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Old November 29th, 2005, 01:30 AM   #1
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USS Kitty Hawk Visits Hong Kong

By "Icefox" from HKADB :

上星期六(26/11)小弟登上了來港休假的小鷹號航母,
目標...當然是捉黃蜂o羅...

在一片煙霞中見到目的地...CV63


接近艦尾的臨時碼頭


首先進入的是傍大的機庫


機庫中的 F/A-18C


也有維修中的 EA-6B


當然會有一o的幾貴的紀念品在賣…



在機庫遊過後,走到甲板,首先入目的是三隻 SH-60


斜甲板左側的機群


來,擺個有型的姿勢


降落甲板,那四條攔截索都給放到一旁去


特別塗裝的超級大黃蜂 (F/A-18F)


SH-60 及駕駛艙



3 號彈射器


三隻 E-2C 及艦橋


降落甲板最前端回望及3(左)、4(右)號彈射器


泊在前甲板的機群


EA-6B


在甲板最前端回望


1號彈射器的彈射梭


100號隊長機(左下為2號彈射梭)


200號隊長機


300號隊長機



400號隊長機


夕陽下的黃蜂群


前甲板


一號昇降機


E-2C尾,站著的是二號昇降機


口渴的黃蜂?空中加油管都伸了出來...


CV-63 艦身編號


回到機庫,來張自拍...


最後,再去摸摸黃蜂尾後針


要離艦了...


Bye...
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Old November 30th, 2005, 08:33 PM   #2
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Kitty Hawk Arrives in Hong Kong for Port Visit
29 November 2005
Department of Defense U.S. Navy Releases

USS KITTY HAWK, Hong Kong (NNS) -- USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), along with embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, USS Stethem (DDG 63) and USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), pulled into Hong Kong harbor Nov. 24, commencing a port visit in which Sailors hoped to take advantage of Hong Kong's world-class shopping and cultural attractions.

"Hong Kong is a terrific port, and the people of Hong Kong are exceptional hosts," said Capt. Ed McNamee, Kitty Hawk's commanding officer. "We truly appreciate their friendship and are looking forward to this wonderful port call."

During the visit, Sailors will be able to participate in group events organized by Kitty Hawk's morale, welfare and recreation (MWR) office.

"There will be friendly basketball games between the ship and local organizations and a golf tournament, as well as special hotel rates and tours of Hong Kong and mainland China," said Storekeeper Seaman Marcela Frias, of MWR.

The Hong Kong visit will also offer Sailors an opportunity to participate in community service projects sponsored by the ship's religious ministries department.

"We have nine community service projects scheduled for Hong Kong," said Senior Chief Religious Program Specialist (SW/AW) Kristy Grayson, religious ministries department leading chief petty officer. "We will be going to places such as the Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children, the Salvation Army and the Hong Kong Vocational Center. We also have the Meals in the Home program, where Sailors can enjoy meals in the homes of Hong Kong families."

Sailors not going on an MWR tour or a community service project said they, too, were looking forward to the Hong Kong visit.

"I just want to relax and have fun," said Yeoman 3rd Class Kris Kononowicz, of Kitty Hawk's Air Department. "I plan to go shopping, eat at a good restaurant and go to a club in the evenings."

The Kitty Hawk Strike Group is the largest carrier strike group in the Navy and is composed of the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk, CVW 5, Chancellorsville, USS Cowpens (CG 63) and Destroyer Squadron 15.
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 01:28 PM   #3
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Kitty Hawk to come calling this weekend
23 April 2008
South China Morning Post

Beijing has approved the USS Kitty Hawk battle group's visit to Hong Kong this weekend, the aircraft carrier's last port call to the city before it is decommissioned in September.

The carrier and up to six support vessels are due to anchor on Sunday to allow more than 7,000 crew members to rest for several days.

Neither the Foreign Ministry nor the US consulate in Hong Kong has commented on the visit.

But military sources confirmed that Beijing had granted approval in the past few days after the US consulate passed on a request from the Pentagon more than a month ago.

It is the battle group's first visit since Beijing refused it permission to enter local waters for Thanksgiving in November. The Nimitz aircraft carrier strike group was granted permission to visit early this month and the Blue Ridge, a command ship, visited Hong Kong in January.

Pentagon officials are quietly confident that the tensions that shrouded the Kitty Hawk's earlier rejection have eased and the military relationship between China and the US can continue to develop. Naval visits to Hong Kong are considered a routine part of that relationship, with the city hosting about 40 port calls a year.

"We are confident that things are returning to relative normality," one Pentagon official said. "We've always liked stopping in Hong Kong and we look forward to that continuing."

The last-minute rejection in November saw military ties fall to their lowest ebb since the collision between a US Navy spy plane and a PLA jet fighter over the South China Sea in 2001.

Hundreds of US military families had flown to Hong Kong to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with relatives from the ships. The battle group was circling just outside Hong Kong waters when the rejection came.

Beijing reversed its decision, but Washington said the reversal came too late and the ships steamed north through the Taiwan Strait.

Despite a visit to Beijing from the head of the US Pacific Command, Admiral Timothy Keating, Beijing has yet to confirm the reason for the rejection.

It came soon after moves by Washington to upgrade Patriot missile batteries in Taiwan and a meeting between US President George W. Bush and exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.

Some US military families are expected to return to the city for next week's visit. Waterfront restaurants and Wan Chai bars are preparing for a surge in custom.

The Hong Kong stop will come during one of the last voyages of the 47-year-old Kitty Hawk, the oldest US naval ship and its last non-nuclear-powered carrier in service.

Stationed in Japan as part of the US Seventh Fleet, the Kitty Hawk is the only aircraft carrier based outside the US and has visited Hong Kong for many years.

Pentagon chiefs have repeatedly denied that, once decommissioned, it will be given to India as part of efforts to counter China's military build-up.
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