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[NNAM.2000.292.007] Document - 'Plan of the Day, USS Forrestal (CVA 59) in Wake of Fire on Board the Ship'
Plan of the Day, USS Forrestal (CVA 59) in Wake of Fire on Board the Ship
Accession Number NNAM.2000.292.007
Accession Date 15/11/2000
Date Created 7/30/1967
Object Desciption Plan of the Day for USS Forrestal (CVA 59) detailing the operational routine in the wake of the fire on board the ship. It includes the following announcement: "Forrestal's crew members have performed their duties with valor and courage. Through the day, men's lives have been saved and a gigantic fire has been fought in spaces filled with hot steam, smoke and sufficating (sic) fumes. Some of our brave comrades are in the eternal care of a righteous God. We thank God that He has much for us to do and the opportunity to clean and repair our ship, learning from this experience to carry our responsibilities even more effectively."
Place of Origin USS Forrestal (CVA 59)
Notes USS Forrestal (CVA/CV-59), the U.S. Navy's first supercarrier, was commissioned on 1 October
1955. Her first cruises, which included the first major deployments of the A3D, F3H, and F-4
aircraft, were to the Mediterranean. Shifting to the Western Pacific, she operated off
Vietnam for three days in July 1967 before a tragic fire aboard the ship killed 134 people and
injured 64 more. After serving briefly as the dedicated training aircraft carrier at NAS
Pensacola, FL, Forrestal was decommissioned on 30 September 1993.
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