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Carrier Aviation News 
What's New:
A Night Aboard Kitty Hawk Pt. 1 with Photos
New Official Abe Lincoln link
Updated Carrier Locations
Battle E's for 1996 - Newsbytes
French carriers updated thanks to Didier ROGNON
Pacific Carrier Air Wings
Vol 2 No 2 March/April 1997    Update: 29th April
Visit Constellation
Due in Perth, Australia May 3rd.

Welcome to the fourth issue of Carrier Aviation News, a regular newsletter that actually looks like one, (that's if you have IE3.0) bringing you the news around the Carrier Navy. Want to contribute? then mail me David McCandless and maybe I can publish it here.

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1 US Carrier
1 US Carrier


  Planned start in 2006

  $18mill appropiated for R&D
Commissioning: 2008

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76)
  Under Construction
Commissioning: 2002

PCU Harry S Truman (CVN-75)
  Under Construction (PreCommissioning Unit)
Commissioning: July 1998

USS John C Stennis (CVN-74)

  Western Atlantic, Norfolk Dec20, Carrier quals Western Atlantic, Schedule: new homeport San Diego Sep'98

USS George Washington (CVN-73)
  Local Ops West Atlantic Mar

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)
  local ops East Pac Feb.

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)

  Pt Everglades Florida, Western Atlantic, Med Cruise end of Nov 96, in transit West Atlantic, The Med, Cartagena Spain, Cannes France, Naples Italy Dec 31, Adriatic Sea Jan 9, Antalya Turkey, off Cyprus Jan30, Haifa Feb1, East Med Feb10, Livorno Italy Feb17, Greece Mar1, INVITEX-97 Mar Adriatic, Rhodes Mar7, Red Sea Mar17-Apr4, Jebel Ali Apr11, Yemen Apr15, off Italy Apr26 Schedule: Norfolk late May

USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)

  Puget Sound.

USS Eisenhower (CVN-69)
  Local Ops West Atlantic Mar

USS Nimitz (CVN-68)

  Local Ops East Pac Feb/Mar. CQ's Schedule: Sep 97 cruise, Mar 98 overhaul/refuel at Newport News(2-3 years).

USS John F Kennedy (CV-67)
  Western Atlantic, Carrier Qualifications, Computex 2-97, JTFEX 97-2 Mar, Mayport Fl Schedule: The Med Apr29

USS Enterprise (CVN-65)
  Norfolk Va.

USS Constellation (CV-64)
  San Francisco: Fleet Week, Computex 96-5A Eastern Pacific, FLEETEX 97-1 Eastern Pacific, Pacific, Australia Schedule: due Perth 3 May. Homecoming San Diego Oct1

USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)
Planned De-commissioning 2008
  In Transit Western Pacific six month tour from October 1996, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indian Ocean, Persian Gulf, Bahrain, Jebel Ali U.A.E., Perth Mar6, Hobart Mar15 in transit West Pac Mar29, Homecoming San Diego Apr11 Schedule: Bremerton Jul(overhaul), new homeport Yokosuka Japan Jul'98

USS Independence (CV-62)
  Japan, Sea of Japan, Sea Trials West Pac. Jan 30, Sea of Japan Feb, Phillipine Sea Mar1, Tandem Thrust 97 Queensland Mar, Sydney, Perth Apr11, in transit Indian Ocean Apr21

2 Russia
2 Russia
Admiral Kuznetsov
  Malta,'extended trials'
3 Ukraine
3 Ukraine
4 Spain
4 Spain
Principe De Asturias
5 Britain
5 Britain
HMS Invincible (R 07)
  The Med
HMS Illustrious (R 06)
HMS Ark Royal (R08)
  Portsmouth: Refit

6 France
6 France
Charles de Gaulle (R 91)
  Under Construction at Brest
Foch (R 99)
  Toulon Apr
Clemenceau (R 98)
  Toulon Apr
Jeanne D'Arc (R 97)
  Brest,Training for Officers

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Navy Facts:

NNS1216. This Week in Navy History: March 21, 1984 -- The carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) collides with a submerged, Soviet Victor-class nuclear attack submarine in the Sea of Japan. The carrier sustains minor damage. A Soviet salvage vessel tows the submarine to the Vladivostok naval base. -USN-

7 Misc
7 Misc

CVX Future Carrier
  Site for Future Carrier Studies
USS Intrepid
USS Saratoga (CV-3/60)
USS Hornet (CV-12)
USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31)
USS Midway (CV-41)
USS Wasp (CV-18)
Tandem Thrust 97

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