Supercarrier Uss Kitty Hawk Visits Sydney , Australia , In What Is Expected To B ...
Stockphoto ID: 1711822
File name: BH2375-PD.jpg
Format: digital, 5000+ pixels longest side
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Source: photographer Based in: Australia
Description: Supercarrier uss kitty hawk visits sydney , australia , in what is expected to be its final year before decommissioning . building of this ship begain in 1956 and it was commissioned in 1961 . by 2007 it was the oldest active ship in the us navy ( apart from a sailing ship used for training ) . it was also the uss only forward deployed aircraft carrier ( based at yokosuka , japan ) and the only conventionally powered ( non nuclear ) carrier on active service in the us navy . during her life , she was actively involved in the vietnam war , the us led intervention in somalia , the 1992 gulf war , enforcing the no fly zone in southern iraq after this war , and the us occupation in iraq . other notable incidents in her life include a visit by j f kennedy , a racially motivated brawl involving over 100 sailors , and a collision with a russian submarine .