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Deployments of USS SARATOGA:

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.

* not embarked for the entire deployment

Date of DepartureDate of ReturnCruise BookCVWSquadrons (Aircraft)Tail codeArea of OperationsBattle GroupOperations/ExercisesPorts of Call
September 3, 1957October 22, 1957
  

7VF-61 (F3H-2M)
VA-75 (AD-6)
VFP-62 Det. (F2H-2P)
VAW-12 Det.
HU-2 Det.
LNorthern Atlantic Operation StrikebackPortsmouth, England
Scotland
February 1, 1958October 1, 1958
  

3VF-31 (F3H-2N)
VF-32 (F8U-1)
VA-34 (A4D-1)
VA-35 (AD-6)
VAH-9 (A3D-2)
VFP-62 Det. 43
VAW-12 Det. 43
VA(AW)-33 Det. 43
HU-2 Det. 43
ACMediterranean  Gibraltar
Naples, Italy
Barcelona, Spain
Genoa, Italy
Cannes, France
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Crete, Rhodes
Athens, Italy
Rhodes, Greece
August 15, 1959February 26, 1960
  

3VF-31 (F3H-2)
VF-32 (F8U-1E)
VA-34 (A4D-2)
VA-35 (AD-6)
VAH-9 (A3D-2)
VA-36 (A4D-2)
VFP-62 Det. 43 (F8U-1P)
VAW-12 Det. 43 (AD-5W)
VAW-33 Det 43 (AD-5Q)
HU-2 Det.
ACMediterranean  Naples, Italy
Leghorn, Italy
Cannes, France
Athens, Greece
Rhodes, Greece
Istanbul, Turkey
Barcelona, Spain
Gibraltar
August 22, 1960February 26, 1961
  

3VF-31 (F3H-2)
VF-32 (F8U-1E)
VA-34 (A4D-2)
VA-35 (AD-6)
VAH-9 (A3D-2)
VA-36 (A4D-2)
VFP-62 Det. (F8U-1P)
VAW-12 Det. (WF-2)
VAW-33 Det. 41
HU-2 Det. (HUP-2)
ACMediterranean
Northern Atlantic
  Barcelona, Spain
Genoa, Italy
Cannes, France
Aranci Bay, Sardinia, Italy
Naples, Italy
Livorno, Italy
Augusta Bay, Sicily, Italy
Athens, Greece
Pollensa Bay, Sardinia, Italy
Gibraltar
July 5, 1961August 22, 1961
  

3VF-31 (F3H-2)
VF-32 (F8U-2)
VA-34 (A4D-2)
VA-35 (AD-6)
VAH-9 (A3D-2)
VA-36 (A4D-2N)
VAW-33 Det. (AD-5N)
VFP-62 Det. (F8U-1P)
VAW-12 Det. (WF-2)
HU-2 Det. (HUP-2)
ACCaribbean  Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
November 28, 1961May 12, 1962
  

3VF-31 (F3H-2)
VF-32 (F8U-2)
VA-34 (A4D-2)
VA-35 (AD-6)
VAH-9 (A3D-2)
VA-36 (A4D-2N)
VAW-33 Det. (AD-5N)
VFP-62 Det. (F8U-1P)
VAW-12 Det. (WF-2)
HU-2 Det. (HUP-2)
ACMediterranean  Cannes, France
Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Livorno, Italy
Genoa, Italy
Naples, Italy
Athens, Greece
Beirut, Lebanon
March 29, 1963October 25, 1963
  

3VF-31 (F-3B)
VF-32 (F-8D)
VA-34 (A-4C)
VA-35 (A-1H)
VAH-9 (A-3B)
VA-36 (A-4C)
VFP-62 Det.60 (RF-8A)
VAW-12 Det.60 (E-1B)
HU-2 Det.60 (UH-2B)
ACMediterranean  Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Marseille, France
Genoa, Italy
Naples, Italy
Augusta Bay, Sicily, Italy
Cannes, France
Athens, Greece
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Taranto, Italy
Barcelona, Spain
Istanbul, Turkey
Gibraltar
November 28, 1964July 12, 1965
  

3VF-31 (F-4B)
VF-32 (F-8D)
VA-34 (A-4C)
VA-36 (A-4C)
VA-35 (A-1H)
VAH-10 Det.60 (A-3B)
RVAH-9 (RA-5C)
VAW-12 Det.60 (E-1B)
HC-2 Det.60 (UH-2A)
ACMediterranean  Naples, Italy
Genoa, Italy
Marseille, France
Cannes, France
Barcelona, Spain
Valencia, Spain
Athens, Greece
March 11, 1966October 26, 1966
  

3VF-31 (F-4B)
VF-103 (F-4B)
VA-34 (A-4C)
VA-106 (A-4C)
VA-46 (A-4C)
RVAH-12 (RA-5C)
VAH-10 Det.60 (A-3B)
VAW-12 Det.60 (E-1B)
HC-2 Det.60 (UH-2A)
ACMediterraneanUSS Richard E. Byrd (DDG 23)
USS Sampson (DDG 10)
USS Dahlgren (DDG 43)
USS Cony (DD 508)
 Valletta, Malta
Thessaloniki, Greece
Istanbul, Turkey
Rhodes, Greece
Naples, Italy
Genoa, Italy
Palermo, Italy
Taranto, Italy
Athens, Greece
Barcelona, Spain
Palma De Mallorca, Spain
May 2, 1967December 6, 1967
  

3VF-31 (F-4B)
VF-103 (F-4B)
VA-216 (A-4C)
VA-176 (A-1H)
VAH-10 Det.60 (KA-3B)
RVAH-9 (RA-5C)
VAW-121 Det.60 (E-1B)
HC-2 Det.60 (UH-2A/B)
ACMediterraneanUSS Richard E. Byrd (DDG 23) Souda Bay, Crete, Greece
Naples, Italy
Toulon, France
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Athens, Greece
Valletta, Malta
Istanbul, Turkey
July 9, 1969January 22, 1970
  

3VF-31 (F-4J)
VF-103 (F-4J)
VA-46 (A-7B)
VA-113 (A-7B)
VA-75 (A-6A)
RVAH-1 (RA-5C)
VAH-10 Det.60 (KA-3B and EKA-3B)
VAW-125 (E-2A)
HC-2 Det.60
ACMediterraneanUSS Gearing (DD 710)
USS Sellers (DDG 11)
 Valletta, Malta
Barcelona, Spain
Corfu, Greece
Rhodes, Greece
Naples, Italy
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Athens, Greece
June 17, 1970November 9, 1970
  

3VF-31 (F-4J)
VF-103 (F-4J)
VA-37 (A-7A)
VA-105 (A-7A)
VA-75 (A-6A)
RVAH-9 (RA-5C)
VAQ-130 Det.4 (EKA-3B)
VAW-123 (E-2)
HC-2 Det. 60 (SH-3)
ACMediterraneanUSS Sampson (DDG 10) Barcelona, Spain
Athens, Greece
Trieste, Italy
Naples, Italy
Valencia, Spain
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
June 7, 1971October 28, 1971
  

3VF-31 (F-4J)
VF-103 (F-4J)
VA-37 (A-7A)
VA-105 (A-7A)
VA-75 (A-6A/B and KA-6D)
VMCJ-2 Det. A (EA-6A)
RVAH-9 (RA-5C)
VAW-123 (E-2B)
VS-28 (S-2E)
HS-7 (SH-3D)
ACNorthern Atlantic
Mediterranean
  Greenock, Scotland
Rota, Spain
Cannes, France
Corfu, Greece
Athens, Greece
Genoa, Italy
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
April 11, 1972February 13, 1973
  

3VF-31 (F-4J)
VF-103 (F-4J)
VA-75 (A-6A/B and KA-6D)
VA-37 (A-7A)
VA-105 (A-7A)
RVAH-1 (RA-5C)
VAW-123 (E-2B)
HS-7 (SH-3D)
HC-7 Det 110 (HH-3A)*
VMCJ-2 Det (EA-6B)*
ACSouthern Atlantic
Indian Ocean
Western Pacific
Vietnam
 Subic Bay, Philippines
Hong Kong
Singapore
September 27, 1974March 19, 1975
  

3VF-31 (F-4J)
VF-103 (F-4J)
VA-37 (A-7E)
VA-105 (A-7E)
VA-75 (A-6E and KA-6D)
RVAH-11 (RA-5C)
VAW-123 (E-2C)
HS-7 (SH-3D)
ACMediterranean  Rota, Spain
Naples, Italy
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Izmir, Turkey
Lisbon, Turkey
Malaga, Spain
Casablanca, Morocco
January 6, 1976July 28, 1976
  

3VF-31 (F-4J)
VF-103 (F-4J)
VA-37 (A-7E)
VA-105 (A-7E)
VA-75 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VFP-63 Det.3 (RF-8G)
VAQ-131 (EA-6B)
VS-22 (S-3A)
VAW-123 (E-2C)
HS-7 (SH-3)
ACMediterranean  Rota, Spain
Malaga, Spain
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Taranto, Italy
Naples, Italy
Split, Croatia
Cannes, France
Genoa, Italy
Monaco
Barcelona, Spain
July 11, 1977December 23, 1977
  

3VF-31 (F-4J)
VF-103 (F-4J)
VA-37 (A-7E)
VA-105 (A-7E)
VA-75 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAQ-138 (EA-6B)
VS-22 (S-3A)
VAW-123 (E-2C)
HS-7 (SH-3H)
ACMediterranean National Week XXVIIIRota, Spain
Naples, Italy
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Malaga, Spain
October 3, 1978April 5, 1979
  

3VF-31 (F-4J)
VF-103 (F-4J)
VA-37 (A-7E)
VA-75 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VA-105 (A-7E)
VS-22 (S-3A)
VAW-123 (E-2C)
VAQ-131 (EA-6B)
HS-7 (SH-3H)
ACMediterranean  Rota, Spain
Livorno, Italy
Trieste, Italy
Alexandria, Egypt
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Barcelona, Spain
Naples, Italy
Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Toulon, France
Valencia, Spain
Malaga, Spain
March 10, 1980August 27, 1980
  

3VF-31 (F-4J)
VF-103 (F-4J)
VA-37 (A-7E)
VA-105 (A-7E)
VA-75 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VS-22 (S-3A)
VAW-123 (E-2C)
HS-7 (SH-3H)
ACMediterranean  Rota, Spain
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Naples, Italy
Tunisia
Malaga, Spain
April 2, 1984October 20, 1984
  

17VF-74 (F-14A)
VF-103 (F-14A)
VA-83 (A-7E)
VA-81 (A-7E)
VMA-533 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAW-125 (E-2C)
VMAQ-2 Det.Y (EA-6B)
VS-30 (S-3A)
HS-3 (SH-3H)
AAMediterraneanUSS Dale (CG 19)
USS Peterson (DD 969)
USS Briscoe (DD 977)
USS Samuel Eliot Morison (FFG 13)
 Barcelona, Spain
Naples, Italy
Toulon, France
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Benidorm, Spain
Tunis, Tunisia
Malaga, Spain
August 25, 1985April 16, 1986
  

17VF-74 (F-14A)
VF-103 (F-14A)
VA-81 (A-7E)
VA-83 (A-7E)
VA-85 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAQ-137 (EA-6B)
VAW-125 (E-2C)
VS-30 (S-3A)
HS-3 (SH-3H)
VQ-2 Det (EA-3B)
AAMediterranean
Indian Ocean
USS Biddle (CG 34)
USS Scott (DDG 995)
USS Jack Williams (FFG 24)
USS Jesse L. Brown (FF 1089)
USS Capodanno (FF 1093)
USS Mount Baker (AE 34)
USS Monongahela (AO 178)
Achille LauroAlexandria, Egypt
Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia
Singapore
Diego Garcia
Trieste, Italy
Malaga, Spain
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Rota, Spain
June 5, 1987November 17, 1987
  

17VF-74 (F-14A)
VF-103 (F-14A)
VA-81 (A-7E)
VA-83 (A-7E)
VA-85 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAQ-137 (EA-6B)
VAW-125 (E-2C)
VS-30 (S-3A)
HS-3 (SH-3H)
AAMediterraneanUSS Preble (DDG 46) Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Marseille, France
Cannes, France
Benidorm, Spain
Naples, Italy
Alexandria, Egypt
Athens, Greece
Livorno, Italy
Haifa, Israel
August 7, 1990March 28, 1991
  

17VF-74 (F-14A)
VF-103 (F-14A)
VFA-83 (F/A-18C)
VFA-81 (F/A-18C)
VA-35 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAW-125 (E-2C)
VAQ-132 (EA-6B)
VS-30 (S-3B)
HS-3 (SH-3H)
AAMediterranean
Red Sea
USS Philippine Sea (CG 58)
USS Spruance (DD 963)
USS Sampson (DDG 10)
USS Elmer Montgomery (FF 1082)
Exercise Display Determination
Operation Desert Shield
Operation Desert Storm
Izmir, Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey
Antalya, Turkey
Haifa, Israel
May 6, 1992November 6, 1992
  

17VF-74 (F-14B)
VF-103 (F-14B)
VFA-81 (F/A-18C)
VFA-83 (F/A-18C)
VA-35 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAQ-132 (EA-6B)
VAW-125 (E-2C)
VS-30 (S-3B)
HS-9 (SH-3H)
AAMediterraneanUSS Thomas S. Gates (CG 51)Exercise Poopdeck
Exercise Dasix-Lafayette
Exercise Eclipse Bravo
Exercise Juniper Hawk
Exercise Display Determination
Naples, Italy
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Cannes, France
Toulon, France
Souda Bay, Rhodes, Greece
Trieste, Italy
January 1, 1994June 24, 1994
  

17VF-103 (F-14B)
VFA-81 (F/A-18C)
VFA-83 (F/A-18C)
VA-35 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAQ-132 (EA-6B)
VAW-125 (E-2C)
VS-30 (S-3B)VQ-6 Det. A
HS-15 (HH/SH-60H/F)
AAMediterraneanUSS Vicksburg (CG 69)Operation Deny Flight
Operation Provide Promise
Exercise Dynamic Impact 94
Exercise Iles D'Or
Exercise Eagle Arena
Trieste, Italy
Souda Bay, Crete, Greece
Naples, Italy
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Valencia, Spain




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