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USS Saratoga, aircraft carrier

Sinking of the USS Saratoga after the Baker Day Explosion over Bikini Lagoon

Right from view of an A-6E Intruder aircraft from Medium Attack Squadron 75 (VA-75) assigned to Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW-3) landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV-60) underway off the coast of Florida

A right front view of an F-4J Phantom II aircraft from Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) assigned to Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW-3) landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV-60) underway off the coast of Florida

A right side view of an F-4J Phantom II aircraft from Fighter Squadron 103 (VF-103) assigned to Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW-3) landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV-60) underway off the coast of Florida

A right front view of a Medium Attack Squadron 37 (VA-37) A-7E Corsair II aircraft landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) during training exercises off the coast of Florida

Right front view of an S-3A Viking aircraft from Air Anti-submarine Squadron 22 (VS-22) assigned to Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW-3) landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV-60) underway off the coast of Florida

A right front view of an A-7E Corsair II aircraft from Light Attack Squadron 105 (VA-105) assigned to Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW-3) landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV-60) underway off the coast of Florida

A port quarter view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) underway

An aerial port quarter view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV-60) underway

Aerial port quarter view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV-60) underway

Aerial port beam view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV-60) underway

Aerial stern view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV-60) underway

Aerial port quarter view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV-60) underway

A port quarter view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV-60) underway

A starboard bow view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) underway during operations with the 6th Fleet

A bow view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) underway in heavy seas while en route to the Mediterranean Sea. The guided missile frigate USS SAMUEL ELIOT MORISON (FFG 13) is off the carrier's starboard side

A bow view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) underway in heavy seas while en route to the Mediterranean Sea. The guided missile frigate USS SAMUEL ELIOT MORISON (FFG 13) is off the carrier's starboard side

A port bow view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) underway during operations with the 6th Fleet

A port beam view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) underway during operations with the 6th Fleet

A starboard quarter view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) underway during operations with the 6th Fleet

A bow view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) underway during operations with the 6th Fleet

A stern view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) underway during operations with the 6th Fleet

A bow view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) underway during operations with the 6th Fleet. The guided missile cruiser USS DALE (CG 19) is off the carrier's starboard side

A port bow view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) underway during operations with the 6th Fleet

A starboard bow view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) underway during operations with the 6th Fleet

A port bow view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) underway during operations with the 6th Fleet

A port bow view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) underway during operations with the 6th Fleet. The guided missile cruiser USS DALE (CG 19) is off the carrier's starboard side

A workman uses a cherry-picker to inspect a small compartment in the hull of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) during the carrier's service life extension program (SLEP) overhaul at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard

Two F/A-18C Hornet aircraft pass over the Aircraft Carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) during Operation DESERT SHIELD. The aircraft are assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron Seventy-Four (VFA-74)

An F/A-18C Hornet aircraft of Strike Fighter Squadron Seventy-Four (VFA-74) in flight over the Aircraft Carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) during Operation DESERT SHIELD

High angle view down at an OV-10D Bronco Observation Aircraft as it taxis clear of the landing zone onboard the Forrestal Class, Aircraft Carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60). The aircraft is testing flight qualifications off the coast of North Carolina

Underside view of a US Navy F-14A Tomcat aircraft from Fighter Squadron Seventy-Four (VF-74)passing over the Aircraft Carrier USS SARATOGA (not shown) after taking a wave-off during flight operations off the coast of Florida. The aircraft has both the landing gear and arrestor hook in the down position in preparation for landing

A US Navy F-14A Tomcat fighter aircraft from Squadron Seventy-Four (VF-74) catches the arrester wire after landing onboard the Forrestal Class, Aircraft Carrier USS SARATOGA

A bow view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60), with F-14A Tomcat aircraft at three catapults

The Kilauea Class, Ammunition Ship USS SANTA BARBARA (AE-28), (Left) takes part in an underway replenishment with the Forrestal Class, Aircraft Carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) off the coast of Florida. A colorful rainbow is seen in the background

Personnel from the Airborne Early Warning Squadron One-Two-Five (VAW-125) are shown servicing the port engine of an E-2C Hawkeye aircraft on the hangar deck of the Forrestal Class, Aircraft Carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60)

Under the red glow of the night battle lights, men of the ship's navigation department plot the course of the Forrestal Class, Aircraft Carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) as the ship operates off the coast of Florida

Electrician Mates monitor the main electrical control console in the engineering spaces on board the Forrestal Class, Aircraft Carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60)

Boatswain mates in the forward windless compartment of the Forrestal Class, Aircraft Carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) prepare to let go the anchor as the ship makes a port call in the U.S. Virgin Islands

A port bow view of the Canadian Forces, St. Laurent Class, Frigate HMCS Fraser (F 233) sailing in position of the starboard side of the Forrestal Class, Aircraft Carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) in preparation for an underway replenishment

An elevated port view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) and the fast combat support ship USS SEATTLE (AOE 3) participating in an underway replenishment

An elevated port bow view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60), the fast combat support ship USS SEATTLE (AOE 3) and the frigate USS GARCIA (FF 1040) participating in an underway replenishment

A high angle port bow view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) underway

An elevated starboard quarter view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV-60) underway

An aerial starboard bow view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV-60) and its battle group underway. Clockwise from bottom: USS JACK WILLIAMS (FFG-24), USS JESSE L. BROWN (FF-1089), USS SCOTT (DDG-995), USS MONONGAHELA (AO-178), USS MOUNT BAKER (AE-34), USS BIDDLE (CG-34), USS CAPODANNO (FF-1093), and USS SARATOGA (CV-60)

A bow view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) underway

An elevated stern view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) underway

An elevated bow view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) underway

Stern view of the Forrestal Class, Aircraft Carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) returning to her homeport of Mayport, Florida. The flight deck is wet from a recent rainstorm. Visible on the deck are A-6E Intruders, parked at the stern of the carrier and F-14A Tomcats, parked on the front half of the carrier. The ship has just completed a carrier qualification period

An aerial view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60), the guided missile destroyer USS SCOTT (DDG 995), and the fleet oiler USS MONONGAHELA (AO 178) tied up at pier. This is the first time an aircraft carrier has visited the island

An aerial port bow view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV-60) tied up at pier. This is the first time an aircraft carrier has visited the island

An aerial view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60), the guided missile destroyer USS SCOTT (DDG 995), and the fleet oiler USS MONONGAHELA (AO 178) tied up at pier. This is the first time an aircraft carrier has visited the island

A pilot performs a preflight inspection of his A-7E II Corsair aircraft prior to flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60)

An MD-3A tow tractor pulls an A-7E Corsair II aircraft along the flight deck during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60)

A catapult officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) signals with two fingers that everything is ready and an F-14A Tomcat aircraft is ready to be launched. The aircraft is armed with AIM-7 Sparrow missiles on the fuselage and AIM-9 Sidewinder on the wing pylons

An A-7E II Corsair aircraft is launched from the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60). On deck an A-6E Intruder prepares to follow

Catapult crewmen position an EA-6B Prowler aircraft on a catapult during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60)

F-14A Tomcat aircraft parked on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) wait to be moved to the catapults for launch

A rear view of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft from Fighter Squadron 74 during a preflight check aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60)

A catapult officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) signals with two fingers that an S-3A Viking aircraft is ready to be launched. The aircraft is armed with two Mark 20 Rockeye II cluster bombs on the left wing pylon

Among the aircraft being respotted on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) are an A-7E Corsair II, an A6E Intruder, F-14A Tomcatsand an EA-6B Prowler

A catapult officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) signals with two fingers that an EA-6B Prowler aircraft is ready to be launched

An F-14A Tomcat aircraft is directed to a catapult during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60)

A catapult officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) signals with two fingers that an F-14A Tomcat aircraft is ready to be launched. The aircraft is armed with AIM-54A Phoenix missile on the fuselage station

An F-14A Tomcat aircraft is launched from the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60)

Preflight checks are conducted on A-7E II Corsair aircraft prior to flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60). The aircraft in the foreground is armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder missile on the fuselage station and an AGM-45 Shrike missile on the right wing pylon

A pilot straps himself in the cockpit of his aircraft prior to a mission during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60)

An F-14A Tomcat aircraft from Fighter Squadron 74 lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60)

Bow view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) underway. F-14 Tomcat aircraft are set for launch on three of the ship's catapults

An E-2C Hawkeye aircraft prepares to launch from the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60)

An E-2C Hawkeye aircraft approaches for a landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60)

An E-2C Hawkeye aircraft is launched from the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60)

The aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) is refueled while underway by the auxiliary oiler USNS PAWCATUCK (T-AO 108). (Substandard image)

An aviation fuelman looks over his paperwork prior to the start of flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60)

A pilot straps himself into the cockpit of his EA-6B Prowler aircraft at the start of flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV-60)

Flight deck crewmen conduct preflight checks on an A-6E Intruder aircraft at the start of flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60)

An underside view of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft in flight over the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60). The aircraft is armed with AIM-7 Sparrow missiles on the fuselage stations and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles on the wing pylons

An underside view of two F-14A Tomcat aircraft in flight over the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60)

An F-14A Tomcat aircraft is inspected while on a catapult prior to launch from the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60). The aircraft is armed with AIM-54 Phoenix missile on the fuselage station and an AIM-7 Sparrow and AIM-9 Sidewinder on the left wing

Landing signal officers aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) guide aircraft on approach for landing

An SH-2F helicopter from Helicopter Light Anti-Submarine Squadron 34 hovers above the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) during flight operations

A close-up view of the island of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV-60) during flight operations

A C-2A Greyhound aircraft approaches for a landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV-60)

Crewman refuel F-14A Tomcat aircraft during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60)

An F-14A Tomcat aircraft approaches for a landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60)

An F-14A Tomcat aircraft from Fighter Squadron 74 lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60)

A starboard bow view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) underway in foggy conditions

A port bow view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) underway

A starboard bow view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) underway. Two F-14A Tomcat aircraft are set for launch from the forward catapults

An elevated starboard bow view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) underway. An F-14A Tomcat aircraft is being launched from a forward catapult

A starboard side view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) underway

A port quarter view of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) underway

An MD-3A tow tractor pulls an A-7E Corsair across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) during operations off the coast of Libya

A-7E Corsair II aircraft are serviced on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) during operations off the coast of Libya. Crewmen are standing by to move the aircraft with MD-3A tow tractors

Flight deck crewmen aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) prepare to move an A-7E Corsair II aircraft with an MD-3A tow tractor during operations off the coast of Libya

Rear Admiral David E. Jeremiah, commander, Task Force 60, uses a telephone in the task force command and control room of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) during operations off the coast of Libya

An F-14A Tomcat aircraft lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) during flight operations off the coast of Libya. The aircraft is armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles on the wing and an AIM-7 Sparrow missile on the fuselage

A flight deck crew aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) prepares an EA-6B Prowler for a mission during operations off the coast of Libya

An F-14A Tomcat, foreground, and A-7E Corsair II aircraft are prepared for flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) during operations off the coast of Libya