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Deployments of USS BENNINGTON:

Note:
During deployments a VRC (Fleet Tactical Support Squadron) detachment provides carrier-on-board delivery and is embarked aboard the carrier but is no real part of the Air Wing. These detachments are not listed below.

Date of DepartureDate of ReturnCruise BookCVWSquadrons (Aircraft)Tail codeArea of OperationsBattle GroupOperations/ExercisesPorts of Call
September 16, 1953February 21, 1954
  

CAG-7VF-71
VF-72 (F9F-5)
VF-74 (F4U-4)
VA-75 (AD-4)
VC-4 Det.
VC-12 Det.
VC-33 Det.
VC-62 Det.
HU-2 Det.
LNorthern Atlantic
Mediterranean
 Operation MarinerPalermo, Sicily, Italy
Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Istanbul, Turkey
Souda Bay, Crete, Greece
Phaleron Bay, Greece
Genoa, Italy
Cannes, France
Marseille, France
Naples, Italy
La Spezia, Italy
Barcelona, Spain
Lisbon, Portugal
Augusta Bay, Sicily, Italy
Gibraltar
October 31, 1955April 16, 1956
  

ATG-201VA-36 (F9F-5)
VF-13 (F9F-8)
VA-105 (AD-6)
VC-33 Det.
VC-4 Det.
VC-62 Det.
HU-1 Det.
VC-12 Det.
JWestern Pacific
(Quonset Pt. to San Diego)
 NAVMARLEX
ADEX 10
Mayport, Fla.
Trinidad
Montevideo, Uruguay
Valparaiso, Chile
Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Yokosuka, Japan
Kobe, Japan
Okinawa
Hong Kong
Subic Bay, Philippines
October 15, 1956May 22, 1957
  

ATG-181VF-41 (F2H-3)
VF-21 (FJ-3)
VA-42 (AD-6)
VF-174 (F9F-8)
VAH-6 (AJ-2)
VFP-62 Det. (F9F-8P)
VA(AW)-33 Det.
VAW-12 Det. (AD-5W)
HU-1 Det.
IWestern Pacific  Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Yokosuka, Japan
Hong Kong
Sasebo, Japan
Kobe, Japan
August 21, 1958January 12, 1959
  

ATG-4VF-111 (FJ-3)
VA-152 (F2H-3)
VA-215 (AD-6)
VA-55 (FJ-4B)
VFP-61 Det. K
VA(AW)-35 Det. K (AD-5N)
VAW-11 Det. K (AD-5W)
HU-1 Det. 14
NDWestern Pacific  Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Yokosuka, Japan
Subic Bay, Philippines
Hong Kong
October 1, 1960May 2, 1961 CVSG-59VS-33 (S2F)
VS-38 (S2F)
HS-8 (HSS-1N)
VAW-11 Det. Q (AD-5W)
NTWestern PacificUSS Braine (DD 630)
USS Ingersoll (DD 652)
USS Cogswell (DD 651)
USS Stoddard (DD 566)
 Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Buckner Bay, Okinawa
Subic Bay, Philippines
Manila, Philippines
Hong Kong
January 7, 1962July 25, 1962
  

CVSG-59VS-33 (S-2)
VS-38 (S-2)
HS-8 (SH-34J)
VAW-11 Det. Q (EA-1E)
NTWestern PacificUSS Blue (DD 744)
USS Collett (DD 730)
USS Shelton (DD 790)
USS Lyman K. Swenson (DD 729)
USS Epperson (DD 719)
USS Philip (DD 498)
USS Radford (DD 446)
USS Renshaw (DD 499)
Exercise Tulungan
SEATO Exercise Sea Devil
Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Yokosuka, Japan
Sasebo, Japan
Buckner Bay, Okinawa
Subic Bay, Philippines
Manila, Philippines
Hong Kong
Iwakuni, Japan
Kobe, Japan
February 20, 1964August 11, 1964
  

CVSG-59VS-33 (S-2E)
VS-38 (S-2E)
HS-8 (SH-3A)
VAW-11 Det. Q (EA-1E)
VA-93 Det. Q (A-4B)
HU-1 Det. Q (UH-2A)
NTWestern PacificUSS Fletcher (DD 445)
USS John S. McCain (DL 3)
USS Nicholas (DD 449)
USS Sproston (DD 577)
USS Benner (DD 807)
USS Alfred A. Cunningham (DD 752)
USS Eversole (DD 789)
USS O'Brien (DD 725)
 Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Yokosuka, Japan
Iwakuni, Japan
Sasebo, Japan
Hong Kong
Subic Bay, Philippines
Manila, Philippines
Kobe, Japan
Hakodate, Japan
March 22, 1965October 7, 1965
  

CVSG-59VS-33 (S-2E)
VS-38 (S-2E)
HS-8 (SH-3A)
VAW-11 Det. Q (E-1B)
VA-113 Det. Q (A-4B)
NTWestern Pacific
Vietnam
 Operation Seahorse
Operation Cross-Tee
Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Yokosuka, Japan
Manila, Philippines
Bangkok, Thailand
Subic Bay, Philippines
Hong Kong
Sasebo, Japan
Hakodate, Japan
Buckner Bay, Okinawa
November 4, 1966May 23, 1967
  

CVSG-59VS-33 (S-2E)
VS-38 (S-2E)
HS-8 (SH-3A)
VAW-11 Det. Q (E-1B)
NTWestern Pacific
Vietnam
  Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Yokosuka, Japan
Subic Bay, Philippines
Hong Kong
Sasebo, Japan
Sydney, Australia
May 1, 1968November 9, 1968
  

CVSG-59VS-33 (S-2E)
VS-38 (S-2E)
HS-8 (SH-3A)
VAW-111 Det. 20 (E-1B)
NTWestern Pacific
Vietnam
USS Ramsey (DEG 2)
USS Eversole (DD 789)
 Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Yokosuka, Japan
Sasebo, Japan
Singapore
Hong Kong
Subic Bay, Philippines




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