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USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
1952 - President Tito - [0:25] - Brief clip about Yugoslavia President Marshall Josip Tito visiting the ship. I got this from British Pathe News Archives. This is the free version so it has their watermark on the video.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
1955 Feb. 14 - Marine Fury - [10:13] - Marine Fury landing and takeoff practice on the USS Coral Sea CVA-43.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
1960 - Vancouver Lions Gate Bridge - [0:49] - Fresh out of the yards after her angle deck conversion, USS Coral Sea passes under the Lions Gate Bridge - Vancouver. Over 15,000 Vancouverites went aboard the aircraft carrier during one afternoon of the ship's visit to Vancouver. Thousands more had to be turned away.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
1963 - A3 Barricade [1:17] - While performing an airshow off the coast of Sydney, Australia, an A-3 Whale nose gear collapses on a routine trap. They go around and come in for a barricade landing. This is from British Pathe News Archives. This is the free version so it has their watermark on the video.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
1963 - F-8 Mishap - [0:40] - This one is of an F-8 Photo Crusader, VFP-63 PP-928, that loses control systems going down the catapult. Watch closely at the end, you can see the pilot eject just as the plane rolls inverted. Another Coral Sea PLAT video from Gary Schreffler.

Read a detailed account of this mishap here.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
1963 - Air Operations - [3:56] - USS Coral Sea 1963 Air Operations. Great footage on the flight deck. Someones 8mm home movie.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
1963 - Homecoming - [0:57] - Video of families greeting sailors just after the ship arrives home from a Westpac. Sound track is fubared. I got this from British Pathe News Archives. This is the free version so it has their watermark on the video.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
1964 - CarQual's - [7:46] - Home video shot in 1964 during CarQual's prior to the Coral Sea's first Vietnam WestPac. Flight Deck scenes, Flight Operations and UNREP footage. Film is approximately 8 minutes long. Film courtesy of Kathy Gendreau, from the home movie collection of her late grandfather, R.J. Schirkofsky. Kathy did all the editing and conversions of the 8mm film for the web video. Many thanks to Kathy.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
1966 - A-3 Mishap - [0:18] - A short PLAT video from 1966 of an A-3 going over the bow after a catapult malfunction. Many thanks to Gary Schreffler for donating this to the site.

Read a detailed account of this mishap here.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
January 18th, 1968 - Bob Hope - [1:42] - Short clip of Bob Hope aboard USS Coral Sea.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
1968 - F-111B Carrier Trials - [15:00] - Great footage aboard USS Coral Sea during the summer of 1968 when the Navy conducted carrier trials for the F-111B. (No Sound)

Read more about the F-111B trials here.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
1969 - Underway - [3:14] - Video from Charlie Walker. The footage was shot from the USS Blue by Earl Faubion during the 1969-70 WestPac. Charlie did the editing and formatting for the web video. Many thanks to Charlie and Earl helping out the USS Coral Sea Tribute Site.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
1969 - San Fracisco - [3:30] - USS Coral Sea returning home after her 68-69 Westpac. Footage aboard the ship as she enters San Francisco Bay.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
1970 - F-4 Mishap - [0:30] - Mishap on CAT-3, an F-4B of VF-151 is pulled down the deck by its mangled nose gear after a miscue. Look closely at the nose gear and you can see it collapse and then get tangled in the bridal/shuttle pulling the Phantom into the sea. Another Coral Sea PLAT video from Gary Schreffler.

Read a detailed account of this mishap here.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
1970 - Shellback Ceremony aboard USS Coral Sea - [2:31] - Shellback initiation on board the USS Coral Sea.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
1977 - USS Coral Sea Documentary - [10:11] - This video comes from a Japanese documentary about the 7th Fleet done in 1977. I have extracted the footage pertaining to the USS Coral Sea . A lot of flight ops and a few scenes around the ship. Many thanks to Troy Prince for submitting this footage.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
1979 - CV-43 1979 FLight Deck Operations - [3:17] - A great clip showing Flight Ops aboard USS Coral Sea during workups in 1979. Video shot by Eddie Rodriguez.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
1982 - San Francisco Fleet Week - [5:53] - Home video shot in 1982 during San Francisco Fleet Week. This was shot by Charlie Walker on board the USS Fletcher DD-992. Film courtesy of Charlie Walker. Originally filmed in 8mm. Charlie did all the editing and conversions for the web video. We all owe him a big thank you for his initiative and hard work to donate this to the site.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
1982 - Movie Clip - [5:56] - A short clip from a movie in 1982. There is about one minute of footage at normal speed, followed by about four minutes of the same clip in slow motion.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
1983 - Wog Day Afternoon - [5:28] - Shellback initiation on board the USS Coral Sea World Cruise 1983.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
1986 - Coral Sea Music Video - [2:44] - God Bless the U.S.A. by Lee Greenwood: I'm Proud To Be An American. With many scenes in and around the USS Coral Sea. Thanks to David Timmons for contributing this.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
1986 - G1 Bomb Assembly - [6:39] - Music video of bomb assembly crew on board the USS Coral Sea CV43 in 1985. A Syslfrog production. Filmed and edited by David Huber, one of our shipmates. Many thanks to David.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
1986 - Libya Attack - [16:00] - Coverage of attack on Libya in 1986. Included is news coverage with the late Peter Jennings, footage of the USS Coral Sea bomb assembly team and other ordies stenciling and transporting the bombs, News coverage from Navy News, and a speech to the nation by Ronald Reagan. A Syslfrog production. Filmed and edited by David Huber, one of our shipmates. Many thanks to David.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
1986 - Homecoming Norfolk - [6:49] - Local news station report on USS Coral Sea homecoming. Many thanks to David Timmons.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
1987-88 - [1:16:11] - MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE USS CORAL SEA WITH VFA 131 WILDCATS. Recorded by a local news station in Va.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
1988-89 - Tomcat CarQuals - Part 1 - [9:48] - Footage from the flight deck of United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CV-43). Also some footage from the V-1 Division (flight deck crew) berthing area. This footage was filmed by Paul Carrizales during a work-up cruise off the east coast of the US sometime around late 1988 or early 1989.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
1988-89 - Tomcat CarQuals - Part 2 - [9:44] - Footage from the flight deck of United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CV-43). Also some footage from the V-1 Division (flight deck crew) berthing area. This footage was filmed by Paul Carrizales during a work-up cruise off the east coast of the US sometime around late 1988 or early 1989.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
1988-89 - Tomcat CarQuals - Part 3 - [6:41] - Footage from the flight deck of United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CV-43). Also some footage from the V-1 Division (flight deck crew) berthing area. This footage was filmed by Paul Carrizales during a work-up cruise off the east coast of the US sometime around late 1988 or early 1989.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
1989 - Flight Ops - [13:39] - Flight Ops from The 1989 MED Cruise. Filmed by Stan Evans. Submitted by David Lemon.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
1989 - Steaming-Flight Ops - [59:52] - Flight Ops and ship formations from The 1989 MED Cruise. Filmed by HS-17 Neptunes Raiders.



USS Coral Sea Videos from Crtical Past website. All videos have their watermark. Most do not have sound.

USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
1951 - F2H Banshee aboard Coral Sea - [8:57] - U.S. Navy Training film about recovering aircraft that return to carriers, at sea. Most shots aboard USS Coral Sea.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
1952 - Radio Active wash down - [0:21] - United States carrier Coral Sea gets a radio active wash down in the Atlantic Ocean.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
January 25, 1954 - Skyray Carrier Trials - [0:35] - Aboard the carrier Coral Sea, United States Navy fighter Skyray undergoes take off and landing tests in United States. Skyray also known as Douglas F4D takes off and lands back after a short flight.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
1963 - A3 Barricade [1:39] - While performing an airshow off the coast of Sydney, Australia, an A-3 Whale nose gear collapses on a routine trap. They go around and come in for a barricade landing.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
April, 1963 - Coral Sea visits Australia - [1:23] - Crew members of the USS Coral Sea parade on street in Sydney, Australia.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
May 1, 1963 - Coral Sea visits Australia - [0:44] - Coral Sea in Sydney Harbor, crew members.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
May 8, 1965 - Coral Sea Main Control - F8 - [1:47] - Men work on control panel in engine room as RF-8A Crusader taxi over deck of USS Coral Sea underway in the South China Sea.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
May 10, 1965 - Coral Sea Flight Deck - [1:47] - UNREP and Hanger deck activities aboard USS Coral Sea (CVA 43) in South China Sea during Vietnam War.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
May 10, 1965 - Coral Sea Flight Deck - [1:13] - Flight deck activities aboard USS Coral Sea (CVA 43) in South China Sea during Vietnam War.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
May 10, 1965 - Coral Sea UNREP - [3:08] - USS Mount Baker UNREP USS Coral Sea (CVA 43) in South China Sea during Vietnam War.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
May 10, 1965 - Coral Sea UNREP - [0:58] - USS Coral Sea band plays during underway replenishment in the South China Sea during the Vietnam War.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
May 10, 1965 - Coral Sea UNREP - [1:08] - UNREP and hangar bay of USS Coral Sea underway in South China Sea during the Vietnam War.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
May 12, 1965 - Coral Sea Flight Deck - [0:47] - Flight deck activities aboard USS Coral Sea (CVA 43) in South China Sea during Vietnam War.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
May 12, 1965 - Coral Sea Meeeting - [1:21] - US Navy officers discuss about the Vietnam War with the help of a map aboard USS Coral Sea in south China Sea.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
May 13, 1965 - Coral Sea Flight Deck - [1:14] - Flight deck activities aboard USS Coral Sea (CVA 43) in South China Sea during Vietnam War.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
May 13, 1965 - Coral Sea Flight Deck - [1:44] - Flight deck activities aboard USS Coral Sea (CVA 43) in South China Sea during Vietnam War.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
May 13, 1965 - Coral Sea Fireroom - [1:46] - Men work in a fire room and check a log book on USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) underway in South China Sea during Vietnam War.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
May 13, 1965 - Coral Sea UNREP - [2:06] - USS Halsey,USS Radford and USS Pyro underway during the replenishment of USS Coral Sea in South China Sea.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
May 13, 1965 - Coral Sea Ordnance Control - [3:54] - Men work on a plot board and jot down information in ordnance control room aboard the USS Coral Sea in the South China Sea.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
May 14, 1965 - Coral Sea Mail Room - [1:45] - Men sort mails and put them in various pigeon holes along with mails stacked aboard USS Coral Sea in South China Sea.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
May 19, 1965 - Coral Sea Mess Deck - [4:34] - US Navy sailors serve food aboard USS Coral Sea underway in the South China Sea during the Vietnam War.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
May 19, 1965 - Coral Sea Mess Deck - [2:49] - US Navy sailors served food aboard USS Coral Sea underway in the South China Sea during the Vietnam War.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
May 19, 1965 - Coral Sea Flight Deck - [2:14] - Flight deck activities aboard USS Coral Sea (CVA 43) in South China Sea during Vietnam War.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
January 15, 1967 - Coral Sea Carrier Landings - [2:38] - Various U.S. Navy aircraft land aboard USS Coral Sea while underway in the South China Sea during Vietnam War.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
February 23, 1967 - Coral Sea SF - [0:54] - Crew members of USS Coral Sea are welcomed in San Francisco, California after returning from the Vietnam War operations.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
October 23, 1967 - Coral Sea Flight Deck - [2:40] - Flight deck activities aboard USS Coral Sea (CVA 43) in South China Sea during Vietnam War.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
November 27, 1967 - Coral Sea Flight Deck - [2:17] - Flight deck activities aboard USS Coral Sea (CVA 43) in South China Sea during Vietnam War.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
December 2, 1967 - Coral Sea Flight Deck - [2:49] - Flight deck activities aboard USS Coral Sea (CVA 43) in South China Sea during Vietnam War.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
September 7, 1968 - Coral Sea Departing SF - [2:52] - Sailors embrace and kiss their loved ones on the pier and board the USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) in San Francisco bay.
USS Coral Sea
USS Coral Sea
September 7, 1968 - Coral Sea Departing SF - [1:31] - Ships at dock along with people on pier and officers on deck of USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) in San Francisco bay.

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