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Here are a few pictures of the first carrier I ever stepped foot on. I made the last 2 cruises with this ship, in '89 & '91.     To this day I STILL think by far this is the best ship I've ever been on. Last homeport: Mayport, FL

The USS Forrestal (CV-59)

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USS Saratoga (CV-60)

I made the last cruise on this ship in 1994.

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USS Saratoga was commissioned April 14, 1956 and returned from her 22nd and final deployment to the Mediterranean June 24. The carrier spent 70 days of the 164-day deployment on station in the Adriatic Sea in support of NATO and U.N. operations Deny Flight and Provide Promise in Bosnia-Herzegovina. -USN-
Saratoga CV-60

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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)

"I like IKE"

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  Here's the Mighty Ike leaving Norfolk, on June 10th, 1998. Here's a shot of beautiful Norfolk......Pier 12: my home away from home.

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USS Eisenhower (CVN 69)

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IKE Battle Group

A little info:


  • Length of flight deck: 1,092 ft.

  • Width of flight deck: 252 ft.

  • Height keel to mast: 244 ft. (equal to 24-story building)                                                                                                

  • Area of flight deck: 4.5 acres

  • Weight of carrier: 95,000 tons        

  • Number of anchors: 2

  • Weight of anchors: 60,000 lbs each

  • Anchor chain: 1,082 ft on each anchor (365 lbs per link)

  • Total anchor weight including chain: 735,000 lbs each



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More Pic's to come, as soon as I can find them.

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