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USS Kitty Hawk entered service in April 29, 1961. USS Kitty Hawk(CV-63) retired in 2007 after the USS George Washington (CVN-73) took her place in Japan. She was supposed to be retired in 2008 but the Washington had a fire on the way so she had another year of active service. Here are some facts about the carrier: -Near the end of her life, her escalators stop working so it servers as a long stair case. Those pilot's legs will never skip leg day. -John F. Kennedy spent a night in the ship. -The ship has four elevators but the first one is rogue to accommodate the enlarge jet blast deflectors that were required for the F-14 - Kitty Hawk was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation for exceptionally meritorious service from 26 November 1965 to 14 May 1966 -Kitty Hawk was a cameo in the movie, The Finial Countdown. -On March 21, 1984, Kitty Hawk collides into a Soviet Sub. -Best known nickname is the [edited] Kitty due to old pipes, frequent break downs, many paint coats, hard to clean, and expensive to run as sailors described her during Operation Enduring freedom -20 deployments -Race riot in 1972 -She is the seco....third longest serving ship after USS Blue Ridge(LLC-19) CV-63's specifications: 5,624 officers and enlisted | 61,351 tones | Length: 1,068.9 feet (325.80 meters) | Beam: 284 feet (86.56 meters) | Flank Speed: 33 Knots
Hello, fellow forumites! I'm currently away from my captain's cabin because, well, I'm halfway around the world. Of course, I had to take advantage of a (somewhat) local museum: ROCS Te Yang. DDG-925, ROCS Te Yang, was commissioned by the United States Navy as DD-837 USS Sarsfield in 1945. After a stint in Vietnam (her only Battle Star), she was decommissioned and sold to the Republic of China Navy in 1977, where she served until 2005. ROCS Te Yang is the Republic of China's first (and as far as I know, only) museum ship, and with admissions being 50NTD ($1.59US), I highly recommend a visit. She's just a wealth of Cold War tech, showcasing weapons like ASROC and Mark 32 torpedo tubes. Unfortunately, the approach to the ship was covered with trees, and this was the best angle I could get of her profile. 5"/38 Mk. 12 DP gun (1 fore, 1 aft) 8-cell ASROC launcher Triple Mk. 33 533mm Torpedo Tubes (1 port, 1 starboard) Triple Hsiung Feng I (雄風一型) Anti-Ship Missile Launcher 16 CR-201 Disruption Rocket launcher (2 port, 2 starboard) View of the ROC flag from the helicopter pad overlooking the after 5"/38. Depth Charge Rack And finally, a challenge from ROCS Te Yang. Who wants to help me out?
HMCS Athabaskan is the last destroyer and former flagship of the Royal Canadian Navy. She was recently decommissioned after serving proudly for 45 years. She had a bold career and is a veteran of numerous conflicts and disasters (Gulf War, War on Terror, Hurricane Katrina, Haiti earthquake). As the last of her kind, it is imperative that she be preserved for future generations. We have until January 4th, 2018 to purchase the ship, or else she will be scrapped. We cannot allow that to happen to this mighty ship! The current goal is to purchase the ship outright and operate her as a private museum trust in Halifax. The $5000 goal is just for a down payment to purchase the ship, we are still awaiting a fixed price from the Canadian government. We would heartily accept any and all donations. If you are interested, here is our GoFundMe site: https://www.gofundme.com/save-hmcs-athabaskan Our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/910372335662106/ Let me know if you have any questions.