10 Years, 10 Ports: A Look at Navy Ports of Call in the 1980s

A few days ago, we asked our FACEBOOK fans what their favorite port of call was while in the Navy. Summer is here, and the wanderlust for vacation is heavy. We got a few responses, but are still looking for more! If you have a favorite, comment here or go on our Facebook page and let us know! Not a fan yet? Become one and “like” us today!

Vacations make me a bit nostalgic for my younger years…so here are ten Ports of Call of various ships in the 1980s.

1980 – Mombasa, Kenya1_Screen Shot_Mombasa_1980_USSNewOrleans

USS New Orleans (LPH 11) WestPac Cruise

1981 – Hong Kong2_Screen Shot_Hong Kong_1981_USSCoralSEa

USS Coral Sea (CV 43) WestPac Cruise

1982 – Naples, Italy3_Screen Shot _Naples_1982_USSForrestal

USS Forrestal (CV 59) Med Cruise

1983 – Rome, ItalyScreen Shot 2014-07-11 at 6.41.17 AM

USS New Jersey (BB 62) World Cruise

1984 – ThailandScreen Shot 2014-07-11 at 6.51.51 AM

USS Halsey (CG 23) WestPac Cruise

1985 – Yokosuka, JapanScreen Shot 2014-07-11 at 6.54.11 AM

USS Elliot (DD 967) WestPac Cruise

1986 – Karachi, PakistanScreen Shot 2014-07-11 at 7.07.17 AM

USS Enterprise (CVN 65) World Cruise

1987 – Perth, AustraliaScreen Shot 2014-07-11 at 7.11.34 AM

USS Kansas City (AOR 3) WestPac Cruise

1988 – Subic Bay, PhilippinesScreen Shot 2014-07-11 at 7.15.47 AM

USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) Maiden Cruise

1989 – BahrainScreen Shot 2014-07-11 at 7.18.12 AM

USS Gary (FFG 51) Persian Gulf Cruise

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3 Responses to 10 Years, 10 Ports: A Look at Navy Ports of Call in the 1980s

  1. Dan Masters says:

    Very nice pics I would like to see some more. I was on west pac 81/82
    GMG3 USS Kansas City

  2. OS3 Johnstone says:

    www.navybuddies.com/aor/aor3.htm
    Dan you can find pictures of the WeatPac cruises on this site.

  3. I was with the Fort McHenry’s ARG in 88 on the USS NEW ORLEANS. That was a very good deployment.

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