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USS Midway CVA-41

USS Midway (CVB/CVA/CV-41) was an aircraft carrier of the United States Navy, the lead ship of her class, and the first to be commissioned after the end of World War II.

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Latest Activity: Dec 30, 2017

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Comment by Jim Padget on March 26, 2012 at 12:26pm

I was with VF-151 and mostly TAD to Aviation Supply (S-6 Division) and had Mr. Allen for our Div. Officer as well as Mr. Henley who's nickname was Mr. Mutley...if you knew him, then you'll understand the nickname...also Master Chief Blue and Senior Chief Armentrott who was responsible for the most successful Coke Mess on the boat.  I also stood the permanent Security Watch with a different Marine each duty day...bad times back during the WestPac Cruise of '72/'73...which began on or around the 11th of April of '72 and ended on the 3rd of March of '73...eleven long damn months!  Sorry, but no sympathy for these young ones who gripe about their six month cruises.

Comment by Timothy Randle Averitt on February 19, 2012 at 6:32pm

Was my first ship while in the Navy and by far the best one I ever served on.          ( 1985-89)

Comment by Wayne Shipman on September 28, 2011 at 2:29pm
I was fortunate to contribute to the drive to bring her to San Diego. And plan on being a syaff member when we finally arrive in SD to retire.
Comment by YN1 Michael T. GALINDO,USN, PDRL on September 12, 2011 at 10:58am

I was with Carrier Group ONE from approx. June 1970 through December 1971

(the MIDWAY was our Flagship (when she was homeported at NAS Alameda)).

Notes of interest:

1) When Admiral Zumwalt (the then CNO) wanted four carriers in the Gulf of

Tonkin, she left early (May 1971). From the Golden Gate, she made it to Subic

Bay in 10-days (the CO was Captain Sylvester Foley, USN).

    a) When Admiral Zumwalt made a visit to the Gulf of Tonkin, he chose

to spend the night aboard MIDWAY.

    b) In approx. August, MIDWAY had an unexpected plane crash on the

flight deck. The ship went to General Quarters (and the crew (including the

staff, either became a fire fighter or corpsman). The MIDWAY was completely

operational six hours after the crash.

I will close by saying that I consider it to be an "EXTREME HONOR" to be in

your presence,, take care and God bless shipmate,,

Comment by Jim Amos on August 30, 2011 at 9:18pm
Assigned to VA 115, went to Alameda for sea trials, bad scoobies in Nam. Admrial Zumwalt (sp) gave us a speech  Went back to Whidbey Island, packed up and back to stop Subic Bay. I was an E-5 ADJ assigned to the Jet Shop quality control. I was assigned to VA 115 and I don't think I ever met anyone from my squadron unless there were problems with the J-52 repairs. Loved the ship, I have a lot of good memories and some bad like a crack in her hull and some outragious typhoon's. Can't wait to get to San Deigo and see her again...some things you just never forget.
Comment by Dan Curtis on August 20, 2011 at 11:01am
Served aboard from 79 - '81.  Attached to VA-115, but spent most of my tour in AIMD Calibration Lab.  Have to agree - was my favorite tour of all.  Loved my time aboard.
Comment by michael e pardue on August 15, 2011 at 4:48pm
came aboard in dec.1964 right after boot camp. she was tied up at hunters point, in frisco bay. being an airman apprentice i was ushered to v-1 div, where i served as a blue shirt for 2 years until new orders came sending me to cva 64.
Comment by Victor F. Vydra on July 19, 2011 at 3:45pm

I was aboard from Jan 71 to Sept 73 when she left for Japan. I am back aboard now as an employee of the greatest Historical Naval Ship in the world. I look for shipmates every day and have had great conversations. Everyone states the same thing about her 'The best ship I ever served on." Be proud Midway sailors and show your spirit and energy to the world.


Comment by James Barry Bogart on July 15, 2011 at 10:23pm
brought her out of the yards in 1970. Just back from duty on swift boats. WHAT A CHANGE.
Comment by Steven L. Gabbert on December 7, 2010 at 12:46am
I was stationed on the MIDWAY from 31 December 1976 - 4 April 1978 in V-4 Division.

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