Aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) arrives off Fremantle

USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, anchored at Gage Roads, off Fremantle - Sun 26 April 2015. Arrived today on a rest and recreation visit, before returning home to San Diego after an eight-month deployment, including six months of combat operations in the Arabian Gulf. Aboard were aircraft of Carrier Air Wing 17, which conducted strike operations against ISIS in the Middle East. Photo © Keith Anderson
USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, anchored at Gage Roads, off Fremantle – Sun 26 April 2015.
Arrived today on a rest and recreation visit, before returning home to San Diego after an eight-month deployment, including six months of combat operations in the Arabian Gulf. Aboard were aircraft of Carrier Air Wing 17, which conducted strike operations against ISIS in the Middle East.
Photo © Keith Anderson
USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, anchored at Gage Roads, off Fremantle - Sun 26 April 2015. Arrived today on a rest and recreation visit, before returning home to San Diego after an eight-month deployment, including six months of combat operations in the Arabian Gulf. Aboard were aircraft of Carrier Air Wing 17, which conducted strike operations against ISIS in the Middle East. Photo © David Eyre
USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, anchored at Gage Roads, off Fremantle – Sun 26 April 2015.
Arrived today on a rest and recreation visit, before returning home to San Diego after an eight-month deployment, including six months of combat operations in the Arabian Gulf. Aboard were aircraft of Carrier Air Wing 17, which conducted strike operations against ISIS in the Middle East.
Photo © David Eyre

26 April 2015 © David Eyre

The US Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) and its escort ships Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) and Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG-101) arrived in Fremantle this morning (26 April 2015), for a rest and recreation break, on the long journey home to their home port of San Diego, California having left the waters around the Middle East after combat duties against ISIS.

USS Carl Vinson is anchored at Gage Roads anchorage between Fremantle and Rottnest Island, whilst the USS Bunker Hill and USS Gridley were docked at Victoria Quay, Fremantle.

There were no public tours aboard ship, but AAWA was able to obtain photos from the shore and aerial photos.

David Eyre

President, Aviation Association of WA Inc

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