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Tico had steel decks.

Oriskany was the only one left with steel clad wooden decks.
Dec 26 1965, Bob Hope, looks like wood to me. All I can go on is what Dad mentioned about the F4 ripping up the teak wood with their tail hooks when landing. He also mentioned being in port (Guam?) and the deck getting replaced. Another thing he mentioned is they were supposed to off load the nukes before sailing in Sea of China or Japan. They lied about off loading them :)

http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/021444.jpg

If you have a link with more info, I'd gladly appreciate it.
 

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Dec 26 1965, Bob Hope, looks like wood to me. All I can go on is what Dad mentioned about the F4 ripping up the teak wood with their tail hooks when landing. He also mentioned being in port (Guam?) and the deck getting replaced. Another thing he mentioned is they were supposed to off load the nukes before sailing in Sea of China or Japan. They lied about off loading them :)

http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/021444.jpg

If you have a link with more info, I'd gladly appreciate it.
I was in W Division on the Kitty Hawk. I know that to not be the case. If the topic came up, and I have no idea why it would, you would neither confirm nor deny.
 

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Dec 26 1965, Bob Hope, looks like wood to me. All I can go on is what Dad mentioned about the F4 ripping up the teak wood with their tail hooks when landing. He also mentioned being in port (Guam?) and the deck getting replaced. Another thing he mentioned is they were supposed to off load the nukes before sailing in Sea of China or Japan. They lied about off loading them :)

http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/021444.jpg

If you have a link with more info, I'd gladly appreciate it.
A bit of history from CV-14.
On 5 December 1965, a Douglas A-4 Skyhawk was lost overboard while the aircraft carrier was 80 miles (130 km) from Kikai Island, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.[5] The aircraft was being rolled from a hangar bay onto an elevator. The aircraft had mounted on it a B43 nuclear bomb. The pilot, Lieutenant JG Douglas Webster, the A-4E Skyhawk, BuNo 151022, of Attack Squadron VA-56 "Champions", and the nuclear weapon were all lost.[6] No public mention was made of the incident at the time and it would not come to light until a 1981 United States Department of Defense report revealed that a one-megaton bomb had been lost.[7] Japan then asked for details of the incident.[8]
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There was probably a period of time that they did ( or were supposed to)
 

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Dick move ^ :D
 

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My dad flew Navy P2Vs(late 50s, early 60s) in Japan, when the story came out in Time magazine decades later, he said hey I can tell you what I was doing there now.
 
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