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CV-59 USS Forrestal

CVA-59 USS Forrestal

Builder

Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Compamy

Newport News, Virgina

Laid down

14. July 1952

Launched

11. December 1954

Commissioned

1. October 1955

Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign

NJVF   

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NS Norfolk VA
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ATG-181
24. January 1956 - 31. March 1956
Caribbean Shakedown
VF-41 F2H-3 I 100
VF-21 FJ-3 I 200
VA-86 F7U-3M I 300
VA-42 AD-6 I 400
VC-12 Det. 42 AD-5W NE 700
VC-33 Det. 42 AD-5N SS 800
VC-62 Det. 42 F2H-2P PL 900
VAH-7 Det. 42 AJ-2 NH 00
HU-2 Det. 42 HUP-2 UR 00
Source: The Hook Magazine Sprinf 1983 issue
last update 3. January 2008
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CVG-1
7. November 1956 - 12. December 1956
Azores / Suez Canal Crisis
VF-171 F2H-3 R 100
VF-173 FJ-3M R 200
VA-76 F9F-8B O 300
VA-15 AD-6 T 400
VAH-1  A3D-1 TB 00
VAW-12 Det. 42 AD-5W NE 700
VA(AW)-33 Det. 42 AD-5N  SS 800
VFP-62 Det. 42 F2H-2P T 900
HU-2 Det. 42 HUP-2 UR 00
Source: History of Carrier Air Wing One 
last update 22. June 2009
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CVG-1
15. January 1957 - 22. July 1957
Mediterranean
VF-14 F3H-2N T 100
VF-84 FJ-3M O 200
VA-76 F9F-8B O 300
VA-15 AD-6 T 400
VAH-1  A3D-1 TB 00
VAW-12 Det. 42 AD-5W NE 700
VA(AW)-33 Det. 42 AD-5N  SS 800
VFP-62 Det. 42 F2H-2P T 900
HU-2 Det. 42 HUP-2 UR 00
Source: History of Carrier Air Wing One 
last update 20. November 2007
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CVG-1
16. August 1957 - 21. October 1957
Atlantic
VF-14 F3H-2 AB 100
VF-84 FJ-3M AB 200
VA-15 AD-6 AB 400
VAH-1  A3D-1 AB 00
VAW-12 Det. 42 AD-5W GE 700
VA(AW)-33 Det. 42 AD-5N  GD 800
HU-2 Det. 42 HUP-2 HU 00
last update 20. November 2007
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CVG-10
11. July 1958 - 17. August 1958
Mediterranean (Leebanon Crisis)
VF-102 F4D-1 AK 100
VF-103 F8U-1 AK 200
VA-12 A4D-2 AK 300
VA-104 AD-6 AK 400
VAH-5  A3D-2 AK 500
VAW-12 Det. 42  AD-5W AK 700
VA(AW)-33 Det. 42 AD-5N AK 800
VFP-62 Det. 42 F8U-1P AK 900
HU-2 Det. 42 HUP-2 HU 00
last update 22. June 2009
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CVG-10
2. September 1958 - 12. March 1959
Mediterranean
VF-102 F4D-1 AK 100
VF-103 F8U-1 AK 200
VA-12 A4D-2 AK 300
VA-104 AD-6 AK 400
VAH-5  A3D-2 AK 500
VAW-12 Det. 42  AD-5W AK 700
VA(AW)-33 Det. 42 AD-5N AK 800
VFP-62 Det. 42 F8U-1P AK 900
HU-2 Det. 42 HUP-2 HU 00
last update 20. November 2007
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CVG-8
28. January 1960 - 31. August 1960
Mediterranean
VF-102 F4D-1 AJ 100
VF-103 F8U-2 AJ 200
VA-83 A4D-2 AJ 300
VA-81 A4D-2 AJ 400
VA-85 AD-6 AJ 500
VAH-5 A3D-2 AJ 600
VAW-12 Det. 42 AD-5W AJ 700
VAW-33 Det. 42 AD-5Q AJ 810
VFP-62 Det. 42 / 60 F8U-1P AJ 900
HU-2 Det. 42 HUP-2 HU 00
last update 24. November 2007
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CVG-8
9. February 1961 - 25. August 1961
Mediterranean
VF-102 F4D-1 AJ 100
VF-103 F8U-2 AJ 200
VA-83 A4D-2N AJ 300
VA-81 A4D-2 AJ 400
VA-85 AD-6 AJ 500
VAH-5 A3D-2 AJ 600
VAW-12 Det. 42 WF-2 AJ 700
VAW-33 Det. 42 AD-5Q AJ 800
VFP-62 Det. 42 F8U-1P AJ 900
HU-2 Det. 42 HUP-2 HU 00
last update 24. November 2007
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CVG-8
3. August 1962 - 2. March 1963
Mediterranean
VF-74 F4H-1 AJ 100
VF-103 F8U-2 AJ 200
VA-83 A4D-2N AJ 300
VA-81 A4D-2 AJ 400
VA-85 AD-6 AJ 500
VAH-5 A3D-2 AJ 600
VAW-12 Det. 59 WF-2 AJ 700
VAW-33 Det. 59 AD-5Q AJ 800
VFP-62 Det. 59 F8U-1P AJ 900
HU-2 Det. 59 HUP-2 HU 00
last update 24. November 2007
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CVW-8
10. July 1964 - 13. March 1965
Mediterranean
VF-74 F-4B AJ 100
VF-103 F-8E AJ 200
VA-83 A-4E AJ 300
VA-81 A-4E AJ 400
VMA-331 A-4E AJ 500
VAH-6 A-3B AJ 600
VAW-12 Det. 59 E-1B AJ 700
VAW-33 Det. 59 EA-1F AJ 800
VFP-62 Det. 59 RF-8A AJ 900
HU-2 Det. 59 UH-2A HU 00
last update 24. November 2007
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CVW-8
24. August 1965 - 7. April 1966
Mediterranean
VF-74 F-4B AJ 100
VMF(AW)-451 F-8D AJ 200
VA-83 A-4E AJ 300
VA-81 A-4E AJ 400
VA-112 A-4E AJ 500
VAH-11 A-3B AJ 600
VAW-12 Det. 59 E-1B AJ 700
VAW-33 Det. 59 EA-1F AJ 800
VFP-62 Det. 59 RF-8A AJ 900
HU-2 Det. 59 UH-2A HU 00
last update 24. November 2007
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CVW-17

6. June 1967 - 15. September 1967

West Pac. (Vietnam)

VF-11

F-4B

AA 100

VF-74

F-4B

AA 200

VA-106

A-4E

AA 300

VA-46

A-4E

AA 400

VA-65 A-6A

AA 500

RVAH-11 RA-5C AA 600

VAH-10 Det. 59

KA-3B

AA 610

VAW-123

E-2A

AA 700

VAW-33 Det. 59

EA-1F

AA 900

HC-2 Det. 59

HU-2A / B

HU 00

last update 5. March 2007

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CVW-17

22. July 1968 - 29. April 1969

Mediterranean

VF-11

F-4B

AA 100

VF-74

F-4B

AA 200

VA-34

A-4C

AA 300

VA-15

A-4C

AA 400

VA-152

A-4B

AA 500

RVAH-12 RA-5C AA 600

VAH-10 Det. 59

KA-3B

AA 610

VAW-123

E-2A

AA 700

HC-2 Det. 59

HU-2A / B

HU 00

last update 5. March 2007

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CVW-17

2. December 1969 - 8. July 1970

Mediterranean

VF-11

F-4B

AA 100

VF-74

F-4B

AA 200

VA-66

A-4C

AA 300

VA-216

A-4E

AA 400

VA-36

A-4C

AA 500

RVAH-13 RA-5C AA 600

VAH-10 Det. 59

KA-3B

AA 610

VAW-126 

E-2A

AA 700

HS-11

SH-3D

AA 000

last update 5. March 2007

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CVW-17

5. January 1971 - 2. July 1971

Mediterranean

VF-11

F-4B

AA 100

VF-74

F-4B

AA 200

VA-83

A-7E

AA 300

VA-81

A-7E

AA 400

VA-85 A-6A / KA-6D

AA 500

RVAH-7 RA-5C AA 600

VMCJ-2 Det. A

EA-6A

AA 610

VAW-126 

E-2B

AA 760

HS-3 

SH-3D

AA 000

last update 5. March 2007

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CVW-17

22. September 1972 - 6. July 1973

Mediterranean

VF-11

F-4J

AA 100

VMFA-531 

F-4B

AA 200

VA-83

A-7E

AA 300

VA-81

A-7E

AA 400

VA-85 A-6E / KA-6D

AA 500

RVAH-9 RA-5C AA 600

VAQ-135 Det. 2

EKA-3B

AA 610

VAW-126 

E-2B

AA 760

HS-3 

SH-3D

AA 000

last update 5. March 2007

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CVW-17

11. March 1974 - 11. September 1974

Mediterranean

VF-11

F-4J

AA 100

VF-74

F-4J

AA 200

VA-83

A-7E

AA 300

VA-81

A-7E

AA 400

VA-85 A-6E / KA-6D

AA 500

RVAH-6 RA-5C AA 600

VAW-126

E-2B

AA 760

HS-3 

SH-3D

AA 000

last update 5. March 2007

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CVW-17

5. March 1975 - 22. September 1975

Mediterranean

VF-11

F-4J

AA 100

VF-74

F-4J

AA 200

VA-83

A-7E

AA 300

VA-81

A-7E

AA 400

VA-85 A-6E / KA-6D

AA 500

RVAH-7 RA-5C AA 600
VAQ-134

EA-6B

AA 610

VAW-111 Det. 

E-2B

AA 760

HS-3 

SH-3D

AA 000

last update 5. March 2007

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Redesiganation from CVA-59 to CV-59

30. June 1975

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CVW-17

4. April 1978 - 26. October 1978

Mediterranean

VF-11

F-4J

AA 100

VF-74

F-4J

AA 200

VA-83

A-7E

AA 300

VA-81

A-7E

AA 400

VA-85 A-6E / KA-6D

AA 500

VAQ-130

EA-6B

AA 610
VS-30  S-3A AA 700

HS-3 

SH-3D

AA 730

VAW-116 

E-2B

AA 010

last update 5. March 2007

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CVW-17

27. November 1979 - 7. May 1980

Mediterranean

VF-11

F-4J

AA 100

VF-74

F-4J

AA 200

VA-83

A-7E

AA 300

VA-81

A-7E

AA 400

VA-85 A-6E / KA-6D

AA 500

VFP-63 Det.4 RF-8G AA 600
VAQ-133

EA-6B

AA 610
VS-30  S-3A AA 700

HS-3 

SH-3D / H

AA 730

VAW-125 

E-2C

AA 010

last update 5. March 2007

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CVW-17

2. March 1981 - 15. September 1981

Mediterranean / Atlantic

VMFA-115

F-4J

AA 100

VF-74

F-4J

AA 200

VA-83

A-7E

AA 300

VA-81

A-7E

AA 400

VA-85 A-6E / KA-6D

AA 500

VAQ-130

EA-6B

AA 600
VS-30  S-3A AA 700

HS-3 

SH-3D / H

AA 730

VAW-125 

E-2C

AA 010

last update 5. March 2007

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CVW-17

8. June 1982 - 16. November 1982

Mediterranean / Indian Ocean

VF-74

F-4S

AA 100

VF-103

F-4S

AA 200

VA-83

A-7E

AA 300

VA-81

A-7E

AA 400

VA-85 A-6E / KA-6D

AA 500

VAW-125 

E-2C

AA 600

VAQ-130

EA-6B

AA 605

HS-3

SH-3D / H

AA 610

VS-30 S-3A AA 700

last update 5. March 2007

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CVW-6
2. June 1986 - 10. November 1986
Mediterranen, Indian Ocean
VF-11 F-14A AE 100
VF-31 F-14A AE 200
VA-37 A-7E AE 300
VA-105 A-7E AE 400
VA-176 A-6E, KA-6D AE 500

VAW-122

E-2C

AE 600

VAQ-132 EA-6B AE 605
HS-15 SH-3H AE 610
VS-28 S-3A AE 700
last update 20. November 2007
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CVW-6
28. August 1987 - 9. October 1987
North Atlantic
VF-11 F-14A AE 100
VF-31 F-14A AE 200
VA-37 A-7E AE 300
VA-105 A-7E AE 400
VA-176 A-6E, KA-6D AE 500

VAW-122

E-2C

AE 600

VAQ-132 EA-6B AE 605
HS-15 SH-3H AE 610
VS-28 S-3A AE 700
last update 20. November 2007
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CVW-6
25. April 1988 - 7. October 1988
Mediterranen, Indian Ocean
VF-11 F-14A AE 100
VF-31 F-14A AE 200
VA-37 A-7E AE 300
VA-105 A-7E AE 400
VA-176 A-6E, KA-6D AE 500

VAW-122

E-2C

AE 600

VAQ-132 EA-6B AE 605
HS-15 SH-3H AE 610
VS-28 S-3A AE 700
last update 20. November 2007
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CVW-6
4. November 1989 - 12. April 1990
Mediterranen
VF-11 F-14A AE 100
VF-31 F-14A AE 200
VA-37 A-7E AE 300
VA-105 A-7E AE 400
VA-176 A-6E, KA-6D AE 500

VAW-122

E-2C

AE 600

VAQ-142 EA-6B AE 605
HS-15 SH-3H AE 610
VS-28 S-3A AE 700
last update 20. November 2007
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CVW-6

31. May 1991 - 22. December 1991

Mediterranen
VF-11 F-14A AE 100
VF-31 F-14A AE 200
VFA-132 F/A-18A AE 300
VFA-137 F/A-18A AE 400
VA-176 A-6E, KA-6D AE 500

VAW-122

E-2C

AE 600

HS-15 SH-3H AE 610
VAQ-133 EA-6B AE 620
VS-28 S-3A AE 700
last update 3. January 2008
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Redesignation from CV-59 to AVT-59

30. June 1975

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Decommissioned

11. September 1993

Commanding Officers 
CAPT Rudolph Lee "Roy" Johnson 1 October 1955 1 June 1956
CAPT William Edward Ellis 1 June 1956 4 July 1957
CAPT Richard Lucius Kibbe 4 July 1957 24 July 1958
CAPT Allen Mayhew "Al" Shinn 24 July 1958 9 May 1959
CAPT Samuel Robbins Brown, Jr 9 May 1959 28 April 1960
CAPT Robert Emmett Riera 28 April 1960 16 June 1961
CAPT Donald Morison White 16 June 1961 4 June 1962
CAPT Lawrence Raymond Geis 4 June 1962 4 May 1963
CAPT Dick Henry Guinn 4 May 1963 26 March 1964
CAPT Michael Joseph Hanley, Jr. 26 March 1964 27 March 1965
CAPT Howard Shackleford "Shack" Moore 27 March 1965 7 May 1966
CAPT John Kingsman Beling 7 May 1966 18 September 1967
CAPT Robert Bemus "Bob" Baldwin 18 September 1967 11 December 1968
CAPT James Wilson "Bud" Nance 11 December 1968 25 November 1969
CAPT Charles Frederick Demmler 25 November 1969 13 November 1970
CAPT Leonard Alexander "Swoose" Snead II 13 November 1970 23 June 1971
CAPT Robert Francis "Dutch" Schoultz 23 June 1971 1 November 1972
CAPT James Benjamin "Jim" Linder 1 November 1972 10 May 1974
CAPT James Hernandez Scott 10 May 1974 28 August 1975
CAPT Joseph John "Joe" Barth, Jr 28 August 1975 26 August 1977
CAPT Peter Blake Booth 26 August 1977 21 March 1979
CAPT Edwin Rudolph "Ned" Kohn, Jr 21 March 1979 19 August 1980
CAPT Clarence Edward "Skip" Armstrong 19 August 1980 18 February 1982
CAPT Bobby Clyde Lee 18 February 1982 30 April 1984
CAPT Daniel Peter March 30 April 1984 10 December 1985
CAPT Timothy Wayne Wright 10 December 1985 23 July 1987
CAPT John Anthony Pieno, Jr 23 July 1987 23 February 1989
CAPT Louis Edward "Tim" Thomassy, Jr 23 February 1989 2 August 1990
CAPT Robert S. Cole 2 August 1990 22 January 1992
CAPT Robert Lawrence "Bunky" Johnson, Jr 22 January 1992 11 September 1993

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