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Deployments of USS WASP:

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
November 1951February 1952 CVG-1VF-11 (F2H-2)
VF-12 (F2H-2)
VA-15 (AD-4)
TWestern Atlantic  
May 24, 1952October 13, 1952 CVG-1VF-11 (F2H-2)
VF-12 (F2H-2)
VA-15 (AD-4)
VC-62 Det.
VC-12 Det. 38 (AD-4W)
HU-2 Det.
TNorthern Atlantic, MediterraneanUSS Abbot (DD 629)
USS Benham (DD 796)
Operation MainbraceGibraltar
Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Genoa, Italy
Marseille, France
Istanbul, Turkey
Souda Bay, Crete, Greece
Valletta, Malta
Taranto, Italy
Greenock, Scotland
Portsmouth, England
September 16, 1953May 1, 1954 CVG-17VF-171
VF-172 (F2H-3)
VF-173 (F9F-6)
VA-175 (AD-4/4B/4L)
VC-4 Det. 38 (F2H-3)
VC-33 Det. (AD-4N)
VC-62 Det. (F2H-2P)
VC-12 Det. (AF-2W)
HU-2 Det.
RWorld Cruise (Norfolk to San Diego) Operation MarinerHong Kong
Manila, Philippines
Yokosuka, Japan
Sasebo, Japan
Subic Bay, Philippines
Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Naples, Italy
Colombo, Ceylon
September 1, 1954April 11, 1955
  

ATG-1VF-111
VF-52
VF-151 (F9F-2)
VF-194 (AD-6)
VC-3 Det.
VC-11 Det.
VC-61 Det. H
VC-35 Det. H (AD-4N)
VC-11 Det. H (AD-5W)
HU-1 Det. H
UWestern Pacific  Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Iwo Jima
Philippines
Japan
Hong Kong
April 23, 1956October 15, 1956
  

CVG-15VF-152 (F2H-3)
VF-153 (F9F-8)
VA-155 (AD-6)
VMA-223 (F9F-5)
VAW-11 Det. D
VA(AW)-35 Det. D
VFP-61 Det. D
HU-1 Det. D
HWestern Pacific Operation SeahorsePearl Harbor, Hi.
Guam
Yokosuka, Japan
Kobe, Japan
Iwakuni, Japan
Manila, Philippines
Cubi Point, Philippines
September 3, 1957October 22, 1957
  

 VA-44 (F9F-8)
VS-30 (S2F-1/2)
HS-5 (HSS-1)
HU-2 Det. 48
 Northern Atlantic NATO Exercise Sea Spray
NATO Exercise Strikeback
NATO Exercise Pipe Down
Oban, Scotland
Cherbourg, France
May 12, 1958October 11, 1958
  

Lebanon Expeditionary Force:

VS-31 (S2F-1)
HS-11 (HSS-1)
VAW-12 Det. 43 (AD-5W)
HMR(L)-262 (HRS-3)
HU-2 Det. 48
Mediterranean, Lebanon  Gibraltar
Souda Bay, Greece
Rhodes, Greece
Athens, Greece
Beirut, Lebanon
Norfolk, Va.
Quonset Point, RI.
July 9, 1960August 11, 1960 CVSG-52VS-28 (S2F-1)
VS-31 (S2F-1)
HS-11
ASSouthern Atlantic  Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Bermuda
June 9, 1961September 1, 1961 CVSG-52VS-28 (S2F-1)
VS-31 (S2F-1)
HS-11 (HSS-1N)
VAW-12 Det. (AD-5W)
ASMediterranean  Augusta Bay, Sicily, Italy
Barcelona, Spain
San Remo, Italy
La Spezia, Italy
Aranci Bay, Sardinia, Italy
Genoa, Italy
Cannes, France
February 17, 1962June 16, 1962
  

CVSG-52VS-31 (S2F-1)
HS-11 (HSS-1N)
VAW-33 Det. (AD-5W)
VA-64
ASNorthern Atlantic  Portsmouth, England
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Greenock, Scotland
Plymouth, England
Kiel, West Germany
Oslo, Norway
Reykjavik, Iceland
Argentia, Newfoundland
September 8, 1964December 18, 1964
  

CVSG-52VS-28 (S-2)
VS-31 (S-2)
HS-11 (SH-3A)
VAW-33 Det. (AD-5W)
ASMediterraneanUSS Ingraham (DD 694)
USS Keppler (DD 765)
USS Charles S. Sperry (DD 697)
USS Barry (DD 933)
USS Samuel B. Roberts (DD 823)
USS Warrington (DD 843)
Operation TeamworkValencia, Spain
Marseilles, France
Toulon, France
Naples, Italy
August 20, 1968December 19, 1968
  

CVSG-52VS-28 (S-2E)
VS-31 (S-2E)
HS-11 (SH-3A)
VAW-121 Det. (E-1B)
ASNorthern Atlantic
Mediterranean
Exercise Silvertower
Portsmouth, England
Firth of Clyde, Scotland
Hamburg, West Germany
Lisbon, Portugal
Naples, Italy
Barcelona, Spain
Gibraltar
April 1, 1969June 30, 1969 CVSG-54VS-22 (S-2E)
VS-32 (S-2E)
HS-5 (SH-3D)
VAW-121 Det. 18 (E-1B)
ATNorthern Atlantic Exercise TrilantRotterdam, The Netherlands
Copenhagen, Denmark
Oslo, Norway
Portsmouth, England
Lisbon, Portugal
May 5, 1970September 8, 1970
  

CVSG-54VS-22 (S-2E)
VS-28 (S-2E)
VS-32 (S-2E)
HS-5 (SH-3D)
HS-7 (SH-3D)
VAW-121 Det. 18 (E-1B)
ATEastern and Northern Atlantic Exercise Night PatrolRota, Spain
Copenhagen, Denmark
Hamburg, Germany
Edinburgh, Scotland
Glasgow, Scotland
Plymouth, England
Lisbon, Portugal
January 14, 1971March 3, 1971 CVSG-54VS-22 (S-2E)
VS-28 (S-2E)
VS-32 (S-2E)
HS-5 (SH-3D)
HS-7 (SH-3D)
VAW-121 Det. 18 (E-1B)
ATCaribbean
Mediterranean
 Exercise National Week VIIIRota, Spain
Barcelona, Spain
April 27, 1971July 2, 1971 CVSG-54VS-22 (S-2E)
VS-28 (S-2E)
VS-32 (S-2E)
HS-5 (SH-3D)
HS-7 (SH-3D)
VAW-121 Det. 18 (E-1B)
ATWestern Atlantic Exercise Exotic Dancer
Exercise Rough Ride
Halifax, Nova Scotia
September 23, 1971November 4, 1971 CVSG-54VS-22 (S-2E)
VS-28 (S-2E)
VS-32 (S-2E)
HS-5 (SH-3D)
HS-7 (SH-3D)
VAW-121 Det. 18 (E-1B)
ATWestern Atlantic Exercise Lantcortex 1-72Bermuda
Mayport, Fla.
Norfolk, Va.




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