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1982-1983 USS Nimitz CVN-68 Cruise Book - Mediterranean Deployment

1982-1983 USS Nimitz CVN-68 Cruise Book - Mediterranean Deployment

1983 USS Nimitz CVN-68 Aircraft Carrier Cruise Book - Sixth Deployment for this Vessel. Book documents their Mediterranean Cruise 1982-1983. Includes photographs of crew members along with crew activities on and off the carrier.

SHIPS STATISTICS

  • Type Vessel Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier
  • Keel Laying June 22, 1968
  • Launching May 13, 1972
  • Commissioning May 3, 1975
  • Builder Newport News Shipbuilding Company
  • Propulsion System Two Nuclear Reactors
  • Number of Main Engines Four
  • Speed More than 30 Knots
  • Number of Propellers Four
  • Blades on Each Propeller Five
  • Overall Length (flight deck) 1,092 Feet 333 Meters
  • Area of Flight Deck About 4.5 Acres
  • Full Load Displacement About 95,000 Tons
  • Number of Aircraft Elevators Four
  • Number of Catapults Four
  • Number of Arresting Gear Cables Four
  • Number of Anchors Two
  • Weight of Each Anchor 60,000 Pounds
  • Weight of Each Link in Anchor Chain 365 Pounds
  • Accommodations About 6,100 Persons

TABLE of CONTENTS

  • Chester W. Nimitz 4
  • History of Carrier Aviation 5
  • Early History 6
  • Embarked Aircraft 14
  • Flag Officer 16
  • Commanding Officer 17
  • Executive Officer 18
  • Command Master Chief 20
  • Portsmouth Naval Shipyard 22
  • Nimitz Birthday 26
  • Refresher Training 28
  • Fort Lauderdale 30
  • Dependents' Cruise 34
  • Operational Readiness Examination 36
  • Type Training 37
  • Saint Thomas 38
  • Steel Beach Picnic 44
  • Departure 46
  • Caribbean Swing 48
  • Air Demonstration 50
  • Thanksgiving 52
  • Christmas 54
  • Naples, Italy 56
  • Underway Replenishment 62
  • Palma de Mallorca 64
  • Past Times 70
  • Casino Night 72
  • Alexandria, Egypt 74
  • Other Vessels 78
  • Livorno, Italy 80
  • Monaco 84
  • Ships 90
  • Flag Staff 92
  • Administrative Department 94
  • X-1 Division 96
  • X-2 Division 99
  • X-3 Division 101
  • X-4 Division 102
  • X-5 Division 103
  • X-6 Division 104
  • Chaplains Office 105
  • Master-at-arms 106
  • Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Department 108
  • IM 1 Division 110
  • IM 2 Division 112
  • IM 3 Division 116
  • IM 4 Division 122
  • Air Department 126
  • VO Division 128
  • V1 Division 130
  • V2 Division 136
  • V3 Division 142
  • V4 Division 146
  • Communications Department 152
  • Cr Division 154
  • CS Division 158
  • Deck Department 160
  • 1st Division 162
  • 2nd Division 164
  • 3rd Division 166
  • 4th Division 168
  • 5th Division 170
  • 6th Division 171
  • Dental Department 172
  • Engineering Department 176
  • Log Room 177
  • A Division 178
  • 1E-1 Division 184
  • E-2 Division 186
  • Habitability Division 190
  • PA Division 192
  • R Division 196
  • Medical Department 200
  • Navigation Department 204
  • Operations Department 208
  • OX Division 210
  • Strike Ops 211
  • OA Division 212
  • OC Division 214
  • OE Division 216
  • OI Division 220
  • OP Division 224
  • OS Division 226
  • OZ Division 228
  • Reactor Department 230
  • RC Division 232
  • RE Division 234
  • RL Division 236
  • RM Division 238
  • RT Division 242
  • Safety Department 244
  • Supply Department 248
  • S1 Division 250
  • S2 Division 252
  • S3 Division 256
  • S4 Division 261
  • S5 Division 262
  • S6 Division 264
  • 117 Division 266
  • S8 Division 268
  • S9 Division 269
  • Training Department 272
  • Weapons Department 274
  • 01 Division 276
  • 02 Division 278
  • 03 Division 282
  • 04 Division 284
  • AWMCS Division 286
  • EOD Division 287
  • SAM Division 288
  • W Division 290
  • Marine Detachment 292
  • Airwing 298
  • Commander Carrier Air Wing Eight 300
  • CAG Staff 302
  • HS-9 304
  • VS-24 316
  • USO Shows 328
  • VA-35 330
  • VA-82 342
  • Talent Show 354
  • VA-86 356
  • VAW-124 368
  • Naval Aviators 380
  • VAQ-135 382
  • VF-41 394
  • Monaco Dance 406
  • VF-84 408
  • Turn Over 420
  • Tiger Cruise 422
  • Homecoming 424
  • Memoriam 428
  • Crulsebook Staff 430
  • Editor's Page 432
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