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USS ORISKANY   (CV-34)
(later CVA-34 and CV-34)


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Memorabilia
Change of Command Ceremonies
11 September 1970
NAS Cubi Point, Philippines
Contributed by Robert M. Cieri

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Back cover
17 January 1975
Long Beach Naval Shipyard, Long Beach, California
Contributed by Robert M. Cieri

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Christmas Cards
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Christmas Card, 1951.

Glenn D. Winningham,
for his father Victor W. Winningham, Jr.
(USS Oriskany,
1945–47 & 1949–52)
"The Patriot," USS Oriskany newspaper
Volume 1, No. 6, 24 August 1951.
Contributed by Glenn D. Winningham,
for his father Victor W. Winningham, Jr.
(USS Oriskany, 1945–47 & 1949–52)

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Welcome Aboard
1960 Booklet. Contributed by Robert M. Cieri

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Decommissioning Booklet
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Decommissiong Booklet, Thursday, 30 September 1976, Naval Air Station Alameda, California.

Courtesy of USS Oriskany CVA 34, The "Mighty O", via Bob Canchola
Patches
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Unit Identification Mark (UIM) tab patch.

Robert M. Cieri
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"First Aircraft Carrier in History Round Cape Horn." Commissioned in September 1950, Oriskany deployed to the Mediterranean Sea between May and October 1951 and steamed around Cape Horn to join the Pacific Fleet in May 1952. She made one Korean War combat cruise, from September 1952 to May 1953.

(Note that her hull number was actually CV-34 on 29 June 1952: she was redesignated CVA-34 on 1 October that year).

CAPT Gene Oleson, CHC, USN (Ret)
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Attack Squadron 163 (VA-163) "Saints," 1960–1971.

USS Oriskany (CVA-34), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 16, 1962–1968 (5 deployments).

USS Hancock (CVA-19), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 21, 1968–1969 (1 deployment).

Tommy Trampp
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WestPac Cruise 1971

May 14 – December 18 (75 days on the line.)

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Anchors, Bell & Other Memorabilia
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One of USS Oriskany's anchors. It was located in Jack London Square, on the Oakland estuary in Oakland, CA. In August 2012 it was moved aboard the USS Hornet Museum in Alameda. In early 2014, Al Smith, a volunteer from the Museum, told Robert that the Oriskany's anchor will become Hornet's port anchor, as she only has a single starboard anchor (Al has volunteered since 1995, even before the Museum was a reality).

Photos by Robert M. Cieri
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Oriskany's anchor on the pier, alongside the USS Hornet Museum in Alameda. (See above.)

Via Bob Canchola
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Trinkaus Park, Oriskany, NY. The starboard anchor and piece of chain were brought to Oriskany NY in 1991 and placed on a pedestal built by local citizens and construction companies.

Courtesy of the Oriskany Museum, via Bob Canchola
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Trinkaus Park, Oriskany, NY. Ship's bell.

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Trinkaus Park, Oriskany, NY. An A-4E Skyhawk painted in the colors of VA-163 "Saints," CVW-16, around 1966–68.

Models
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Model of USS Oriskany (CVA-34), circa 1953, with Carrier Air Group 19.

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As built, before SCB-125A modernization.

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After SCB-125A modernization. She is shown with Carrier Air Group/Wing 16 (CVG/CVW-16), tail code "AH," her air wing from 1962–1968.

Built for New York State Parks Dept. Museum, Oriskany, New York.

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