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Photo taken on 13 April 1983, during exercise FleetEx 83-1, in the North Pacific Ocean. The three carriers are, clockwise from left, USS Enterprise (CVN-65), USS Midway (CV-41), and USS Coral Sea (CV-43). http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/024331.jpg

 

 

Off load ammunition at Sasebo, Japan (4 to 14 June 1984); conducted an INSURV inspection (11 to 15 June 1984);  conducted Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan) that involved EISRA 84-60 (14 June to 14 August 1984); On-load ammunition at Sasebo, Japan, operations in the East China and Philippine Sea and conducted Carrier Qualifications (15 August to 5 September 1984); conducted Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan) (3 to 12 September 1984); Annualex 59G, a joint American and Japanese naval exercise in the Philippine Sea and off Okinawa, participation in Beachcrest 84-2, a joint USN-U5MC exercise (13 to 28 September 1984); Dependents and friends day at sea cruise on 29 September 1984; conducted TYCOM 3M Inspection from 1 to 5 October 1984 and conducted Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan) (29 September to 14 October 1984).

(4 June to 14 October 1984)

CHAPTER LXXXIV

 

 

    “USS Midway (CV-41) conducted 3M inspection from 29 May to 1 June 1984.

 

     USS Midway (CV-41) conducted Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan) from 23 May to 3 June 1984.

 

     USS Midway (CV-41) departed Yokosuka, Japan, for Sasebo, Japan to off load ammunition on 4 June 1984.

 

     USS Midway (CV-41) transited to Sasebo, Japan from 4 to 6 June 1984.

 

     USS Midway (CV-41) anchored at Sasebo, Japan on 7 June 1984.

 

     USS Midway (CV-41) anchored at Sasebo, Japan from 7 to 10 June 1984 and on the 10th welcomed her young "Tigers" for the return transit to Yokosuka with their sponsors.

 

     USS Midway (CV-41) commenced an INSURV inspection on 11 June 1984.

 

     USS Midway (CV-41) conducted Tiger Cruise during return transit from Sasebo, Japan to Yokosuka, Japan from 11 to 13 June 1984.

 

     USS Midway (CV-41) returned to Yokosuka, Japan on 14 June 1984, concluding a port of call at Sasebo, Japan, where a Tiger Cruise commenced upon arrival and then commenced EISRA 84-60 (4 to 14 June 1984).

 

     USS Midway (CV-41) conducted an INSURV inspection from 11 to 15 June 1984.

 

     USS Midway (CV-41) conducted Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan) that involved EISRA 84-60 from 14 June to 14 August 1984. During 1984, specifically EISRA 84-60, the following SHIPALTS were completed: S/A 4299K, installed two Close In Weapon Systems (CIWS) to improve MIDWAY'S Anti-Ship Missile Defense (ASMD) capabilities; S/A 4313K, installed the AN/SLQ-25 "NIXIE" Torpedo Defense Countermeasure System; S/A 4869K, replaced the AN/ULQ-6B with the AN/SLQ-17 system which provides enhanced Defensive Electronic Countermeasures (DECM) capabilities; S/A 5198K and S/A4942K, provided a total UHF/VHF system upgrade. Obsolete radios were replaced with state-of-the-art AN/WSC-3, AN/GRT-21 and AN/GRR-23 systems; S/A 5975K and S/A 6117K, installed the Tactical Flag Command Center (TFCC) system which provides improved command and control capabilities for the Battle Group Commander; S/A 5983K, replaced the AN/SPS-10 surface search radar with the improved AN/SPS-67 radar; S/A 6135K, installed the Demand Assigned Multiple Access (DAMA) modification to the satellite AN/WSC-3 communication system; S/A 6315D, installed the AN/SPS-64 navigational radar as a replacement for the LN-66 radar system. Installation of the interim ASW Module was started during EISRA 84-60. This included installation of two (2) AN/BQR-20's, one (1) AN/SKR-4A, one DRT and a AN/SPA-25E radar repeater, giving MIDWAY a new warfare capability. The SNAP 1 Phase II SIDMS (Status Inventory Data Management System) was also installed allowing the shipboard supply department access to aviation supply management programs. During EISRA 84-60, three AN/URT-23 HF Radios and eight AN/URA-38 couplers were overhauled by SRF Yokosuka, Japan. The OA-7979 (v) 4 Approach "A" console in CATCC was replaced with a OA-7979 (v) 10 console, bringing to three the number of (v) 10 consoles installed in CATCC. In accordance with the ACLS/ILS antennae restoration program, antennae and pedestals for the AN/SPN-42 ACLS radar (Channel "A" and "B") and the AN/PSNO-43 Marshal radar were replaced. The Radomes for the AN/SPN-41 ILS (Azimuth and Elevation) radar were replaced with refurbished units. The Radar Alignment Mast (RAM) for the AN/SPN-42A was overhauled as well as the AN/APN-41 calibration/monitor booms. The AN/SPN-42A Automated Carrier Landing System (ACLS) was fully recertified for Mode 1 approaches for all permanently attached aircraft types so equipped. The AN/SPS-48C and the AN/SPS-49 radar antennas were also replaced with refurbished units. After lengthy down time (13 months), the AN/SMQ-10 satellite receiver system was restored to full operational status in November and has remained in an operational condition since, providing valuable weather data to the entire battle group and to Commander, Battle Force Seventh Fleet” (Ref. USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1984).

 

    “USS Midway (CV-41) departed Yokosuka, Japan, en route Sasebo, Japan on 15 August 1984, to on-load ammunition, Carrier Qualifications and operations in the East China and Philippine Sea, having completed EISRA 84-60 from 14 June to 14 August 1984” (Ref. USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1984).

 

USS Midway (CV-41) with CVW-5 (NF)

(15 August to 5 September 1984)

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th (Forward Deployed)

Western Pacific Region Pacific Ocean

ECS

Philippine Sea

CVW-5

NF

15 Aug 1984

5 Sep 1984

Training

22-days

On-load ammunition at Sasebo, Japan, operations in the East China and Philippine Sea and conducted Carrier Qualifications

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-161

Chargers -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4S

VMFP-3 Det.

Eyes of the Corps - Marines Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

(RF) 115-120

RF-4B

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4S

VA-93

Ravens -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7E

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7E

VA-115

Eagles -                    Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6E / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye - Electronics

600-603

E-2B

VAQ-136

Gauntlets - Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron

Grumman - Prowler - Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

604-607

EA-6B

HC-1 Det.2

Pacific Fleet Angels - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King - Anti-submarine

722-727

SH-3G

*AN/AAS-33 TRAM (Target Recognition and Attack, Multi-Sensor system

 

    “While conducting Carrier Qualifications on 21 August 1984, an A-7E Corsair assigned to ATTACK SQUADRON FIFTY SIX (VA-36) crashed on the flight deck of USS Midway (CV-41) during recovery ops. The pilot, LT Thomas R. DOYLE, and aircraft were lost at sea. Also on the 21st, Captain W. T. T. Hood, Jr. relieved Captain C. F. Logan as Executive Officer of Midway.

 

     USS Midway (CV-41) transited to Sasebo, Japan from 15 to 22 August 1984.

 

     USS Midway (CV-41) anchored in Sasebo, Japan on 23 August 1984, and on the same day Commander T. R. Beard relieved Captain L.R. Canepa, as Commander, Commander, Air Wing FIVE (1 January 1984 to 23 August 1984) during a change of command ceremony.

 

     USS Midway (CV-41) anchored in Sasebo, Japan, conducting a Sasebo, Japan port visit from 23 to 25 August 1984.

 

     After three days of on-loading ammunition, USS Midway (CV-41) got underway on 26 August 1984 for operations in the East China and Philippine Seas and the return transit to Yokosuka, Japan.

 

     On 29 August 1984, Rear Admiral A. Teral, Commander, Fleet Air Wing Four, JMSDF, in company with Commodore W. I. Lewis, COMFAIRWESTPAC flew aboard USS Midway (CV-41) for a one day visit on 29 August 1984.

 

     USS Midway (CV-41) conducted operations in the East China and Philippine Sea/transit to Yokosuka, Japan from 26 August to 4 September 1984.

 

     USS Midway (CV-41) returned to Yokosuka, Japan for upkeep on 5 September 1984, conducting on-load ammunition at Sasebo, Japan, operations in the East China and Philippine Sea and conducted Carrier Qualifications, having completed EISRA 84-60 from 14 June to 14 August 1984. While conducting Carrier Qualifications on 21 August 1984, an A-7E Corsair assigned to ATTACK SQUADRON FIFTY SIX (VA-36) crashed on the flight deck of Midway during recovery ops. The pilot, LT Thomas R. DOYLE, and aircraft were lost at sea. Also on the 21st, Captain W. T. T. Hood, Jr. relieved Captain C. F. Logan as Executive Officer of Midway. Midway transited to Sasebo, Japan from 15 to 22 August 1984, anchoring in Sasebo, Japan from 23 to 25 August 1984 and on the 23rd  Commander T. R. Beard relieved Captain L.R. Canepa, as Commander, Commander, Air Wing FIVE (1 January 1984 to 23 August 1984) during a change of command ceremony. After three days of on-loading ammunition, Midway got underway on 26 August 1984 for operations in the East China and Philippine Seas and the return transit to Yokosuka, Japan. On 29 August 1984, Rear Admiral A. Teral, Commander, Fleet Air Wing Four, JMSDF, in company with Commodore W. I. Lewis, COMFAIRWESTPAC flew aboard Midway for a one day visit on 29 August 1984 Midway conducted operations in the East China and Philippine Sea/transit to Yokosuka, Japan from 26 August to 4 September 1984 (15 August to 5 September 1984).

 

     USS Midway (CV-41) was at Yokosuka, Japan for upkeep from 3 to 12 September 1984” (Ref. USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1984).

 

     “USS Midway (CV-41) departed Yokosuka, Japan, on 13 September 1984, for Annualex 59G, a joint American and Japanese naval exercise in the Philippine Sea and off Okinawa for participation in Beachcrest 84-2, a joint USN-U5MC exercise” (Ref. USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1984).       

                         

USS Midway (CV-41) with CVW-5 (NF)

(13 to 28 September 1984)

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CV-41) – 7th (Forward Deployed)

Western Pacific Region Pacific Ocean

 

CVW-5

NF

13 Sep 1984

28 Sep 1984

Training

16-days

Annualex 59G, a joint American and Japanese naval exercise in the Philippine Sea and off Okinawa for participation in Beachcrest 84-2, a joint USN-U5MC exercise.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-161

Chargers -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4S

VMFP-3 Det.

Eyes of the Corps - Marines Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

(RF) 115-120

RF-4B

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4S

VA-93

Ravens -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7E

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7E

VA-115

Eagles -                    Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6E / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye - Electronics

600-603

E-2B

VAQ-136

Gauntlets - Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron

Grumman - Prowler - Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

604-607

EA-6B

HC-1 Det.2

Pacific Fleet Angels - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King - Anti-submarine

722-727

SH-3G

*AN/AAS-33 TRAM (Target Recognition and Attack, Multi-Sensor system

 

    Rear Admiral T. ITO, Commander, Escort Flotilla Three, JMSDF, embarked USS Midway (CV-41) as an observer for Annualex 59G, a joint American and Japanese naval exercise on 15 September 1984.

 

     USS Midway (CV-41) commenced Annualex 59G; a combined exercise with JMSDF in the Philippine Sea on 16 September 1984.

 

     USS Midway (CV-41) conducted Annualex 59G; a combined exercise with JMSDF in the Philippine Sea from 16 to 20 September 1984.

 

     Upon completion of Annualex 59G, the Midway Battle Group transited south to the vicinity of Okinawa for participation in Beachcrest 84-2, a joint USN-U5MC exercise which took place from 24 to 25 September 1984.

 

     USS Midway (CV-41) conducted operations in the Okinawa operating area for Beachcrest 84-2, a joint USN-U5MC exercise which took place from 24 to 25 September 1984.

 

     USS Midway (CV-41) returned in-port Yokosuka, Japan on 28 September 1984, ending Annualex 59G, a joint American and Japanese naval exercise in the Philippine Sea and off Okinawa, participation in Beachcrest 84-2, a joint USN-U5MC exercise (13 to 28 September 1984).

 

     The following morning USS Midway (CV-41) got underway for a one day dependent's cruise. Over 3,800 dependents and friends of Midway enjoyed a day at sea with beautiful weather and a great air show.

 

     USS Midway (CV-41) conducted TYCOM 3M Inspection from 1 to 5 October 1984.

 

     USS Midway (CV-41) conducted Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan) from 29 September to 14 October 1984” (Ref. USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1984).

 

39th deployment as the U. S. Navy’s forward-deployed carrier operating with the 7th Fleet; underway for operations in the Pacific Ocean, on her 24th “WestPac,” Philippine Sea, on her 36th South China Sea, for Missilex 85-1, work-ups, Operational Readiness Exam (ORE) and will conduct a major air strike on the ripsaw range at MISAWA, Japan and Fleetex 85-10, the largest naval exercise since WW II, when a three carrier battle group exercise involving Midway, USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) and USS Enterprise (CVN-65) joined in formation, scheduled to conclude off Hokkaido; conducting Post Fleetex 85 -1 SOJ transit with Carl Vinson en route to Pusan, South Korea and will conduct operations in the San Bernardino Strait, Philippine Sea, Sea of Japan, Tsushima Strait, East China Sea and Philippine Sea en route to Yokosuka (15 October to 12 December 1984) and conducted Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan) (13 December 1984 to 1 February 1985).

(15 October 1984 to 1 February 1985)

CHAPTER LXXXV

 

 

    USS Midway (CV-41) with Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) embarked departed Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan) 15 October 1984, Captain H. P. Kober, Jr, NAVCAD, as Commanding Officer and Captain T. T. Hood, as Executive Officer, on her 39th deployment as the U. S. Navy’s forward-deployed carrier operating with the 7th Fleet; underway for operations in the Pacific Ocean, on her 24th “WestPac,” Philippine Sea, on her 36th South China Sea, for Missilex 85-1, work-ups, Operational Readiness Exam (ORE) and will conduct a major air strike on the ripsaw range at MISAWA, Japan and Fleetex 85-10, the largest naval exercise since WW II, when a three carrier battle group exercise involving Midway, USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) and USS Enterprise (CVN-65) joined in formation, scheduled to conclude off Hokkaido; conducting Post Fleetex 85 -1 SOJ transit with Carl Vinson en route to Pusan, South Korea and will conduct operations in the San Bernardino Strait, Philippine Sea, Sea of Japan, Tsushima Strait, East China Sea and Philippine Sea en route to Yokosuka; redesignated CV-41, reclassifying a Multi-Purpose aircraft carrier on 30 June 1975. Her 41st deployment since her second recommission 31 January 1970, following completion of a four-year conversion-modernization at the San Francisco Bay Naval Shipyard, arriving 11 February 1966, ending the year of 1965 upon arrival from her seventh “WestPac” deployment, operating with the Pacific Fleet and the 7th Fleet, her seventh South China Sea, on her first Vietnam Combat Cruise on “Yankee Station,” in the Gulf of Tonkin in the Far East. Her 47th deployment since her first recommission upon completion of SCB-110 (August 1955 to 30 September 1957), decommissioning in August 1955 upon arrival from her World Cruise and first “WestPac” deployment, operating with the U.S. Atlantic Command (USLANTCOM) (Atlantic Fleet), operational control extending to the 2nd Fleet and Pacific Fleet and tour of duty with the 7th Fleet, on her first South China Sea deployment, for a five month SCB-110 modernization that included new innovations such as an enclosed bow and an angled flight deck to be installed at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton Washington; redesignated CVA-41 on 1 October 1952. Her 57th Foreign Water Fleet Deployment (FWFD) since her commission 10 September 1945, having the destination of being the lead ship of her class, and the first to be commissioned after the end of lead ship of her class, and the first to be commissioned after the end of World War II” (Ref. 1-Midway, 72 & USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1983 and 1984).

 

USS Midway (CV-41) with CVW-5 (NF)

(15 October to 12 December 1984)

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

CV-41 – 7th (39th Forward Deployed)

Western Pacific Region Pacific Ocean

Philippine Sea 24th WestPac

36th SCS

San Bernardino Strait Philippine Sea

Sea of Japan Tsushima Strait

ECS

Philippine Sea

CVW-5

NF

15 Oct 1984

12 Dec 1984

Western Pacific

57th FWFD

59-days

Missilex 85-1, South China Sea for work-ups, Operational Readiness Exam (ORE) and Fleetex 85-10, will conduct a major air strike on the ripsaw range at MISAWA, Japan and Fleetex 85-10, the largest naval exercise since WW II, when a three carrier battle group exercise involving Midway, USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) and USS Enterprise (CVN-65) will join in formation, scheduled to conclude off Hokkaido; conducting Post Fleetex 85 -1 SOJ transit with Carl Vinson en route to Pusan, South Korea and will conduct operations in the San Bernardino Strait, Philippine Sea, Sea of Japan, Tsushima Strait, East China Sea and Philippine Sea en route to Yokosuka.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-161

Chargers -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4S

VMFP-3 Det.

Eyes of the Corps - Marines Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

(RF) 115-120

RF-4B

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4S

VA-93

Ravens -

Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7E

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7E

VA-115

Eagles -                    Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6E / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye - Electronics

600-603

E-2B

VAQ-136

Gauntlets - Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron

Grumman - Prowler - Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

604-607

EA-6B

HC-1 Det.2

Pacific Fleet Angels - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King - Anti-submarine

722-727

SH-3G

*AN/AAS-33 TRAM (Target Recognition and Attack, Multi-Sensor system

 

    CVW-5 Squadrons: VF-161, F-4S; VMFP-3 Det., RF-4B; VF-151, F-4S; VA-93, A-7E; VA-56, A-7E; VA-115, A6-E/KA-6D / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D; VAW-115, E-2B; VAQ-136, EA-6B and HC-1 Det. 2, SH-3G. *AN/AAS-33 TRAM (Target Recognition and Attack, Multi-Sensor system. Joint Task Force operating with USS Midway (CV-41), as part of Battle Group ALFA: USS Sterett (CG-31), USS O'Brien (DD-975), USS Francis Hammond (FF-1067), USS Kirk (FF-1087), USS Cochrane (DDG-21), USNS Hassayampa (T-AO-145), USNS Navasota (T-AO-106), USNS Kilauea (T-AE-26), RFA Appleleaf (A-79), HMS Glamorgan (D-19), HMS Aurora (F-10), HMS Brazen (F-91), HMS Rothesay (F-107), RFA Blue Rover (A-27) and RFA Regent (A-486)” (Ref. 1181W).

 

    “USS Midway (CV-41) was underway for operations in the Philippine and South China Sea, which included the successful participation in Missilex 85-1 on 15 October 1984.

 

     Vice Admiral C. A. Easterling, Commander, Naval Air Force Pacific visited USS Midway (CV-41) on 23 October 1984. The following day, members of the Manila Press flew out to observe underway operations in the Subic op areas.

 

     USS Midway (CV-41) was underway for operations in the Philippine and South China Seas which included Missilex 85-1 from 15 to 25 October 1984.

 

     USS Midway (CV-41) made a port of call at Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines, conducting a Command Inspection administered by COMCARGRU FIVE from 26 to 27 October 1984.

 

     USS Midway (CV-41) Battle Group conducted an emergency sortie from Subic Bay to evade typhoon Warren on 28 October 1984.

 

     USS Midway (CV-41) Battle Group conducts emergency sortie from Subic Bay to evade typhoon Warren from 28 to 29 October 1984.

 

     USS Midway (CV-41) made a port of call at Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines from 30 October to 3 November 1984.

 

     After two days of steaming to the west of Mindoro, USS Midway (CV-41) Battle Group returned to Subic Bay, Philippines from 30 October to 3 November 1984. Because of inclement weather and the need to accomplish workups for Operational Readiness Exam (ORE) and Fleetex 85, a scheduled Hong Kong port call was cancelled 1984.

 

     USS Midway (CV-41) was underway in the South China Sea for work-ups, Operational Readiness Exam (ORE) and Fleetex 85-10 on 4 November 1984, however, typhoon Agnes caused the battle group to move off northern Luzon, Philippines, for storm evasion on 5 and 6 November 1984.

 

     AD1 Leo De Guzman ORTIZ drowned after being blown overboard USS Midway (CV-41) by jet exhaust on 15 November 1984.

 

     USS Midway (CV-41) conducted Operational Readiness Exam (ORE) from 14 to 17 November 1984 and both the air wing and ship did extremely well. An unfortunate flight deck mishap occurred on 15 November 1984 when AD1 Leo De Guzman ORTIZ drowned after being blown overboard by jet exhaust.

 

     USS Midway (CV-41) Battle Group and USS Enterprise (CVN-65) Battle Group rendezvoused and spent from 18 to 19 November 1984 evading typhoon Clara.

 

     Fleetex 85-1typhoon evasion summary: On 19 November 1984 the combination of typhoon Bill located near 19.5N 124.OE and typhoon Clara located near 15.9N 132.6E delayed the Fleetex 85-1rendezvous. The Midway and Enterprise Battle Groups, operating in the Subic op-areas were unable to transit around northern Luzon. Typhoon BILL began moving southeast at 8 knots in response to typhoon Clara moving north-northwest at 10 knots. On the morning of the 20th, Midway and Enterprise Battle Groups transited the San Bernardino Strait with the objective of rendezvousing with the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) Battle Group approximately 200 miles south of tropical storm Bill. Bill was at that time located near 15.ON 128.IE and moving east-southeast at 12 knots. Typhoon Clara, located near 22.IN 134.6E had already re-curved and was moving northeast at 18 knots. CLARA was expected to continue to move rapidly northeast and was no longer considered a threat to the battle groups.

 

     On the morning of the 21st USS Midway (CV-41) and USS Enterprise (CVN-65) Battle Groups transit San Bernardino Strait. Bill was downgraded to a tropical depression and was quasi-stationary near 14.5N 129.OE. Early morning of the 22nd the final warning was issued on Bill which was still quasi-stationary near 14.5N 129.OE and weakening. The Battle Force, composed of Midway, Enterprise and Carl Vinson Battle Groups finally rendezvoused and began a northerly transit on the western side of Bill’s circulation center. After Bill, no other storms interfered with completion of Fleetex 85-1. USS Midway (CV-41) and USS Enterprise (CVN-65) Battle Groups transit San Bernardino Strait from 20 to 21 November 1984 and entered the Philippine Sea only to turn south to avoid tropical depression Bill.

 

     Finally, on 22 November 1984, USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) joined USS Midway (CV-41) and USS Enterprise (CVN-65) Battle Groups. Fleetex 85-1, the largest naval exercise since WWII, was underway. The three carriers transited to the vicinity of Okinawa where both inner and outer air battles were fought with ORANGE forces. Then an opposed transit along the east coast of Japan was made against ORANGE submarine forces.

 

     Vice Admiral J. R, Hogg, Commander, Seventh Fleet visited USS Midway (CV-41) on 23 November 1984.

 

     On the 31st of November 1984, a major air strike was conducted on the ripsaw range at MISAWA, Japan and Fleetex 85-1 concluded off Hokkaido on the 1st of December 1984, when three carrier battle group exercise involving USS Midway (CV-41), USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) and USS Enterprise (CVN-65) from 19 November to 1 December 1984. Midway and Enterprise Battle Groups transited San Bernardino Strait from 20 to 21 November 1984 and entered the Philippine Sea only to turn south to avoid tropical depression Bill. The three carriers transited to the vicinity of Okinawa where both inner and outer air battles were fought with ORANGE forces. Then an opposed transit along the east coast of Japan was made against ORANGE submarine. Admiral S. R. Foley, Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet came aboard Midway for the conclusion of the exercise and also presented Battle Group ALFA with the Meritorious Unit Citation, during the largest naval exercise since WW II.

     On the afternoon and evening of 1 December 1984,
Carl Vinson and Midway transited into the Sea of Japan through the Tsugaru Strait. Enterprise commenced a return transit to CONUS. The Soviet air response to the two CV battle group presence in the SOJ was intense and aggressive.

 

     USS Midway (CV-41) conducted Post Fleetex 85 -1 SOJ transit with USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) during which time Soviet air surveillance of Midway was almost around the clock from 2 to 4 December 1984.

 

     USS Midway (CV-41) pulled in for a port of call at Pusan, South Korea for a well-deserved five day port call on 5 December 1984. Soviet air surveillance of Midway was almost around the clock from 2 to 4 December 1984.

 

     USS Midway (CV-41) was in-port Pusan, Korea from 5 to 9 December 1984.

 

     USS Midway (CV-41) commenced an uneventful homeward transit via the Tsushima Strait on 10 December 1984.

 

     USS Midway (CV-41) transited Tsushima Strait, East China Sea, and Philippine Sea from 10 to 11 December 1984” (Ref. USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1984).

 

    “On 12 December 1984, USS Midway (CV-41) with Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) embarked arrived Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan) 15 October 1984, Captain H. P. Kober, Jr, NAVCAD, as Commanding Officer and Captain T. T. Hood, as Executive Officer, ending her 39th deployment as the U. S. Navy’s forward-deployed carrier operating with the 7th Fleet; underway for operations in the Pacific Ocean, on her 24th “WestPac,” Philippine Sea, on her 36th South China Sea, for Missilex 85-1, work-ups, Operational Readiness Exam (ORE) and will conduct a major air strike on the ripsaw range at MISAWA, Japan and Fleetex 85-10, the largest naval exercise since WW II, when a three carrier battle group exercise involving Midway, USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) and USS Enterprise (CVN-65) joined in formation, scheduled to conclude off Hokkaido; conducting Post Fleetex 85 -1 SOJ transit with Carl Vinson en route to Pusan, South Korea and will conduct operations in the San Bernardino Strait, Philippine Sea, Sea of Japan, Tsushima Strait, East China Sea and Philippine Sea en route to Yokosuka. Ports of calls included: moored and anchored at Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines and Pusan, South Korea. Squadrons: VF-161, F-4S; VMFP-3 Det., RF-4B; VF-151, F-4S; VA-93, A-7E; VA-56, A-7E; VA-115, A6-E/KA-6D / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D; VAW-115, E-2B; VAQ-136, EA-6B and HC-1 Det. 2, SH-3G. *AN/AAS-33 TRAM (Target Recognition and Attack, Multi-Sensor system. Joint Task Force operating with Midway, as part of Battle Group ALFA: USS Sterett (CG-31), USS O'Brien (DD-975), USS Francis Hammond (FF-1067), USS Kirk (FF-1087), USS Cochrane (DDG-21), USNS Hassayampa (T-AO-145), USNS Navasota (T-AO-106), USNS Kilauea (T-AE-26), RFA Appleleaf (A-79), HMS Glamorgan (D-19), HMS Aurora (F-10), HMS Brazen (F-91), HMS Rothesay (F-107), RFA Blue Rover (A-27) and RFA Regent (A-486); redesignated CV-41, reclassifying a Multi-Purpose aircraft carrier on 30 June 1975. Her 41st deployment since her second recommission 31 January 1970, following completion of a four-year conversion-modernization at the San Francisco Bay Naval Shipyard, arriving 11 February 1966, ending the year of 1965 upon arrival from her seventh “WestPac” deployment, operating with the Pacific Fleet and the 7th Fleet, her seventh South China Sea, on her first Vietnam Combat Cruise on “Yankee Station,” in the Gulf of Tonkin in the Far East. Her 47th deployment since her first recommission upon completion of SCB-110 (August 1955 to 30 September 1957), decommissioning in August 1955 upon arrival from her World Cruise and first “WestPac” deployment, operating with the U.S. Atlantic Command (USLANTCOM) (Atlantic Fleet), operational control extending to the 2nd Fleet and Pacific Fleet and tour of duty with the 7th Fleet, on her first South China Sea deployment, for a five month SCB-110 modernization that included new innovations such as an enclosed bow and an angled flight deck to be installed at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton Washington; redesignated CVA-41 on 1 October 1952. Her 57th Foreign Water Fleet Deployment (FWFD) since her commission 10 September 1945, having the destination of being the lead ship of her class, and the first to be commissioned after the end of lead ship of her class, and the first to be commissioned after the end of World War II (15 October 1984 to 12 December 1984)” (Ref. 1-Midway, 72, 1181Y, 1181Z & USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1983 and 1984).

 

    USS Midway (CV-41) 39th deployment as the U. S. Navy’s forward-deployed carrier operating with the 7th Fleet; underway for operations in the Pacific Ocean, on her 24th “WestPac”, Philippine Sea, on her 36th South China Sea Summary (15 October 1984 to 12 December 1984) – Chapter 85, Appendix I.

 

    USS MIDWAY (CV-41) 1984 VISITORS – Chapter 85, Appendix II.

 

    USS MIDWAY (CV-41) 1984 CV-41 YEARS END SUMMARY – Chapter 85, Appendix III.

 

People of the Year onboard USS Midway (CV-41)

https://www.navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv41-85/index_004.htm

 

    “Lt(jg) Gene D’Avanzo demonstrated for the second consecutive year that he is the standard for junior officer seamanship in USS Midway (CV-41) when he was named by the Commander, Naval Air Force, and Pacific (COMNAVAIRPAC) as the COMNAVAIRPAC Shiphandler of the year for 1984. Annually, COMNAVAIRPAC selects one Engineering Officer of the Watch (EOOW) from among the carriers in the Pacific Fleet as the EOOW of the year. For the second consecutive year, Midway EOOW, Lt. Lawrence T. Di Rita, was awarded the honor” (Ref. 1181Z1).

 

    “BT1 Joseph Brown was honored as the USS Midway (CV-41) Sailor of the Year” (Ref. 1181Z2).

 

    “Rear Admiral Chatham assumed command as Commander, Battle Force Seventh Fleet (CTF-70), Carrier Strike Force Seventh Fleet (CTF-77) and Carrier Group Five on 26 January 1985” (Ref. 1181Z4).

 

    “USS Midway (CV-41) conducted Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan) (13 December 1984 to 1 February 1985).

 

USS Midway (CV-41) 39th deployment as the U. S. Navy’s forward-deployed carrier operating with the 7th Fleet; underway for operations in the Pacific Ocean, on her 24th “WestPac,” Philippine Sea, on her 36th South China Sea Summary

(15 October 1984 to 11 December 1984).

CHAPTER LXXXV

Appendix I

 

 

    “On 12 December 1984, USS Midway (CV-41) with Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) embarked arrived Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan) 15 October 1984, Captain H. P. Kober, Jr, NAVCAD, as Commanding Officer and Captain T. T. Hood, as Executive Officer, ending her 39th deployment as the U. S. Navy’s forward-deployed carrier operating with the 7th Fleet; underway for operations in the Pacific Ocean, on her 24th “WestPac,” Philippine Sea, on her 36th South China Sea, for Missilex 85-1, work-ups, Operational Readiness Exam (ORE) and will conduct a major air strike on the ripsaw range at MISAWA, Japan and Fleetex 85-10, the largest naval exercise since WW II, when a three carrier battle group exercise involving Midway, USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) and USS Enterprise (CVN-65) joined in formation, scheduled to conclude off Hokkaido; conducting Post Fleetex 85 -1 SOJ transit with Carl Vinson en route to Pusan, South Korea and will conduct operations in the San Bernardino Strait, Philippine Sea, Sea of Japan, Tsushima Strait, East China Sea and Philippine Sea en route to Yokosuka. Midway was underway for operations in the Philippine and South China Sea, which included the successful participation in Missilex 85-1 on 15 October 1984. Vice Admiral C. A. Easterling, Commander, Naval Air Force Pacific visited USS Midway (CV-41) on 23 October 1984. The following day, members of the Manila Press flew out to observe underway operations in the Subic op areas. Midway was underway for operations in the Philippine and South China Seas which included Missilex 85-1 from 15 to 25 October 1984 Midway made a port of call at Subic Bay, Philippines, conducting a Command Inspection administered by COMCARGRU FIVE from 26 to 27 October 1984. Midway Battle Group conducted an emergency sortie from Subic Bay to evade typhoon Warren from 28 to 29 October 1984. Midway made a port of call at Subic Bay, Philippines from 30 October to 3 November 1984. After two days of steaming to the west of Mindoro, Midway Battle Group returned to Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines from 30 October to 3 November 1984. Because of inclement weather and the need to accomplish workups for Operational Readiness Exam (ORE) and Fleetex 85, a scheduled Hong Kong port call was cancelled 1984. Midway was underway in the South China Sea for work-ups, ORE and Fleetex 85-10 on 4 November 1984, however, typhoon Agnes caused the battle group to move off northern Luzon, Philippines, for storm evasion on 5 and 6 November 1984. AD1 Leo De Guzman ORTIZ drowned after being blown overboard Midway by jet exhaust on 15 November 1984. Midway conducted ORE from 14 to 17 November 1984 and both the air wing and ship did extremely well. An unfortunate flight deck mishap occurred on 15 November 1984 when AD1 Leo De Guzman ORTIZ drowned after being blown overboard by jet exhaust. Midway and Enterprise Battle Group rendezvoused and spent from 18 to 19 November 1984 evading typhoon Clara. Fleetex 85-1typhoon evasion summary: On 19 November 1984 the combination of typhoon Bill located near 19.5N 124.OE and typhoon Clara located near 15.9N 132.6E delayed the Fleetex 85-1rendezvous. The Midway and Enterprise Battle Groups, operating in the Subic op-areas were unable to transit around northern Luzon. Typhoon BILL began moving southeast at 8 knots in response to typhoon Clara moving north-northwest at 10 knots. On the morning of the 20th, Midway and Enterprise Battle Groups transited the San Bernardino Strait with the objective of rendezvousing with the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) Battle Group approximately 200 miles south of tropical storm Bill. Bill was at that time located near 15.ON 128.IE and moving east-southeast at 12 knots. Typhoon Clara, located near 22.IN 134.6E had already re-curved and was moving northeast at 18 knots. CLARA was expected to continue to move rapidly northeast and was no longer considered a threat to the battle groups. On the morning of the 21st Midway and Enterprise Battle Groups transit San Bernardino Strait. Bill was downgraded to a tropical depression and was quasi-stationary near 14.5N 129.OE. Early morning of the 22nd the final warning was issued on Bill which was still quasi-stationary near 14.5N 129.OE and weakening. The Battle Force, composed of Midway, Enterprise and Carl Vinson Battle Groups finally rendezvoused and began a northerly transit on the western side of Bill’s circulation center. After Bill, no other storms interfered with completion of Fleetex 85-1. Midway and Enterprise Battle Groups transit San Bernardino Strait from 20 to 21 November 1984 and entered the Philippine Sea only to turn south to avoid tropical depression Bill. Finally, on 22 November 1984, Carl Vinson joined Midway and Enterprise Battle Groups. Fleetex 85-1, the largest naval exercise since WWII, was underway. The three carriers transited to the vicinity of Okinawa where both inner and outer air battles were fought with ORANGE forces. Then an opposed transit along the east coast of Japan was made against ORANGE submarine forces. Then an opposed transit along the east coast of Japan was made against ORANGE submarine forces. On the 31st of November 1984, a major air strike was conducted on the ripsaw range at MISAWA, Japan and Fleetex 85-1 concluded off Hokkaido on the 1st of December 1984, when three carrier battle group exercise involving Midway, Vinson and Enterprise from 19 November to 1 December 1984. Midway and Enterprise Battle Groups transited San Bernardino Strait from 20 to 21 November 1984 and entered the Philippine Sea only to turn south to avoid tropical depression Bill. The three carriers transited to the vicinity of Okinawa where both inner and outer air battles were fought with ORANGE forces. Then an opposed transit along the east coast of Japan was made against ORANGE submarine. Admiral S. R. Foley, Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet came aboard Midway for the conclusion of the exercise and also presented Battle Group ALFA with the Meritorious Unit Citation, during the largest naval exercise since WW II. On the afternoon and evening of 1 December 1984, Carl Vinson and Midway transited into the Sea of Japan through the Tsugaru Strait. Enterprise commenced a return transit to CONUS. The Soviet air response to the two CV battle group presence in the SOJ was intense and aggressive. Vice Admiral J. R, Hogg, Commander, Seventh Fleet visited Midway on 23 November 1984. Midway conducted Post Fleetex 85 -1 SOJ transit with Carl Vinson during which time Soviet air surveillance of Midway was almost around the clock from 2 to 4 December 1984. Midway pulled in for a port of call at Pusan, South Korea for a well-deserved five day port call from 5 to 9 December 1984. Soviet air surveillance of Midway was almost around the clock from 2 to 4 December 1984. Midway commenced an uneventful homeward transit via the Tsushima Strait on 10 December 1984. Midway transited Tsushima Strait, East China Sea, and Philippine Sea from 10 to 11 December 1984. Ports of calls included: moored and anchored at Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines and Pusan, South Korea. Squadrons: VF-161, F-4S; VMFP-3 Det., RF-4B; VF-151, F-4S; VA-93, A-7E; VA-56, A-7E; VA-115, A6-E/KA-6D / *A-6E TRAM/KA-6D; VAW-115, E-2B; VAQ-136, EA-6B and HC-1 Det. 2, SH-3G. *AN/AAS-33 TRAM (Target Recognition and Attack, Multi-Sensor system. Joint Task Force operating with Midway, as part of Battle Group ALFA: USS Sterett (CG-31), USS O'Brien (DD-975), USS Francis Hammond (FF-1067), USS Kirk (FF-1087), USS Cochrane (DDG-21), USNS Hassayampa (T-AO-145), USNS Navasota (T-AO-106), USNS Kilauea (T-AE-26), RFA Appleleaf (A-79), HMS Glamorgan (D-19), HMS Aurora (F-10), HMS Brazen (F-91), HMS Rothesay (F-107), RFA Blue Rover (A-27) and RFA Regent (A-486); redesignated CV-41, reclassifying a Multi-Purpose aircraft carrier on 30 June 1975. Her 41st deployment since her second recommission 31 January 1970, following completion of a four-year conversion-modernization at the San Francisco Bay Naval Shipyard, arriving 11 February 1966, ending the year of 1965 upon arrival from her seventh “WestPac” deployment, operating with the Pacific Fleet and the 7th Fleet, her seventh South China Sea, on her first Vietnam Combat Cruise on “Yankee Station,” in the Gulf of Tonkin in the Far East. Her 47th deployment since her first recommission upon completion of SCB-110 (August 1955 to 30 September 1957), decommissioning in August 1955 upon arrival from her World Cruise and first “WestPac” deployment, operating with the U.S. Atlantic Command (USLANTCOM) (Atlantic Fleet), operational control extending to the 2nd Fleet and Pacific Fleet and tour of duty with the 7th Fleet, on her first South China Sea deployment, for a five month SCB-110 modernization that included new innovations such as an enclosed bow and an angled flight deck to be installed at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton Washington; redesignated CVA-41 on 1 October 1952. Her 57th Foreign Water Fleet Deployment (FWFD) since her commission 10 September 1945, having the destination of being the lead ship of her class, and the first to be commissioned after the end of lead ship of her class, and the first to be commissioned after the end of World War II (15 October to 12 December 1984)” (Ref. 1-Midway, 72, 1181Y, 1181Z & USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1983 and 1984).

 

    USS MIDWAY (CV-41) 1984 VISITORS – Chapter 85, Appendix II.

 

    USS MIDWAY (CV-41) 1984 CV-41 YEARS END SUMMARY – Chapter 85, Appendix III.

 

USS MIDWAY (CV-41) 1984 VISITORS

CHAPTER LXXXV

Appendix II

 

 

DOD Overseas entertainment group “CAMBRIDGE” entertaining the crew on board USS Midway (CV-41) while in the Indian Ocean on 15 February 1984.

 

Honorable John R. Countryman, Ambassador to Oman arrived on board USS Midway (CV-41) on 3 March 1984 for a day and Admiral S. R. FOLEY, Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet also arrived the same day and departed the next day after addressing the men and officers of Midway.

 

John R. COUNTRYMAN, U. S. Ambassador to OMAN greeted Captain FARRAR, CTF 70, and was escorted by Rear Admiral BROWN onboard USS Midway (CV-41) on 15 March 1984.

 

Commanding Officers from British Ships visited USS Midway (CV-41) during Indian Ocean cruise on 23 March 1984.

 

Marine Detachment underwent a NTPI administered by COMNAVAIRPAC inspectors rom 15 to 25 March 1984 on board USS Midway (CV-41). Marine Detachment was specifically cited for outstanding performance during the inspection.

 

Rear Admiral LEFEBVRE, of the French Navy was welcomed a board USS Midway (CV-41) by Captain KOBER on 2 April 1984

 

On 6 and 7 April 1984, USS Midway (CV-41) again found itself at the Masirah anchorage, for what was to be the ship's final "Beer Day" of the I. O. cruise. The following day, 8 April 1984, Midway was visited by Major General Watts, Commander, Sultan of Oman's Land Forces, and Captain R. Woodard, RN, Commanding Officer, HMS Glasgow (D88), a Type 42 destroyer of the Royal Navy (The last of the Batch 1 Type 42 destroyers, Glasgow was commissioned in 1979.)

 

Captain WOODARD, Commanding Officer, HMS Glasgow, and Rear Admiral BROWN on the bridge of USS Midway (CV-41) on 8 April 1984.

 

On the 29th April 1984, USS Midway (CV-41) was underway for Thailand and on 30 April received a visit by HRH Crown Prince Wachiralongkorn of Thailand.

 

While anchored at Pattaya, Rear Admiral P. MCCARTHY, JR., relieved Rear Admiral T. BROWN, III, as Commander, Strike Force Seventh Fleet/Commander Carrier Group FIVE/COMCARGRU FIVE onboard USS Midway (CV-41) on 3 May 1984.

 

The Marine Detachment participated in the change of command of COMMANDER, STRIKE FORCE SEVENTH FLEET/CARRIER GROUP FIVE.

 

Under Secretary of the U. S. Navy, James F. GOODRICH arrived on board USS Midway (CV-41) and was greeted by Rear Admiral MCCARTHY and Captain KOBER on 14 May 1984.

 

Vice Admiral EASTERLING, COMNAVAIRPAC, presented the COMNAVAIRPAC Award for Food Service Excellence to USS Midway (CV-41) on 20 May 1984.

 

“TIGERS” arrived USS Midway (CV-41) and were indoctrinated for Sasebo to Yokosuka cruise on 11 June 1984.

 

Admiral YOSHIDA, JMSDF arrived on board USS Midway (CV-41) and was greeted by Rear Admiral MCCARTHY and Captain KOBER on 19 August 1984. Rear Admiral MCCARTHY briefed Japanese defense officials and Rear Admiral MACKAY, COMNAVFORJAPAN on board Midway.

 

Captain CANEPA was relieved by Commander BEARD as Commander, Carrier Air Wing FIVE during port visit to Sasebo 23 August 1984.

 

On 29 August 1984, Rear Admiral A. TERAL, Commander, Fleet Air Wing Four, JMSDF, in company with Commodore W. I. Lewis, COMFAIRWESTPAC flew aboard USS Midway (CV-41) for a one day visit on 29 August 1984.

 

Brigadier General SNYDER, U.S.A.F., arrived on board USS Midway (CV-41) on 31 August 1984.

 

Rear Admiral T. ITO, Commander, Escort Flotilla Three, JMSDF, embarked USS Midway (CV-41) as an observer for Annualex 59G, a joint American and Japanese naval exercise on 15 September 1984” (Ref. USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1984).

 

Dependent’s Day Cruise on 29 September 1984.

 

Vice Admiral C. A. EASTERLING, Commander, Naval Air Force Pacific visited USS Midway (CV-41) on 23 October 1984. The following day, members of the Manila Press flew out to observe underway operations in the Subic op areas.

 

USS Midway (CV-41) made a port of call at Subic Bay, Philippines, conducting a Command Inspection administered by COMCARGRU FIVE from 26 to 27 October 1984.

 

Vice Admiral J. R, HOGG, Commander, Seventh Fleet visited USS Midway (CV-41) on 23 November 1984.

 

Admiral S. R. FOLEY, Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet came aboard Midway for the conclusion of Fleetex 85-1 concluded off Hokkaido on the 1st of December 1984. Admiral FOLEY, CINCPACFLT presented the Meritorious Unit Commendation to Rear Admiral P. MCCARTHY and Captain H. P. KOBER, JR.

 

B.  PHOTO HISTORY

(Photos are in separate enclosure)

 

DATE                Occasion

 

31 JAN 84        Captain H. P. KOBER, JR., relieved Captain C. R. McGRAIL as                               Commanding Officer of USS MIDWAY

 

15 FEB 84        DOD Overseas entertainment group “CAMBRIDGE” entertaining the                      crew of MIDWAY while in the Indian Ocean.

 

3 MAR 84        Admiral FOLEY, and Rear Admiral BROWN on board USS                                      MIDWAY.

 

15 MAR 84      John R. COUNTRYMAN, U. S. Ambassador to OMAN greeted                                Captain FARRAR, CTF 70, and was escorted by Rear Admiral BROWN.

 

23 MAR 84      Commanding Officers from British Ships visited MIDWAY during                          Indian Ocean cruise.

 

02 APR 84        Rear Admiral Lefebvre, of the French Navy was welcomed by Captain                     KOBER.

 

08 APR 84        Major General WATTS, Commander, Sultan of Oman Land Forces,                         visited   MIDWAY.

 

                          Captain WOODARD, Commanding Officer, HMS Glasgow, and Rear                     Admiral BROWN on the bridge of MIDWAY.

 

30 APR 84        HRH, Crown Prince of Thailand arrived on board MIDWAY.

 

3 MAY 84        Rear Admiral P. MCCARTHY, JR., relieved Rear Admiral T.                                    BROWN, III, as Commander, Strike Force Seventh Fleet/Commander, Carrier Group FIVE.

 

14 MAY 84      Under Secretary of the U. S. Navy, James F. GOODRICH, was                                  greeted by Rear Admiral MCCARTHY and Captain KOBER.

 

20 MAY 84      Vice Admiral EASTERLING, COMNAVAIRPAC, presented the

                          COMNAVAIRPAC Award for Food Service Excellence to USS                                MIDWAY.

 

11 JUN 84        “TIGERS” arrived and were indoctrinated for Sasebo to Yokosuka                           cruise.

 

19 AUG 84       Rear Admiral MCCARTHY briefed Japanese defense officials and                           Rear Admiral MACKAY, COMNAVFORJAPAN.

 

                          Admiral Yoshida, JMSDF arrived on board and was greeted by Rear                        Admiral MCCARTHY and Captain KOBER.

 

23 AUG 84       Captain CANEPA was relieved by Commander BEARD as                                        Commander, Carrier Air Wing FIVE during port visit to Sasebo.

 

29 AUG 84       Rear Admiral TERAI, JMSDF, visited MIDWAY.

 

31 AUG 84       Brigadier General SNYDER, U.S.A.F., arrived on board MIDWAY.

 

15 SEP 84        Rear Admiral ITO, Commander Escort Flotilla 3, visited MIDWAY.

 

29 SEP 84        Dependent’s Day Cruise.

 

01 DEC 84       Admiral FOLEY, CINCPACFLT presented the Meritorious Unit                               Commendation to Rear Admiral P. MCCARTHY and Captain H. P.                      KOBER, JR.

 

Ref. USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1984.