USS Kitty Hawk

Here’s why Four Weeks were required to Scuttle USS America, the Only Supercarrier Ever Sunk

Here’s why Four Weeks were required to Scuttle USS America, the Only Supercarrier Ever Sunk

USS America USS America (CVA/CV-66) was one of three Kitty Hawk-class supercarriers built for the US Navy in the 1960s. Commissioned in 1965,… Read More

3 months ago

US Navy Submariner explains why the Soviet Captain was at fault when K-314 submarine rammed USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier

The day K-314 submarine rammed USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier On Mar. 21, 1984, while US Navy Battle Group Bravo… Read More

3 months ago

US Navy Tomcat pilot recalls the Ramp Strike where this F-14A Split Into Two Pieces

F-14A Ramp Strike Taken on Jul. 11, 1994 the image in this post shows the remains of VF-51 Screaming Eagles… Read More

11 months ago

When Russian Nuclear Submarine K-314 Rammed USS Kitty Hawk the Americans blamed the Sub Captain for the incident and the Soviets concurred

K-314 Captain Vladimir Evseenko did not agree since the incident had caused no loss of life or the submarine itself.… Read More

1 year ago

Did you know that it Took four Weeks to Scuttle USS America, the Only Supercarrier Ever Sunk? Here’s why.

On Apr. 19, 2005, USS America was scuttled southeast of Cape Hatteras. She was the largest warship ever to be… Read More

1 year ago

As USS Kitty Hawk starts her final voyage to the Scrapyard, US Navy sailors fear there will never be another Aircraft Carrier turned into Museum

On Jan. 15, 2022 the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) departed Bremerton for a 16,000-mile journey around South America for its… Read More

2 years ago

US Navy Aircraft Carriers are so fast they can outrun virtually every surface ship and submarine in most sea states

US Navy nuclear-powered aircraft carriers can outrun virtually every surface ship in most sea states. The rougher it is, the… Read More

2 years ago

Former US Navy Submariner explains why K-314 Captain was at fault when his submarine rammed USS Kitty Hawk

‘I can see a scenario where a Soviet captain, during the height of the Cold War, would want to surface… Read More

4 years ago

The Day Soviet Nuclear Submarine K-314 Rammed USS Kitty Hawk

“Everybody was lucky. We didn’t sink, no one got burned. We even managed to kick out the ‘enemy’ for a… Read More

5 years ago

Photo Sequence shows F-14A Tomcat Engaging Barricade during Emergency Landing aboard USS Kitty Hawk

The recovery was successful; no injuries were sustained during the F-14A Tomcat emergency landing. Taken on Jun. 30, 1984 the… Read More

5 years ago

Here’s why this F-14A Tomcat split into two pieces

“On the night of July 11th as we made our way across the pond, it was a horrible night for… Read More

5 years ago

Black Knights down: the story of the first Coalition aircraft to crash in Iraq since the start of OIF

‘"Gordo" yelled "Eject, Eject, Eject!" while I was doing my best to keep the jet stable to ensure that we… Read More

5 years ago

REMEMBERING THE U.S. NAVY F-4G, THE PHANTOM THAT COULD PERFORM AUTOMATIC CARRIER LANDINGS

In 1966 the 12 U.S. Navy F-4G aircraft were to test a new tactical camouflage for embarked aircraft In March,… Read More

6 years ago

A BLAST FROM THE BAST: THE PHOTO OF CARRIER AIR WING 5 AIRCRAFT FLYING IN FORMATION OVER Mt. FUJI

Carrier Air Wing 5 is the the U.S. Navy's only continuously forward-deployed air wing The interesting picture in this post features… Read More

7 years ago