1957
North Atlantic / Caribbean
VS-31 S2F-1, S2F-2 MC 00
HS-11 HSS-1 HF 00
last update 8. August 2008
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30. August 1957 - 22. October 1957
North Atlantic 
VS-27 S2F-1, S2F-2 MA 00
VS-30 S2F-1, S2F-2 MB 00
VA-44 Det. 48 F9F-8 AD 300
HS-5 HSS-1 HC 00
HU-2 Det. 48 HUP-2 HU 00
last update 8. August 2008
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23. October 1957 - 10. March 1958
Boston Naval Shipyard
Overhaul

   
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10. March 1958 - 29. April 1958
North Atlantic 
VS-31 S2F-1, S2F-2 MC 00
HS-11 HSS-1 HF 00
last update 8. August 2008
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12. May 1958 - 7. October 1958
Mediterranean (Lebanon) 
VS-31 S2F-1, S2F-2 MC 00
VA-44 Det. 48 F9F-8 AD 300
VAW-12 Det. 48 AD-5W GE 00
HS-11 HSS-1 HC 00
HMR(L)-262 Det. 1 HRS-3 ET 00
HU-2 Det. 48 HUP-2 HU 00
last update 8. August 2008
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26. November 1958 - 13. December 1958
North Atlantic 
VS-31 S2F-1, S2F-2 MC 00
VAW-12 Det. 48 AD-5W GE 00
HS-11 HSS-1 HF 00
HU-2 Det. 48 HUP-2 HU 00
last update 8. August 2008
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May 1959 - July 1959
Mediterranean 
VS-31 S2F-1, S2F-2 MC 00
VAW-12 Det. 48 AD-5W GE 00
HS-11 HSS-1 HF 00
HU-2 Det. 48 HUP-2 HU 00
last update 8. August 2008
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August 1959 - October 1959
North Atlantic 
VS-31 S2F-1, S2F-2 MC 00
VAW-12 Det. 48 AD-5W GE 00
HS-11 HSS-1 HF 00
HU-2 Det. 48 HUP-2 HU 00
last update 8. August 2008
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December 1959 - January 1960
Mediterranean 
VS-31 S2F-1, S2F-2 MC 00
VAW-12 Det. 48 AD-5W GE 00
HS-11 HSS-1 HF 00
HU-2 Det. 48 HUP-2 HU 00
last update 8. August 2008
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27. February 1960 - May 1960
Boston Naval Shipyard
Overhaul

   
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CVSG-52
9. July 1960 - 25. August 1960 
South Atlantic 
VS-28 S2F-1, S2F-2 AS 10
VS-31 S2F-1, S2F-2 AS 30
VAW-12 Det. 48 AD-5W GE 00
HS-11 HSS-1, HSS-1N AS 50
HU-2 Det. 48 HUK-1 HU 00
last update 7. March 2007
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CVSG-52
28. November 1960 - 8. December 1960
Caribbean 
VS-28 S2F-1, S2F-2 AS 10
VS-31 S2F-1, S2F-2 AS 30
VA-176 AD-6 AK 400
VAW-12 Det. 48 AD-5W GE 00
VAW-33 Det. 48 AD-5N GD 00
HS-11 HSS-1, HSS-1N AS 50
last update 3. March 2009
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CVSG-52
9. January 1961 - February 1961
North Atlantic
VS-28 S2F-1, S2F-2 AS 10
VS-31 S2F-1, S2F-2 AS 30
VAW-12 Det. 48 AD-5W GE 00
HS-11 HSS-1, HSS-1N AS 50
HU-2 Det. 48 HUP-1 HU 00
last update 22. June 2009
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CVSG-52
March 1961 - April 1961
North Atlantic
VS-28 S2F-1, S2F-2 AS 10
VS-31 S2F-1, S2F-2 AS 30
VAW-12 Det. 48 AD-5W GE 00
HS-11 HSS-1, HSS-1N AS 50
HU-2 Det. 48 HUP-1 HU 00
last update 22. June 2009
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CVSG-52
9. June 1961 - 1. September 1961
 Mediterranean
VS-28 S2F-1, S2F-2 AS 10
VS-31 S2F-1, S2F-2 AS 30
VAW-12 Det. 48 AD-5W GE 00
VAW-33 Det. 48 AD-5N GD 00
HS-11 HSS-1, HSS-1N AS 50
HU-2 Det. 48 HUP-1 HU 00
last update 7. March 2007
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September 1961 - 6. November 1961
Boston Naval Shipyard
Overhaul

   
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CVSG-52
18. February 1962 - 16. June 1962
North Atlantic
VS-28 S2F-1, S2F-2 AS 10
VS-31 S2F-1, S2F-2 AS 30
VA-64 Det. 18B A4D-2 AF 600
VAW-12 Det. 48 AD-5W GE 00
VAW-33 Det. 48 AD-5N GD 800
HS-11 HSS-1, HSS-1N AS 50
HU-2 Det. 48 HUP-1 HU 00
VRC-40 Det. 48 TF-1 CD 00
last update 3. March 2009
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CVSG-52
2. November 1962 - 19. November 1962
Caribbean (Kuba)
VS-28 S2F-1, S2F-1S1 AS 10
VS-31 S2F-1, S2F-1S1 AS 30
VAW-33 Det. 18 AD-5N GD 00
HS-11 HSS-1, HSS-1N AS 50
HU-2 Det. 18 HUP-1 HU 00
VRC-40 Det.18 TF-1 CD 00
last update 3. March 2009
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CVSG-54
March 1963 - 4. April 1963
Caribbean
VS-28 S-2A, S-2B AT 10
VS-31 S-2A, S-2B AT 30
VAW-33 Det. 18 EA-1E GD 700
HS-5 SH-3A AT 50
last update 22. January 2008
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CVSG-54
11. May 1963 - 18. May 1963
West Atlantic (Recovery of Mercury 9 "Faith 7")
VS-22 S-2A, S-2B AT 10
VS-32 S-2A, S-2B AT 30
VA-83 Det.18 A-4C AG 400
VAW-33 Det. 18 EA-1E GD 700
HS-5 SH-3A AT 50
last update 22. January 2008
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1963 - March 1964
Boston Naval Shipyard
Overhaul and FRAM II conversion

   
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CVSG-52
14. May 1964 - 3. June 1964
Caribbean 
VS-28 S-2E AS 10
VS-32 S-2F AT 30
VAW-33 Det. 18 EA-1E GD 800
HS-11 SH-3A AS 50
last update 3. March 2009
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CVSG-52
21. July 1964 - 7. August 1964
North Atlantic 
VS-28 S-2E AS 10
VS-31 S-2E AS 30
VAW-33 Det. 18 EA-1E GD 800
HS-11 SH-3A AS 50
last update 7. March 2007
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CVSG-52
8. September 1964 - 18. December 1964
Medtierranean 
VS-28 S-2E AS 10
VS-31 S-2E AS 30
VAW-33 Det. 18 EA-1E GD 800
HS-11 SH-3A AS 50
last update 7. March 2007
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CVSG-52
8. February 1965 - June 1965
Atlantic Coast  /Recovery Gemini 4 (7. June 1965 ) 
VS-28 S-2E AS 10
VS-31 S-2E AS 30
VAW-33 Det. 18 EA-1E GD 800
HS-11 SH-3A AS 50
HU-4 DET.18 UH-34D HT 00
last update 3. March 2009
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CVSG-52
December 1965 - 22. December 1965
Atlantic Coast (Recovery Gemini 6A at 16. December 1965 and Gemini 7 at 18. December 1965) 
VS-28 S-2E AS 10
VS-31 S-2E AS 30
VAW-33 Det. 18 EA-1E GD 800
HS-11 SH-3A AS 50
last update 7. March 2007
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CVSG-52
24. January 1966 - 18. February 1966
Caribbean
VS-28 S-2E AS 10
VS-31 S-2E AS 30
VAW-12 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
HS-11 SH-3A AS 50
last update 7. March 2007
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CVSG-52
18. April 1966 - 6. May 1966
Caribbean
VS-28 S-2E AS 10
VS-31 S-2E AS 30
VAW-12 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
VAW-33 Det. 18 EA-1E GD 800
HS-5 Det. 18 SH-3A AT 50
HS-11 SH-3A AS 50
last update 3. March 2009
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CVSG-52
13. May 1966 - June 1966
Atlantic Coast (Recovery Gemini 9 at 6. June 1966) 
VS-28 S-2E AS 10
VS-31 S-2E AS 30
VAW-12 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
HS-11 SH-3A AS 50
last update 22. June 2009
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CVSG-52
20. June 1966 - 1. July 1966
Atlantic Coast 
VS-28 S-2E AS 10
VS-31 S-2E AS 30
VAW-12 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
HS-11 SH-3A AS 50
last update 22. June 2009
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CVSG-52
25. July 1966 - 1. September 1966
North Atlantic 
VS-28 S-2E AS 10
VS-31 S-2E AS 30
VAW-12 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
HS-11 SH-3A AS 50
last update 7. March 2007
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CVSG-52
5. November 1966 - 18. November 1966
Atlantic Coast (Recovery Gemini 12 at 15. November 1966) 
VS-28 S-2E AS 10
VS-31 S-2E AS 30
VAW-12 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
HS-11 SH-3A AS 50
last update 3. March 2009
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CVSG-52
28. November 1966 - 16. December 1966
North Atlantic 
VS-28 S-2E AS 10
VS-31 S-2E AS 30
VAW-12 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
HS-11 SH-3A AS 50
last update 3. March 2009
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CVSG-52
24. January 1967 - 26. February 1967
North Atlantic 
VS-28 S-2E AS 10
VS-31 S-2E AS 30
VAW-12 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
HS-11 SH-3A AS 50
last update 3. March 2009
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CVSG-52
19. March 1967 - 7. April 1967
North Atlantic 
VS-28 S-2E AS 10
VS-31 S-2E AS 30
VAW-121 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
VAW-33 Det. 18 EA-1F GD 800
HS-11 SH-3A AS 50
last update 7. March 2007
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21. April 1967 - January 1968
Boston Naval Shipyard
Overhaul

   
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CVSG-52
28. February 1968 - 6. April 1968
Caribbean
VS-28 S-2E AS 10
VS-31 S-2E AS 30
VAW-121 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
HS-11 SH-3A AS 50
last update 7. March 2007
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CVSG-52
29. April 1968 - 20. May 1968
Caribbean
VS-28 S-2E AS 10
VS-31 S-2E AS 30
VAW-121 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
HS-11 SH-3A AS 50
last update 7. March 2007
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CVSG-52
20. August 1968 - 19. December 1968
Caribbean
VS-28 S-2E AS 10
VS-31 S-2E AS 30
VAW-121 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
HS-11 SH-3A AS 50
last update 3. March 2009
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10. January 1969 - 17. February 1969
NS Quonset Point, Rhode Island
Overhaul
(Selected Restricted Availability)

   
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CVSG-54
1. April 1969 - 30. June 1969
East Atlantic
VS-22 S-2E AT 100
VS-32 S-2E AT 200
VAW-121 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
HS-5 SH-3A AT 400
last update 22. January 2008
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CVSG-54
1. October 1969 - 22. November 1969
East Atlantic
VS-22 S-2E AT 100
VS-32 S-2E AT 300
VAW-121 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
HS-5 SH-3A AT 400
last update 22. January 2008
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9. February 1970 - 20. Febraury 1970
Boston Naval Shipyard
Overhaul

   
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CVSG-54
16. March 1970 - 3. April 1970
Caribbean Shakedown
VS-22 S-2E AT 100
VS-28 S-2E AT 200
VS-32 S-2E AT 300
VAW-121 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
HS-5 SH-3D AT 400
HS-7 SH-3D AT 500
last update 22. January 2008
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CVSG-54
May 1970 - 8. September 1970
West Atlantic
VS-22 S-2E AT 100
VS-28 S-2E AT 200
VS-32 S-2E AT 300
VAW-121 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
HS-5 SH-3D AT 400
HS-7 SH-3D AT 500
last update 22. January 2008
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CVSG-54
15. October 1970 - 19. December 1970
West Atlantic
VS-22 S-2E AT 100
VS-28 S-2E AT 200
VS-32 S-2E AT 300
VAW-121 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
HS-5 SH-3D AT 400
HS-7 SH-3D AT 500
last update 3. March 2009
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CVSG-54
14. January 1971 - 3. March 1971
West Atlantic
VS-22 S-2E AT 100
VS-28 S-2E AT 200
VS-32 S-2E AT 300
VAW-121 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
HS-5 SH-3D AT 400
HS-7 SH-3D AT 500
last update 22. January 2008
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CVSG-54
27. April 1971 - 2. July 1971
West Atlantic
VS-22 S-2E AT 100
VS-32 S-2E AT 300
VAW-121 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
HS-5 SH-3D AT 400
last update 22. January 2008
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CVSGR-70
17. August 1971 - 26. August 1971
Atlantic
VS-71

S-2E

AW 100
VS-72

S-2E

AW 200
VS-73

S-2E

AW 300
HS-74 SH-3A AW 400
HS-75 SH-3A AW 500
VSF-76 A-4C AW 660
VAW-78 E-1B AW 700
last update 20. November 2007
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CVSG-54
23. September 1971 - 4. November 1971
West Atlantic
VS-22 S-2E AT 100
VS-32 S-2E AT 300
VAW-121 Det. 18 E-1B GE 700
HS-5 SH-3D AT 400
last update 22. January 2008
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Decommissioned

1. July 1972


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