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Last Voyage of The USS Kitty Hawk

After nearly 50 years of service, the last conventional powered carrier (4 diesel engines, 8 boilers) enters Hong Kong for it's last port call before sailing to San Diego for decommissioning.



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Thanks to CV-63, and thanks to all who sailed on her!
 

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I've only been on one Navy ship, and it was the Kittyhawk. I was just a kid getting a tour and it was amazing how big it was. I've always wondered what would happen to her. Hope they make her a museum.
 

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I was assigned to her briefly, she definately had a reputation back in the 60s.
I was on the decomissioning crew for the Hornet, CVS-12 in '69. Glad I will never have to do that again!
I take my hat off in honor of the old warrior.

 

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Another piece of history...on the way to being just an article in a book. Hopefully the Navy will dock her and make a public tourism attraction/museum out of her.
JL
 

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I was assigned to her briefly, she definately had a reputation back in the 60s.
I was on the decomissioning crew for the Hornet, CVS-12 in '69. Glad I will never have to do that again!
I take my hat off in honor of the old warrior.
Some of us were just born in '69. :D

Thanks for your time of service. :)
 

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DesRon 21...USS STODDARD DD-566...We Plan Guarded for her numberous times in the '60's. The Stoddard was sunk by Navy Seals during on one of their training missions...Its kind of sad when an old home is gone forever
 

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Now y'all just tryin' ta make me feel old :rolleyes:

James, I was just hittin' my stride at 40.

USNCHIEF, the Hornet was mothballed for many years and then recently brought back as a musuem. It's located less than 30 minutes from downtown San Francisco at the former Alameda Naval Air Station, in Alameda, CA now and gaining populatity and financial independenance. I would love to walk her decks again someday. Here are a couple of links to anyone interested.
They are having a big celebration on board tomorrow for Troopfest 2008.

http://www.cva-12.com/hornet.html
http://www.uss-hornet.org/ < this one is cool - turn on your speakers
http://www.uss-hornet.org/posters/troopfest2008/index.html
 
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