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USS JFK: Goodnight, sweet prince…

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CV 67 in happier days(click to view full) The 80,000 ton USS John F. Kennedy [CV 67], which hasn’t been deployed since 2004, managed to endure a few near-misses, but in the end, the curtain came down. Virginia legislators denied the Pentagon’s FY 2006 request to retire the carrier, but attitudes changed once they were presented with the estimated $2+ billion cost of restoring her to fighting condition. The USS John F. Kennedy’s career as a US Navy vessel has now come to a close, leaving the CV 63 USS Kitty Hawk, based in Japan, as the last petroleum-powered aircraft carrier in the US Navy… Contracts & Key Events Decommissioning day(click to view full) March 23/07: The USS John F. Kennedy was formally decommissioned in a Mayport, FL ceremony. The 80,000 ton warship, namesake of the 35th President of the United States, saw 18 deployments and 30 commanding officers over its 38 years of service. Feb 14/07: Earl Industries LLC in Jacksonville, FL won a $15.3 million firm-fixed-price contract to perform work associated with the decommissioning availability for the USS John F. Kennedy [CV 67]. They will complete the inactivation repair work which includes deactivation of various installed machinery such […]

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