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USS NIMITZ   (CVAN-68)
(later CVN-68)


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Memorabilia

NS-cvn68-mc01
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Photo and biography of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, from an Information Kit created by the ship's Public Affairs Office in 1976.

Robert M. Cieri

NS-cvn68-mc01a
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NS-cvn68-mc01b
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Models

NS-cvn68-mm01
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This model is currently aboard the Nimitz.

Courtesy of Joel Rosen, Motion Models
Patches

NS-cvn68-pk01
195k

OZ Division patch, 1976–1979.

Michael J. Kubat, CDR, USN, Ret.

NS-cvn68-pc02
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PME, 1976 Med Cruise.

Robert M. Cieri
Gerd Matthes, Germany

NS026866
57k

Mediterranean-Indian Ocean Cruise, 1979–1980.

Alex Tatchin

NS026866a
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Mediterranean-Indian Ocean Cruise, 10 September 1979–26 May 1980.

Gerd Matthes, Germany
Robert M. Cieri

NS026858
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"Gonzo Guzzler," 1980. "Gonzo Station" (named for a character from "The Muppet Show," very popular at the time) was the nickname of an area of carrier operations in the North Arabian Sea. It was regularly patrolled by carrier task forces during the Iran hostage crisis (1979-1981) and the so-called "Tanker War" (1981-1988). Following Operation Desert Storm (1991), "Gonzo Station" lost its strategic importance as it was too far away from Iraq and the Northern Persian Gulf.

June 1, 1914 was the day General Order 99 was promulgated, prohibiting alcohol on board naval vessels, or at Navy yards or stations.

Alex Tatchin

NS026867
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Exercise Northern Wedding 86. USS Nimitz (CVN-68) crossed the Arctic Circle at 2138 on August 27, 1986 (position 66°33'N, 2414'3"W), hence the "Blue Nose."

Alex Tatchin

NS026878
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USS Nimitz and Carrier Air Wing 9 (CVW-9) WestPac/IO 91 (February 25 – August 24, 1991.)

Alex Tatchin

NS-cvn68-pt02
30k

Persian Gulf, 1991.

Alex Tatchin

NS-cvn68-pc01
153k

World Cruise, September 1, 1997 – March 1, 1998.

Robert M. Cieri

NS-cvn68-pt01
69k Alex Tatchin

NS026855
127k

March 3-November 5, 2003 deployment to WestPac, Arabian Sea and Persian Gulf (Operation Iraqi Freedom).

Alex Tatchin
Postcards

NS026871
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Undated postcard.

Omar Rubido, former member of the Armada Española (Spanish Navy)

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