Hub Is Last Port Of Call For JFK Carrier

February 9th, 2007  
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Topic: Hub Is Last Port Of Call For JFK Carrier

Boston Globe
February 9, 2007

BOSTON--A 1,050-foot-long aircraft carrier named for President John F. Kennedy will be decommissioned on March 23 after nearly 40 years of patrols and battles, including scrapes with Libyan fighter jets in the Mediterranean Sea and the war in Iraq. The ship -- christened the USS John F. Kennedy by the late president's then 9-year-old daughter Caroline in May 1967 -- will make Boston its last port of call. The aircraft carrier will be at the North Jetty in South Boston's Marine Industrial Park March 1-5 for ceremonies that will include a public visiting that weekend, said Lieutenant Paul Brawley , a Boston-based spokesman for the Navy. After it is decommissioned, the carrier will join other mothballed vessels at the Inactive Ships Maintenance Facility in Philadelphia and could someday be turned into a museum, Brawley said.

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