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The Kitty Hawk by ET2 Darren Drake
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From the cruise book, the USS Kitty hawk had its keel laid into place on Dec. 27th, 1956. Three and one half years later, on May 21st, 1960 ,the Kitty Hawk was launched by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation in Camden, New Jersey. After nearly a year of rigorous testing to see if she was capable to be a fighting vessel, the USS Kitty Hawk was commissioned into the Navy, April, 29th 1961. The first captain of the Kitty Hawk was Captain W. F. Bringle. The following information is just from memory and may be wrong, however, the kitty hawk is 1032 feet long, has four engines, weighs 80,000 lbs, travels at a max speed of about 38 knots, about 45 mph, carries about eighty aircraft and has a crew of around 6,000 sailors.
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A Beautiful front view of the

USS Kitty Hawk, CV63



Photo from ET2 Darren Drake
Currently stationed aboard the USS Kitty Hawk

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Hello, my name is Doug Keller, in the years listed above I was stationed  on the Hawk as a Photographers Mate, I was in OP division, I would like to correspond with fellow shipmates, I too was an Hogan's Hero and I remember  the steel beach party in the south China Sea. Small world, I will call again.

The Kitty Hawk is one of the finest aircraft carriers that you have ever seen. An aircraft carrier like this weigh about 80,000 tons. That's a whole lot, but I guess that like all aircraft carriers this carrier is BIG

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