Batten, Phillip, LCDR

Line Officer
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Current/Last Primary NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1987-1989, 111X, Assault Craft Unit 4 (ACU-4)
Previously Held NEC
FTB-3301-MK 80 Polaris Fire Control Systems
CYN-0000-Communications Yeoman
137X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Naval Flight Officer ( In Training)
Service Years
1966 - 1989
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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  1974-1977, 111X, USS Independence (CV-62)

Lieutenant Junior Grade

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USS Independence (CV-62) Unit Page

Lieutenant Junior Grade

111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare

Norfolk, VA

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 USS Independence (CV-62) Details

USS Independence (CV-62)

(later CV-62)

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

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.

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Parent Unit

Aircraft Carrier

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Last Updated: Mar 11, 2009
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341 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Independence (CV-62)

Titi, Richard, CAPT, (1975-2001) OFF 111X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Kauderer, Todd (Howard), CAPT, (1976-2006) OFF 111X Ensign
Hernandez, Diego, VADM, (1955-1991) OFF 131X Rear Admiral Upper Half
Mason, Miles, LCDR, (1977-1979) OFF 00X Lieutenant Commander
Tritten, James, CDR, (1965-1989) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Alonge, Sam, CAPT, (1964-1996) OFF 132X Lieutenant
Burns, Edward, LT, (1972-1977) OFF 152X Lieutenant
Hobgood, William, CDR, (1969-1991) OFF 132X Lieutenant
James, Dempsey, CDR, (1957-1989) OFF 636X Lieutenant
Willis, Monty, CAPT, (1975-2002) OFF 132X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Sroka, Ed, CAPT, (1975-2003) OFF 163X Ensign
Jones, Kenneth (Ken), CWO4, (1961-1991) OFF 719X Chief Warrant Officer 2
Phillips, David, MCPO, (1964-1994) OFF 736X Chief Warrant Officer 2
Cassel, Glenn, PO1, (1973-1993) OFF 00X Petty Officer Second Class
Anderson, Dave, CPO, (1971-1994) OFF 1710 Airman
LaChance, Dennis, LT, (1958-1979) BT BT-4524 Lieutenant
Craven, John, (1972-1974) AN AN-0000 Other Service Rank
McDonald, James, PO3, (1972-1976) HM HM-0000 Other Service Rank
Fields, David, MCPO, (1977-2005) AC AC-6902 Master Chief Petty Officer
BASHORE, CHARLIE, CMC, (1955-1986) CMC 9580 Command Master Chief Petty Officer
Clausen, Paul, CDR, (1965-1997) BT BT-4503 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Jackson, Charles, SCPO, (1957-1980) AT AT-6663 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Morrow, Earnest Lee, SCPO, (1953-1976) ADJ ADJ-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
ROBB, JERRY, SCPO, (1957-1977) AD AD-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Stevens, Alfred, LT, (1965-1989) EM EM-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Granados, Armando, CPO, (1972-1996) AT AT-6612 Chief Petty Officer
Logan, Lanny, CPO, (1960-1978) ETN ETR-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Muller, Kenneth, CPO, (1956-1986) AW AWH-7881 Chief Petty Officer
Nida, Harold, CPO, (1955-1975) PC PC-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Nootnagel, Fred, MCPO, (1959-1985) AK AK-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Phillips, Ronald, MCPO, (1961-1990) RM RM-2318 Chief Petty Officer
Stone, Richard, CPO, (1963-1978) DS DS-1621 Chief Petty Officer
Best, Richard, FORCM, (1964-1995) CT CT-9124 Petty Officer First Class
Brooks, Robert, PO1, (1959-1978) HM HM-8404 Petty Officer First Class
Cody, William, SCPO, (1962-1990) RM RM-2318 Petty Officer First Class
Cox, Skip, SCPO, (1968-1992) AE AE-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Flenniken, Charles, PO1, (1956-1975) AB ABF-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Fletcher, James, CWO4, (1965-1987) AG AG-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Keegan, Michael, LT, (1970-1991) BT BT-4503 Petty Officer First Class
Melton, David, CPO, (1962-1985) 00 9515 Petty Officer First Class
Melton, David, CPO, (1962-1985) 00 9515 Petty Officer First Class
Melton, Wendell, CPO, (1968-1992) DP DP-2777 Petty Officer First Class
O'Neal, Gary, PO1, (1971-1979) OS OS-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Smith, David, PO1, (1971-1977) AQ AQ-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Tracy, Clarence, PO1, (1975-1987) EN EN-4366 Petty Officer First Class
Adams, Steve, PO2, (1975-1979) AB ABF-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Agrait, Jorge A, PO2, (1973-1978) ABH ABH-7011 Petty Officer Second Class
Applebee, Michael, PO1, (1972-1991) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Austin, Kenneth, SCPO, (1973-1993) ET ET-1502 Petty Officer Second Class
Azbell, Robert, PO2, (1975-1979) IC IC-4777 Petty Officer Second Class
Bair, Gregory, LT, (1965-1992) OS OS-0319 Petty Officer Second Class
Ballard, Scott, PO2, (1974-1978) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Berezuk, Peter, PO2, (1970-1974) OS OS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Berndt, Gary, PO2, (1975-1980) HT HT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
BIALEK, RAYMOND, PO2, (1971-1975) AB ABF-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Brennan, Arthur, PO2, (1976-1980) GMT GMT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Carpenter, Wayne, PO2, (1976-1982) ET ET-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Cassel AMH1(AW) USN, Glenn, PO1, (1973-1993) AM AM-7212 Petty Officer Second Class
Chaffee, Gerald, PO2, (1971-1977) ETR ETR-0000 Petty Officer Second Class

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