Aircraft Carriers that VRC-50 provided COD services and/or provided detachments.


Please let the webmaster know which aircraft carriers VRC-50 provided COD services and type aircraft.
That way I can add/remove the carriers that have not had the pleasure of VRC-50's COD services.
All it takes is one landing to qualify for COD service.

TRIVIA: What was the 1st and the last CV that VRC-50 provided COD services?

Ship Hull No. Comm. Decomm.
[or ACTIVE]
COD Service by VRC-50 ?
Detachments ?
Aircraft
C-1A / C-2A / US-3A
Yorktown 10 15 Apr 1943 27 Jun 1970 COD Service = YES C-1A
Intrepid 11 16 Aug 1943 15 Mar 1974 COD Service = YES C-1A / C-2A
Hornet 12 29 Nov 1943 26 May 1970 COD Service = YES C-1A / C-2A
Ticonderoga 14 8 May 1944 1 Sep 1973 COD Service = YES C-1A / C-2A
Hancock 19 15 Apr 1944 30 Jan 1976 COD Service = YES C-1A / C-2A
Bennington 20 6 Aug 1944 15 Jan 1970 COD Service = YES C-1A / C-2A
Bon Homme Richard 31 26 Nov 1944 2 Jul 1971 COD Service = YES C-1A / C-2A
Kearsarge 33 2 May 1946 15 Jan 1970 COD Service = YES C-1A
Oriskany 34 25 Sep 1950 20 Sep 1979 COD Service = YES / DETACHMENTS = YES C-1A / C-2A
Shangri-La 38 15 Sep 1944 30 Jul 1971 COD Service = YES C-1A
Midway 41 10 Sep 1945 11 Apr 1992 COD Service = YES / DETACHMENTS = YES C-1A / C-2A / US-3A
Franklin D. Roosevelt 42 27 Oct 1945 1 Oct 1977 COD Service = YES C-1A
Coral Sea 43 1 Oct 1947 26 Apr 1990 COD Service = YES / DETACHMENTS = YES C-1A / C-2A / US-3A
Forrestal 59 1 Oct 1955 30 Sep 1993 COD Service = YES C-1A / C-2A
Saratoga 60 14 Apr 1956 20 Aug 1994 COD Service = YES / DETACHMENTS = YES C-1A /C-2A / US-3A
Ranger 61 10 Aug 1957 10 Jul 1993 COD Service = YES / DETACHMENTS = YES C-1A / C-2A / US-3A
Independence 62 10 Jan 1959 30 Sep 1998 COD Service = YES / DETACHMENTS = YES C-1A / C-2A / US-3A
Kitty Hawk 63 29 Apr 1961 Active COD Service = YES / DETACHMENTS = YES C-1A / C-2A / US-3A
Constellation 64 27 Oct 1961 Active COD Service = YES / DETACHMENTS = YES C-1A / C-2A / US-3A
Enterprise 65 25 Nov 1961 Active COD Service = YES C-1A / C-2A / US-3A
America 66 23 Jan 1965 9 Aug 1996 COD Service = YES C-1A / C-2A / US-3A
John F. Kennedy 67 7 Sep 1968 Active COD Service = YES           / C-2A
Nimitz 68 3 May 1975 Active COD Service = YES / DETACHMENTS = YES           / C-2A / US-3A
Dwight D. Eisenhower 69 18 Oct 1977 Active ???
Carl Vinson 70 13 Mar 1982 Active COD Service = YES / DETACHMENTS = YES           / C-2A / US-3A
Theodore Roosevelt 71 25 Oct 1986 Active COD Service = YES                     / US-3A
Abraham Lincoln 72 11 Nov 1989 Active COD Service = YES / DEATCHMENTS = YES           / C-2A / US-3A
George Washington 73 4 July 1992 Active ???



Note: Sources used is this page: From the Naval Historical Center Website:
Order of battle for carriers and carrier-based squadrons in the Western Pacific (WestPac) and Vietnam 1964-1975 -- For the 1966 - 1975 time frame.
Also: Carrier Deployments by Year (1946 to 1990.
Other sources: VRC-50 Family Grams
All of the above carriers (71 & 73 - not confirmed) were deployed to WestPac and/or Viet Nam and /or Indian Ocean during VRC-50's 28 year existence.