Forrestal cva 59 naval cruise book, class of 1988, page 60 of 552 has the largest online yearbook collection of college, university, high school, middle school, junior high school, military, naval cruise books and yearbooks. Navy photo 1 from the uss forrestal cv59 1988 cruise book. Uss forrestal cv59 1982 lebanon beirut force aircraft carrier cruise book. Sectreasurer uss forrestal cvacvavt59 association, the nations first supercarrier first. I was in division a in hydraulics and ran the airplane elevator no. Unlike the successor nimitzclass, the forrestal and her class were conventionally powered. Eisenhower, carl vinson, theodore roosevelt, abraham lincoln, george washington, john c. The twoway the vessel is famous for a 1967 incident in the gulf of tonkin during the vietnam war, when a stray missile triggered a massive fire. Uss forrestal cv59 evolution 1981 malignant mesothelioma.
Us navy cruise books the largest online collection of. Forrestal cva 59 naval cruise book, class of 1988, page. The deadly fire on the uss forrestal and the heroes who fought it by gregory a. During deployments a vrc fleet tactical support squadron detachment provides carrieronboard delivery and is embarked aboard the carrier but is no real part of the air wing. In june 1967, she went to the pacific to aid with the vietnam war effort. Navy aircraft carrier go navy us navy ships naval history navy marine military photos united states navy battleship panzer 150605nnp779465 east china sea june 5, 2015 the amphibious assault ship uss bonhomme richard lhd 6 and dock landing ship uss ashland lsd 48 maneuver to conduct a replenishment at sea. The navy does not stock or sell copies of ships cruise books. Uss forrestal cv 59 mediterranean cruise book 1988 did you serve aboard uss forrestal cv 59. They are compiled by the officers and men of a ship, unit, or station for private distribution and customarily published by a local job printing firm. Marine corps mardet uss forrestal cva59 usmc veteran locator. Uss forrestal cv59 1988 med io norlant cruise book with. The aurora forrestal kit is 1600 and considered one of the worst kits of the class.
Navy cruise books for various years and ships from 1919 to 2009. Persons born in the 1960s and later do not know about the cold war. Uss forrestal cv59 later cva59, then avt59, was a supercarrier named after the first secretary of defense james forrestal. Uss forrestal cva59 cruise book 10th anniversary mediterranean cruise 1965 1966 with carrier air group 8 embarked includes unidentified division and air wing photos 9 x 12 hardbound in good condition, with cover wear. Uss forrestal cvacvavt59 association first in defense. Welcome to the uss forrestal cv59 guestbook forum navy. Creating those books is an old tradition in the us navy.
The supercarrier uss forrestal cv59, formerly avt59 and cva59, was named after former secretary of the navy james forrestal and was the lead ship of her class of aircraft carriers. Navy photo the navy had no data on the time a munition could endure a fuel fire without reacting or on the violence of the explosive reaction that could be expected when it occurred. Uss forrestal cva59 debris and damage caused by the fire and munition explosions. Uss forrestal cv 59 mediterranean cruise book 1988. Forrestal on the day of its commissioning october 1, 1955. Commissioned as attack aircraft carrier cva 59, the forrestal was redesignated. The uss forrestal cva59 fire and munition explosions the. But by the middle of 1968, forrestal was making her eighth mediterranean voyage. The super carrier uss forrestal departed norfolk in june 1967, with a crew of 552 officers and 4,988 enlisted men. Check out our uss forrestal cv 59 crew list and reconnect with old shipmates. Feb 02, 2017 i shot this video aboard the uss forrestal, june 1987 during my 2weeks active duty in the u. Marine corps mardet uss forrestal cva59 usmc veteran.
Less than 30 months later, the first of the postwar carriers was launched. The uss forrestal cva59 fire and munition explosions. It is usually under the boxing of forrestal or saratoga. Cruise books, usually similar in general content and format to high school or college yearbooks, are not official publications. You will probably recognise the tugs as being from either tamiya or dragon. Jul 19, 2015 uss forrestal cv59 1988 med io norlant cruise book.
A huge fire ensued, and mccain barely escaped before a 1,000pound bomb on his plane exploded, causing a chain reaction with other bombs on surrounding planes. Oct 23, 20 exnavy carrier uss forrestal sold for 1 cent. Asbestos use was particularly high during the buildup of the united states navy during world war. Maiden cruise book 1957 mediterranean cruise book 195859 mediterranean cruise book 195960 mediterranean cruise book 1961 mediterranean cruise book 196263 mediterranean cruise book 196465 mediterranean cruise book 196566 vietnam cruise book 1967 forrestal fire mediterranean cruise book 196869 mediterranean cruise book 196970. The following uss forrestal cruise books can be found on line at.
This cruise was cut short by a devastating fire on 29 july of that year. Mediterranean cruise 19641965 uss forrestal cruise book on. They include the volumes in the navy department librarys collection, the nations largest cruise book collection. Forrestal, with assigned carrier air wing 6 cvw6, was deployed to. I shot this video aboard the uss forrestal, june 1987 during my 2weeks active duty in the u. The twoway the vessel is famous for a 1967 incident in the gulf of tonkin during the vietnam war. The day bombs went off on the uss forrestal an excerpt from sixtyfour days, a sea story by malcolm torres aboard the uss enterprise in the 1980s, our old senior chief told stories about when he was young. Rocket causes deadly fire on aircraft carrier history. Us navy cruise books are unofficial publications published by a ships crew to document a cruise or deployment. On 29 july 1967, only eight months after the oriskany fire, there was another aircraft carrier fire. Freeman in midsummer 1967, the united states aircraft carrier forrestal, stationed off vietnam, lost 4 men to fires and ensuing explosions after an errant missile from one of its own planes ruptured a fuel tank on a nearby jet. The uss forrestal cv59 was built during the cold war with 3 sister ships, uss saratoga cv60, uss ranger cv61 and uss independence cv62. On 29 july 1967, a fire broke out on board the aircraft carrier uss forrestal after an electrical anomaly caused a zuni rocket on a f4b phantom to fire, striking an external fuel tank of an a4 skyhawk. Mediterranean cruise book 1988 mediterranean cruise book 198990.
Find people you served with from mardet uss forrestal cva 59. After her initial shakedown, she was took her first of many voyages to the mediterranean in. The uss forrestal cva59 was the scene of historic destruction on july 29, 1967 when a zuni rocket accidentally fired on deck igniting fuel and ordinance, resulting in the destruction of 21 aircraft and killing. The deadly fire on the uss forrestal began with the accidental launch of a. The current boxing would represent something from the 80s or 90s. Uss forrestal cv59 19791980 mediterranean cruise book ebay. Several commands only order copies for about 23 of the crew as a rule of thumb. Detailing was carried out using gmms supercarrier fret and weapons from skywaves modern ship equipment set. This time it was on the flight deck of the uss forrestal cva59.
Asbestos was a primary building component of every ship. Navys first carrier of entirely postworld war ii design, she was conceived as an operational platform for large, highperformance aircraft. Abraham lincoln cvn72 1988 90, 1991, 1993, 199495, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 200203, 200405, 2006, 2008, 201011, 201112. Forrestal, widow of the first secretary of defense, christened her uss forrestal. Despite the heroic efforts of the crew, men lost their lives. Mediterranean cruise 19641965 uss forrestal cruise book. Uss forrestal cva59 19651966 mediterranean cruise book. Uss forrestal, named for secretary of the navy james forrestal, was the first ship of the new 56,000ton aircraft carriers built during the 1950s. A fire on a united states navy carrier stationed off the coast of vietnam kills 4 service members on this day in 1967. Uss forrestal harrisburg tour details sep 22 26 2015 jan 19, 2015 bring the forrestal home jan 23, 20 uss forrestal 1967 reprint cruise books may 02, 2012 poptop mania jan 15, 2012 uss forrestal 2011 reunion sep 20, 2011. That sea would be a common destination for her over the next twenty or so years. After being built in newport news, virginia, the new ship was formally commissioned in october 1955.
The uss midway cv41 was able to become a museum because it was first used for prop driven planes. Unfollow uss forrestal cruise book to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. Commissioned in 1955, she was the first completed supercarrier, and was the lead ship of her class. Uss forrestal survivor looks back, 50 years later britt kennerly, florida today published 3. Jul 28, 2017 uss forrestal survivor looks back, 50 years later britt kennerly, florida today published 3. Uss forrestal cva 59 1957 cruise book great naval images llc on amazon.
For rating shirts click on your rating abbreviation below. Like school yearbooks, they are usually paid for by. Navy photo from the uss forrestal 1957 cruise book. The number of copies of a cruise book is very limited. Guidestar worked with boardsource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section, which enables organizations and donors to transparently share information about essential board leadership practices. Uss forrestal cva59 fire on the flight deck on 29 july 1967. Cruise books are yearbookstyle books put together by volunteers on board ship to commemorate a deployment. Click the control tower on the uss forrestal banner to dispatch an s. Sailing around the horn of africa, she stopped briefly at leyte pier in the philippines, before sailing on to yankee station in the south china sea, arriving on july 25.
Navy photograph taken as uss forrestal cv59 was passing through the suez canal, august 6, 1988. Carrier uss forrestal to make final trip, from philly navy. On 29 july 1967, uss forrestal cvacv59 suffered a catastrophic fire during flight operations while on yankee station off the coast of vietnam. Uss forrestal cv59 1975 mediterranean deployment cruise book cruisebook. The deadly fire on the uss forrestal i cannot recommend this book enough.
One of the stories he told took place aboard the uss forrestal off the coast of vietnam in 1967. The ship was christened by the widow of its namesake, mrs james v. The aircraft carrier uss forrestal was preparing to launch attacks into north vietnam when one of its jets accidentally fired a rocket into an aircraft occupied by pilot john mccain. A supercarrier named after the first secretary of defense james forrestal.
Forrestal cva 59 naval cruise book, class of 1980, page 55 of 394 has the largest online yearbook collection of college, university, high school, middle school, junior high school, military, naval cruise books and yearbooks. Uss forrestal cv 59, formerly avt59 and cva59, was a supercarrier named after the first secretary of defense james forrestal. Reclassified as a multipurpose aircraft carrier cv59, 30 june 1975. Shipmate, if this is your first visit to the new uss forrestal cvacvavt59 association website please be sure to sign our crew guestbook.
Dec 18, 2011 662014 6 june 1967 47 years ago uss forrestal. Uss forrestal cv 59 mediterranean cruise book 198990. Asbestos use was particularly high during the buildup of the united states navy during world war ii. Uss forrestal cv59 1989 1990 mediterranean cruise book deployment cruisebook. Its a gripping and disturbing account of the 1967 accident that took the lives of 4 men and seriously injured greater than a hundred more. Uss forrestal cv59, formerly avt59 and cva59, was a supercarrier named after the first secretary of defense james forrestal. Forrestal cva59 crewmen are assisted by those from rupertus dd851 in fighting the fires raging aboard forrestal, while a helicopter ferries firefighting supplies to the burning ship. Uss yosemite ad19 1988 mediterranean cruise book ebay. Uss forrestal cv 59 mediterranean cruise book 1988 the. Asbestos was widely used in the ship building industry from the 1930s until asbestos use was discontinued in the early 1970s. She was the first completed supercarrier, and was the lead ship of her class.435 1434 24 1059 443 5 1590 747 448 1163 1112 339 1245 1566 604 158 132 527 550 511 405 148 1589 1352 1462 513 1117 784 977 709 74 1322 180 956 501 282 1476 642 1117 687 1301 506