Item Description
USS Kitty Hawk (CV - 63) 1975 WestPac Deployment Cruise Book
with Carrier Air Wing Eleven (CVW - 11)
SUMMARY -  This item is a cruise book for the Air Craft Carrier USS Kitty Hawk.  It commemorates the 1975 Deployment to the Western Pacific and also commorates the 200 the Anniversary of the United States Navy as well as the American Bicentennial.
This book is a photographic history of the life of this magnificent ship during this deployment.  It covers all the crew members (officers and men), air wing members, and port visits in graphic detail in 304 pages.  It is a piece of history and a must have for any naval historian, former crew member or loving family member.
Events Covered;
  • 200 Years of Seapower
  • Port Call to Pearl Harbor 
  • Port Call to Philippines
  • Port Call to Hong Kong
  • Port Call to Yokosuka Japan
  • 200th Barthday Cellibration
  • Miss America Visit
  • Photos of Ship getting underway from San Diego (with crews families) 
  • Underway Replenishment Operations
Carrier Air Wing Eleven - CVW-11
(includes unit photos for the following units)
  • CAG-11 - Carrier Air Wing Eleven
  • VF-213 - Fighter Squadron Two One Three - The Black Lions
  • VF-114 - Fighter Squadron One One Four - The Aardvarks 
  • VA-52 - Attack Squadron 52 - The Knight Riders
  • VA-192 - Attack Squadron 192 - The Golden Dragons
  • VA-195 - Attack Squadron 195 - The Dambusters
  • VAQ-136 - Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 136 - The Guantlets
  • RVAH-6 - Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 6 -
  • HS-8 - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 8 - The Eight Ballers
  • VAW-114 - Early Warning Squadron 114 - The Hawgs 
  • VS-37 - Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 37 - The Hacker Trackers
  • VS-38 - Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 38 - The Claw Clan
  • VQ-1 - Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 1 - The Bats
  • CTF-77 - Attack Carrier Striking Force Seventyh Fleet 
Also included
  • MAR-DET - Marine detachment


ABOUT USS Kitty Hawk - The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) is the first in a class of three super carriers. Constructed by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation at Camden, N.J., Kitty Hawk was commissioned at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard on April 29, 1961. It is the second U.S. Navy ship named after the small North Carolina town near which Orville and Wilbur Wright flew the first-ever successful, controlled, powered aircraft on Dec. 17, 1903.
During the time of this cruise book aircraft from Kitty Hawk stayed busy throughout the mid-1970s with numerous deployments to the western Pacific Ocean and involvement in a large number of exercises, including RIMPAC in 1973 and 1975.
Orders were received in February 2003 to transit to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility to support the Global War on Terrorism and to prepare for future contingencies. Kitty Hawk was soon involved in Operations Southern Watch and Iraqi Freedom in the North Arabian Gulf, serving 104 continuous days at sea. Kitty Hawk returned to Yokosuka May 6, 2003, immediately entering an extensive dry-dock period, or dry-docking ship's restricted availability (DSRA).
USS Kitty Hawk, at 42 years old, continues to be a vital part of American naval forces, supporting national policy through the use of power projection and sea control. Kitty Hawk continues to serve as the world's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, and the oldest active ship in the U.S. Navy.

General Characteristics, Kitty Hawk Class

Builders: New York Ship Building Corp., Camden, N.J.
Power Plant: Eight boilers, four geared steam turbines, four shafts, 280,000 shaft horsepower.
Length, overall: 1062.5 feet (323.8 meters)
Flight Deck Width: 252 feet (76.8 meters)
Beam: 130 feet (39 meters)
Displacement: Approx. 80,800 tons (73,300.5 metric tons) full load
Speed: 30+ knots (34.5+ miles per hour)
Aircraft: 85
Home Port: Yokosuka, Japan
Crew: Ship's Company: 3,150 - Air Wing: 2,480
Armament: Sea Sparrow launchers, 3 20mm Phalanx CIWS mounts
Date Deployed: April 29, 1961 (USS Kitty Hawk)
CONDITION - Overall this book is in Very good condition.  The book has Blue simulated leather covers with gold lettering on the front cover and spine.  The spine is tight and the covers and inner pages are all clean with no rips, tears, or markings.  The book has some very minor shelf wear but is in very good condition if not better. 
Please leave me a message with any questions that you might have or to request more pictures.  I will look through the book and locate any family members if you provide me with a full name, rank and job title for the person that you are looking for.

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