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Deployments of USS FORRESTAL:

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
January 15, 1957July 22, 1957
  

1VF-14 (F3H-2N)
VF-84 (FJ-3M)
VA-76 (F9F-8B)
VA-15 (AD-6)
VAH-1 (A3D-1)
VFP-62 Det. (F2H-2P)
VA(AW)-33 Det. (AD-5N)
VAW-12 Det. (AD5W)
HU-2 Det. (HUP-2)
TMediterranean  Gibraltar
Cannes, France
Naples, Italy
Athens, Greece
Istanbul, Turkey
Rhodes, Greece
Beirut, Lebanon
September 2, 1958March 12, 1959
  

10VF-102 (F4D-1)
VF-103 (F8U-1)
VA-12 (A4D-2)
VA-104 (AD-6)
VAH-5 (A3D-2)
VFP-62 Det. 42-59
VAW-12 Det. 42
VA(AW)-33 Det. 42
HU-2 Det. 42(HUP-2)
AKMediterranean  Naples, Italy
Cannes, France
Marseilles, France
Barcelona, Spain
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Leghorn, Italy
January 28, 1960August 31, 1960
  

8VF-102 (F4D-1)
VF-103 (F8U-1)
VA-83 (A4D-2)
VA-81 (A4D-2)
VA-85 (AD-6)
VAH-5 (A3D-2)
VFP-62 Det. (F8U-1P)
VAW-33 Det. (AD-5Q)
VAW-12 Det. (WF-2)
HU-2 Det. (HUP-2)
AJMediterraneanNaples, Italy
Istanbul, Turkey
Athens, Greece
Beirut, Lebanon
Cannes, France
Split, Croatia
Genoa, Italy
Valencia, Spain
February 9, 1961August 25, 1961
  

8VF-102 (F4D-1)
VF-103 (F8U)
VA-83 (A4D-2N)
VA-81 (A4D-2)
VA-85 (AD-6)
VAH-5 (A3D-2)
VFP-62 Det. (F8U-1P)
VAW-12 Det. (WF-2)
HU-2 Det. (HUP-2)
AJMediterranean  Cannes, France
Naples, Italy
Limassol, Cyprus
Beirut, Lebanon
Athens, Greece
Rhodes, Greece
Livorno, Italy
Palermo, Italy
August 3, 1962March 2, 1963
  

8VF-74 (F4H-1)
VF-103 (F8U-2N)
VA-83 (A4D-2N)
VA-81 (A4D-2)
VA-85 (AD-6)
VAH-5 (A3D-2)
VFP-62 Det. (F8U-1P)
VAW-12 Det. (WF-2)
HC-2 Det. (HUP-3)
AJMediterranean  Beirut, Lebanon
Naples, Italy
Athens, Greece
Rhodes, Greece
Cannes, France
Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Genoa, Italy
Barcelona, Spain
Livorno, Italy
July 10, 1964March 13, 1965
  

8VF-74 (F-4B)
VF-103 (F-8E)
VA-83 (A-4E)
VA-81 (A-4E)
VMA-331 (A-4E)
VAH-6 (A-3B)
VAW-33 Det.59 (EA-1F)
VFP-62 Det. (RF-8A)
VAW-12 Det. (E-1B)
HC-2 Det. (UH-2A/B)
AJMediterranean  Barcelona, Spain
Genoa, Italy
Athens, Greece
Rhodes, Greece
Istanbul, Turkey
Naples, Italy
Cannes, France
Livorno, Italy
Palma De Mallorca, Spain
Valencia, Spain
Gibraltar
August 24, 1965April 7, 1966
  

8VF-74 (F-4B)
VMF(AW)-451 (F-8D)
VA-83 (A-4E)
VA-81 (A-4E)
VA-112 (A-4C)
VAH-11 (A-3B)
VFP-62 Det. (RF-8A)
VAW-12 Det. (E-1B)
VAW-33 Det. (EA-1F)
HC-2 Det. (UH-2A/B)
AJMediterranean  St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Genoa, Italy
Cannes, France
Toulon, France
Valletta, Malta
Beirut, Lebanon
Athens, Greece
Naples, Italy
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Barcelona, Spain
June 6, 1967September 15, 1967
  

17VF-11 (F-4B)
VF-74 (F-4B)
VA-46 (A-4E)
VA-65 (A-6A)
VA-106 (A-4E)
RVAH-11 (RA-5C)
VAW-123 (E-2A)
VAH-10 Det 59 (KA-3B)
HC-2 Det 59 (UH-2A)
VAP-61 Det (RA-3B)*
AAWestern Pacific
Vietnam
USS Rupertus (DD 851) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Subic Bay, Philippines
July 22, 1968April 29, 1969
  

17VF-11 (F-4B)
VF-74 (F-4B)
VA-34 (A-4C)
VA-15 (A-4C)
VA-152 (A-4B)
RVAH-12 (RA-5C)
VAH-10 Det.59 (KA-3B)
VAW-123 (E-2A)
HC-2 Det. (UH-2A/B)
AAMediterraneanUSS Conyngham (DDG 17)
USS Richard E. Byrd (DDG 23)
 Marseille, France
Athens, Greece
Valletta, Malta
Taranto, Italy
Thessaloniki, Greece
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Genoa, Italy
Cannes, France
Naples, Italy
Istanbul, Turkey
Barcelona, Spain
December 2, 1969July 8, 1970
  

17VF-11 (F-4B)
VF-74 (F-4B)
VA-66 (A-4C)
VA-216 (A-4E)
VA-36 (A-4C)
RVAH-13 (RA-5C)
VAH-10 Det.59 (KA-3B and EKA-3B)
VAW-126 (E-2A)
HS-11 (SH-3D)
AAMediterranean  Cannes, France
Valletta, Malta
Athens, Greece
Trieste, Italy
Barcelona, Spain
Corfu, Greece
January 5, 1971July 2, 1971
  

17VF-11 (F-4B)
VF-74 (F-4B)
VA-83 (A-7E)
VA-81 (A-7E)
VA-85 (A-6A and KA-6D)
RVAH-7 (RA-5C)
VMCJ-2 Det.59 (EA-6A)
VAW-126 (E-2B)
HS-3 (SH-3D)
AAMediterranean  Valletta, Malta
Athens, Greece
Barcelona, Spain
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Cannes, France
Naples, Italy
Corfu, Greece
September 22, 1972July 6, 1973
  

17VF-11 (F-4B)
VMFA-531 (F-4B)
VA-83 (A-7E)
VA-81 (A-7E)
VA-85 (A-6E and KA-6D)
RVAH-9 (RA-5C)
VAQ-135 Det.2 (EKA-3B)
VAW-126 (E-2B)
HS-3 (SH-3D)
AAMediterranean Operation PickupNaples, Italy
Istanbul, Turkey
Athens, Greece
Thessaloniki, Greece
Rhodes, Greece
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Barcelona, Spain
Corfu, Greece
Rota, Spain
March 11, 1974September 11, 1974
  

17VF-11 (F-4J)
VF-74 (F-4J)
VA-83 (A-7E)
VA-81 (A-7E)
VA-85 (A-6E and KA-6D)
RVAH-6 (RA-5C)
VAW-126 (E-2B)
HS-3 (SH-3D)
AAMediterranean  Rota, Spain
Cannes, France
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Athens, Greece
Corfu, Greece
Naples, Italy
March 5, 1975September 22, 1975
  

17VF-11 (F-4J)
VF-74 (F-4J)
VA-83 (A-7E)
VA-81 (A-7E)
VA-85 (A-6E and KA-6D)
RVAH-7 (RA-5C)
VAQ-134 (EA-6B)
VAW-111 (E-2B)
HS-3 (SH-3D)
AAMediterranean  Barcelona, Spain
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Italy
April 4, 1978October 26, 1978
  

17VF-11 (F-4J)
VF-74 (F-4J)
VA-83 (A-7E)
VA-81 (A-7E)
VA-85 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAQ-130 (EA-6B)
VAW-116 (E-2B)
VS-30 (S-3A)
HS-3 (SH-3D)
AANorthern Atlantic
Mediterranean
 Exercise Dawn Patrol
Operation Tridente
Exercise National Week
Exercise Northern Wedding
Exercise Display Determination
Rota, Spain
Naples, Italy
Catania, Sicily, Italy
Marseille, France
Valencia, Spain
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Malaga, Spain
November 27, 1979May 7, 1980
  

17VF-11 (F-4J)
VF-74 (F-4J)
VA-83 (A-7E)
VA-81 (A-7E)
VA-85 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAQ-133 (EA-6B)
VFP-63 Det. (RF-8G)
VAW-125 (E-2C)
VS-30 (S-3A)
HS-3 (SH-3H)
AAMediterranean  Rota, Spain
Marseille, France
Naples, Italy
Alexandria, Egypt
Haifa, Israel
Athens, Greece
Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Toulon, France
Barcelona, Spain
March 2, 1981September 15, 1981
  

17VMFA-115 (F-4J)
VF-74 (F-4J)
VA-83 (A-7E)
VA-81 (A-7E)
VA-85 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAQ-130 (EA-6B)
VAW-125 (E-2C)
VS-30 (S-3A)
HS-3 (SH-3H)
AANorthern Atlantic
Mediterranean
 Exercise Ocean Venture
Exercise Magic Sword
Exercise Ocean Safari
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Naples, Italy
Benidorm, Spain
Malaga, Spain
June 8, 1982November 16, 1982
  

17VF-103 (F-4S)
VF-74 (F-4S)
VA-83 (A-7E)
VA-81 (A-7E)
VA-85 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAQ-130 (EA-6B)
VAW-125 (E-2C)
VS-30 (S-3A)
HS-3 (SH-3H)
AAMediterranean
Indian Ocean
USS Wainwright (CG 28)
USS King (DDG 3)
USS MacDonough (DDG 39)
USS Manley (DD 940)
USS Estocin (FFG 15)
USS Vreeland (FF 1068)
USS San Jose (AFS 7)
USS Seattle (AOE 3)
USNS Neosho (T-AO 143)
 Naples, Italy
Benidorm, Spain
Alexandria, Egypt
June 2, 1986November 10, 1986
  

6VF-11 (F-14A)
VF-31 (F-14A)
VA-37 (A-7E)
VA-105 (A-7E)
VA-176 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAW-122 (E-2C)
VAQ-132 (EA-6B)
VS-28 (S-3A)
HS-15 (SH-3H)
AEMediterranean ProwlEx
Operation Sea Wind
Exercise Display Determination
Naples, Italy
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Cannes, France
Livorno, Italy
April 25, 1988October 7, 1988
  

6VF-11 (F-14A)
VF-31 (F-14A)
VA-37 (A-7E)
VA-105 (A-7E)
VA-176 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAW-122 (E-2C)
VAQ-132 (EA-6B)
VS-28 (S-3A)
HS-15 (SH-3H)
AEMediterranean
Indian Ocean
Northern Atlantic
USS Dahlgren (DDG 43)Exercise Teamwork '88Portsmouth, UK
Naples, Italy
Benidorm, Spain
November 4, 1989April 12, 1990
  

6VF-11 (F-14A)
VF-31 (F-14A)
VA-37 (A-7E)
VA-105 (A-7E)
VA-176 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAW-122 (E-2C)
VAQ-142 (EA-6B)
VS-28 (S-3A)
HS-15 (SH-3H)
AEMediterranean  Toulon, France
Naples, Italy
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Marseille, France
Valencia, Spain
Cannes, France
Alexandria, Egypt
Haifa, Israel
May 30, 1991December 21, 1991
  

6VF-11 (F-14A)
VF-31 (F-14A)
VFA-132 (F/A-18C)
VFA-137 (F/A-18C)
VA-176 (A-6E)
VAW-122 (E-2C)
VAQ-133 (EA-6B)
VS-28 (S-3B)
HS-15 (SH-3H)
AEMediterraneanUSS Yorktown (CG 48)
USS Deyo (DD 989)
Operation Provide ComfortHaifa, Israel
Rhodes, Greece
Alexandria, Egypt
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Antalya, Turkey
Souda Bay, Crete, Greece
Toulon, France
Marseille, France




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