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NavSource Online: Aircraft Carrier Photo Archive

Patch at left courtesy of CAPT Gene Oleson, CHC, USN (Ret) (bluejacket.com)
Crest at right courtesy of USS Saratoga Association

USS SARATOGA   (CVA-60)
(later CV-60)



Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Juliet - Romeo - Sierra
Tactical Voice Radio Call: "FAIRFIELD"

CLASS - FORRESTAL
Displacement 56,000 Tons, Dimensions, 1039' (oa) x 129' 1" x 37' (Max)
Armament 8 x 5"/54, 100 Aircraft.
Armor, Unknown.
Machinery, 280,000 SHP; Geared Turbines, 4 screws
Speed, 34 Knots, Crew 3800 - 4280.

Operational and Building Data

Ordered as a "Large Aircraft Carrier", hull number CVB-60. Contract awarded to the New York Naval Shipyard, New York City, N.Y., 23 Jul 1952. Reclassified as an "Attack Aircraft Carrier" (CVA-60), 1 Oct 1952. Laid down 16 Dec 1952, launched 8 Oct 1955, commissioned 14 Apr 1956.

Reclassified as a "Multi-purpose Aircraft Carrier" (CV-60), 30 Jun 1972. Modernized at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard Oct 1980-Feb 1983 under SLEP (Service Life Extension Program). Decommissioned at the Naval Station, Mayport, Fla., 20 Aug 1994, and stricken from the Navy List the same day; towed to Philadelphia, Pa., in May 1995, then to Newport, R.I., in Aug 1998 (upon deactivation of the Philadelphia Navy Yard). First placed on donation hold, her status was then changed to "disposal as an experimental ship." Returned to donation hold on 1 Jan 2000

Status: Stricken. Navy approved the removal of ex-Saratoga from donation hold and authorized that she be scrapped in a SECNAV signed letter dated 2 April 2010. To be disposed of by dismantling (Maintenance Category X).
Berth: NAVSTA Newport, R.I.


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Battle of Saratoga
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The Battle of Saratoga in September and October 1777 was a decisive American victory resulting in the surrender of an entire British army of 9,000 men invading New York from Canada during the American Revolutionary War. The Battle of Saratoga was actually two battles about 9 miles south of Saratoga, New York, namely the Battle of Freeman's Farm and the Battle of Bemis Heights, and is related with the earlier Battle of Bennington, about 15 miles east of Saratoga. The surrender of General John Burgoyne, who was surrounded by much larger American militia forces, took place after his retreat to Saratoga. The capture of an entire British army secured the northern American states from further attacks out of Canada and prevented New England from being isolated. A major result was that France entered the conflict on behalf of the Americans, thus dramatically improving the Americans' chances in the war. The Battle of Saratoga was the turning point in the Revolutionary War. There were actually two battles at Saratoga. The first began with John Burgoyne's offensive on September 19, the second with the fighting during the Battle of Bemis Heights on October 7. In the first Battle at Saratoga, generally referred to by historians as Freeman's Farm, the British lost two men for every one American casualty. In terms of ground gained, however, both sides fought to a draw. In the second Battle, otherwise known as Bemis Heights, British losses were four to one. The rebels' victory was overwhelming. After negotiations, Burgoyne officially surrendered on October 17. He returned to England in disgrace and was never given another command. When news of the American victory reached Europe, France entered the war on the side of the patriots. Money and supplies flowed to the American cause, providing Washington's Continental Army with the support necessary to continue its fight against Great Britain. Britain's loss at Saratoga was disastrous because it showed the European powers that the rebels were capable of defeating the English on their own. More than any other event, it would prove decisive in determining the eventual outcome of the War and the victory of Patriots.

"Surrender of General Burgoyne," painting by John Trumbull (1822); photograph by the Architect of the Capitol.

Text and image courtesy of Wikipedia.

Submitted by Bill Gonyo.
1956 – 1994
CVA-60 Saratoga
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Christening of Saratoga (CVA-60), Saturday, 8 October 1955, New York Naval Shipyard, Brooklyn, New York. Official U.S. Navy photograph.

S. Dale Hargrave
CVA-60 Saratoga
NS026060a
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Aerial photo of the launching of the attack aircraft carrier Saratoga (CVA-60) at the New York Naval Shipyard, Saturday, 8 October 1955. Photo by Flying Camera, Inc. of Bronx, NY #A-1297.

Robert M. Cieri
CVA-60 Saratoga
NS026058
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Official U.S. Navy photo of Saratoga (CVA-60) being moved into position while under construction, 28 January 1956.

S. Dale Hargrave
CVA-60 Saratoga
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Aerial view of USS Saratoga (CVA-60) at New York Navy Yard in May 1956.

US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, Photo No. 2008.122.015. Eisenbarth Photograh Collection.

Mike Green
CVA-60 Saratoga
NS026040
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USS Saratoga (CVA-60) as built, 1956. From Our Navy magazine, 15 October 1956.

Stanley Svec
CVA-60 Saratoga
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Postcard. Photo was likely taken in 1956, prior to removal of mainmast.

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CVA-60 Saratoga
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A great and very interesting aerial view of USS Saratoga in the second half of 1956, possibly during her shakedown cruise. "Canted" flight deck early markings are clearly visible. Note that Forrestal and Saratoga were built with a fore and a mainmast; Sara's mainmast was removed early in 1957. This was a period of change-over between aircraft paint schemes: both the "old," overall glossy sea blue, and the "new," light gull gray over glossy insignia white, schemes are represented; a few aircraft even appear to be in the "natural metal" finish experimented in 1952-1955.

Image courtesy of
Larry Blumenthal, PH3, 1957-61.
"US Navy Photos"
CVA-60 Saratoga
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Another nice photo of USS Saratoga (CVA-60) apparently taken at the time of her shakedown cruise (see above).

From the archives of Daniel (deceased) and Rebecca Baldelli USMC 1959
CVA-60 Saratoga
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A3D Skywarrior from Heavy Attack Squadron (VAH) 1 "Smokin' Tigers" is hoisted to #3 elevator aboard USS Saratoga (CVA-60) at Mayport, Florida. US Navy photo # 1004707, dated 12 November 1956.

From the collection of CDR Thomas B. Ray (USS Essex), via Chris Stanley.
CVA-60 Saratoga
NS026023
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President Dwight D. Eisenhower (left), with Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, USN, Chief of Naval Operations, visiting USS Saratoga (CVA-60) on 6 June 1957. Between and behind them is the Presidential Naval Aide, Captain Evan P. Aurand, USN.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (# 80-G-K-22608).

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CVA-60 Saratoga
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USS Saratoga (CVA-60) at her anchorage in Hampton Roads, Virginia, during the International Naval Review, 12 June 1957. Photographed by PH1 Castiglia, from Naval Air Station Norfolk, Va.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center (# NH 97674).

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CVA-60 Saratoga
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At sea during NATO Exercise Strike Back, September 1957.

Photo by Glenn Herzenach PNSN, USN (USS Intrepid, 1957-1958). Submitted by Robert Hall.
CVA-60 Saratoga
NS026079
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British Fairey Gannet lands aboard USS Saratoga (CVA-60) (1957?). US Navy photo # 1016914.

From the collection of CDR Thomas B. Ray (USS Essex), via Chris Stanley.
CVA-60 Saratoga
NS026067
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A Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior, BuNo 138955, of Heavy Attack Squadron (VAH) 9 "Hoot Owls" pictured after its nose wheel collapsed during recovery aboard the carrier USS Saratoga (CVA-60), possibly in early 1958. Note the open canopy. As a high altitude strategic bomber the A3D (A-3 under the 1962 designation system) was not equipped with ejection seats and the crew was expected to jump off with parachutes in case of an emergency. U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation photo No. 2008.122.031.

BuNo 138955 was redesignated A-3B in 1962 and converted to a KA-3B in June 1967.

Robert Hurst
CVA-60 Saratoga
NS026026
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USS Saratoga (CVA-60) at sea on 17 February 1958, as four Douglas AD4-1 Skyhawk aircraft from Attack Squadron 34 (VA-34) fly past in formation. These planes are Bureau #s 139928, 139968, 139970 and 142152.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph (# USN 1034275).

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CVA-60 Saratoga
NS026046
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Official U.S. Navy Photograph (# CVA-60-4186(L)) of USS Saratoga (CVA-60) in May 1958, during her first Mediterranean cruise. She is in Piraeus Harbor and her crew is "manning the rail" for a visit of the King and Queen of Greece.

Robert M. Cieri
CVA-60 Saratoga
NS026063
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Two Grumman F9F-8P Cougar aircraft (BuNos 144416 and 144417) of Light Photographic Squadron VFP-62 Det. 43 "Fighting Photos" flying over Malta in 1958. VFP-62 Det. 43 was assigned to Carrier Air Group Three (CVG-3) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga (CVA-60) during a deployment to the Mediterranean Sea from 1 February to 1 October 1958. U.S. Navy photo by Marion Swinford, USN.

Robert Hurst
CVA-60 Saratoga
NS026057
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A U.S. Navy Douglas A4D-2 Skyhawk (BuNo 144900) of VA-34 "Blue Blasters," armed with a Mk-7 nuclear weapon, prepares to launch from the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga (CVA-60). VA-34 was assigned to Carrier Air Group 3 (CVG-3) aboard Saratoga, and equipped with A4D-2's between 1959 and 1962 (A4D-2 was redesignated A-4B after September 1962).

Pieter Bakels
CVA-60 Saratoga
NS026070
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USS Saratoga (CVA-60) at anchor, late 1950s–early 1960s.

John Hummel
CVS-9 Essex + CVA-60 Saratoga
NS026064
162k

"Modern Aircraft Demands Bigger Carriers — Impressive difference in the size of the old USS Essex (CVS 9) and the new Saratoga (CVA 60) is seen as they steam into Mayport, Fla., last February [Essex and Saratoga returned from the Mediterranean Sea on 26 February 1960]. The Essex began her eighteen year history as a striking arm of the Pacific Fleet after commissioning in 1942. Now, the combat-experienced Essex, like several others of her class, is outmoded as a striking force ship by the demands of modern aircraft and the necessities of fleet operations. The converted Essex is now a part of the important anti-submarine warfare forces. The modernized Essex has many features of the new Forrestal class carriers, such as angle decks, steam catapults [sic] and the landing mirror system. However, these features do not compensate for the Saratoga's size advantage. The Navy attributes the Saratoga's size advantage, and increased aviation features with the fifty-percent-fewer accident ratio over the Essex. She carries twice as much jet aircraft fuel, three to four times the number of bombs and can deliver them on target at three to four times as fast as the Essex. The Saratoga carries more aircraft and her heavier launching and arresting gear, longer flight deck and stronger decks allow her more ease in handling the stresses created by modern jets. The weight of combat aircraft has jumped to six times that of the 1940 models and landing and take-off speeds are faster. The Saratoga's ability to sustain greater speeds for a longer period give her greater tactical elusiveness. Her stability increases the all-weather capability of her air squadrons." (Quoted from the back of the photo.)

Official US Navy photograph (#USN 1048532) released by the Department of Defense, Washington, D.C., August 26, 1960.

Robert M. Cieri
CVA-60 Saratoga
NS026047
189k

BuNo 146697, the 4th production North American A3J-1 Vigilante, conducted the type's initial carrier suitability tests aboard USS Saratoga (CVA-60) during the week of July 25, 1960. Piloted by NATC's CDR Carl Cruse, LCDR Ed Decker and LT Dick Wright, the Vigilante made 14 successful launches and arrested landings.

Official US Navy photo.

Robert M. Cieri
CVA-62 Independence, CVA-60 Saratoga, CVA-11 Intrepid
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USS Independence (CVA-62), USS Saratoga (CVA-60), and USS Intrepid (CVA-11) (listed from bottom to top) underway in 1961, with crewmen paraded on deck in a spellout commemorating the 50th birthday of Naval Aviation.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center. (# NH 97716).

NHC
CVA-60 Saratoga
NS026072
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USS Saratoga (CVA-60), with Carrier Air Group (CVG) 3, probably in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, circa 1962.

Photos by Harvey K. Glasspoole, ADRC.

Frances Matlock, daughter of
Harvey K. Glasspoole
CVA-60 Saratoga
NS026072a
75k
CVA-60 Saratoga
NS026075
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Caption reads: "Photograph from the United States Navy that shows the USS Saratoga (CVA-60) as it heads toward the Straits of Gibraltar. Dated 12.6.1962." However, location and date are incompatible with Saratoga's itinerary, no matter if the date is taken to mean "12th June" or "December 6": Sara returned from a Mediterranean deployment on 12 May 1962; in December she was operating in the Caribbean.

Tommy Trampp
CVA-60 Saratoga
NS026071
94k

Launching the Grumman C-1A Trader COD aircraft (VR-24, "World's Biggest Little Airline," Squadron) in the Mediterranean, 28 November 1964–12 July 1965.

Photo by
Michael O. Smith
CVA-60 Saratoga
NS026027
111k

USS Saratoga (CVA-60) with her crew manning the rail on the flight deck, as she arrives in Barcelona, Spain, 12 February 1965. Photographed by PH1 M.J. Stump.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph (# USN 1110849).

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CVA-60 Saratoga
NS026028
71k

U.S. Sixth Fleet ships at anchor in Augusta Bay, Sicily, on 17 March 1965. The large carrier, at right, is USS Saratoga (CVA-60). Other U.S. Navy ships visible include one Essex-class attack aircraft carrier (USS Shangri-La, CVA-38), two guided missile light cruisers (CLG), two guided-missile frigates (DLG), six destroyers (DD), two oilers (AO) and other auxiliaries. There are also several merchant ships present.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph (# USN 1111048).

NHC
CVA-60 Saratoga
NS026005
40k Atlantic Ocean, May 8, 1967. From Fred T. Berry (DD-858) ©Richard Leonhardt
CVA-60 Saratoga
NS026007
66k Atlantic Ocean, May 1967. F-4 Phantoms on deck. ©Richard Leonhardt.
CVA-60 Saratoga
NS026008
121k Atlantic Ocean, May 1967, detail of island. ©Richard Leonhardt.
CVA-60 Saratoga
NS026029
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President Richard M. Nixon (left), with Admiral Thomas H. Moorer, USN, Chief of Naval Operations, witness air and sea power demonstrations from the flight deck of USS Saratoga (CVA-60), in the Atlantic Ocean, May 1969. Photographed by PH3 Philip J. Fraga.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph (# K-72713).

NHC
CVA-60 Saratoga
NS026030
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North American RA-5C Vigilante reconnaissance aircraft (Bureau # 146696) lands on board USS Saratoga (CVA-60). This photograph was received by the Naval Photographic Center in May 1969.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph (# USN 1140473).

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CVA-60 Saratoga
NS026031
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Entertainer Bob Hope on stage with Miss World, during a Christmas show for servicemen held on board USS Saratoga (CVA-60), off Gaeta, Italy, 22 December 1969.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph (# K-80498).

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CVA-60 Saratoga
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CVA-60 Saratoga
NS026061
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A Grumman A-6B Intruder (BuNo 149957, modex AC510) of attack squadron VA-75 "Sunday Punchers" on the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga (CVA-60) in the summer of 1971. VA-75 was assigned to Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3) during a deployment to the Mediterranean Sea, 3 June–31 October 1971. The first ten A-6B defense suppression aircraft (BuNos 149949, 149957, and 151588–151595) were obtained by stripping off most of the attack systems of existing A-6A's, and substituting them with specialized equipment that could detect radars from surface-to-air missiles. They were equipped with the AGM-78 Standard anti-radiation missile, visible on the left inboard pylon of AC510.

BuNo 149957 was later brought up to the A-6E standard and subsequently, its service life completed, was sunk as an artificial reef.

USN photo by Randy Bender, ATR2, USN.

Robert Hurst
CVA-67 John F. Kennedy
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USS John F. Kennedy (CVA-67) in company with USS Saratoga (CVA-60), right, and USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA-42), center background, at NavSta Mayport, 20 February 1973. U.S. Navy photo by PH1 Deverman.

Steve Graham
CV-60 Saratoga
NS026032
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USS Saratoga (CV-60) underway in the Atlantic, off Jacksonville, Florida, 16 October 1975. Photographed by PH1 Donald D. Deverman.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center (# NH 97675).

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CV-60 Saratoga
NS026033
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USS Saratoga (CV-60) seen from astern, while underway off Jacksonville, Florida, on 16 October 1975. Photographed by PH1 Donald D. Deverman.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center (# NH 97676).

NHC
CV-60 Saratoga
NS026082
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Aft view of the island of USS Saratoga (CV-60), the day after a collision with USS Mississinewa (AO-144) in late 1975.

Bob Royes,
USS Saratoga
CV-60 Saratoga
NS026076
159k

USS Saratoga (CV-60), Genoa, Italy, 1976.

Carlo Martinelli
CV-60 Saratoga
NS026018a
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USS Saratoga (CV-60) and escorts steaming towards the fleet anchorage near Gaeta, Italy, 16 March 1976.

US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, Photo No. 1996.488.063.053. Robert L. Lawson Photograph Collection.

Mike Green
CV-60 Saratoga
NS026004
177k

Underway at high speed, sometime in 1977, getting ready for flight operations. Like Forrestal, she had been fitted with two Sea Sparrow launchers and the appropriate SPS-58 radar.

Sara deployed to the Mediterranean, July 11-December 23, 1977 with Carrier Air Wing Three. CVW-3 included F-4J Phantoms, A-7E Corsairs, A-6E and KA-6D Intruders, EA-6B Prowlers, S-3A Vikings, E-2C Hawkeyes and SH-3H Sea Kings.

(Thanks to Robert Hurst, who provided additional info).

USN
CVA-60 Saratoga
NS026006
122k Mayport Florida, April 1978, USS Vogelgesang (DD-864) in foreground. ©Richard Leonhardt.
CV-60 Saratoga
NS026034
34k A right front view of a Medium Attack Squadron 37 (VA-37) A-7E Corsair II aircraft landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga (CV-60) during training exercises off the coast of Florida, 8 January 1980. US Navy photo by Robert L. Lawson (DVIC id: DNSN8406780). DefenseImagery.mil
CV-60 Saratoga
NS026034a
131k A right front view of an F-4J Phantom II aircraft from Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) assigned to Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW-3) landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga (CV-60) underway off the coast of Florida, 8 January 1980. US Navy photo by Robert L. Lawson (DVIC id: DN-SN-82-04480). DefenseImagery.mil
CV-60 Saratoga
NS026041
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Aerial port quarter view of USS Saratoga (CV-60) underway in the Atlantic Ocean, October 22, 1982, conducting post-modernization trials. Saratoga underwent the most extensive industrial overhaul ever performed on any Navy ship, the Service Life Extension Program (SLEP), at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard (October 1, 1980-February 2, 1983). Several problems were soon found, including improper welding of boiler tubes, and she was inoperative for several months. Newly nicknamed "Super Sara," she deployed again in April 1984.

US Navy photo by PH3 Kenneth J. Berkeihiser (DVIC id: DN-SC-83-04010).

Defense Visual Information Center
CV-60 Saratoga
NS026003
86k A starboard quarter view of USS Saratoga (CV-60) underway during operations with the Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean Sea, April 15, 1984. Photo by PH1 Goodrich (DVIC id: DNST8408938). Defense Visual Information Center
CV-60 Saratoga
NS026002
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A bow view of USS Saratoga (CV-60) underway during operations with the Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean Sea, April 15, 1984. Photo by PH1 Goodrich (DVIC id: DNST8408942).

Defense Visual Information Center
CV-60 Saratoga
NS026048
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Starboard bow view of USS Saratoga (CV-60) underway in the Med, April 15, 1984. Official US Navy Photograph (#DN-SN-84-08947) from the DAVA Still Media Depository, Washington DC.

Robert M. Cieri
CV-60 Saratoga
NS026039
79k

Underway with her Battle Group, mid-1980s.

Alex Tatchin
CV-60 Saratoga
NS026019
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Underway, circa the mid-1980s

John Rutherford
CV-60 Saratoga
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Underway, circa the mid-1980s

John Rutherford
CV-60 Saratoga
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Underway, circa the mid-1980s

John Rutherford
CV-60 Saratoga
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A photo of USS Saratoga (CV-60) taken in April 1985 by an F-14 TARPS pod.

Robert M. Cieri
CV-60 Saratoga
NS026011
105k

USS Saratoga (CV-60) underway with three F-14 fighters on her bow and waist catapults during operations in the Mediterranean Sea, 15 September 1985.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center (photo # NH 97677-KN).

Mark W. Lupus
CV-60 + AOE-3 + FF-1040
NS0602104010
70k

Mediterranean Sea, October 21, 1985 — An elevated port bow view of USS Saratoga (CV-60), the fast combat support ship Seattle (AOE-3) and the frigate Garcia (FF-1040) participating in an underway replenishment.

Fred Weiss
CV-60 Saratoga
NS026065
129k

A scene from the catwalk as the twin turboprops of a Grumman E-2C Hawkeye from Airborne Early Warning squadron (VAW) 125 "Tigertails" develop full power immediately prior to a catapult launch from the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga (CV-60) in the Mediterranean, 28 January 1986. U.S. Navy photo by PH1 William A. Shayka (available from DefenseImagery.mil, id. DN-SC-86-03634).

Partial text from Carriers: The Men and The Machines, by David Miller and Lindsay Peacock.

Robert Hurst
CV-60 Saratoga
NS026077
119k

A plane director guides a Grumman F-14A-105-GR Tomcat aircraft (BuNo 160897) from Fighter Squadron (VF) 74 "Be-Devilers" into position over a catapult on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga (CV-60), 22 March 1986. VF-74 was assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 aboard Saratoga for a deployment to the Mediterranean Sea from 26 August 1985 to 16 April 1986. U.S. Navy photo by PH1 William Shayka, available from DefenseImagery.mil (# DN-SC-87-00540).

Robert M. Cieri
CV-60 Saratoga
NS026050
258k

A great official US Navy photograph of USS Saratoga (CV-60) underway with Carrier Air Wing 17 (CVW-17) aboard, circa 1990–1991.

Robert M. Cieri
CV-60 Saratoga
NS026074
378k

This appears to be A-6E Intruder, BuNo 152953, modex AA505, assigned to VA-35 "Black Panthers," Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, aboard USS Saratoga (CV-60), circa 1990–1991.

Courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com
CV-60 Saratoga et al.
NS0267ac
105k

Top to bottom: USS Biddle (CG-34), USS Saratoga (CV-60), USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) and USS San Jacinto (CG-56). This photo was taken during Operation Desert Shield, October 1990, in the Red Sea, by one of the JFK's photomates.

Bob Haner, YN1, USN (Ret.)
CV-67 John F. Kennedy
NS0267aca
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An aerial view of, from left, the guided missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG-56), the aircraft carriers USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67), and USS Saratoga (CV-60), and the guided missile cruiser USS Biddle (CG-34) underway in the Red Sea, 24 October 1990. After a month and a half on station in support of Operation Desert Shield, JFK and her battle group were being relieved by Sara and her battle group.

Official photograph, available from DefenseImagery.mil, id. DN-SC-91-04746.

DefenseImagery.mil
CV-67 John F. Kennedy
NS0267acb
164k

An aerial view of, from upper left, the guided missile cruiser USS Biddle (CG-34), the aircraft carriers USS Saratoga (CV-60) and USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67), and the guided missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG-56), underway in the Red Sea, 24 October 1990. After a month and a half on station in support of Operation Desert Shield, JFK and her battle group were being relieved by Sara and her battle group.

Official photograph, available from DefenseImagery.mil, id. DN-SC-91-04750.

DefenseImagery.mil
CV-60 Saratoga
NS026066
298k

Grumman C-2A Greyhound, Sara's Carrier On-board Delivery (COD) plane, in flight, circa 1993. This aircraft, BuNo 162143, is one of 39 Reprocured C-2A's (also known as C-2A(R)), and reported to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 "Rawhides" in November 1992.

Courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com
AVT-59 Forrestal, CV-60 Saratoga
NS0259bw
279k

Aerial photograph of USS Forrestal (AVT-59) moored alongside ex-USS Iowa (BB-61) [(1) in annotated photo], with USS Saratoga (CV-60) [(2)] and many other ships at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA, in 1993.

Ken Killmeyer, USS Forrestal Association historian
AVT-59 Forrestal, CV-60 Saratoga
NS0259bwa
280k
CV-60 Saratoga
NS026042
75k

A port bow view of USS Saratoga (CV-60) underway in the Atlantic Ocean, August 13, 1993, with Carrier Air Wing 17 (CVW-17). US Navy photo by PH2 Al Renkel (Photo available from the Defense Visual Information Center, id: DN-SC-93-06135).

Alex Tatchin
CV-60 Saratoga
NS026081
338k

Grumman E-2C Hawkeyes, BuNo 160699 (AA600) and 161346 (AA602), Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 "Tigertails," Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, USS Saratoga (CV-60), October 1993–June 1994.

Courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com
CV-60 Saratoga
NS026012
27k

Florida, August 1994, just prior to decommissioning.

Photo by Russ Hartley,
USS Saratoga,
1977-78
CV-60 Saratoga
NS026022
27k

Florida, August 1994, just prior to decommissioning.

Photo by Russ Hartley,
USS Saratoga,
1977-78
CV-60 Saratoga
NS026013
27k

Florida, August 1994, just prior to decommissioning.

Photo by Russ Hartley,
USS Saratoga,
1977-78
Ex-USS Saratoga
ex-Forrestal
NS0259ao
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Ex-USS Forrestal (AVT-59, left) and ex-USS Saratoga (CV-60, right), Newport, R.I., date unknown.

Ken Killmeyer, USS Forrestal Association historian
ex-Saratoga
NS026059
57k

Ex-USS Saratoga (CV-60), Newport, R.I., date unknown (1999–2001).

Steve Singlar
ex-Saratoga
NS026017
195k

Ex-USS Saratoga moored at Newport, RI, August 2003.

Peter E. Skoutas
EN1 (SW)
ex-Forrestal + ex-Saratoga
NS026035
49k

Ex-Saratoga (top) and ex-Forrestal at Newport, RI, sometime in 2002-2005.

Image courtesy of Google Earth.

Ray Gedeon (brother of Paul Gedeon, USS Saratoga, 1962-1964).
ex-Forrestal + ex-Saratoga
NS026044
89k

Ex-Saratoga and ex-Forrestal (moored to the far side of the pier) at Newport, RI, June 10, 2005.

J. Tyler
ex-Forrestal
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The islands of the decommissioned Forrestal (ex-CV 59) and Saratoga (ex-CV 60). October 15, 2006.

Joe Pires, USS Bennington Association & Web Site Historian
ex-Saratoga, ex-Forrestal
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Pier view at the US Naval Complex Newport, RI, looking at the ex-USS Forrestal (AVT-59, left) and the ex-USS Saratoga (CV-60, right). Photo taken while at the Forrestal Veterans Day Ceremony held on November 11, 2006.

Photo by Allen Adriani,
John Adriani Collection
ex-Saratoga
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Ex-USS Saratoga moored at the US Naval Complex Newport, RI, USA. Photo taken while at the Forrestal Veterans Day Ceremony held on November 11, 2006.

Photo by Allen Adriani,
John Adriani Collection
ex-Saratoga
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Ex-USS Saratoga, Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island, 7 September 2011. Ex-Saratoga was at the time under the operational control of the Naval Sea Systems Command, Navy Inactive Ships Maintenance Office (INACTSHIPMAINTO).

Note open lighter YC-1410, outboard.

LCDR Jim Brooks (Ret.), PAO, Naval War College
ex-Saratoga
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ex-Saratoga
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Ex-USS Saratoga, Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island, 16 September 2011. Ex-Saratoga was at the time under the operational control of the Naval Sea Systems Command, Navy Inactive Ships Maintenance Office (INACTSHIPMAINTO).

LCDR Jim Brooks (Ret.), PAO, Naval War College
ex-Saratoga
NS026069a
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ex-Saratoga
NS026069b
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ex-Saratoga
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ex-Saratoga
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ex-Saratoga
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ex-Saratoga
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Ex-USS Saratoga, Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island, 4 April 2013.

Pete Skoutas, ENC

For more information about this ship, see:

USS SARATOGA CVA-60 History
View This Vessels
DANFS History Entry
(Located On The Hazegray & Underway Web Site, This Is The Main Archive For The DANFS Online Project.)

Crew Contact and Reunion Information
Date:  
Place:  
Contact: Mr. Brad Senter
Address: 1302-28th Avenue North — Texas City, TX 77590
Phone: (toll free) 1-877-360-SARA (7272)
E-mail: USS Saratoga Association
Web site: USS Saratoga Association
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