See more of uss forrestal cv59 former crew members on facebook. This is a group page for all crew members that served aboard the 1st supercarrier. Uss forrestal cv59 fire remembrance ceremony naval. A memorial service for the dead was held on board on jan.
Details about uss forrestal cv59 19791980 mediterranean cruise book. Us navy cruise books are unofficial publications published by a ships crew to document a cruise or deployment. Check out our uss saratoga cv 60 crew list and reconnect with old shipmates. Uss forrestal cv59 former crew members, brownsville, texas. Cruise books in the navy department librarys collection 7300 total words in this text 51579 reads ship name hull number year of cruise or publication aaaron ward dm34 1945 abbot dd629 1958, 1960. Comservron two wo encls december 5, 1979 january the uss detroi t aoe4 began the new year in norfolk, virginia. This cruise was cut short by a devastating fire on 29 july of that year. Cv59 1988 mediterranean cruise book deployment log crui. Uss forrestal, named for secretary of the navy james forrestal, was the first ship of the new 56,000ton aircraft carriers built during the 1950s.
Uss forrestal cv59 later cva59, then avt59, was a supercarrier named after the first secretary of defense james forrestal. The other carriers of her class were uss saratoga, uss ranger and uss independence. Reclassified as a multipurpose aircraft carrier cv59, 30 june 1975. Mishap statistical summary, calendar years 1983 thru. Cruise books, usually similar in general content and format to high school or college yearbooks, are not official publications. Cruise books in the navy department librarys collection. Logbooks of the us navy at the national archives national archives. Unlike the successor nimitz class, forrestal and her class were conventionally powered.
But by the middle of 1968, forrestal was making her eighth mediterranean voyage. You will be able to zoom in to better read names etc. Group hoping to obtain uss john f kennedy looks for veterans. Navy ship, and the second aircraft carrier, to be named for the battles of saratoga in the american revolutionary war. The navy does not stock or sell copies of ships cruise books. After her initial shakedown, she was took her first of many voyages to the mediterranean in january of 1957. Forrestal, widow of the first secretary of defense, christened her uss forrestal. Uss forrestal harrisburg tour details sep 22 26 2015 jan 19, 2015 bring the forrestal home jan 23, 20 uss forrestal 1967 reprint cruise books may 02, 2012 poptop mania jan 15, 2012 uss forrestal 2011 reunion sep 20, 2011.
Forrestal cva59 naval history and heritage command. Scanned from the 1983 command calendar original size is 8 x 11. Here you can download the uss forrestal cva 59 mediterranean cruise book 1971 as a high resolution. Uss forrestal cv59 was a supercarrier named after the first secretary of defense james. This unit page was set up to help keep memories alive and to help shipmates keep in contact with each other. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. Each digital book is the same price regardless of its size or rarity. Uss forrestal cv59 former crew members photos facebook.
On 29 july 1967, a fire broke out on board the aircraft carrier uss forrestal after an electrical anomaly caused a zuni rocket on a f4b phantom to fire, striking an external fuel tank of an a4 skyhawk. Each cruise book cd will automatically start when inserted in your computers cd drive. Navy cruise books for various years and ships from 1919 to 2009. Uss forrestal cv59 1978 mediterranean deployment log cruise book cruisebook. Navy and coast guard deck logs from 1956 to 1978 will be closed to researchers. Uss saratoga cv 60 mediterranean cruise book 1978 79. Young was a squadron member during this cruise 1960s. Check out our uss forrestal cv 59 crew list and reconnect with old shipmates. Forrestal ended 1978 as she had started it, moored to the carrier pier in mayport.
In june 1967, she went to the pacific to aid with the vietnam war effort. 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. Photo is dated 1 january 1978, but appears to have been taken, in fact, circa february 1975. Uss forrestal cv 59 med cruise 1983 rome, italy uss new jersey bb 62 world cruise 1984 thailand uss halsey cg 23 westpac cruise 1985 yokosuka, japan uss elliot dd 967 westpac cruise 1986 karachi, pakistan uss enterprise cvn 65 world cruise 1987 perth, australia uss kansas city aor 3 westpac cruise 1988 subic. Uss forrestal 1978 uss forrestal cv59, 1978 mediterranean deployment, 4 april 26 october with cvw17, ctf60, cdg12, ccg6 embarked. At the time of the accident uss forrestal was operating about 49 miles off st. That sea would be a common destination for her over the next twenty or so years. Vintage deck jacket military navy with patches mens jacket 1970s.
Uss forrestal cv59 1978 mediterranean deployment log. 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 saratoga cv 60 mediterranean cruise book 197879. Home uss forrestal cv 59 fire remembrance ceremony. Uss forrestal cva59 cruise book 10th anniversary mediterranean cruise 1965 1966 with carrier air group 8 embarked includes unidentified division and air wing photos 9 x 12 hardbound in good condition, with cover wear.
Creating those books is an old tradition in the us navy. General characteristics crew list memorabilia cruise books notes of interest cos of uss forrestal about the ships name patch gallery about the kc landings and takeoffs aboard the forrestal accidents aboard uss forrestal history deployments of uss forrestal model gallery image gallery to. The flammable jet fuel spilled across the flight deck, ignited, and triggered a chainreaction of explosions that killed 4 sailors and injured 161 at the time, forrestal was engaged in. Get the best deals on uss book when you shop the largest online selection at. Sectreasurer uss forrestal cvacvavt59 association, the nations first supercarrier first. Uss forrestal cv 59 later cva59, then avt59, was a supercarrier named after the first secretary of defense james forrestal. Uss forrestal cruise book mediterranean 19581959 cva59 cva59 italy spain. A regular deployment followed between september 1958 and march 1959. Uss forrestal and vf103 were deployed to the mediterranean sea during the 1958 lebanon crisis but the crisis had abated before the carrier reached its station. Click on the calendar year to view the historycommand operations report. Here you can download the uss forrestal cv 59 mediterranean cruise book 1978 as a high resolution.
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard uss forrestal. Unfollow uss forrestal cruise book to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. Uss forrestal cva59 cruise book 1974 mediterranean sea deployment. From 4 to 19 september 1978, forrestal participated in. Command 30 years after the logbook is completed for the calendar year.
Uss saratoga cvcvacvb60, was the second of four forrestal class supercarriers built for the united states navy in the 1950s. Uss piedmont ad17 1978 mediterranean cruise book ebay. Ogden lpd5 ii navy history and heritage command navy. Cruise books are yearbookstyle books put together by volunteers on board ship to commemorate a deployment. Rare vintage navy military 1978 uss forrestal cv59 deployment hardcover.
April 4, 1978 uss forrestal departed homeport for the mediterranean deployment. Us navy cruise books the largest online collection of. A pair of douglas ea1e skyraiders bunos 5163 and 5183 from carrier airborne early warning squadron vaw12 flew over forrestal cva 59 as she sailed with the sixth fleet in the mediterranean sea, on 25 april 1960. Commissioned in 1955, she was the united states first completed supercarrier, and was the lead ship of her class.
Uss forrestal cv 59 mediterranean cruise book 1978. Uss forrestal cva59 19651966 mediterranean cruise book. Thank you for looking the photos show the actual item being sold. Vf103 was reequipped with the f8u2 f8c after 1962 and reassigned to cvg8. Like school yearbooks, they are usually paid for by. Mediterranean cruise book 1978 mediterranean cruise book 197980. Among my fatherss gs is a cruise book for the 1967 cruise and an unworn black, longsleeve tshirt with the. Cleveland lpd7 iii navy history and heritage command. Her guest list during this cruise was headed by united states secretary of defense. Ajax ar6 1973, 1974, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1985 alabama bb60 194244. General characteristics crew list memorabilia cruise books notes of interest cos of uss forrestal about the ships name patch gallery about the kc landings and takeoffs aboard the forrestal accidents aboard uss forrestal history deployments of uss forrestal model gallery image gallery to end of page. Commissioned as attack aircraft carrier cva 59, the forrestal was. Less than 30 months later, the first of the postwar carriers was launched. Uss forrestal, named for secretary of the navy james forrestal, was the first ship of the new.
Kennedy a fossilfuel design that followed the nuclearpowered enterprise. Navys first carrier of entirely postworld war ii design, she was conceived as an operational platform for large, highperformance aircraft. Tragedy struck forrestal on the evening of 15 january 1978 as an a7. Uss forrestal cv59 former crew members home facebook. Printing is also easily possible because of the high resolution 300dpi and the missing watermarks. Uss forrestal cva 59 1958 1959 cruise book cd great naval images llc on. The forrestal and kitty hawk classes, by andrew faltum, tells their story. Cruise book and document reproduction naval historical. Navy photo from the uss forrestal 1957 cruise book. Despite the heroic efforts of the crew, men lost their lives. Back to last page back to cruise book page back to uss forrestal page. Photo from the rangers 1959 cruise book 3 january27 july, probably taken in the western. Irish get up and go diary 2018 by forrestal, eileen book the fast free shipping.
They include the volumes in the navy department librarys collection, the nations largest cruise book collection. Rfa olna a123 refueling uss forrestal cv59 and destroyer. Several commands only order copies for about 23 of the crew as a rule of thumb. At 2200 on april 8, just minutes after the carrier had finished a. Commissioned in 1955, she was the first completed supercarrier, and was the lead ship of her class. Back to last page back to cruise book page back to uss saratoga page. Uss forrestal cv59 mediterranean deployment cruise book year log 1978. After being built in newport news, virginia, the new ship was formally commissioned in october 1955.862 448 1394 800 196 99 890 708 679 35 508 1023 774 1410 338 3 598 708 868 1210 3 103 1479 1062 998 228 712 24 644 744 405 1233 417 784 1214 675 895 36 887