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Deployments of USS KEARSARGE:

Note:
During deployments a VRC (Fleet Tactical Support Squadron) detachment provides carrier-on-board delivery and is embarked aboard the carrier but is no real part of the Air Wing. These detachments are not listed below.

Date of DepartureDate of ReturnCruise BookCVWSquadrons (Aircraft)Tail codeArea of OperationsBattle GroupOperations/ExercisesPorts of Call
June 7, 1947August 11, 1947
  

CVAG-3VF-3A (F8F-1)
VF-4A (F8F-1)
VA-3A (SB2C-5)
VA-4A (TBM-3E/3Q/3J)
KNorthern AtlanticUSS Beatty (DD 756)
USS Purvis (DD 709)
 Rosyth, UK
Göteborg, Sweden
Weymouth, UK
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
June 1, 1948October 2, 1948 CVG-3VF-31 (F8F-1)
VF-32 (F8F-1)
VA-34 (SB2C-5)
VA-35 (TBM-3E/3J/3W)
KMediterranean  
August 11, 1952March 17, 1953
  

CVG-101VF-11 (F2H-2)
VF-721 (F9F-2)
VF-884 (F4U-4)
VA-702 (AD-4/4L)
VC-3 Det. F (F4U-5N)
VC-61 Det. F (F2H-2P)
VC-35 Det. F (AD-4N)
VC-11 Det. F (AD-4W)
HU-1 Det. 15 (HO3S-1)
AWestern Pacific, Korea  Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Yokosuka, Japan
Subic Bay, Philippines
Hong Kong
July 1, 1953January 18, 1954
  

CVG-11VF-112 (F9F-5)
VF-113 (F9F-5)
VF-114 (F9F-5)
VA-115 (AD-4NA/4B)
VC-3 Det. C (F2H-3)
VC-61 Det. C
VC-35 Det. C (AD-4N)
VC-11 Det. C (AD-4W)
HU-1 Det. C
VWestern Pacific  Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Hong Kong
Yokosuka, Japan
Sasebo, Japan
Manila, Philippines
October 7, 1954May 12, 1955
  

CVG-11VF-112 (F9F-6)
VF-113 (F9F-6)
VF-114 (F9F-5)
VA-115 (AD-6)
VC-3 Det.
VC-61 Det. C
VC-35 Det. C (AD-5N)
VC-11 Det. C
HU-1 Det. C
VWestern Pacific  Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Subic Bay, Philippines
Yokosuka, Japan
Hong Kong
Singapore
October 29, 1955May 17, 1956 CVG-5VF-91
VF-141 (F2H-3)
VF-54 (AD-6)
VC-61 Det. B
VC-35 Det. B (AD-5N)
VC-11 Det. B (AD-5W)
HU-1 Det. B
SWestern Pacific  Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Japan
Subic Bay, Philippines
Hong Kong
August 9, 1957April 2, 1958 ATG-3VF-53 (FJ-3M)
VF-194 (F2H-3)
VA-26 (F9F-8B)
VA-96 (AD-6/7)
VAH-6 Det. J (AJ-2)
VFP-61 Det. J
VA(AW)-35 Det. J (AD-5N)
VAW-11 Det. J (AD-5W)
HU-1 Det. J
NCWestern Pacific  Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Guam
Japan
Subic Bay, Philippines
Hong Kong
September 4, 1959March 18, 1960
  

VS-21 (S2F-1)
HS-6 (HSS-1)
VAW-13 Det. A (AD-5N)
Western Pacific  Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Nagoya, Japan
Yokosuka, Japan
Kobe, Japan
Subic Bay, Philippines
Buckner Bay, Okinawa, Japan
Sasebo, Japan
Hong Kong
March 3, 1961September 18, 1961
  

CVSG-53VS-21 (S2F)
VS-29 (S2F)
HS-6 (HSS-1)
VAW-11 Det. R (AD-5W)
NSWestern Pacific Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Subic Bay, Philippines
Sasebo, Japan
Manila, Philippines
Hong Kong
Beppu, Japan
Okinawa, Japan
Kobe, Japan
Yokosuka, Japan
Iwakuni, Japan
San Diego, Calif.
October 1962 CVSG-53VS-21 (S-2)
VS-29 (S-2)
HS-6 (SH-34J)
VAW-11 Det. (EA-1E)
NS   
December 1962 CVSG-53VS-21 (S-2)
VS-29 (S-2B)
HS-6
VAW-11 Det. (EA-1E)
NS   
June 4, 1963December 3, 1963 CVSG-53VS-21 (S-2B/F)
VS-29 (S-2B/F)
HS-6 (SH-3A)
VAW-11 Det. R (EA-1E)
VA-22 Det. R (A-4B)
HU-1 Det. R (UH-2A)
NSWestern Pacific   
June 19, 1964December 16, 1964
  

CVSG-53VS-21 (S-2F)
VS-29 (S-2F)
HS-6 (SH-3A)
VAW-11 Det. R (EA-1E)
VA-153 Det. R (A-4B)
HU-1 Det. R (UH-2A)
NSWestern Pacific, Vietnam  Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Yokosuka, Japan
Subic Bay, Philippines
Hong Kong
June 9, 1966December 20, 1966 CVSG-53VS-21 (S-2E)
VS-29 (S-2E)
HS-6 (SH-3A)
VAW-11 Det. R (EA-1E)
NSWestern Pacific, Vietnam  Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Yokosuka, Japan
Sasebo, Japan
Subic Bay, Philippines
Hong Kong
August 17, 1967April 6, 1968
  

CVSG-53VS-21 (S-2E)
VS-29 (S-2E)
HS-6 (SH-3A)
VAW-111 Det. 33 (E-1B)
NSWestern Pacific, Vietnam  Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Yokosuka, Japan
Subic Bay, Philippines
Sasebo, Japan
Hong Kong
March 29, 1969September 4, 1969
  

CVSG-53VS-21 (S-2E)
VS-29 (S-2E)
HS-6 (SH-3A)
VAW-111 Det. 33 (E-1B)
NSWestern Pacific, Vietnam  Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Yokosuka, Japan
Subic Bay, Philippines
Manila, Philippines
Sasebo, Japan
Hong Kong




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