USS Midway

 

Deployments, Air Wings & Squadrons,

June 1991 ~ Present

 

USS Midway

 

 

 

CVW-5

17 ~ ?? JUN 91

WESTPAC & Republic of the Philippines

Operation FIERY VIGIL

Evacuation of 1,800 service members & dependents

after the volcanic eruption of Mt. Pinatubo.

Tail Code

Modex

Squadrons

Aircraft

NF

610

HS-12

Wyverns

SH-3H

 

 

HMH-772

 

CH-53 & CH-46

 

 

 

CVW-5

10 ~ 22 AUG 91

Transit to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Air Wing Swapout with USS INDEPENDENCE, CV-62

Tail Code

Modex

Squadrons

Aircraft

NF

100

VFA-195

Dambusters

F/A-18A

200

VFA-151

Vigilantes

F/A-18A

300

VFA-192

Golden Dragons

F/A-18A

500

VA-115

Eagles

A-6E TRAM

KA-6D

600~603

VAW-115

Liberty Bells

E-2C

604~607

VAQ-136

Gauntlets

EA-6B

610

HS-12

Wyverns

SH-3H

 

 

 

CVW-14

28 AUG ~ 14 SEP 91

Transit to San Diego, California

Tail Code

Modex

Squadrons

Aircraft

NK

100

VFA-113

Stingers

F/A-18A

200

VFA-151

Vigilantes

F/A-18A

300

VFA-25

Fist of the Fleet

F/A-18A

500

VA-196

Main Battery

A-6E TRAM

KA-6D

600~603

VAW-113

Black Eagles

E-2C

604~607

VAQ-139

Cougars

EA-6B

610

HS-8

Eightballers

SH-3H

 

 

 

Naval Board of Inspection & Survey Team

Material Condition & Capabilities Evaluation

24 SEP 91

Southern California Operating Area

Series of tests including full power sea trials & final

aircraft trap & launch of an F/A-18 Hornet from CVW-14.

 

Returned to port for the last time

under her own steam... at 32 knots!

 

 

 

Decommissioned

11 APR 92

North Island Naval Shipyard, San Diego, California & towed

to the Navy Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Bremerton, Washington

 

 

 

Stricken from the Navy List

17 MAR 97

 

 

 

29 AUG 03

Acting Secretary of the Navy, Hansford T. Johnson signed

a donation contract, officially transferring Midway to

the San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum.

 

 

 

30 SEP  ~ 07 OCT 03

Departed the Navy Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility,

Bremerton, Washington under tow enroute to Oakland,

California.

 

 

 

08 OCT ~ 30 DEC 03

Arrived in Oakland, California & moored at the

Charles P. Howard Terminal to undergo restoration.

 

 

 

31 DEC 03 ~ 05 JAN 04

Departed Oakland, California under tow for

relocation to NAS North Island, San Diego, California.

 

 

 

10 JAN 04

Departed NAS North Island under tow across San Diego Bay

to Navy Pier. This was her final journey, ending where she

will become the San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum.

 

 

 

07 JUN 04

Officially opened as the San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum.

 

 

 

?? OCT 07

Officially renamed as The USS Midway Museum.

 

 

 

 

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