1960s Deployments

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3 March 1961 to 18 September 1961

  Commanding Officer: R.M. Williams, Jr.  
  Aboard: Kearsarge CVS-33  
  Air Group: CVSG-53  
  Aircraft Flown: HSS-1  
  Modex: NSxx  
  AREA, Ports, Exercises, Operations, Etc.: Pearl Harbor, HI; WESTPAC, Subic Bay, PI; Manila Bay, PI; Hong  Kong; Beppu; Japan; Buckner Bay, Okinawa; Kobe, Japan; Yokosuka, Japan; Sasebo, Japan; and Iwakuni, Japan
       WESTPAC  
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1 August 1962 to ? October 1962

  Commanding Officer: George A. O’Shea  
  Aboard: Kearsarge CVS-33  
  Air Group: CVSG-53  
  Aircraft Flown: HSS-1  
  Modex: NSxx  
  AREA, Ports, Exercises, Operations, Etc.: Mercury 8 recovery on 3 October 1962  
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? January 1963 to ? February 1963

  Commanding Officer: Ralph R. Riley  
  Aboard: Kearsarge CVS-33  
  Air Group: CVSG-53  
  Aircraft Flown: HSS-1  
  Modex: NSxx  
  AREA, Ports, Exercises, Operations, Etc.: EASTPAC - Coastal California  
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 19 April 1963 to 3 December 1963

  Commanding Officer: Ralph R. Riley  
  Aboard: Kearsarge CVS-33  
  Air Group: CVSG-53  
  Aircraft Flown: HSS-1 and SH-3A  
  Modex: NSxx  
  AREA, Ports, Exercises, Operations, Etc.: Pearl Harbor, HI; Special Operations; Mercury 9 recovery on 16 May; WESTPAC; Sasebo, Japan; Kobe, Japan; Buckner Bay, Okinawa; Hong Kong; Yokosuka, Japan, Hakodate, Japan; Subic Bay, PI
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? April 1964 to ? May 1964

  Commanding Officer: Mark Starr  
  Aboard: Kearsarge CVS-33  
  Air Group: CVSG-53  
  Aircraft Flown: SH-3A  
  Modex: NSxx  
  AREA, Ports, Exercises, Operations, Etc.: EASTPAC  
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19 June 1964 to 16 December 1964

  Commanding Officer: Mark Starr

 

  Aboard: Kearsarge CVS-33  
  Air Group: CVSG-53  
  Aircraft Flown: SH-3A  
  Modex: NSxx  
  AREA, Ports, Exercises, Operations, Etc.: Pearl Harbor, HI; WESTPAC, Yokosuka, Japan; Gulf of Tonkin; Sasebo, Japan; Subic Bay, PI; Hong Kong
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9 June 1966 to 20 December 1966

  Commanding Officers: Robert S. Vermilya &  Warren H. Lockwood

 

  Aboard: Kearsarge CVS-33  
  Air Group: CVSG-53  
  Aircraft Flown: SH-3A  
  Modex: NSxx  
  AREA, Ports, Exercises, Operations, Etc.: Pearl Harbor, HI; WESTPAC; Yankee Station/Combat SAR; Subic Bay, PI; Manila Bay, PI in support of President Johnson and the Seven Nation Conference; Shellback Initiation; Kuala Lumpur, Malasyia;
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? June 1967 to ? July 1967

  Commanding Officer: Albert D. Fox

 

  Aboard: Kearsarge CVS-33  
  Air Group: CVSG-53  
  Aircraft Flown: SH-3A  
  Modex: NSxx  
  AREA, Ports, Exercises, Operations, Etc.: EASTPAC  
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17 August 1967 to 6 April 1968

  Commanding Officer: Albert D. Fox  
  Aboard: Kearsarge CVS-33  
  Air Group: CVSG-53  
  Aircraft Flown: SH-3A  
  Modex: NSxx  
  AREA, Ports, Exercises, Operations, Etc.: Pearl Harbor, HI; WESTPAC; Yokosuka, Japan; Yankee Station/Combat SAR; Subic Bay, PI; Hong Kong; Sasebo, Japan; USS Pueblo/Sea of Japan
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? November 1968 to ? December 1968

  Commanding Officer: Francis X. McCarthy

 

  Aboard: Kearsarge CVS-33  
  Air Group: CVSG-53  
  Aircraft Flown: SH-3A  
  Modex: NSxxx  
  AREA, Ports, Exercises, Operations, Etc.: EASTPAC - Coastal California  
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12 January 1969 to 10 March 1969

  Commanding Officers: Francis X. McCarthy & William Reed

 

  Aboard: Kearsarge CVS-33  
  Air Group: CVSG-53  
  Aircraft Flown: SH-3A  
  Modex: NSxxx  
  AREA, Ports, Exercises, Operations, Etc.: EASTPAC - Coastal California  
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 29 March 1969 to 4 September 1969

Commanding Officer: William Reed

Aboard: Kearsarge CVS-33
Air Group: CVSG-53
  Aircraft Flown: SH-3A  
  Modex: NSxxx  
  AREA, Ports, Exercises, Operations, Etc.: Pearl Harbor, HI; WESTPAC, Yankee Station; Sinking of the USS Evans; Subic Bay, PI; Manila Bay, PI; Sasebo, Japan; Exercise Beach King; Hong Kong

Updated: 06/03/15