CV-67 USS John F. Kennedy was named for the 35th President of the United States. She was number 4 in the Kitty Hawk Class of Aircraft Carriers. She was also the last of the conventionally powered Aircraft Carrier although she was originally intended to be Nuclear Powered. CV-67 differed from other “Kitty Hawk” class carriers with a modified outward inclined funnels and being 17 feet shorter.
CV-67 USS JFK Kennedy was commissioned in Sept 7th, 1968 and was stationed in the Mediterranean Sea. She was also involved in unfortunate incidents where she collided with USS Belknap in 1975 and USS Bordelon in 1976.
The “Big John” saw combat during the Lebanon crisis in 1983 and her F-14 engaged and successfully shot down 2 Libyan mig-23 that show threat and aggression. Saw combat again in 1991 during “Operation Desert Storm” with 114 airstrikes and 2,900 sorties against Iraq.
After serving the country for over, 30 years, USS John F, Kennedy decommissioned in Mayport, Florida. She arrived naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility and remains in the U.S. Navy Reserve Fleet.
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