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Duty Station Details

Strength
Aircraft Carrier
 
Type
Surface Vessels
 
Existing/Disbanded
Decommissioned
Year
1973 - 1998

Description

USS INDEPENDENCE (CVA-62)
(later CV-62)








Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - November - Quebec - November
Tactical Voice Radio Call: "GUN TRAIN"

 
 CLASS - FORRESTAL
Displacement 56,000 Tons, Dimensions, 1046' 6" (oa) x 129' 1" x 37' (Max)
Armament 8 x 5"/54, 100 Aircraft.
Armor, Unknown.
Machinery, 280,000 SHP; Geared Turbines, 4 screws
Speed, 34 Knots, Crew 3800 - 4280.

Operational and Building Data


Built by New York Navy. Laid down 1 July 1955, launched 6 June 1958, commissioned 10 Jan 1959. Redesignated as a multimission carrier (CV 62) 28 February 1973. after being modified to operate ASW aircraft. SLEP at Philadelphia Navy Yard 4/1985 to mid-1988.


Replaced Midwayas forward-deployed carrier in Japan, 1991. Island was extensively enlarged during SLEP and other modernizations. Replaced by Kitty Hawk in July 1998 and decommissioned to reserve on 30 September 1998. Struck from the Navy list on 8 March 2004.


Status:Stricken, to be disposed of (Maintenance Category X).

Berth:NAVSEA Inactive Ships On-site Maintenance Office, Bremerton, WA.


Planned disposition:In April 2004 Navy officials identified ex-Independence as one of 24 decommissioned ships available to be sunk as artificial reefs. As of February 2008, however, she was scheduled to be dismantled in the next five years.


4034 Members Who Served in This Duty Station


 

  • Aanensen, Ken, SCPO, (1981-2007)
  • Abarquez, Emigdio, CPO, (1990-2010)
  • Abbott, Adam, CPO, (1995-Present)
  • Abbott, Daniel, MCPO, (1983-2007)
  • Abbott, Gordon, CPO, (1987-2007)
  • Abbotts, Todd, PO2, (1981-1987)
  • Abdou, David, PO3, (1989-1996)
  • Abernathy, James, CPO, (1989-2007)
  • Abes, Nover, PO1, (1991-2011)
  • Abisror, Slade, PO3, (1992-1996)
  • Abrams, Keithdren, PO3, (1994-2007)
  • Acampa, Mark, CPO, (1983-2009)
  • Acevedo, Kevin, PO1, (1996-Present)
  • Achay, Eduardo, PO1, (1990-2007)
  • Adams, Casey, CPO, (1995-2016)
  • Adams, Clint, PO3, (1996-2001)
  • Adams, David, PO2, (1978-1988)
  • Adams, DWIGHT, SA, (1974-1976)
  • Adams, Robert (Kip), PO3, (1986-1990)
  • Adams, Steve, PO2, (1975-1979)
  • Adams, Travis, LT, (1990-Present)
  • Adams, Willie, PO1, (1987-2007)
  • Adcock, John, PO3, (1983-1989)
  • Adkins, Victor, PO1, (1979-1999)
  • Adolphson, Peter, CDR, (1981-2004)
  • Agrait, Jorge A, PO2, (1973-1978)
  • Aguilar, Paul, PO1, (1976-1995)
  • Aguilar, Roberto, PO2, (1997-2007)
  • Aho, Brien, PO1, (1991-2007)
  • Aho, Brien, PO1, (1991-2011)
  • Aidoo, Julius, PO3, (1996-2000)
  • Ainsworth, Darrell, PO3, (1977-1982)
  • Akens, Ira, PO1, (1993-Present)
  • Akers, Robert, CPO, (1987-2007)
  • Alamillo, Patrick, MCPO, (1986-2007)
  • Alan, Jason, PO3, (1994-1998)
  • Albano, Cliff, PO1, (1989-2007)
  • Albert, David, CDR, (1983-2005)
  • Alcala-Hernandez, Luis, PO3, (1996-2003)
  • Alcaraz, Juan, PO3, (1992-1997)
  • ALDERSON, JUSTIN, PO1, (1991-2007)
  • Aldrich, Stephen, SN, (1996-2000)
  • Alexander, Dustin, PO1, (1996-2010)
  • Alexander, Eric, (1900-2000)
  • Algie, Raymond, CPO, (1981-2002)
  • Alkire, Don, CPO, (1988-2007)
  • Allan, David, PO2, (1976-1980)
  • Allan, David, PO2, (1976-1980)
  • Allen, Jeff, PO2, (1992-2000)
 

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Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, after July 1, 1958, participate in specified United States operations or those in direct support of the United Natio ... More
1998
Navy E Ribbon
Criteria
The Navy "E" Ribbon denotes permanent duty on ships or in squadrons that won the battle efficiency competition after July 1, 1974.
1997
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC)
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself under combat or noncombat conditions by either valorous ... More
1996
Southwest Asia Service Medal
Criteria
The Southwest Asia Service Medal is awarded for service in the Persian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, Gulf of Aden, that portion of the Arabian Sea that lies north of 10 degrees North latitude and west ... More
1994
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Emirate of Kuwait)
Criteria
Awarded to members of the Military Coalition who served in support of Operation Desert Shield or Desert Storm in one or more of the following areas between 2 August 1990 and 31 August 1993: Persian Gu ... More
1994
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC)
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself under combat or noncombat conditions by either valorous ... More
1992
Navy Unit Commendation (NUC)
Criteria
The Navy Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself by outstanding heroism in action against an enemy (but not suff ... More
1990
Navy Unit Commendation (NUC)
Criteria
The Navy Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself by outstanding heroism in action against an enemy (but not suff ... More
1990
National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service ... More
1990
Southwest Asia Service Medal
Criteria
The Southwest Asia Service Medal is awarded for service in the Persian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, Gulf of Aden, that portion of the Arabian Sea that lies north of 10 degrees North latitude and west ... More
1990
Navy Unit Commendation (NUC)
Criteria
The Navy Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself by outstanding heroism in action against an enemy (but not suff ... More
1984
Navy E Ribbon
Criteria
The Navy "E" Ribbon denotes permanent duty on ships or in squadrons that won the battle efficiency competition after July 1, 1974.
1984
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, after July 1, 1958, participate in specified United States operations or those in direct support of the United Natio ... More
1984
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, after July 1, 1958, participate in specified United States operations or those in direct support of the United Natio ... More
1984
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, after July 1, 1958, participate in specified United States operations or those in direct support of the United Natio ... More
1984
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, after July 1, 1958, participate in specified United States operations or those in direct support of the United Natio ... More
1983
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, after July 1, 1958, participate in specified United States operations or those in direct support of the United Natio ... More
1983
Navy Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Navy Expeditionary Medal is awarded to Navy personnel who have landed on foreign territory and engaged in operations against armed opposition or who have operated under circumstances deemed to mer ... More
1982
Navy Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Navy Expeditionary Medal is awarded to Navy personnel who have landed on foreign territory and engaged in operations against armed opposition or who have operated under circumstances deemed to mer ... More
1982
Navy Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Navy Expeditionary Medal is awarded to Navy personnel who have landed on foreign territory and engaged in operations against armed opposition or who have operated under circumstances deemed to mer ... More
1981
 
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