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October 20, 1991 | GEORGE FRANK
Our aircraft circled lazily above the Pacific Ocean off the starboard side of the carrier Nimitz. Once it was cleared for landing, the two engines came alive and the plane carrying 26 passengers and cargo lurched forward. The aircraft jerked into a hard left turn as it prepared for the final approach to the small deck below.
March 3, 2004 | From Associated Press
All that is left for No. 2 St. Joseph's is a perfect finish. Jameer Nelson scored 25 points and Chet Stachitas added a career-best 16 on Tuesday night, leading the Hawks to an 82-50 victory over St. Bonaventure at Philadelphia. Only the Atlantic 10 tournament stands in the way of a perfect regular season for St. Joseph's, 27-0 overall and 16-0 in the Atlantic 10. The NCAA considers conference tournaments part of the regular season. The conference tournament starts next week.
March 12, 1996 | ENRIQUE LAVIN
As the aircraft carrier Boxer cruised eight miles off Orange County's shores Monday, Frank Clendenen pondered the ship's immense size and awesome defensive capability. "I'm real proud of it," said Clendenen, 86, a board member of the Newport Beach Navy League. "This is something we rarely get a chance to see--what our ships can do."
May 11, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The Navy is investigating how a man was able to sneak aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier in port in Portsmouth, England. On April 9, the man made it past British and American security, then apparently onto a boat transporting people to the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman. British media identified the man as Abdoul Masmoud Yessoufou, 37, from the Isle of Wight. He was detained by members of the carrier's security force and placed in British custody, said Lt.
November 12, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
The Navy is coming to the rescue of one of its mightiest veterans, joining the operation to free the World War II aircraft carrier Intrepid from deep Hudson River mud that has blocked efforts to move the ship to a dry dock for renovation. The ship, which serves as the Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum, was moved only a few feet before its 16-foot propellers snagged in the sediment. The Navy will provide salvage support at a cost of about $3 million.
October 4, 1990
Independence this week became first U.S. aircraft carrier to pass through Strait of Hormuz since 1974. It is expected to stay in Persian Gulf about a week, then sail back to Arabian Sea. PROFILE OF THE INDEPENDENCE Commissioned: Jan. 10, 1959 Displacement: 80,643 tons (full load) Length: 1071 feet Power plant: 8 Babcock & Wilcox boilers, 4 Westinghouse geared turbines Speed: 33 knots Crew: 2,900 ship's company; 2,279 air wing Armament: Sea Sparrow missiles; 3 Phalanx close-in weapons systems.
July 20, 2003
I was greatly disappointed to see the article about our newest and mightiest warship, the Ronald Reagan, buried on Page A36 (July 13) instead of on the front page where it belonged. This ship is not only a deterrent to enemy aggression but was named after a very popular former president from California. The six articles on Page A1 could have easily been placed elsewhere. John B. Eger Indian Wells
April 6, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
The retired U.S. aircraft carrier Oriskany will be sunk off the Florida coast near Pensacola this summer to serve as an artificial reef, the Navy announced. The 888-foot Oriskany is the first vessel in a new program designed to dispose of obsolete warships by sinking them as a cheaper alternative to the scrap yard. The ship also will serve as an underwater memorial.
July 2, 1985 | Associated Press
The Ark Royal, Britain's third aircraft carrier, entered service Monday with a call at this southern English port. The 20,000-ton ship, built at a cost of more than $260 million, joins the aircraft carriers Illustrious and Invincible, in Britain's scaled-down seaborne air arm. Because of an economy drive by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the ships no longer have their own complements of aircraft and must take turns using them.
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