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Deployments of USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN:

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
April 26, 1953December 4, 1953 CVG-4VF-22 (F2H-2)
VF-62 (F2H-2)
VF-44 (F4U-4)
VF-111 (F9F-5)
VA-45 (AD-4)
VC-4 Det. (F2H-2, F3D-2, F4U-5N)
VC-62 Det. (F2H-2P)
VC-12 Det. (AD-4W)
VC-33 Det. 44 (AD-4N)
HU-2 Det. (HO3S-1)
FMediterranean, Indian Ocean, Korea Athens, Greece
Aden, Yemen
Colombo, Ceylon
Manila, Philippines
Yokosuka, Japan
Sasebo, Japan
Hong Kong
Cannes, France
Lisbon, Portugal
September 28, 1954April 22, 1955

CVG-8VF-61 (F9F-6)
VF-82 (F2H-4)
VF-84 (F9F-5)
VA-85 (AD-6)
VC-4 Det. 34 (F2H-4)
VC-8 Det. 34
VC-33 Det. 34
VC-62 Det.
VC-12 Det. 34
HU-2 Det. 34
EMediterranean  Leghorn, Italy
Cannes, France
Salonika, Greece
Istanbul, Turkey
La Spezia, Italy
Genoa, Italy
Marseille, France
Barcelona, Spain
Algiers, Algeria
Naples, Italy
Toulon, France
Beirut, Lebanon
Athens, Greece
September 9, 1955March 31, 1956

CVG-6VF-33 (FJ-3)
VF-62 (F2H-3)
VF-74 (F9F-8)
VA-25 (AD-6)
VMA-324 (AD-4)
VC-4 Det. (F2H-4)
VC-33 Det.
VC-12 Det.
VC-62 Det.
HU-2 Det.
CMediterranean  Gibraltar
Barcelona, Spain
Beirut, Lebanon
Cannes, France
Souda Bay, Crete, Greece
Izmir, Turkey
Rhodes, Greece
Genoa, Italy
Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Naples, Italy
Valencia, Spain
Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Athens, Greece
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
January 21, 1957July 27, 1957

ATG-182VF-81 (F9F-8/8B)
VA-16 (AD-6)
VAH-7 Det. 34 (AJ-2)
VFP-62 Det. 34 (F9F-8P)
VAW-12 Det. 34
VA(AW)-33 Det. 34
HU-2 Det. 34
OMediterranean  Gibraltar
Valencia, Spain
Naples, Italy
Istanbul, Turkey
Salonika, Greece
Athens, Greece
Livorno, Italy
Barcelona, Spain
Cannes, France
Marseille, France
Palma de Majorca, Spain
September 5, 1957October 31, 1957 VMF-312 (FJ-3)
VMA-324 (AD-4B)
VMA-533 (F9F-8)
HMR(L)-261 (HUS-1)
HMR(L)-262 (HUS-1)
HMR(M)-461 (HR2S-1)
Mediterranean Operation DeepwaterValencia, Spain
June 10, 1958September 4, 1958 VS-27 (S2F-1)
HS-3 (HSS-1)
VAW-12 Det. 34 (AD-5W)
HU-2 Det. 34 (HUP-2)
HMR(M)-461 (HR2S-1)
October 24, 1962December 4, 1962 CVSG-54VS-22 (S-2)
VS-32 (S-2)
HS-5 (SH-34J)
VAW-33 Det. 39 (EA-1E)
HU-2 Det. 39
ATCaribbean, CubaCuban Missile Crises 
October 8, 1964November 25, 1964 CVSG-54VS-22 (S-2F)
VS-32 (S-2F)
HS-5 (SH-3A)
VAW-33 Det. 39 (EA-1E)
ATMediterranean  Barcelona, Spain

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