As you will read in some of these postings, I spent a couple of years aboard the ‘Hawk. The immediate purpose of this page is to set out some reference sources about one of the greatest attack aircraft carriers the US Navy has had, and which was decommissioned in 2009 after 49 years in service.
Links to some good information on the “Hawk.” Note: she was a “CVA” during my two tours, and later was re-designated as a “CV” to recognize her later special purpose.
USS Pueblo/Yorktown story – more later
USS Yorktown recovery of first moonwalk astronauts – which the ‘Hawk did not get to do 🙁