Naval aviation at Portsmouth and Southampton,Questions.
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The following are queries relating to the preceding pages. Also listed are many scheduled port visits to both Southampton and Portsmouth by aviation-capable vessels.If you can confirm that a vessel was in fact carrying aircraft on a particular visit( even if you do not have serial number etc.) - or even if you can confirm that the scheduled visit did not happen,we would be pleased to hear from you. If you can add or correct anything please Contact me!

1953             USS Enterprise visited Portsmouth (exact dates?)
June 1953        Coronation Review at Spithead ...carriers  included....
                 HMS Perseus
                 HMAS Sydney
                 HMCS Magnificent
                 HMS Theseus
                 HMS Illustrious
                 HMS Indefatigable
                 HMS Implacable
                 HMS Indomitable
                 HMS Eagle
                 
April 1953       HMS Theseus  present at Navy Days - one Attacker  on board
Sept 1955        US Naval(or possibly RCN)  F2H-1 Banshees and USN AJ Savages were involved in "Exercise Beware" 
                 which  took place over the South Coast and Channel
                 ...from what vessel, and did it   dock at Portsmouth?
06/09/1954       Air Britain reported that a P5M-1 Marlin was seen  on board a "US Navy tender" anchored
                 half way between Portsmouth and Ryde. l.o.W.
1955             A Grumman Sentinel(ie: a S2F-1 Tracker) reported on "a carrier" at Portsmouth ....was this the USS Siboney or another.
06/08/1956       Two   AJ-2 Savages from the VAH-5   USS Coral Sea  at Blackbushe, did the vessel visit Portsmouth?
17/10/1956	 Unknown CV?	 at Portsmouth?	VS31, Two  S2F-1  aircraft visited Blackbushe.Possibly USS Antietam	?
                 The Antietam known to have been on this side of the Atlantic during the Suez crisis (invasion 
                 of Egypt by British, French and Israeli  forces in Oct/Nov 1956).
15/09/1957 	 USS Leyte CV32 possibly at Portsmouth. Air Britain Digest records that  several TF-1s  
                 from "USS carrier Layetey"(sic) visited  Blackbushe on this date 
01/10/1957       USS Northampton(a Command Ship) possibly at Portsmouth.The HUL-1 from this vessel was at  Blackbushe  on this date.
01/10/1957       Two TF-1s from the Saratoga at Blackbushe ...did the Saratoga dock at Portsmouth?
Dec 1957         Two AJ-1s from the Coral Sea and one from  the Randolph  visited Blackbushe ,...did either vessel dock at Portsmouth?
14/07/1958       A Grumman TF-1 from  USS Lake Champlain  visited Blackbushe ...did the vessel dock  at Portsmouth ? 
                 Also around the same time , two TF-1s from the USS  Intrepid visited Blackbushe....
                 once again - did the vessel dock in the UK/Portsmouth?
Late 1958        HMCS Bonaventure visited Portsmouth - exact Date?
Late 1959        HMCS Bonaventure visited Portsmouth - exact Date? Aircraft ?
Dec 59           TF-1 from the Saratoga  at Blackbushe - did the carrier dock at Portsmouth?
  
22/02/1960       USS Northampton   possibly at Portsmouth . The HUP-2 from this  vessel visited  Gatwick  this date
28/02/1962       USS WASP  AD-5W(VAW33) code 829  is given as 139576  in Air Britain Apr 1962, which does seem more likely as 139756 
                          in the  original  report was an AD-6.Can anyone confirm?
27/09/1969	HMCS PROVIDER	AOR-508	812(?)	HS-50	HO4S-3	         Portsmouth
						
12/04/1971	HMCS ASSINBOINE	DDH-234	1243(5?)/	HS-50	CH124	 Portsmouth
						
12/04/1971	HMCS MARGAREE	DDH-230	1243(5?)/	HS-50	CH124	 Portsmouth
						
12/04/1971	HMCS OTTAWA	DDH-229	1243(5?)/	HS-50	CH124    Portsmouth
23/06/1978      USS  California         ??                      SH2F                 	
						
14/05/1981	USS KALAMAZOO	AOR-6	??????/14 HW	HC-6	UH46A	 Portsmouth
						
18/02/1983	USS TRENTON	LPD-14		HMH-365	UH1N	          Portsmouth 				
						
29/09/1991	USS SEATTLE	AOE-3	??????		UH46	         Portsmouth 		
						
29/09/1991	USS BOONE	FFG-28	??????		SH60B	         Portsmouth
						
29/09/1991	USS THORN	DD-988	??????		SH60B	         Portsmouth		
						
29/09/1991	USS SCOTT	DDG-995	??????		SH60B	        Portsmouth				
						
17/02/1995	SNS VICTORIA	F82	HS23-??/01-10??	Esc 010	SH60	
			                HS23-??/01-10??	Esc 010	SH60	
						
24/09/1998	FNS DE GRASSE	D612			LYNX HAS2/4    Portsmouth	
04 Feb 00  FS Loire A 615  Portsmouth          
 
18 Feb 00 HNLMS Rotterdam L 800 Southampton
   
12 Apr 00 HMS Glasgow D 88 Southampton
18 Apr 00 FS Dupleix  D 641  Southampton  
    
18 Apr 00 ITS Euro  F 575  Southampton   
      
18 Apr 00 NRA Berrio  A 5210  Southampton 
     
25 Apr 00 USNS Big Horn T-AO 198 Portsmouth 
    
25 Apr 00 USS Gonzalez DDG 66 Portsmouth    
  
25 Apr 00 USS Stout DDG 55 Portsmouth           
 
23 Feb 01 FS Monge  A 601  Portsmouth 
        
13 Jun 01  USS Philippine Sea   CG58  Southampton     
  
14 Jun 01 RFA Sir Tristram  L 3505 Southampton
      
04 Jul 01 FS Siroco  L 9012 Portsmouth   
 
09 Aug 01 HMS Ocean L 12 Southampton      
 
04 Sep 01 RFA Argus  A 135 Southampton  
26 Sep 01 HNLMS Rotterdam L 800 Portsmouth 
 
30 Sep 01 PLAN Feng Cang 615 Portsmouth   
17 Oct 01 USNS Capella T-AKR 293 Southampton
  
31 Oct 01 HNLMS Rotterdam  L 800  Portsmouth 
07 Jan 02 RFA Fort Austin  A 386 Portsmouth 
25 Jan 02 RFA Argus  A 135 Southampton  
 
28 Jan 02 RFA Sir Galahad  L 3005 Portsmouth 
01 Feb 02 HMS Ocean  L 12 Southampton 
21 Feb 02 RFA Argus  A 135 Portsmouth 
21 Feb 02 RFA Gold Rover  A 271 Portsmouth  
 
30 Apr 02 FGS Bremen  F 207 Portsmouth 
 
06 Jun 02 RFA Sir Galahad  L 3005 Southampton 
 
09 Jun 02 RFA Gold Rover  A 271 Southampton  
10 Jun 02 RFA Argus  A 135 Southampton  
19 Jun 02 RFA Black Rover  A 273 Southampton 
11 Jul 02 USNS Comfort  T-AH 20  Southampton
06 Sep 02 HNLMS Rotterdam  L 800 Southampton 
27 Sep 02 RFA Argus  A 135 Southampton 
03 Oct 02 USS Mahan  DDG 72 Southampton 
22 Nov 02 HNLMS Abraham Van Der Hulst  F 832 Southampton
 
22 Nov 02 HNLMS Karel Doorman  F 827 Southampton   
22 Nov 02 HNLMS Jacob Van Heemskerck  F 812 Southampton
  
22 Nov 02 HNLMS Zuiderkruis  A 832 Southampton
  
29 Nov 02 RFA Argus  A 135 Southampton 
  
13 Feb 03 FGS Emden  F 210 Portsmouth 
13 Feb 03 USS Halyburton  FFG 40 HSL-04  SH-60 Portsmouth 
28 Sep 03 USS Roosevelt  DDG 80 Southampton 
28 Sep 03 USS The Sullivans  DDG 68 Southampton 
08 Nov 03 HNLMS Karel Doorman  F 827 Southampton
 	
04 Feb 04 RFA Brambleleaf  A 81 Southampton 
04 Apr 04 USS Barry  DDG-5    SH-60  ? Portsmouth
01 Jun 04 HMCS Charlottetown  FFH 339 Portsmouth 
30 Jul 04 RNS Regele Ferdinand  F 221 Portsmouth 
09 Sep 04 HMS Newcastle  D 87 Southampton 
18 Oct 04 HMS Bulwark  LPD 15 Marchwood 
04 Jan 05 RFA Grey Rover  A 269 Southampton
11 May 05 RS Regina Maria  F 222 Portsmouth 
24 Jun 05 HMCS Montreal FFH 336 Portsmouth
29 Jun 05 HMS Invincible R 05 	Southampton
15 Jul 05 HNLMS De Ruyter F 804 Portsmouth
	
15 Aug 05 TCG Barbaros 	F 244 	Portsmouth
16 Sep 05 FS La Place 	A 793 	Portsmouth
28 Sep 05 USS Mahan 	DDG 72 	Portsmouth
07 Oct 05 FGS Bayern 	F 217 	Portsmouth
07 Oct 05 USS Klakring 	FFG 42 	Portsmouth
07 Oct 05 HNLMS Willem Van Der Zaan 	F 829 	Portsmouth
28 Oct 05 HNLMS De Ruyter 	F 804 	Portsmouth
09 Dec 05 HNLMS Van Amstel 	F 831 	Southampton
28 Jun 06 USS Vella Gulf 	CG 72 	Portsmouth
28 Jun 06 USS Robert G Bradley 	FFG 49 	Portsmouth
20 Jul 06 USS Barry 	DDG 52 	Spithead
24 Aug 06 CNS Almirante Cochrane 	FF 05 	Portsmouth
30 Aug 06 USS Nitze 	DDG 94 	Portsmouth
14 Sep 06 USS Nitze 	DDG 94 	Portsmouth
20 Nov 06 HMS Albion 	L 14 	Marchwood 
22 Nov 06 CNS Almirante Cochrane 	FF 05 	Portsmouth
19 Jan 07 CNS Almirante Cochrane FF 05 Portsmouth 
28 Mar 07 CNS Almirante Lynch Commission FF 07 Portsmouth 
03 Apr 07 FS D'Entrecasteaux  A 757 Solent 
13 Apr 07 CNS Almirante Cochrane  FF 05 Portsmouth 
26 Apr 07 NE Gárcia D’Ávila (ex-Sir Galahad)  G 29 Portsmouth 
06 May 07 FGS Sachsen F 219 Spithead 
06 May 07 SPS Patińo A 14 Spithead 
07 May 07 USS Mahan DDG 72 Portsmouth 
31 May 07 FGS Berlin  A 1411 Portsmouth 
08 Jun 07 HMS York  D 98 Southampton 
08 Jun 07 RFA Largs Bay  L 3006 Southampton 
16 Jun 07 CNS Almirante Cochrane FF 05 Portsmouth 
18 Jun 07 USNS Patuxent T-AO 201 Portsmouth 
22 Jun 07 USS Normandy 	CG 60 	Portsmouth
22 Jun 07 SPS Patińo 	A 14 	Portsmouth
22 Jun 07 FGS Sachsen 	F 219 	Portsmouth
20 Jul 07 SAS Amatola 	F 145 	Portsmouth
02 Oct 07 USS Cole 	DDG 67 	Portsmouth
01 Feb 08  BNS Louise Marie 	F 931 	Southampton
01 Mar 08  USS Nicholas 	FFG 47 	Portsmouth
03 Mar 08  NAE Garcia D'Ávila 	G 29 	Spithead
03 Mar 08  HMS Southampton 	D 90 	Southampton
03 Apr 08  NE Garcia D'Ávila 	G 29 	Portsmouth
05 May 08  USS Nicholas 	FFG 47 	Portsmouth
28 May 08  CNS Almirante Condell Commission 	FF 06 	Portsmouth 
30 May 08  FNS Pohjanmaa 	01 	Portsmouth
30 May 08  FGS Hamburg 	F 220 	Portsmouth
30 May 08  FGS Köln 	F 211 	Portsmouth
25 Jul 08  CNS Almirante Condell 	FF 06 	Portsmouth
26 Aug 08  HMS Somerset 	F 82 	Southampton
08 Sep 08  CNS Almirante Condell 	FF 06 	Portsmouth
20 Oct 08  USS Mitscher 	DDG 57 	Portsmouth
07 Nov 08  USS Mitscher 	DDG 57 	Portsmouth
07 Nov 08  USS Doyle 	FFG 39 	Portsmouth
07 Nov 08  USS Klakring 	FFG 42 	Portsmouth
07 Nov 08  USS Hawes 	FFG 53 	Portsmouth
07 Nov 08  USNS Leroy Grumman 	T-AO 195 	Portsmouth
08 May 09 	USS Klakring  	FFG 42 	Portsmouth
17-20 Jun 09 	INS Delhi  	D 61 	Portsmouth 
	 
17-20 Jun 09 	INS Brahmaputra  	F 31 	Portsmouth
 	 
17-20 Jun 09 	INS Beas  	F 37 	Portsmouth 	
 
17-20 Jun 09 	INS Aditya  	A 59 	Portsmouth
27 Jul 09 	HMS Albion  	L 14 	Marchwood#
16 Sep 09 TCG Orucreis F 245 Portsmouth
18 Sep 09 SPS Alvaro De Bazan F 101 Portsmouth
18 Sep 09 KNM Otto Sverdrup F 312 Portsmouth
18 Sep 09 HNLMS De Zeven Provincien F 802 Portsmouth
25 Sep 09 SPS Alvaro de Bazan F 101 Portsmouth
04 Feb 10 FGS Mecklenburg-Vorpommern F 218 Portsmouth
03 Mar 10 HMS Daring D 32 Southampton
28 Apr 10 FS Forbin D 620 Portsmouth	
13 May 10 USS Vicksburg CG 69  Portsmouth
14 May 10 USS Kauffman FFG 59  Portsmouth
29 Jun 10  HMS Daring D 32  Southampton
03 Dec 10  HNLMS Tromp F 803  Portsmouth
03 Dec 10  HNLMS Van Amstel  F 831  Portsmouth
18 Dec 10 RNOV Al Shamikh Q 40  Spithead
16 Feb 11  R NOV Al Shamikh Q 40 Portsmouth
16 Mar 11  USS Monterey  CG 61  Portsmouth
18/04/2011 USS Forrest Sherman  DDG98         SH60?  Portsmouth
25 May 2011 USS Gettysburg CG64 Portsmouth
29/05/2011 SPS Almirante Juan De Borbon 	 SH-60 ?Portsmouth
				
22 Sep 11 HMS Bulwark L 15 Marchwood 						
				
	
											
	

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