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1980's - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Nice twilight overhead shot.
1980's - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Returning from a WestPac early 1980's.
[Image Source - US Navy]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1980's - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Early 80's Manning the rail.
1980's - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Mid - 80's?
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[Image Source - US Navy]
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1980's - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Mid - 80's?
1980's - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Mid 80's? Tied up at Norfolk.
[Image Source - US Navy]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1980's - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - In the Med.
1980's - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - High speed run in the Med.
[Image Source - US Navy]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1980's - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Anchored in the Med.
1980's - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Different cruise, anchored in the Med.
[Image Source - US Navy]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1980's - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Anchored out flying colors.
1980's - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Tied up at a pier next to the battleship USS Iowa BB-61.
[Image Source - US Navy]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1980 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Underway somewhere in the pacific, making a turn.
1980 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Operating on "Gonzo" Station in the Persian Gulf.
[Image Source - US Navy]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1980 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Great shot of an approach to the ship.
1980 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - UNREP in very calm water.
[Image Source - US Navy]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1980-83 - USS Coral Sea. Passing under the Golden Gate Bridge. A-6's in the Hanger Bay. Watching Coral Sea plow through the waves.
[Image Source - Raymond Malkiewicz - EverAfterImages]
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1980 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - UNREP in very calm water.
1980 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - In the Med getting ready to UNREP.
[Image Source - US Navy]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1980 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - "San Francisco's Own" returning from her 79/80 WestPac.
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1981 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Anchored off Thailand for New Years. Flag at half mast after Anwar Sadat was assasinated. Also note the F-4 markings. It is marked for the Vietnam Ace Duke Cunningham who flew from the USS Midway. Not sure if it's the same F-4 or what??

[Follow Up - Tom Price]: ...Duke was assigned to VF-154 at that time as the Operations Officer...since he was an Ace, and as a right of passage, the squadron painted the five starts on his aircraft...he departed the squadron after our 81-82 cruise.
1981 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - ORE off the coast of California prior to the 81 WestPac.
[Image Source - Thomas McNulty]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1981 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - CVW-14 deployed for workups aboard the Coral Sea for the 81 WestPac.
1981 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Steaming towards Pearl Harbor.
[Image Source - US Navy]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1981 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Seen here pulling in to Pearl Harbor.
1981 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Three A-7E's fly over the ship.
[Image Source - US Navy]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1981 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 and USS Midway CV-41 operating side by side.
1981 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - On patrol in the pacific.
[Image Source - US Navy]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1981 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Battle Group Charlie in the pacific.
1981 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Tied up at ship repair facility Subic Bay, Philippines.
[Image Source - US Navy]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1981 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Tall Ship greeting Coral Sea on her return from Westpac.
1981 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Port quarter view.
[Image Source - US Navy]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1982 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Series of pictures of the ship underway just off the coast of Subic Bay, Phillipines.
[Image Source - DoD]
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1982 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Starboard view, underway in the Pacific.
1982 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - March 1982. Returning from last WestPac, passing by Alcatraz.
[Image Source - DoD]
[Image Source - Rich Carson]
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1982 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Operating in the Indian Ocean. Note the Engineering E on the stack.
1982 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Returning from WestPac. Crew spelling out "SAN FRANCISCO'S OWN".
[Image Source - US Navy Submitted by Guy Dunbar]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1982 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Operating in the Indian Ocean. Note the Engineering E on the stack.
1982 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Arriving from last WestPac, passing under Oakland Bay Bridge.
[Image Source - US Navy]
[Image Source - DoD]
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1982 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Crew on the bow.
1982 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Pushing some water at flank speed.
[Image Source - DoD]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1982 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Arriving from last WestPac. San Francisco in background.
1982 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Arriving from last WestPac, Alameda.
[Image Source - US Navy]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1982 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Collection of ship pictures from the 1982 cruise. Coral Sea Battle Group. Looking back at an empty flight deck. Looking acroos to the UNREP ship. Tied up at Subic. Coral Sea on the horizon. At anchor in Thailand. Coming back to San Francisco. About to go under the Golden Gate. Passing Alcatraz. UNREP. UNREP. At Anchor. Silhouetted against a morning sky. Passing under the Golden Gate. Approaching SF, looking out over the bow. Tied up at Cubi Pt. Tied up at Cubi Pt.
[Image Source - Steve Francione]
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1983 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Off the coast of Cannes, France.
1983 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Departing San Francisco for her World Cruise.
[Image Source - Rich Carson]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1983 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Coral Sea launching two F4 Phantom's, the USS Eisenhower CVN-69 seen in background.
1983 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Docking at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
[Image Source - US Navy]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1983 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Impressive show of carrier power! Left to right: CV-41 USS Midway, USS Enterprise CVN-65, USS Coral Sea CV-43.
1983 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Another shot of the three carriers and support ships. Operating off the coast of Alaska.
[Image Source - US Navy]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1983 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Passing through the Suez Canal in June 1983.
1983 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Anchored off a port of call in the Med. The USS America CV-66 is in the background. Both carriers groups escorted each other through the canal.
[Image Source - US Navy]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1983 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - UNREP during the World Cruise.
1983 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - UNREP during the World Cruise.
[Image Source - US Navy]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1983 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Anchored off Cannes, France.
1983 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Portsmouth, Va.
[Image Source - US Navy]
[Image Source - Ray Johnson]
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1983 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Here is an interesting photo taken during a replenishment at sea. You can see a line between ships about midship and a CH46 transfering stores.
1983 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - A couple of black & white photos of the ship.
[Image Source - James Lockard]
[Image Source - eBay]
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1985 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Just after she came out of Dry-dock at Portsmouth Shipyard, Portsmouth Virginia.
1985 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Leaving Portmouth Shipyard, Portsmouth Virginia.
[Image Source - Rich Carson]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1985 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - PR shots off of Roosevelt Roads area.
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1985 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - At anchor in Istanbul. USS Saratoga CV-60 seen behind Coral Sea.
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1985 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Beautiful shot from behind the ship of an F-18A on final.
1985 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Underway Replenishment "UNREP" in the Mediterranean.
[Image Source - DoD]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1985 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Tied up for a visit at Nova Scotia, Canada.
 
[Image Source - Michael Martin]
 
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1986 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Augusta Bay, Sicily.
[Image Source - US Navy - Submitted by Guy Dunbar]
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1986 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Patrolling off the coast of Libya in support of "Operation Eldorado Canyon".
1986 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Another picture of the ship on patrol during "Operation Eldorado Canyon".
[Image Source - US Navy]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1986 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - A very nice series of black and white photos from one of our supporters in Italy. These were taken while the ship was moored in the harbor off Trieste, Italy, right before operations began in the Gulf of Sidra. Note that both anchor's are dropped due to the heavy seas and strong winds.
[Image Source - Antonio Zugan - Italy]
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1986 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Some nice pictures from the 85-86 cruise.
[Image Source - Antonio Zugan - Italy]
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1986 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Operating in the Med.
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1986 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Seen with Battle Group in the Med.
1986 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Beautiful overhed shot in the Med.
[Image Source - US Navy]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1986 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Another great overhead shot. This picture appeared on the cover of The Hook Magazine -1990.
1986 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Operating in the Med.
[Image Source - US Navy]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1986 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Manning the rail after 86 Med cruise.
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1986 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Dependants Day Cruise from the late 1980's.
1987 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Cool shot of a Battle group led by a battleship. From left to right; USS Coral Sea CV-43, USS Iowa BB-61, USS Saratoga CV-60.
[Image Source - US Navy]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1987 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 about to enter Augusta Bay, Sicily.
1987 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 and USS Saratoga CV-60 operating together off the coast of Augusta Bay, Sicily.
[Image Source - Troy Prince MidwaySailor.com]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1988 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Great picture of HS-17 Plane Guard with CV-43 in background.
1988 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Nice overhead shot.
[Image Source - Steve McAllister]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1988 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Somewhere in the Mediterranean.
1988 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Efficency "E" formed by crew on deck.
[Image Source - US Navy]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1988 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Operating in the Med.
1988 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Operating in the Med.
[Image Source - US Navy]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1988 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Port of Call visit to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Note the F-4 Phantoms on deck. From Barrie MacLeod: Before her last Med cruise she came in with junk Phantoms and active H-3s on a work up. That was on 3 July 1988.
[Image Source - Stephan Tardif]
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1988 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Anchored off Benidorm, Spain.
1989 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - The last military action the Coral Sea performed. This task force was dispatched to the waters off Lebanon as a show of force. The ships are the USS Coral Sea CV-43, USS Iowa BB-61, USS Belknap and the USS Nassau LHA-4.
[Image Source - US Navy]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1989 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - The task force on the prowl led by the USS Iowa BB-61. Coral sea can be seen in the background. Looks like Iowa just fired her aft guns?
1989 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - UNREP in the Carribean Sea.
[Image Source - DoD]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1989 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Underway in the Mediterranean Sea. Last ever deployment.
1989 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Outstanding sunset picture as the ship enters port in Palma, Spain.
[Image Source - US Navy]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1989 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 with Sixth Fleet Task Force.
1989 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Bow on shot of the old girl doing a speed run.
[Image Source - US Navy]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1989 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - anchored off the Virgin Islands.
1989 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Postcard from last cruise.
[Image Source - US Navy]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1989 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 entering Ft. Lauderdale for liberty call.
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1989 - Great collection of US Navy photos.
[Image Source - US Navy - Submitted by Guy Dunbar]
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1989 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Another shot in her final configuration during a high speed run.
1989 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Last sunset as a deployed carrier of the fleet.
[Image Source - US Navy]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1989 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Last moments underway as a deployed carrier of the fleet. About to enter Norfolk for the last time. Seen heer with the USS Wasp.
[Image Source - US Navy & Bill Ridgeway]
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1989 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Manning the rail on the way into Norfolk.
1989 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Docked in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
[Image Source - US Navy]
[Image Source - Chuck May]
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1989 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - CVW-13 The Guardiand, give the USS Coral Sea a Fly Over as she is docking in Norfolk for the last time.
1989 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - USS Coral Sea being moved to Pier 12 Norfolk for the decommissioning.
[Image Source - US Navy]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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1989 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Seen here entering Norfolk for the decommissioning. Carriers in the background are(L to R): USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71, USS Enterprise CVN-65, USS John F. Kennedy CV-67.
1989 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Last moments underway as a commissioned ship. Being moved into Pier 12 for the decommissioning.
[Image Source - US Navy]
[Image Source - US Navy]
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