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USS Saratoga CVA-60

USS Saratoga (CV-60), formerly CVB-60 and CVA-60 and the sixth ship of the United States Navy to be named for the American Revolutionary War Battle of Saratoga, was a Forrestal-class supercarrier.

Veterans: 62
Latest Activity: Jul 7, 2017

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Another Saratoga

Started by Bill Keitz. Last reply by Truman Chastain Feb 21, 2017. 3 Replies


Started by john a. gibbons sr. Last reply by Truman Chastain Jul 6, 2015. 1 Reply

Med Cruise of 1963

Started by Wayne N. Dees Oct 27, 2014. 0 Replies

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Comment by Arthur Talbert Carter on July 7, 2017 at 12:13am

I made my 1st Med trip starting Oct 1969, join the Saratoga by means of highline from a refueling tanker. Ports France, Malta, Athens, Naples, E-3 fresh out of Damage Control School in Phili, Rate at that time was Damage Controlman (DC). Rates  changed from DC to HT about the time we when to Nam. My service time on Sara was Oct 1969 to Feb 1973.

I'm trying to find someone who was on board when Saratoga when to Norfolk from Mayport. If any of you on the Sara was on board let me know. I have a question. I left the Navy in Feb 1973 when we returned and when into the reserves. I reentered again in 1974. I had heard that the Captain was pissed that I got an early release due to the award of the Navy Marine Corp Medal that the ceremony was a waste. I wasn't there to receive it.  

Comment by Fred Hagat on March 14, 2014 at 3:17pm

I was aboard 2/71 until 2/73, when we got back from westpac cruise. Worked in A-7 Div. ,the 02/n2 plants.

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Comment by Miguel Angel Tamayo on November 2, 2013 at 11:56pm

I was Onboard The Super Sara from 8/81 to 7/ the Norfolk Naval Station, Saratoga Detachment...then up to Philly, the rode the Ship to its Homeport Mayport, Fl. was on the Love Boat Cruise to the Med in 84 for 6 1/2 months...The Best times of my Young life...until my departure to the West Coast....

Comment by Robert White on August 16, 2013 at 9:05pm
I was onboard June 84- Mar 86. I was a Radioman in CM Div. Med/IO 8-86.
Comment by Michael R. Littlejohn on February 24, 2013 at 10:26am

I was in AIMD from NAS Oceana SeaOpDet. I worked in the micro-min shop of 69B & C. With the little ole master blaster in the back of our shop.

Comment by Dennis Greer on February 13, 2013 at 9:18am

I reported aboard November 1992 just after she returned from the cruise that she shot the Turkish ship.  I departed October 2004 after her decom.  I was the AIMD Admin LPO.

Comment by clinnie h malpassjr. on January 24, 2013 at 1:05pm

I reported aboard the Sarstoga at Mayport in 1965 just before she left on deployment to the Med.  I was in the Engineering department R division. I was onboard until sept. 1967.  Great times great friends but have lost touch with most of them.  Is there anyone out there?


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