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Deployments of USS CORAL SEA:

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
June 7, 1948August 6, 1948 CVG-17
CVEG-2
VF-18A (F4U-4/F6F-5) (from CVG-17)
VA-18A (TBM-3E/3Q/3J) (from CVG-17)
VA-2E (TBM-3E/3J) (from CVEG-2)
R (CVG-17)
SL (CVEG-2)
Mediterranean, Caribbean  Lisbon, Portugal
Golfe Juan, France
Gibraltar
May 3, 1949September 26, 1949 CVG-2VF-21 (F4U-5)
VF-22 (F4U-4)
VF-23 (F4U-4)
VA-24 (F4U-4)
VA-25 (AD-1/TBM-3E)
VC-4 (AD-1Q)
VC-12 (TBM-3W/3E)
VC-20 (F4U-5/AD-1Q)
VC-62 (F4U-5P)
HU-2 (HO3S-1)
MMediterranean  Augusta, Sicily, Italy
Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Naples, Italy
Leghorn, Italy
Rapatto, Italy
Cannes, France
Athens, Greece
Istanbul, Turkey
Souda Bay, Crete, Greece
Gibraltar
Newport, RI.
September 9, 1950February 1, 1951 CVG-17VF-171 (F2H-2)
VF-172 (F2H-2)
VF-173 (F4U-5)
VF-174 (F4U-5)
VA-175 (AD-4)
VC-4 (F2H-2B/F4U-5N)
VC-33 Det. 6 (AD-4N/4Q)
VC-12 (AD-3W)
HEDRON-2 (2nd MAWDET) (F4U-5P)
HU-2 (HO3S-1)
RMediterranean  Gibraltar
Aranci Bay, Sardinia, Italy
Augusta Bay, Sicily, Italy
Golfe Juan, France
Cannes, France
Souda Bay, Crete, Greece
Phaleron Bay, Greece
Taranto, Italy
Leghorn, ITaly
Naples, Italy
Algiers, Algeria
Oran, Algeria
March 20, 1951October 6, 1951 CVG-1VF-11 (F2H-2)
VF-12 (F2H-2)
VF-13 (F4U-5)
VF-44 (F4U-5)
VA-15 (AD-4/4L)
VC-4 Det. 6 (F4U-5NL/5N)
VC-62 (F8F-2P
VC-33 Det. 6 (AD-4N/4Q)
VC-12 (AD-4W)
HU-2 Det. 6 (HO3S-1)
TMediterranean Exercise Beehive IItaly
France
Greece
Turkey
Lisbon, Portugal
April 19, 1952October 12, 1952
  

CVG-4VMF-211 (F4U-4)
VF-62 (F2H-2)
VF-43 (F4U-4)
VF-44 (F4U-4)
VA-45 (AD-4/4L)
VC-4 Det. 6 (F2H-2B, F4U-5NL/5N)
VC-62 Det. 6 (F2H-2P)
VC-33 Det. 6 (AD-4B/4NL, TBM-3E)
VC-12 Det. 6 (AD-4W)
HU-2 Det. 6 (HUP-1)
FMediterranean Exercise Beehive IIGibraltar
Oran, Algeria
Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Genoa, Italy
Taranto, Italy
Naples, Italy
Marseille, France
Souda Bay, Crete, Greece
Phaleron Bay, Greece
Salonika, Greece
Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Augusta Bay, Sicily, Italy
Split, Yoguslavia
Cannes, France
Lisbon, Portugal
April 26, 1953October 21, 1953
  

CVG-8VF-81 (F9F-5)
VMF-122 (F9F-5)
VF-83 (F9F-5)
HEDRON-2 (F2H-2B)
VA-85 (AD-4/4B/4L)
VC-4 Det. 6 (F2H-3)
VC-62 Det. 6 (F2H-2P)
VC-33 Det. 6 (AD-4B/4N/3Q)
VC-12 Det. 6 (AD-4W)
VC-8 (AJ-1)
HU-2 Det. 6 (HUP-1)
EMediterranean Exercise Black WaveOran, Algeria
Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Marseille, Fance
Taranto, Italy
Barcelona, Spain
Genoa, Italy
Cannes, France
Rhodes, Greece
Salonika, Greece
Naples, Italy
La Spezia, Italy
Valencia, Spain
Palermo, Sicily, Italy
July 7, 1954December 20, 1954
  

CVG-10VF-11 (F2H-4)
VF-62 (F2H-2)
VF-103 (F9F-6)
VA-104 (AD-6)
VC-9 (AJ-2)
VC-62 Det. 31-54 (F2H-2P)
VC-33 Det. 31 (AD-4N)
VC-12 Det. 31 (AD-4W)
VC-5 (AJ-2)
HU-2 Det. 31 (HUP-2)
PMediterranean  Gibraltar
Barcelona, Spain
Salonika, Greece
Athens, Greece
Cannes, France
Lisbon, Portugal
Valencia, Spain
Naples, Italy
Marseille, France
Beirut, Lebanon
Genoa, Italy
March 23, 1955September 29, 1955 CVG-17VF-171 (F2H-3)
VF-172 (F2H-2)
VMF-122 (FJ-2)
VA-175 (AD-6)
VC-8 (AJ-2)
VC-62 Det. 31 (F2H-2P)
VC-33 Det. 31 (AD-5N/3Q)
VC-12 Det. 31 (AD-4W)
HU-2 Det. 31 (HUP-2)
RMediterranean  Gibraltar
Lisbon, Portugal
Naples, Italy
Istanbul, Turkey
August 13, 1956February 11, 1957
  

CVG-10VF-11 (F2H-4)
VF-103 (F9F-8B)
VA-106 (F9F-8B)
VA-104 (AD-6)
VAH-11 Det. 31 (AJ-2)
VFP-62 Det. 31 (F2H-2P)
VA(AW)-33 Det. 31 (AD-5N)
VAW-12 Det. 31 (AD-5W)
HU-2 Det. 31 (HUP-2)
PMediterranean Exercise Whipsaw
Suez Crises
Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Athens, Greece
Istanbul, Turkey
Augusta, Sicily, Italy
Taranto, Italy
Cannes, France
Naples, Italy
Pollensa Bay, Mallorca, Spain
Gibraltar
September 19, 1960May 27, 1961 CVG-15VF-151 (F3H-2)
VA-152 (AD-6)
VA-153 (A4D-2)
VF-154 (F8U-1E)
VA-155 (A4D-2)
VMA-324 (A4D-2)
VMA-121 (A4D-2)
VAH-2 (A3D-2)
VFP-61 Det. D (F8U-1P)
VAW-13 Det. D (WF-2)
HU-1 Det. D (HUP-2)
NLWestern Pacific  Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Iwakuni, Japan
Yokosuka, Japan
Sasebo, Japan
Kobe, Japan
Okinawa, Japan
Hong Kong
Subic Bay, Philippines
December 12, 1961July 17, 1962 CVG-15VF-151 (F3H-2)
VA-152 (AD-6)
VA-153 (A4D-2N)
VF-154 (F8U-2N)
VA-155 (A4D-2)
VAH-2 (A3D-2)
VFP-63 Det. D (F8U-1P)
VAW-11 Det. D (WF-2)
VAW-13 Det. D (AD-5Q)
HU-1 Det. D (HUP-3)
NLWestern Pacific  Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Subic Bay, Philippines
Sasebo, Japan
Yokosuka, Japan
Kobe, Japan
Hong Kong
April 3, 1963November 25, 1963 CVG-15VF-151 (F-3B)
VA-152 (A-1H/J)
VA-153 (A-4C)
VF-154 (F-8D)
VA-155 (A-4B)
VAH-2 (A-3B)
VFP-63 Det. D (RF-8A)
VAW-11 Det. D (E-1B)
HU-1 Det. D (UH-2A)
NLWestern Pacific  Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Sydney, Australia
Guam
Subic Bay, Philippines
Manila, Philippines
Hong Kong
Yokosuka, Japan
Okinawa, Japan
Beppu, Japan
Iwakuni, Japan
Sasebo, Japan
December 7, 1964November 1, 1965
  

CVW-15VA-153 (A-4C)
VA-155 (A-4E)
VA-165 (A-1H/J)
VAH-2 (A-3B)
VF-151 (F-4B)
VF-154 (F-8D)
VFP-63 Det. D (RF-8A)
VAW-11 Det. D (E-1B)
HC-1 Det. D (UH-2A)
VAP-61 Det.* (RA-3B)
VQ-1 Det.* (EA-3B)
VAW-13 Det.* (EA-1F)
VMCJ-1 Det.* (RF-8A)
NLWestern Pacific, VietnamUSS Richmond K. Turner (CG 20)
USS Joseph Strauss (DDG 16)
Operation Rolling ThunderPearl Harbor, Hi.
Subic Bay, Philippines
Hong Kong
Yokosuka, Japan
Okinawa, Japan
July 29, 1966February 23, 1967
  

CVW-2VF-21 (F-4B)
VF-154 (F-4B)
VA-22 (A-4C)
VA-23 (A-4E)
VA-25 (A-1H)
VAW-11 Det. A (E-2A)
VAH-2 Det. A (A-3B)
VFP-63 Det. A (RF-8G)
HC-1 Det. A (UH-2A/B)
VQ-1 Det.* (EA-3B)
VAP-61 Det.* (RA-3B)
NEWestern Pacific, Vietnam  Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Yokosuka, Japan
Subic Bay, Philippines
Hong Kong
July 26, 1967April 6, 1968
  

CVW-15VF-151 (F-4B)
VF-161 (F-4B)
VA-153 (A-4E)
VA-155 (A-4E)
VA-25 (A-1H/J)
VFP-63 Det. 43 (RF-8G)
VAH-2 Det. 43 (KA-3B)
VAW-116 (E-2A)
HC-1 Det. 43 (UH-2A)
VAW-13 Det.* (EA-1F)
VAP-61 Det.* (RA-3B)
NLWestern Pacific, Vietnam  Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Yokosuka, Japan
Subic Bay, Philippines
Hong Kong
September 7, 1968April 18, 1969
  

CVW-15VF-151 (F-4B)
VF-161 (F-4B)
VA-52 (A-6A)
VA-153 (A-4F)
VA-216 (A-4C)
VAH-10 Det. 43 (KA-3B)
VFP-63 Det. 43 (RF-8G)
VAW-13 Det. 43 (EKA-3B)
VAW-116 (E-2A)
HC-1 Det. 43 (UH-2A)
NLWestern Pacific, Vietnam  Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Yokosuka, Japan
Subic Bay, Philippines
Singapore
Hong Kong
September 23, 1969July 1, 1970
  

CVW-15VF-151 (F-4B)
VF-161 (F-4B)
VA-82 (A-7A)
VA-86 (A-7A)
VA-35 (A-6A)
VFP-63 Det. 43 (RF-8G)
VAW-116 (E-2A)
VAQ-135 (KA-3B/EKA-3B)
HC-1 Det. 9 (UH-2C)
NLWestern Pacific, Vietnam  Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Yokosuka, Japan
Subic Bay, Philippines
Sasebo, Japan
Hong Kong
Sydney, Australia
November 12, 1971July 17, 1972 CVW-15VF-51 (F-4B)
VF-111 (F-4B)
VA-22 (A-7E)
VA-94 (A-7E)
VMA(AW)-224 (A-6A/KA-6D)
VFP-63 Det.5 (RF-8G)
VAW-111 Det. 4 (E-1B)
VAQ-135 Det. 3 (EKA-3B)
HC-1 Det. 6 (SH-3G)
HC-7 Det. 110* (HH-3A)
NLWestern Pacific, VietnamUSS Waddell (DDG 24)Operation Freedom Porch
Operation Pocket Money
Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Subic Bay, Philippines
Hong Kong
March 9, 1973November 8, 1973 CVW-15VF-51 (F-4B)
VF-111 (F-4B)
VA-22 (A-7E)
VA-94 (A-7E)
VA-95 (A-6A/B and KA-6D)
VAQ-135 Det. 3 (EKA-3B)
VAW-111 Det. 4 (E-1B)
VFP-63 Det. 5 (RF-8G)
HC-1 Det. 6 (SH-3G)
HC-7 Det. 110* (HH-3A)
NLWestern Pacific, VietnamUSS Sterett (CG 31)
USS Waddell (DDG 24)
USS Reasoner (FF 1063)
USS Camden (AOE 2)
 Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Subic Bay, Philippines
Manila, Philippines
Sasebo, Japan
Hong Kong
December 5, 1974July 2, 1975 CVW-15VF-51 (F-4N)
VF-111 (F-4N)
VFP-63 Det. 5 (RF-8G)
VA-22 (A-7E)
VA-94 (A-7E)
VA-95 (A-6A/KA-6D)
RVAW-110 Det. 2 (E-1B)
HC-1 Det. 2 (SH-3G)
NLWestern Pacific Operation Eagle Pull
Operation Frequent Wind
Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Subic Bay, Philippines
Singapore
Perth, Australia
February 15, 1977October 5, 1977
  

CVW-15VF-191 (F-4J)
VF-194 (F-4J)
VA-22 (A-7E)
VA-94 (A-7E)
VA-95 (A-6E/KA-6D)
VAW-114 (E-2B)
VFP-63 Det. 3 (RF-8G)
VMAQ-2 (EA-6A)
VQ-1 Det. (EA-3B)
HC-1 Det. 4 (SH-3G)
NLWestern Pacific  Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Subic Bay, Philippines
Pusan, South Korea
Yokosuka, Japan
November 13, 1979June 11, 1980
  

CVW-14VMFA-323 (F-4N)
VMFA-531 (F-4N)
VA-97 (A-7E)
VA-27 (A-7E)
VA-196 (A-6E/KA-6D)
VAW-113 (E-2B)
VFP-63 Det. 2 (RF-8G)
HC-1 Det. 3 (SH-3G)
NKWestern Pacific, Indian Ocean  Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Pusan, South Korea
Subic Bay, Philippines
Pattaya, Thailand
Singapore
August 20, 1981March 23, 1982
  

CVW-14VF-154 (F-4N)
VF-21 (F-4N)
VA-97 (A-7E)
VA-27 (A-7E)
VA-196 (A-6E/KA-6D)
VAW-113 (E-2B)
VFP-63 Det. 2 (RF-8G)
HC-1 Det. 3 (SH-3G)
NKWestern Pacific, Indian Ocean  Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Subic Bay, Philippines
Singapore
Pattaya, Thailand
Hong Kong
Sasebo, Japan
March 21, 1983September 12, 1983
  

CVW-14VF-154 (F-4N)
VF-21 (F-4N)
VA-97 (A-7E)
VA-27 (A-7E)
VA-196 (A-6E/KA-6D)
VAW-113 (E-2B)
HS-12 (SH-3H)
NKWorld Cruise
(Alameda, Calif. to Norfolk, Va.)
  Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Pusan, South Korea
Subic Bay, Philippines
Singapore
Augusta Bay, Sicily, Italy
Naples, Italy
Cannes, France
Rota Spain
October 1, 1985May 19, 1986
  

CVW-13VFA-131 (F/A-18A)
VFA-132 (F/A-18A)
VA-55 (A-6E/KA-6D)
VAW-127 (E-2C)
VAQ-135 (EA-6B)
VQ-2 Det. (EA-3B
VMFA-314 (F/A-18A)
VMFA-323 (F/A-18A)
HS-17 (SH-3H)
AKMediterranean, Libya Operation Eldorado Canyon
Operation Prairie Fire
Naples, Italy
Trieste, Italy
Catania, Sicily, Italy
Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Toulon, France
Haifa, Israel
Istanbul, Turkey
Malaga, Spain
September 29, 1987March 28, 1988
  

CVW-13VFA-131 (F/A-18A)
VFA-136 (F/A-18A)
VFA-137 (F/A-18A)
VA-55 (A-6E)
VA-65 (A-6E/KA-6D)
VAW-127 (E-2C)
VAQ-133 (EA-6B)
HS-17 (SH-3H)
AKMediterranean  Naples, Italy
Augusta Bay, Sicily, Italy
Marseille, France
Cannes, France
Palma De Mallorca, Spain
Benidorm, Spain
Alexandria, Egypt
Izmir, Turkey
Haifa, Israel
May 31, 1989September 30, 1989
  

CVW-13VMFA-451 (F/A-18A)
VFA-132 (F/A-18A)
VFA-137 (F/A-18A)
VA-55 (A-6E)
VA-65 (A-6E/KA-6D)
VAW-127 (E-2C)
VAQ-133 (EA-6B)
HS-17 (SH-3H)
AKMediterranean  Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Marseille, France
Cannes, France
Izmir, Turkey
Alexandria, Egypt
Antalya, Turkey
Haifa, Israel
Malaga, Spain
Halifax, NS, Canada




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