Uss Forrestal

Ian
13th April 2004, 21:15
The United States aircraft carrier USS FORRESTAL photographed in Spithead, off Portsmouth in September of 1987.

Abbeywood.
2nd September 2009, 06:01
Do any members remember the 'Forrestal' visiting the Port of Southampton in, or around, 1960.
I seem to think she was berthed alongside the old Ocean Terminal, but then again, I have been wrong before, so why break the habit.

kewl dude
2nd September 2009, 06:24
USS FORRESTAL Med 1957

Greg Hayden

paisleymerchant
2nd September 2009, 07:34
I remember being in drydock in Palermo while the Forrestal was there, got chatting to a few of the chaps off her and got invited on board to have a look around.
300 people living in a space that was not that much bigger than the ship I was on's mess-room !

Archibald Haddock
30th January 2012, 21:10
Do any members remember the 'Forrestal' visiting the Port of Southampton in, or around, 1960.
I seem to think she was berthed alongside the old Ocean Terminal, but then again, I have been wrong before, so why break the habit.

It's on Wikipedia:

...her first NATO operation, Operation Strikeback in the North Sea. This deployment, between 3 September and 22 October 1957, found her visiting Southampton, England...

ssr481
30th January 2012, 22:00
Even though FORRESTAL is laid up in Rhode Island.. her anchors are still at sea. They're used on board USS HARRY S TRUMAN (CVN-75)

Captian Dag
27th April 2012, 04:18
Even though FORRESTAL is laid up in Rhode Island.. her anchors are still at sea. They're used on board USS HARRY S TRUMAN (CVN-75)

According to this forum ,reply # 18 shows the Forrestal in Philly along with the JFK.

http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-outdoor-photos/410838-big-es-final-departure.html

jamesgpobog
27th April 2012, 06:03
I don't want to be a buzzkill, but don't forget the horrific explosions and fire on Forrestal 29 July, 1967. 134 died and 161 were injured. There is an excellent book about the event called 'Sailors Till The End'. There is some heart wrenching stuff in it...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1967_USS_Forrestal_fire (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1967_USS_Forrestal_fire)