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Carriers at War: Vietnam Time Line
PCU Ronald Reagan site

5th Year of Publication

Vol 6 No 4 July/August 2001
http://carrier-aviation-news.com
 Strengthen or Downsize?
Update: August 13th
 

 

the latest news

Truman: Norfolk
Stennis: Pacific
Washington: Norfolk
Lincoln: Everett
Roosevelt: Norfolk
Vinson: Pacific
Eisenhower:Atlantic
Nimitz: Norfolk/CarQuals
Kennedy: Atlantic
Enterprise: Red Sea
Constellation: Gulf
Kitty Hawk: Yokosuka
Invincible : Portsmouth
Illustrious : Gulf
Ark Royal : Rosyth

Carriers at War Coming Soon
Bluejacket.com :Lots of good Navy stuff
CVF Future UK Carrier
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)

 
USS Independence (CV-62) 30 September 1998- San Diego
USS America (CV-66
)
9 Aug 1996 Reserve - Norfolk
USS Ranger (CV-61)
10 Jul 1995 Reserve - Bremerton
USS Saratoga (CV-60)
30 Sep 1994 Stricken - Philadelphia
USS Forrestal (AVT-59)
10 Sep 1993 Stricken - Philadelphia


July 3rd: With the Rumsfeld review in full swing, will it be a case of strengthening the armed forces or downsizing? Reports of the loss of 30 B-1B and the end of a two-war strategy clearly indicates rethinking of the role of the armed forces. This may lead to a substantial loss of numbers of both personnel and equipment. Bush would like to get out of the Balkans and reduce overseas peacekeeping, lessening the need to keep large numbers of personnel.

However, there is also an indication that since there is a substantial increase in the next budget likely, there will be a greater emphasis on re-equipment such as the F-22, JSF and DD21. The question of future carriers is anyone's guess although there may be a scaling back of their size and building more. It seems it may mean a bit of both strengthening and downsizing and more emphasis on high technology.


Welcome to Carrier Aviation News, a regular newsletter that brings you the news around the Carrier Navy now in its 4th year. Want to contribute? then mail me David McCandless and maybe I can publish it here. Thanks to all those who have sent me mail and suggestions.

U.S. Carrier Locations

CVNX-78
Planned start in 2006
$110mill R&D for 1999

CVN-77
Planned start in 2001
$3.8bill contract let for building 2001
$213mill for 1999
Only $50mill appropriated for 1998
$18mill appropriated for R&D 1997, a further $300m may be found in the current budget
Commissioning: 2008

PCU Ronald Reagan (CVN-76)
Future Homeport: NAS North Island
Under Construction
Commissioning: 2002

USS Harry S Truman (CVN-75)
...more
CVW-3 AC
Homeport: N.S. Norfolk
2000/2001: WestPac Cruise 2000/01 : Deployed November 28 2000 - May 23 2001
Schedule:

USS John C Stennis (CVN-74)
CVW-9 NG / CCG 7

...more
2000: WestPac Cruise 2000 :Deployed January 5 -  Homecoming July 3
Schedule:

USS George Washington (CVN-73)
CVW-17 AA
Med/Gulf Cruise 2000
Homeport: N.S. Norfolk
2000: Med/Gulf Cruise 2000 : Deployed Med June 21 - Homecoming December
Schedule: 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)
CVW-14 NK
WestPac Cruise 2000
2000/2001: WestPac Cruise 2000 : Deployment August 17 - Homecoming Everett February 12
Milestones: 72000th Trap June 19 1998
Schedule: WestPac Cruise June 2002

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)
CVW-1 AB
Homeport: N.S. Norfolk  2001:  
Schedule:


USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)
CVW-11 NH
...more
Homeport: N.S. Everett
2001:  
Schedule: WestPac cruise July 2001, Refuel 2004

USS Eisenhower (CVN-69)
CVW-7 AG / CCDG 8
Homeport: N.S. Norfolk

2001:  
Schedule:


USS Nimitz (CVN-68)

2001: May 26 1998 -  June 28 2001 $1.85Bill Refuelling and modernisation. July - August CarQuals.
Schedule:
Move to SanDig September 2001, Gulf 2003
Milestones: May 9, 2000, Celebrated 25th Anniversary

USS John F Kennedy (CV-67)
CVW-1 AB / CCG 6
2001:  
Schedule:

USS Enterprise (CVN-65)
CVW-8 AJ
Med-Gulf Cruise 2001
Homeport:
N.S. Norfolk
2001
: Deployment April 25 , Naples June 6-13,  North of Ireland June 29, Lisbon July 2, Ionian Sea July 11 - 18
Schedule:  

USS Constellation (CV-64)
CVW-2 NE

2001
:  WestPac/Gulf Cruise, Jebel Ali July 2 
Schedule:

USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)
CVW-5 NF
Upkeep Yokosuka
Planned De-commissioning 2008
2001: .


Russia

Admiral Kuznetsov
Sold

Spain
Principe De Asturias

Britain

HMS Invincible (R 07)
1999: Refit Portsmouth October


HMS Illustrious (R 06)
2000: Deployed to Gulf January 17, Atlantic January 19


HMS Ark Royal (R08)
1999: Rosyth naval base major Refit October

CVF 1 / 2
100 million pounds awarded November 1999

France
Charles de Gaulle (R 91)

Commissioned July 1999, Toulon October 4
Foch (R 99)
Toulon Apr 97, Antalya Turkey October12 1998, Adriatic June 1999
Clemenceau (R 98)
Decommissioned
Jeanne D'Arc (R 97)
Brest,Training for Officers



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