USS Kitty Hawk CV-63 Aircraft Carrier super photo site with great pictures

Photos of the USS Kitty Hawk Aircraft Carrier, CV-63.

Super Carrier.
USS Kitty Hawk CV-63 Aircraft Carrier
Take a Virtual Photo Cruise aboard the Aircraft Carrier CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk.  This exhibit takes you with many more sailors on their cruises also.  USS Kitty Hawk Photo Archives.

A look at the US Navy Aircraft Carriers, mainly the
USS Kitty Hawk CV-63 Aircraft Carriers.

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The USS Kitty Hawk holds about 85 airplanes, more than 6000 military personnel, it carries as much as 1.2 million pounds of conventional weapons, it has trucks, fairly large boats for the captain and the admiral, it can travel more than 32 knots and is one of most feared military machines in the world.  All this -  and its mission is to keep the peace.  Planned De-commissioning in 2008 Class: Kitty Hawk Class, Built By the New York Ship Building Corp., Camden, N.J. Powered by Eight Foster-Wheeler boilers, four Westinghouse geared steam turbines, four shafts, 280,000 shaft  horsepower.   The Kitty Hawks length is 1062.5 feet (323.8 meters), its Flight Deck Width is 252 feet (76.8 meters) Width at sea level is 130 feet (39 meters).  The total displacement of the USS Kitty Hawk is about 60,100 tons Standard and 80,800 tons full loaded.  The USS Kitty Hawks speeds 30+ knots (34.5+ miles per hour advertised ), but I've seen 38 knots on our inertial navigation system.  The Hawks range 14,805 at 20 knots or 7,400 at 30 knots.  Ship's Company is 3,150  and the  Air Wing crew is about 2,480 on our cruise in 1977 we had more than 6000 Sailors and Marines aboard.  Armament: Sea Sparrow launchers, 3-20mm Phalanx CIWS mounts.  The USS Kitty Hawk is one of the greatest aircraft carriers that has ever sailed.  In these pages about Aircraft Carriers you will see many pictures, photos and stories from our readers.  This photo tour shows all parts of the Kitty Hawk so you can see it as the sailors see the ship. 
The aircraft carrier U.S.S. Kitty Hawk CV 63 entered service in April 1961 after a prolonged project based upon the Forrestal class and is considered a carrier evolution. The distinct change of this new class is the location of two of the four aircraft elevators in front of the tower which serve as improvement to move planes around the flight deck. Radar screens behind the towel make the tower "lsland" more compact. During the last thirty years the Kitty Hawk has been altered considerably. Especially defence armament and electronic equipment up-dates keep the carrier in maximum use.

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A letter from the USS Kitty Hawk
Commanding Officer 1972-1973

Dear Jeff
Thanks for a chance to see your excellent pictures.  May I make a  comment or two that may be useful?  VF-114 were the "Aardvarks."  The other F-14 squadron, VF-213, were the "Black Lions."  Both squadrons  flew Phantoms, F-4B's, during Vietnam.  These two fighter squadrons were part of CVW-11. One of the things that enabled the Hawk to earn the best overall combat record in the Vietnam War was that CVW-11 was always deployed on the  Hawk.  This was not true with the other Carriers.  CVW-14 was the air wing aboard Constellation CVA-64 except for one cruise, when CVW 14 deployed on Ranger, CV-61.  The complete marriage of the air wing and  the ship eliminated some of the difficulties that squadrons occasionally experienced on carriers when they did not have shops, spaces and living quarters that were always "theirs."  Glad that you took such great pictures during your cruise, and that you are so generous in showing them. 
Best Regards, 

Marland Townsend 
CO USS Kitty Hawk CVA-63 1972-73

From the Webmaster:  I had to read the book description twice before I realized the name differences.  I was going to ask the readers if the Lt. Col. Townsend below was a relative to Captain Marland Townsend, Commanding Officer of the USS Kitty Hawk above.  But after I placed the book here and realized my mistake, I thought that it was still interesting.  C. Jeff Dyrek.

Griffiss Air Force Base
Softbound Book
Leonard. This heavily illustrated volume examines the history of Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome, New York, from the construction of the Rome Air Depot following the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor through its 1947 name change to Griffiss Air Force Base in honor of Lt. Col. Townsend Griffiss, the first aviator killed in World War II; its service as a B-52 base and aviation electronics development center; and its 1995 deactivation. 128 pages, approximately 200 B&W photographs, 6?"x 9?", softcover.


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 I took these photos while on a West PAC Cruise on the USS Kitty Hawk CV63 in 1977-1978.  This was one of the cleanest aircraft carriers in the US Navy.  C. Jeff Dyrek, Webmaster.

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I was standing in line at the Subway Restaurant when a young lady walked up to me and handed this note folded in half.  I opened it up, thinking it was going to be some kind of a joke, and this is what it said.  Thank you Amiee, I'm sure that this is for every member of our Armed Forces.

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Aviation Art
Depicts the awesome power and agility of the Grumman F-14A+ in low-level  profile. The explosive low-pressure shockwave, generated by the sudden passage of  this aircraft over an open sea, is a compelling display of fluid dynamics and the art of  American technology. 30"x 24" print.

U.S. Navy Clock
This collector clock features the crests of the U.S. Navy framed in a distinctive  riveted aluminum case. Quartz movement; battery not included. Made in U.S.A. 15"   diameter.




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Take a close look at the US Navy Aircraft Carriers, mainly the USS Kitty Hawk CV63 pictures, photos.

Photos de l'USS Kitty Hawk porte-avions, CV-63.

Zdjęcia USS Kitty Hawk lotniskowc?, CV-63.

Фотографии корабль ВМС США "Китти Хок авианосец, CV-63.

Fotos de la USS Kitty Hawk portaaviones, CV-63.

空母キティホークは、履歴書- 63の写真。

照片的小鷹號航母,簡歷- 63 。

صور من حاملة الطائرات كيتى هوك من حاملة الطائرات السيرة الذاتية - 63.

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