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[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - SDASMA - René Francillon]
# 3622
Aug 20, 1982 - An LTV A-7E of VA-27 NK410 taxis up to the catapult aboard USS Coral Sea off California.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - James Lockard]
# 835
1983 - Overhead shot USS Coral Sea CV-43 and USS SYLVANIA AFS2 conducting an UNREP and VERTREP. Note the CH-46 off the fantail.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Ron Herbst]
# 839
1983 - Nice photo of an A-7E of VA-97 and the 100,000th Cat shot from Catapult 1. In this picture is Lcdr Stephen Oswald, who became a space shuttle pilot and Capt Jerrry Johnson.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 842
1983 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69 operating together. Two F-4 Phantoms from Coral Sea are launching off the ship.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 951
1983 - An F-4N Phantom of VF-154 over USS Coral Sea CV-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 974
1983 - An F-4N Phantom II of Fighter Squadron (VF) 21 pictured in flight over the carrier Coral Sea (CV 43) in 1983.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 1125
1983 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 flight deck covered in snow during the NORPAC part of the World Cruise.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Ray Jonson]
# 2928
1983 - A/G retract deckedge station, each red man represents someone knocked down by that a/g engine wire while retracting.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 3671
1983 - An F-4N Phantom of VF-154 launching from CAT 3 aboard USS Coral Sea CV-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 3688
Mar 21, 1983 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 departs San Francisco for the final time as she embarks on her one and only World Cruise and transfer to the east coast.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 355
Mar 25, 1983 - The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CV-43) passes under the Golden Gate Bridge on 25 March 1983. Coral Sea, having been reassigned to the Atlantic Fleet, left Alameda, California (USA) for its new homeport of Norfolk, Virginia (USA). The carrier had been based at Alameda from 1960 to 1983 and was often nicknamed "San Francisco's Own".
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 830
Apr 1, 1983 - Flight deck crew members service two A-6E Intruder aircraft on the snow-covered flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) during the U.S. 3rd Fleet North Pacific exercise NORPAC. The joint Air Force and Navy exercise not only provides training for fighter pilots and tactical controllers, but also tests the ability of those services to operate together for the defense of Alaska.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 831
Apr 1, 1983 - Flight deck crew members stand by as another crew member drives an MD-3A tow tractor across the snow-covered flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) during the U.S. 3rd Fleet North Pacific Exercise NORPAC. The joint Air Force and Navy exercise not only provides training for fighter pilots and tactical controllers, but also tests the ability of those services to operate together for the defense of Alaska.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 372
Apr 13, 1983 - The U.S. Navy aircraft carriers USS Coral Sea (CV-43), left, and USS Midway (CV-41), center, and the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65), right, underway during CINCPAC Exercise FLEETEX '83. The US Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and the Canadian navy were participating in the exercise near the Aleutian Islands of Alaska.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 819
Apr 13, 1983 - A bow view of the aircraft carriers USS CORAL SEA (CV-43), right, and USS MIDWAY (CV-41) left, and the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65), center, underway with a task force during CINCPAC Exercise Fleetex '83. The U.S. Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and the Canadian navy are participating in the exercise near the Aleutian Islands of Alaska.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 820
Apr 13, 1983 - A starboard bow view of the aircraft carriers USS MIDWAY (CV 41), left, and the USS CORAL SEA (CV 43), center, and the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65), underway with a task force during CINCPAC Exercise FLEETEX '83. The US Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and the Canadian navy are participating in the exercise near the Aleutian Islands of Alaska.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 821
Apr 13, 1983 - A port bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65), right, and the aircraft carriers USS MIDWAY (CV 41), center, and the USS CORAL SEA (CV 43) underway with a task force during CINCPAC Exercise FLEETEX '83. The US Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and the Canadian navy are participating in the exercise near the Aleutian Islands of Alaska.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 822
Apr 13, 1983 - A port quarter view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65), left, and the aircraft carriers USS CORAL SEA (CV 43), center, and the USS MIDWAY (CV 41), right, underway with a task force during CINCPAC Exercise FLEETEX '83. The US Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and the Canadian navy are participating in the exercise near the Aleutian Islands of Alaska.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 823
Apr 13, 1983 - A port bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65), right, and the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41), center, and the USS CORAL SEA (CV 43), left, underway with a task force during CINCPAC Exercise FLEETEX '83. The US Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and the Canadian navy are participating in the exercise near the Aleutian Islands of Alaska.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 826
Apr 13, 1983 - A starboard bow view of the aircraft carriers USS MIDWAY (CV 41), left, and the USS CORAL SEA (CV 43), center, and the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65), right, underway with a task force during CINCPAC Exercise FLEETEX '83. The US Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and the Canadian navy are participating in the exercise near the Aleutian Islands of Alaska.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 827
Apr 13, 1983 - A starboard bow view of the aircraft carriers USS MIDWAY (CV 41), left, and the USS CORAL SEA (CV 43), center, and the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65), right, underway with a task force during CINCPAC Exercise FLEETEX '83. The US Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and the Canadian navy are participating in the exercise near the Aleutian Islands of Alaska.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 890
Apr 13, 1983 - A bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65), right, and the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41), center, and the USS CORAL SEA (CV 43), left, underway with a task force during CINCPAC Exercise FLEETEX '83. The US Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and the Canadian navy are participating in the exercise near the Aleutian Islands of Alaska.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 313
Jun 14, 1983 - The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CV-43) transiting the Suez Canal in 1983. Coral Sea, with assigned Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14), was on her way to the Mediterranean Sea during her world cruise between 21 March and 12 September 1983. Note that Coral Sea was the last ship to be equipped with the SPS-30 radar.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 2446
Jun 14, 1983 - The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CV-43) transiting the Suez Canal in 1983. Coral Sea, with assigned Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14), was on her way to the Mediterranean Sea during her world cruise between 21 March and 12 September 1983. Note that Coral Sea was the last ship to be equipped with the SPS-30 radar.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 3489
Jun 14, 1983 - The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CV-43) transiting the Suez Canal in 1983. Coral Sea, with assigned Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14), was on her way to the Mediterranean Sea during her world cruise between 21 March and 12 September 1983.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 344
1985 - U.S. Navy McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet aircraft taking off from the aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CV-43). In the foreground is F/A-18A-16-MC (BuNo 162451) from Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-132 "Privateers". "The Coral Sea, with assigned Carrier Air Wing 13 (CVW-13), was deployed to the Mediterranean Sea from 1 October 1985 to 19 May 1986.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 347
1985 - The U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG-37), foreground, stands moored to a pier as the aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CV-43) departs from Portsmouth after being overhauled at Norfolk Navy Shipyard. In the background are the destroyer tender USS Yellowstone (AD-41), left, a dock landing ship, and the decommissioned cruiser USS Albany (CG-10), right.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NMNA - Robert L. Lawson]
# 545
1985 - Air wing planes fly in formation over the carrier Coral Sea (CV 43).
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Chuck May]
# 2700
1985 - Rare appearance of F-14's Tomcat out for CarQuals aboard USS Coral Sea.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Chuck May]
# 2701
1985 - F-14's Tomcat trapping aboard USS Coral Sea.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Chuck May]
# 2707
1985 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 and USS Ranger CV-60 anchored off Naples.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Chuck May]
# 2710
1985 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 anchored off Naples.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Chuck May]
# 2711
1985 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 anchored off Naples.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Rich Carson]
# 3017
1985 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 just after coming out of Dry Dock.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 923
Mar 25, 1985 - An F/A-18A of the VFA-132 Privateers traps aboard USS Coral Sea CV-43.rn
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 651
Apr 1, 1985 - A port bow view of the fleet oiler USNS WACCAMAW (T-AO 109) during an underway replenishment of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43).
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 684
Apr 1, 1985 - Refueling hoses are passed from the fleet oiler USNS WACCAMAW (T-AO 109) to the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43) during an underway replenishment.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Ken Boyd]
# 3517
Apr 11, 1985 - USS Coral Sea docked in Norfolk after her collision at sea with the Equador taker Napo. Read the story here.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 924
Apr 29, 1985 - A KA-6D Tanker of the VA-55 War Horses traps aboard USS Coral Sea CV-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NMNA - Robert L. Lawson]
# 519
Jul 1985 - The carrier Coral Sea (CV 43) underway in the Roosevelt Roads operations area off Puerto Rico.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NMNA - Robert L. Lawson]
# 844
Jul 1985 - The carrier Coral Sea (CV 43) underway in the Roosevelt Roads operations area off Puerto Rico.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 845
Jul 1985 - The carrier Coral Sea (CV 43) underway in the Roosevelt Roads operations area off Puerto Rico.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 2729
Jul 1985 - HS-17 SH-3 Helicopter from USS Coral Sea CV-43 hovers off the ship while operating in the Caribbean.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NMNA - Robert L. Lawson]
# 520
Jul 19, 1985 - View of the carrier Coral Sea (CV 43) underway in the Atlantic Ocean.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 824
Sep 22, 1985 - An aerial view of various U.S. Navy ships tied up at the piers. They are, front to back: The fleet oiler USNS WACCAMAW (T-A0 109), the guided missile destroyers USS JOHN KING (DDG 3), USS LAWRENCE (DDG 4) and USS COONTZ (DDG 40), the guided missile cruiser USS JOSEPHUS DANIELS (CG 27), the destroyer USS STUMP (DD 978) and the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43).
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 109
Oct 1, 1985 - An aviation maintenance man services an F/A-18 Hornet aircraft aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43).
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 156
Oct 1, 1985 - Crew members adjust the tail hook of an F/A-18A Hornet aircraft aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43).
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 164
Oct 1, 1985 - An aviation fire control technician airman inspects the cockpit of an F/A-18 Hornet aircraft aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43).
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 790
Oct 1, 1985 - An F/A-18 Hornet aircraft armed with an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile and two Mark 82 500-pound bombs is catapulted from the deck of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43).
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 395
Oct 10, 1985 - AN F-18A Hornet approaches the fantail for a trap aboard USS Coral Sea.


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