USS Kitty Hawk (CVA 63) – Completing Nearly 50 Years of Naval History

Caption: Commissioning ceremonies for Navy aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CVA 63), 29 April 1961, at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.
Description: Catalog #: NH 51034 Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command

From, we have this story by Konstantin Totopin about the USS Kitty Hawk: “The storied aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk — a ship that served from Vietnam through the second Iraq war — is heading for the scrapyard. The ship, which began its final sea voyage in January, will arrive at a Texas shipbreaking facility in May.”

The article continues: “When the ship deployed to Vietnam, just a few years after its launch, it quickly distinguished itself, earning a Presidential Unit Citation — a unit award that is considered equivalent to a sailor earning the Navy Cross — for its actions between December 1967 and June 1968 during the fierce fighting around the Tet Offensive.”

Read the complete article at, including a photo of the vessel being towed to Texas, at this link:

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