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                                         USS KITTY HAWK (CVA-63)
                                           FLEET POST OFFICE
                                          SAN FRANCISCO. 96601

                    DECLASSIFIED
                    L-
                                                                                             1 March 1972

                                             upon removal o f e n c l o s u r e s )

                                   , USS KITTY HAWK (CVA-63)
      To:      Chief of Naval O p e r a t i o n s (OP-05D2)

      Subj:    USS KITTY HAWK (CVA-63) Command H i s t o r y , 1971; forwarding of

      Ref:     ( a ) OPNAVINST 5750.12A
               (b) USS KITTY HAWK INST 5750.1

      Encl:    (1) USS KITTY HAWK (CVA-63) Command H i s t o r y , 1971
               (2) O f f i c e r s R o s t e r
               (3) Enlisted Roster

      1. I n accordance w i t h r e f e r e n c e s ( a ) and ( b ) , e n c l o s u r e (1) i s
      submitted.




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                                             NARRATIVE OF EVENTS

          (C) 1 J a n u a r y 1971, Leyte P i e r , N S Cubi P o i n t , P h i l i p p i n e I s l a n d s ,
                                                          A                                                    -
USS KITTY HAWK (CVA-63) w i t h A i r Wing ELEVEN onboard moored w h i l e h e r crew
r e l a x e d from t h e f i r s t l i n e p e r i o d (8 December      -
                                                                   29 December 1970) o f t h e
1970-1971 deployment. T h i s was t h e f i f t h combat c r u i s e f o r KITTY HAWK and
once a g a i n s h e was t h e f l a g s h i p f o r Commander Task F o r c e Seventy Seven,
 (COMCARDIV FIVE) Vice Admiral F r e d e r i c A. Bardshar, USN. C a p t a i n E a r l F.
Godfrey, USN commanded and w a s d e s i g n a t e d Commander, Task Group Seventy
Seven P o i n t F i v e .

          (C) On 1 J a n u a r y KITTY HAWK g o t underway f o r t h e second l i n e p e r i o d
                   1
on Yankee S t a t i o n t h a t commenced on 1 3 J a n u a r y and ended 3 February.
S t r i k e s were flown by Airwing Eleven a i r c r a f t a g a i n s t i n t e r d i c t i o n t a r g e t s
i n Laos and South Vietnam.

      (U) KITTY HAWK a r r i v e d a t S u b i c Bay, P h i l i p p i n e s on 5 February f o r
a n upkeep p e r i o d b e f o r e d e p a r t i n g f o r Hong Kong on-9 February. -She a r r i v e d
                                                                - -                                                   _
i n Hong Kong on 12 F e b r u a r y and was m e t by bgae' h g d -           thirty K X T ! l % ~ - - -                   -3
Airwing ELEVEN wives who f l e w over from San Diego on t h e KITTY HAWK Wives'
Club c h a r t e r f l i g h t . KITTY HAWK weighed anchor on 1 8 February and a r r i v e d
back on Yankee S t a t i o n 2 1 February.

           (C) KITTY HAWK launched h e r A i m i n g ELEVEN a i r c r a f t i n t o t h e b a t t l e
o f Lam Son 719 immediately upon r e t u r n t o t h e l i n e . Lam Son 719 was t h e
South Vietnamese ground o f f e n s i v e i n t o Laos t o c u t o f f t h e s u p p l y r o u t e s
from t h e RVN border t o Tchepone, Laos and t o c a p t u r e o r d e s t r o y t h e immense
s t o r a g e s o f s u p p l i e s ?ached i n t h e a r e a by t h e North Vietnamese b e f o r e t h e
o n s e t o f t h e ~ o a t h ~ k monsoon -6fias&. Heavy r e a c t i o n by North Vietnamese
                           -             st
o f f e r e d v u l n e r a b l e t a g g e t s s u c h as t a n k s , t r u c k s and moving t r o o p s t o t h e
s t r i k i n g a i r c r a f t . KITTY HAWK remained on t h e l i n e from 21 F e b r u a r y u n t i l
3 1 March when Lam Son 719 ended, a p e r i o d of t h i r t y n i n e days.

          (U) KITTY HAWK'S o n l y a i r c r a f t l o s s of t h e 1970-1971 deployment was
a n o p e r a t i o n a l l o s s o f a n A7E on 27 February 1971. Commander P a u l F.
McCarthy, Executive O f f i c e r o f VA-195 w a s f o r c e d t o e j e c t from h i s a i r c r a f t
a s he r e t u r n e d t o t h e s h i p a f t e r a m i s s i o n i n Laos. He was r e s c u e d un-
i n j u r e d by a n A i r Force J o l l y Green h e l i c o p t e r i n t h e waters o f f Danang,
RVN  .
          (U) On 3 March, Rear Admiral Damon W. Cooper, USN, r e l i e v e d Vice
A d m i r a l F r e d e r i c A. B a r d s h a r , USN, a s Commander,Task F o r c e Seventy Seven
w h i l e a t s e a aboard KITTY HAWK i n s i g h t of Danang, RVN.

           (C) KITTY HAWK s t r i k e s o r t i e s swept i n t o North Vietnam a g a i n s t s u r f a c e -
t o - a i r missile s u p p o r t and l o g i s t i c s f a c i l i t i e s i n F r a c t u r e Cross Alpha,
a j o i n t A i r ~ o r c e / N a v yo p e r a t i o n conducted on 21 March and d e a l t heavy
damage and d e s t r u c t i o n a g a i n s t t h e o b j e c t i v e s .
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          (C) KITTY HAWK l e f t t h e l i n e on 1 A p r i l f o r S u b i c Bay. The s h i p ' s
T e r r i e r M i s s i l e B a t t e r y f i r e d one BT 3A m i s s i l e a t a n AQM-34 t a r g e t .
The m i s s i l e broke up d u r i n g i t s boost phase.

         (C) KITTY HAWK a r r i v e d i n S u b i c Bay f o r upkeep and l i b e r t y on 3
A p r i l and d e p a r t e d 7 A p r i l f o r Yankee s t a t i o n f o r t h e f o u r t h l i n e p e r i o d
which l a s t e d from 10-25 A p r i l .

        (U) On 12 A p r i l , 1971, C a p t a i n Owen H. Oberg, USN, r e l i e v e d C a p t a i n
E a r l F. Godfrey a s Conmanding O f f i c e r , USS KITTY HAWK.

          (C) On p r o t e c t i v e r e a c t i o n of a Blue T r e e Reconnaissance RA5C t a k e n
under f i r e by t h e North Vietnamese a t Quan Lang A i r f i e l d , DRV, KITTY HAWK
a i r c r a f t a t t a c k e d a n t i - a i r c r a f t a r t i l l e r y s i t e s and wrought i w i d e n t a l
d e s t r u c t i o n t o two MIG-21 Fishbed a i r c r a f t on s t r i p a l e r t .

      (C) KITTY HAWK a g a i n e n t e r e d Subic Bay f o r upkeep, and l i b e r t y from
27-30 A p r i l . I n e a r l y May t h e s h i p f i x e d a BT 3A T e r r i e r m i s s i l e a t an
AQM-34 t a r g e t from Poro P o i n t Range, P h i l i p p i n e s . M i s s i l e s u c c e s s w a s
undetermined s i n c e t e l e m e t e r i n g was l o s t d u r i n g f l i g h t . S p e c i a l Operations
were conducted on Yankee S t a t i o n w e r e a g a i n conducted from 4-16 May.

       (U) On 16 May KITTY HAWK d e p a r t e d Yankee S t a t i o n i n t r a n s i t t o Sasebo,
                                   Blue Sky, a n a i r d e f e n s e e x e r c i s e w i t h i n Taiwan
Japan. E n r o ~ t e ~ E x e r c i s e
w a s conducted w i t h t h e N a t i o n a l i s t Chinese A i r Force. KITTY HAWK a r r i v e d
i n Sasebo, J a p a n on 21 May f o r f i v e days of upkeep and l i b e r t y .

          (C) KITTY HAWK d e p a r t e d Sasebo, J a p a n , on 26 May and r e t u r n e d t o Yankee
S t a t i o n f o r t h e s i x t h and l a s t l i n e p e r i o d of t h e 1970-1971 deployment.
The s i x t h l i n e p e r i o d commenced 30 May and ended 23 June. On 6 June one
I-?X 3A T e r r i e r m i s s i l e was f i r e d by t h e s h i p a g a i n s t a BQM-34 from Poro P o i n t
Range, P h i l i p p i n e s . Telemetering w a s l o s t due t o :,'noisei' d u r i- l i f i t . -- j
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Success of t h e f i r i n g was undetermined.

     (U) On 26-30 J u n e , KITTY HAWK moored a t Leyte P i e r , N S Cubi P o i n t i n
                                                                                    A
Subic Bay, P h i l i p p i n e s and took on p r o v i s i o n s f o r h e r t r a n s i t e a s t .
Commander, Task F o r c e Seventy Seven debarked d u r i n g t h i s p e r i o d .

           (C) On 1 J u l y KITTY HAWK w a s underway f o r Hawaii. F i v e days o u t , on
 5 J u l y , f o u r S o v i e t Besr "D" a i r c r a f t o v e r f l e w KITTY HAWK on a s u r v e i l l a n c e
'&gsistl..        g T P #AWK gLdei i n t e r c e p t e d t h e Bear a i r c r a f t a t d i s t a n c e s
                    1 "Y
 g r e a t e r t h a n lOONM from t h e s h i p .

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          (U) A f t e r two days i n Hawaii on 1 and 12 J u l y , t h e s h i p w a s a g a i n
underway e a r l y on 1 3 J u l y . KITTY HAWK a r r i v e d a t homeport San Diego
on 17 J u l y t h u s completing h e r e i g h t and one h a l f month deployment and
f i f t h combat c r u i s e . A w a r m welcome by t h e community, f a m i l i e s and f r i e n d s
g r e e t e d t h e s h i p a s i t moored a l o n g s i d e P i e r Mike-November a t Naval A i r
S t a t i o n , North I s l a n d .

          ( U ) B ~ ber 'leXCe~t~daaliY-\
                                        m e r i t o r i o u s s e r v i c e from 7 December 1970
t o 24 June 1971 w h i l e engaged i n combat o p e r a t i o n s " , KITTY HAWK and A t t a c k
C a r r i e r A i r Wing ELEVEN were awarded a r ~ a v y n i t Commendation by t h e
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                                                                                          Enclosure (1)
S e c r e t a r y of t h e Navy, t h e Honorable John H. Chaffee. An honor j u s t as
i m p o r t a n t i s t h a t KITTY HAWK s u f f e r e d no o p e r a t i o n a l o r combat l o s s e s
d u r i n g h e r deployment.

     (U) KITTY HAWK went "cold i r o n " on 17 J u l y f o r a t h i r t y day s t a n d -
down p e r i o d f o r l e a v e and l i b e r t y .

          (U) On 16 August KITTY HAWK'S S e l e c t e d R e s t r i c t e d A v a i l a b i l i t y
commenced. T h i s "RAV" w a s a n i n n o v a t i o n i n t h a t t h e "shipyard came
t o t h e ship1' r a t h e r t h a n t h e s h i p going t o t h e yards. The S h i p ' s
F o r c e Overhaul Maintenance System (SFOMS) was i n i t i a t e d and a l l work
was done aboard w h i l e t h e s h i p was t i e d a l o n g s i d e t h e p i e r . I n a d d i t i o n
t o i n s t a l l a t i o n of new equipments and o v e r h a u l of e x i s t i n g systems,
emphasis was a g a i n g i v e n t o h a b i t a b i l i t y improvements and wherever
p o s s i b l e , e c o l o g i c a l improvements.

          (U) For o u t s t a n d i n g achievement i n a l l a s p e c t s of Naval A v i a t i o n
S a f e t y i n c l u d i n g s a f e t y performance and a c c i d e n t p r e v e n t i o n , KITTY HAWK
was s e l e c t e d from among t h e ~ a v y ' ss u p e r a i r c r a f t c a r r i e r s t o r e c e i v e
t h e annual Admiral F l a t e l y Award. The award was p r e s e n t e d t o t h e s h i p
by Commander, C a r r i e r D i v i s i o n THREE, Rear Admiral James F e r r i s , on
1 8 August.

        (U) KITTY HAWK came o u t o f "cold i r o n " when t h e b o i l e r s were "lit
o f f " on 3 October. The s h i p ended RAV when SFOMS work was completed
on s c h e d u l e 19 October.

     (U) On 20-22 October USS KITTY HAWK went on a shakedown c r u i s e i n t h e
Southern C a l i f o r n i a Operating Area.

          (U) O 26 October KITTY HAWK commenced R e f r e s h e r T r a i n i n g (REFTRA).
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E x t e n s i v e d r i l l i n g , t r a i n i n g and p r a c t i c e a g a i n honed t h e crew t o p r e v e n t
o r c o n t r o l d i s t r e s s a t s e a i n peacetime o r i n war c o n d i t i o n s . REFTRA
                  1
ended on 1 November and KITTY HAWK was a s s i g n e d a grade of 87.93 (G).

     (U) Two thousand dependents took advantage of t h e one day ~ e p e n d e n t s '
Day C r u i s e on 12 November. S h i p c a p a b i l i t i e s and A i r Wing Eleven prowess
were d i s p l a y e d f o r t h e Navy f a m i l i e s .

          (U) D e d i c a t i o n and r i b b o n c u t t i n g ceremony f o r t h e newly i n s t a l l e d
V e r s a t i l e Avionics Shop T e s t (VAST) system took p l a c e on 1 5 November. I n
a d d i t i o n t o t h e Comnanding O f f i c e r , C a p t a i n Oberg, Commander Naval A i r
F o r c e s , P a c i f i c , Vice Admiral Walker and VAST P r o j e c t Manager, C a p t a i n
Chessman, were p r e s e n t . KITTY HAWK i s t h e f i r s t CVA t o r e c e i v e t h e VAST
system which g i v e s a n advanced computerized a i r c r a f t maintenance c a p a b i l i t y
t o the ship.

     (U) Two c a r r i e r q u a l i f i c a t i o n p e r i o d s were completed i n minimum t i m e
and w i t h o u t i n c i d e n t f o r t h e West Coast r e t r a i n i n g a i r wings b e f o r e t h e
end of t h e y e a r . One p e r i o d was from 16-23 November and t h e o t h e r from
30 November t o 7 December.

                                                      3,                              LE n c l o s u r e (1)
                                                      .     DECUSS~F~ED
       (U) On 10 December, KITTY HAWK went "cold i r o n " f o r t h e h o l i d a y p e r i o d .

        (U) A i r c r a f t I n t e r m e d i a t e Maintenance Department was a g a i n nominated
f o r t h e AIMD "E" award by COMNAVAIRPAC. KITTY HAWK'S AIMD Department won
t h e coveted "E" i n 1969 and 1970.

          (U) 1971 ended w i t h KITTY HAWK i n home p o r t , San Diego, moored t o
P i e r Mike-November a t N S North I s l a n d . The s p i r i t of Christmas was
                                     A
e v i d e n t i n t h e s h i p ' s d e c o r a t i o n s of Christmas trees, c o l o r e d l i g h t s
and t h e o p p o r t u n i t y f o r h o l i d a y l e a v e f o r a l l .




                                                                                  E n c l o s u r e (1)
                       CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS

January 1971
01    -
     10 J a n                      Upkeep S u b i c
     1 Jan
      1                            TYT - S u b i c Area AAMEX
     12 J a n                      E n t e r Yankee S t a t i o n
13-- 3 1 J a n                     SpecOps Yankee S t a t i o n

February 1971
01    -
     03 Feb                        SpecOps    -  Yankee S t a t i o n   - Exercise   YS
                                   Beacon Tower
          04 Feb                   Enroute S u b i c
05 -      @9 Feb                   Upkeep S u b i c
          10 Feb                   Enroute Hong Kong
12 -      1 8 Feb                  V i s i t Hong Kong
19 -      20 Feb                   Enroute Yankee S t a t i o n
21 -      28 Feb                   SpecOps Yankee S t a t i o n

March 1971
0 1 - 3 1 Mr
           a                       SpecOps Yankee S t a t i o n

A p r i l 1971
         0 1 Apr                   SpecOps    -   Depart Yankee S t a t i o n
         02 Apr                    Enroute S u b i c
03 - 07 Apr                        Upkeep S u b i c
         08 Apr                    Type t r a i n i n g - S u b i c Area
         09 Apr                    Enroute
      -
10 2 5 Apr                         SpecOps - Yankee S t a t i o n
                                   Enroute S u b i c
         26 Apr
27 - 30 Apr                        Upkeep S u b i c

May 1971
     0 1 May                       Upkeep S u b i c
     02 May                        Type t r a i n i n g-Subic
     03 May                        Enroute
04    -
     16 May                        SpecOps Yankee S t a t i o n
17    -
     19 May                        Enroute
21    -
     25 May                        Upkeep Sasebo
26    -
     29 May                        Enroute Yankee S t a t i o n
30    -
     31 May                        SpecOps Yankee S t a t i o n

June      1971
01    - 23 J u n e                 SpecOps Yankee S t a t i o n
24    - 25 June                    Enroute Subic
26    - 30 June                    Upkeep Subic

July      1971
      -                            Enroute H a w a i i
01
11    -
          10 J u l y
          12 ~ u l y           -   Inport Hawaii
13 -      16 J u l y               Enroute San Diego ( ~ o m e p o r t )
          17 J u l y               A r r i v e CONUS
 17   -   31 J u l y               P o s t deployment standown
August 1971
01    -
     15 AUG      P o s t deployment standown
16    -
     31 AUG      RAV, North I s l a n d

September 1971
  -
1 3 1 SEP        RAV, North I s l a n d

October   1971
01    -
     19   OT
           C     RAV, North I s l a n d
20    -
     22   OT
           C     Shakedown c r u i s e , SOCAL
23    -
     25   OT
           C     I n p o r t , San Diego
     26   OT
           C     Commence REFTRA
27    -
     29   OT
           C     A t s e a , SOCAL, REFTRA
30    -
     31   OT
           C     I n p o r t , REFTRA

November 1971
01    -
     05 NOV      A t s e a , SOCAL, REFTRA
06    -
     07 NOV      I n p o r t , San Diego, REFTRA
08 - 1 NOV
      1          A t s e a , SOCAL, REFTRA
     12 NOV                          '
                 ~ e p e n d e n t s -Day C r u i s e
13    -
     15 NOV      I n p o r t , San Diego
16    -
     23 NOV      A t s e a , CARQUALS
24    -
     29 NOV      I n p o r t , San Diego
     30 NOV      A t s e a , CARQUALS

December 1971
01    -
     07 D C
         E       A t s e a , CARQUALS
08    -
     31 D C
         B       Holiday standown




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                                       C M A OPERATIONS 1970-1971 DEPLOYMENT

YANKEE STATION

1st L i n e P e r i o d                08 Dec t o 29 Dec                          2 1 Days

2nd L i n e P e r i o d                1 3 J a n t o 03 Feb                       22 Days

3rd Line Period                        21 Feb t o 31 Mr
                                                      a                           39 Days

4 t h Line Period                      10 Apr t o 25 Apr                           16 Days

5 t h Line Period                      04 May t o 16 May                           13 Days

6 t h Line Period                      30 May t o 23 J u n

T o t a l Combat O p e r a t i n g Days                                           128 Days
T o t a l Days on Yankee S t a t i o n                                            136 Days

S p e c i a l Operations:

       Lam Son 719 (Laos) 2 1 Feb t o 31 Mr                 a
       F r a c t u r e Cross Alpha ( R e t a l i a t i o n , NVN) 2 1 Mr    a
       Quan Lang A i r f i e l d ( P r o t e c t i v e R e a c t i o n ) 22 Apr

T o t a l Days Deployed:         257 Days
           UNDERWAY REPLENISHMENT SCHEDULE         -   C a l e n d a r Y e a r 9 7 1 (U_Z
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13 J A N               USS   KAWISHIWI (A0 146)
14 JAN                 USS   PYRO (AE 2 4 )
16 J A N               USS   CAMDEN ( A m 2)
17  JAN                USS   MARS (AFS 1)
19  JAN                USS   CAMDEN (AOE 2)
22  JAN                USS   CAMDEN (AOE 2 )
24  JAN                USS   CAMDEN (AOE 2)
27  JAN                USS   CAMDEN (AOE 2 )
29  JAN                USS   VEaA (AF 59)
30 JAN                 USS   CAMDEN (AOE 2)
  2 FEB                USS   CAMDEN (AOE 2 )
2 1 FEB                USS   CAMDEN (AOE 2 )
2 3 FEB                USS   CAMDEN (AOE 2)
2 5 FEB                USS   VEGA (AF 59)
2 6 FEB                USS   CAMDEN (AOE 2)
2 8 FEB                USS   CAMDEN (AOE 2)
  3MAR                 USS   HALEAKALA (AE 2 5 )
 4 MAR                 USS   M I S P I L L I O N (A0 105)
 4 MAR                 USS   CRAIG (DD 885)
  4 MAR                USS   CRAIG (DD 885) E m e r g e n c y b r e a k a w a y
  6 MAR                USS   V E S W I U S (AE 15)
  7 MAR                USS   M I S P I L L I O N (A0 105)
  9 MAR                USS   V E S W I U S (AE 15)
10 MAR                 USS   M I S P I L L I O N (A0 105)
1 2 MAR                USS   MARS (AFS 1)
13 MAR                 USS   HALEAKALA (AE 2 5 )
14 MAR                 USS   HASSAYAMF'A (A0 145)
16 MAR                 USS   HALEAKALA (AE 25)
17                     USS   M I S P I L L I O N (A0 105)
18 MAR                 USS   PYRO (AE 2 4 )
18 MAR                 USS   PYRO (AE 2 4 ) E m e r g e n c y b r e a k a w a y
20  MAR                USS   M I S P I L L I O N (A0 105)
21  MAR                USS   PYRO (AE 2 4 )
23  MAR                USS   HASSAYAMPA (A0 145)
24  MAR                USS   K KATMAI (AE 16)
                              C
25  MAR                USS   MARS (AFS 1)
26  MAR                USS   SACRAMENTO (AOE 1)
29  MAR                USS   SACRAMENTO (AOE 1)
31                     USS   SACRAMENTO (AOE 1)




                                                                        -
    MAR
10 APR                 USS   SACRAMENTO (AOE 1)
1 APR
  1                    USS   REGULUS (AF 57)
13 APR                 USS   SACRAMENTO (AOE 1)
16 APR                 USS   SACRAMENTO (AOE 1)
19 APR                 USS   SACRAMENTO (AOE 1)
2 1 APR                USS   MARS (AFS 1)
2 2 APR                USS   V E S W I U S (AE 15)
2 3 APR                USS   PASSUMPS I C (AO-107)


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                                                               DECLASSl Fl ED
  2 5 APR    USS   PYRO (AE 24)
    4 MAY    USS   SACRAMENTO (AOE 1)
    5 MAY    USS   REGULUS (AF 5 7 )
    7 MAY    USS   SACRAMeNTO (AOE 1)
    9 MAY    USS   SACRAMENTO (AOE 1)
  13 MAY     USS   SACRAMENTO (AOE 1)
  16 MAY     USS   SACRAMENTO (AOE 1)
  28 MAY     USS   BRADLEY (DE 1041)
  2 8 MAY    USS   HANSON (DD 8 3 2 )
  30 MAY     USS   HASSAYAMPA ( A 0 145)
  31 MAY     USS   CHARA (AE 31)
    2 JUN    USS   PASSUMPSIC ( A 0 107)
    3 JUN    USS   CHARA (AE 31)
    5 JUN    USS   HASSAYAMPA ( A 0 145)
    7 JUN    USS   V E S W I U S (AE 15)
    7 JUN    USS   REGULUS (AF 57)
    8 JUN    USS   PASSUMPSIC ( A 0 1 0 7 )
    9 JUN    USS   V E S W I U S (AE 15)
  1 JUN
    1        USS   HASSAYAMPA ( A 0 145)
  12 J U N   USS   CHARA (AE 13)
  14 J U N   USS   HASSAYAMPA ( A 0 145)
  15 J U N   USS   KATMAI (AE 16)
. 1 7 JUN    USS   PASSUMPSIC (AE 1 0 7 )
  18 J U N   USS   KATMAI (AE 16)
  2 1 JUN    USS   SACRAMENTO (AOE 1)
  2 2 JUN    USS   NIAGRA FALLS (AFS 3)
  2 3 JUN    USS   SACRAMENTO (AOE 1)
  2 5 JUN    USS   HANSON (DD 8 3 2 )
  2 5 JUN    USS   TURNER J O Y (DD 951)
   4 JUL     USS   TOWERS (DDG 9)
    8 JUL    USS   TOWERS (DDG 9 )
  2 7 OCT    USS   M I S P I L L I O N ( A 0 105)
  2 8 OCT    USS   M I S P I L L I O N ( A 0 105)
  28 OCT     USS   M I S P I L L I O N (A0 105)
    3 NOV    USS   M I S P I L L I O N ( A 0 105)
    9 NOV    USS   CACAPON (A0 5 2 )
  19 NOV     USS   GRAY (DE 1054)
  2 2 NOV    USS   CACAPON ( A 0 5 2 )
    2 DEC    USS   V E S W I U S (AE 15)
    3 DEC    USS   TALAVANA ( A 0 64)




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                             PERTINENT STATISTICS, 1971

                      ETA..................
Total Days Deployed, WSPC..................                            198 Days
                      tto......,...........
Total Days on Yankee Sain..................                            115 Days

Total Combat Operating D y . .
                        as..   ................................. 107 Days
Total Hours Flown on 1970-1971 Deployment....................27,800 Days
Aircraft Catapault Shots
         ....,6
    Cat 1 . . . 5 0 4
         ....,3
    Cat 2 . . . 3 5 5
         ....,3
    Cat 3 . . . 3 4 9
    Cat 4.
         .. ....    1,872
Total Aircraft Catapault Shots   ...............................13,910
Aircraft Arrested Landings
         ....,3
    Arr 1 . . . 1 6 5
         ....,7
    Arr 2 . . . 3 4 5
         ....,9
    Arr 3 . . . 5 5 3
         ....,6
    Arr 4 . . . 3 2 7
         ..0.
    Arr 5...          1
Total Aircraft Arrested Landings   .............................13,941
Over 28,900,000 gallons of fuel were used and 80,000,000 gallons of water
distilled in 1971.
1971 Deployment was completed with the lowest non-operationally ready supply
(NORS) rate of any CVA in recent history.

RESALE Operations in ship's stores exceeded two million dollars in sales volume.

For the 1970-1971 Deployment a total of 276,613 messages were handled by
the Communications Department for the ship and embarked staff.

Total Ordnance Expended                         22,540.051 Tons
Average Tonnage per Operating Day                  176.09 Tons
Total Ammo Unreps                                      59
Average Tonnage per Unrep                              460 Tons
Average Transfer Time per Unrep                       . 5 Hours
                                                     37
Average Unrep Time                                   8.00 Hours




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                AWARDS EARNED BY SHIP'S COMPANY PERSONNEL (u)

Bronze............................................................. 7
Navy Commendation Medal ............................................  20


Navy Achievement Medal ............................................. 152


COMSEVENTHFLT Letter of Commendation ............................... 148




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                    IMPORTANT KITTY HAWK V I S I T O R S , 1971

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NAME                         ACTIVITY                                           DATES ( 1 9 7 1 )
Honorable G. M. GODLEY       AMERICAN AMBASSADOR TO LAOS                        14-15 J A N
RADM K. R. WHEELER           NAVSUPSYSCOM                                       17-18 JAN
RADM R. E . RIERA            COMFAIRWES TPAC                                    18-19 JAN
VADM W. F. BRINGLE           COMNAVA IRPA C                                     2 2 - 2 3 JAN
RADM D. V. COX               COMCURDESFLOT                                      2 3 - 2 4 JAN
RADM-L.   R. G E I S         CHINFO                                             30-31 JAN
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                           1                                                          31 JAN
RADM G. R. MUSE              COMUSNAVPHIL                                         1- 2 F E B
ADM B. A. CLAREY             CINCPACFLT                                                 4 FEB
VADM M. F. WEISNER           COMSEVENTHE'LT                                             4 FEB
LTGEN SERN                   ROYAL THAI FORCES                                  2 0 - 2 1 FEB
VADM R. E . PEEK             CHIEF NAVAL FORCES AUSTRALIA                       2 3 - 2 4 FEB
RADM W. D. GADDIS            CTF 7 6                                                  2 7 FEB
MGEN E . R. HARDIN, J R .    VICE CDR, SEVENTH A I R FORCE                              5 MAR
MGEN A. J. ARMSTRONG         CG, F I R S T MAW                                          5 MAR
RADM R. E. FOWLER, J R .     COMPATFORS EVENTHFLT                                       5 MAR
RADM W. H. SHAWCROSS         COMNAVBASESUBIC                                            5 MAR
RADM A. G. ESCH              COMCRUDESGRUSEVENTHFLT                                 7 - 8 MAR
RADM PORN                    DEP CDR, ROYAL THAI FORCES                         2 7 - 2 8 MAR
REP J. BRINKELY              HOUSE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE                           10 APR
REP H. RUNNELS               HOUSE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE                           10 APR
REP B. WILSON                HOUSE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE                           10 APR
REP C. W. YOUNG              HOUSE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE                           10 APR
REP W. L. DICKINSON          HOUSE ARMED S E R V E E S COMMITTEE                      10 APR
REP F. E. SPENCE             HOUSE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE                           10 APR
RADM L . B. MC CUDDIN        COMCARDIV THREE                                          10 APR
R E P LOUISE DAY HICKS       DEMO-MASS     .                                          16 APR
RADM D. C. PLATE             COMCRUDE SPAC                                      1 8 - 2 1 APR
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LTGEN J D. LAVELLE, USAF VICE CINCPACAF                                               18 APR
RADM G. L. WHITTMANN         USN                                                2 2 - 2 3 APR
LTGEN J. JARVENTUS,FDF RET HELSINKI SANOMAT                                     2 4 - 2 5 APR
RADM S. H. SMITH, SC         COMMANDING OFFICER A S 0 PHILA.                          30 APR
RADM J . L . BUTTS           COMCARDIV ONE                                        7 -9 MAY
MGEN J. G. WILSON            DEP COS SEVENTH A I R FORCE                        12-13 MAY
VADM L I U , T I N G PAG     COS CAMBODIAN NAVY                                        18 MAY
MGEN YANG, W - S A N         ASS ' T T O DCGS FOR OPS , CAMBODIA                      18 MAY
LTGEN L I N , CHU-NIEN       A S S ' T TO DCGS FOR OPS, CAMBODIA                      18 MAY
RADM R. M. ISAMAN            CINC PACFLT STAFF                                  2 2 - 2 3 MAY
ADM E . R. ZUMWALT           CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS                                30 MAY
RADM F. W. VANNOY            ADCNO                                              30-31 MAY
RADM J. D. RAMAGE            COMCARDIV SEVEN                                      1- 2 J U N
GEN C. W. ABRAMS             COMU SMACV                                                 2 JUN
PRINCE MANGHRA SOWANNA
         PHOUMA              LAOS                                                3 -4 JUN
RADM R. J . LONG                                                                 4- 5 J U N
RADM R. C. GOODING                                                               4- 5 JUN
RADM W. J. THOMPSON                                                             2 0 - 2 1 JUN
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NAME
DR. R   B . TIBBY
                               ACTIVITY
                               SECNAV GUEST
                                               DATES
                                                 30    NOV
DR. W. R. PIERSON              SECNAV GUEST      30    NOV
DR. F . CARROLL                SECNAV GUEST      30    NOV
DR. M. D . JOHNSON             SECNAV GUEST      30    NOV
DR. H. W . MILES               SECNAV GUEST      30    NOV
DR. R. P. HUNGATE              SECNAV GUEST      30    NOV
CAPT J . L . MORRISSEY (RET)    SECNAV GUEST     30    NOV
  SELECTED LIST OF MODIFICATIONS/EQUIF'MEEJT ADDED TO KITTY HAWK IN 1971

Comnications.
     Tactical Satellite Communications UHF Data Link capability was
added to the ship. TACSAT supplements many of the circuits normally
operated in the H spectrum. Seventeen AN/SRC 201s, seven AN/SRC-21's
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and two AN/uRC-~'Swere installed during the RAV period.

Operations.
                  -
     a. CATCC SPN-41 Instrument Landing System (ILS), installed during
RAV, assists the CCA personnel in performing their demanding Air Traffic
Control tasks. The SPN-41 ILS when utilized with the SPN-42 Automatic
Carrier Landing System, allows the pilot to receive extremely accurate
azimuth and glide scope information at distances exceeding fifty miles.

    b.        -
         CIC The new AIMS MK XII, Identification, Friend or Foe system,
                                                  -
provides the three conventional modes of IFF plus/Mode14
                                                    -    (encrypted) and
Mode C altitude information. The AN/SL,R-13 ECM system and the AN/WRR-1 AEW
Beacon system were removed during RAV.

Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance.
     Versatile Avionics Shop Test (VAST) system provides a computerized
maintenance capability for advanced airborne system modules and whole
assemblies. KITTY HAWK is the first CVA to install this system.

Habitability.
     A new polyurethane deck was installed on the ship's aft mess decks
          A
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by ship's company personnel. This new type of deck covering is a marked
improvement in durability and cleanliness in comparison to standard deck
covering materials.

     New ship's stores (smoke shop, toiletries store and sound shop) were
fabricated and the luxury store remodeled in a drive for better service
and shorter waiting lines. The newest innovation in soft ice cream
production equipment was installed on the general mess serving line. Soft
drink dispensers were also placed on both mess decks.

     Scullery garbage compactors were added in General Mess spaces and
have been highly successful.




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