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USS HANCOCK   (CV-19)
(later CVA-19 and CV-19)

UIM
Contributed by Robert M. Cieri

Commissioning Booklet, 15 April 1944

Contributed by Robert M. Cieri.



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"Hancock Signature," January 1970

Contributed by Robert M. Cieri.


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Back


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Back cover


Cruise Book, 22 October 1970–2 June 1971

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Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 21
Tail Code "NP"
Side #SquadronAircraft
100VF-211 "Checkmates"F-8J
200VF-24 "Red Checkertails"F-8J
300VA-212 "Rampant Raiders"A-4F
400VA-164 "Ghost Riders"A-4F
500VA-55 "Warhorses"A-4F
600VFP-63 Det. 19 "Eyes of the Fleet"RF-8G
61xVAQ-129 Det. 19 "Vikings"EKA-3B
01xVAW-111 Det. 19 "Hunters"E-1B
00xHC-1 Det. 7 "Pacific Fleet Angels"UH-2C
On 1 Feb. 1971 VFP-63 Det. 19 became VFP-63 Det. 1, VAW-111 Det. 19 became VAW‑111 Det. 3.

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Hancock's lifetime 149,999th arrested landing, immediately prior to the planned celebration for her 150,000th arrested landing, Gulf of Tonkin, RVN, WESPAC 1970–71

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Cruise Book, 7 January–3 October 1972

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Refueling USS John Paul Jones (DDG-32)


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Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 21
Tail Code "NP"
Side #SquadronAircraft
100VF-211 "Checkmates"F-8J
200VF-24 "Red Checkertails"F-8J
300VA-212 "Rampant Raiders"A-4F
400VA-164 "Ghost Riders"A-4F
500VA-55 "Warhorses"A-4F
600VFP-63 Det. 1 "Eyes of the Fleet"RF-8G
61xVAQ-135 Det. 5 "Black Ravens"EKA-3B
01xVAW-111 Det. 2 "Hunters"E-1B
00xHC-1 Det. 7 "Pacific Fleet Angels"SH-3G

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CH-46D Sea Knight, BuNo 154032, HC-3 Det. 102 "Packrats"


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A-4F Skyhawk, VA-212. This may be BuNo 155045, shot down over North Vietnam, 25 May 1972


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A-4F Skyhawk, VA-212, modex NP305, passes by a Landing Signal Officer (LSO)


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A-4F Skyhawk, VA-164, BuNo 155026, "Lady Jessie"


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SH-3 Sea King, BuNo 149718, modex NP003, transferred to Argentina in 2007


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E-1B Tracer, BuNo 148921, modex NP015


30th Anniversary, 1944–1974

Contributed by Robert M. Cieri.


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Title Page


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Back Cover

Welcome Aboard Booklet, 1974–1975

Contributed by Robert M. Cieri.



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Decommissioning Program, 30 January 1976

Contributed by Arthur Ritchie RMCM USN Ret.

Decommissioning Program designed and produced by Captain Steve Wilson, USN Ret. (at the time, LCDR Wilson)


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Art Ritchie made the last WestPac cruise on the Hancock in 1975 and, as the Command Master Chief, presented the C.O. with the

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commissioning pennant during the decommissioning ceremony on January 30, 1976 at the Alameda Naval Air Station.
 
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Examiner
   

Miscellaneous

Contributed by Robert M. Cieri.

 
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"Hanna's Hookers
CVA-19
East Pac-Sojourn-1973"

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"The Oldest But The Best
Since 1944
USS Hancock
WestPac 1975"
 

Patches


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"USS Hancock CVA-19
The Cats"
Contributed by Tommy Trampp

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USS Hancock (CVA-19)
WestPac Cruise, 6 April–18 September 1957,
with Air Task Group (ATG) 2
Courtesy of Don McGrogan, BMCS, USN Ret.

Models

Courtesy of Motion Models.


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