US Navy CVBG Independence

USS Independence, was commissioned in 1959 as the last of the four Forrestal class carriers, she completed a 3-year long Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) in June of 1988 which prepared her for another 15 years of sailing. In 1991 the Independence replaced CV-43 Midway as the US Navies forward deployed carrier in Yokosuka Japan. When war breaks out she is conducting routine patrols with a reduced escort in the Sea of Japan, she will survive but the same cannot be said for some of her escort.

CVBG Independence

  • CV-62 Independence (FLAG)
  • CVW 5
  • VF-21 Free Lancers F-14A
  • VF-154 Black Knights F-14A
  • VFA-192 Golden Dragons F/A-18C (N)
  • VFA-195 Dam Busters F/A-18C (N)
  • VA-115 Eagles A-6E SWIP
  • VAQ-136 Gauntlets EA-6B
  • VAW-115 Liberty Bells E-2C
  • VS-21 Redtails S-3B
  • HS-12 Wyverns SH-3H
  • VQ-5(El) Sea Shadows ES-3A
  • CG-16 Leahy
  • CG-52 Bunker Hill (in port at war start)
  • CGN-36 California
  • DD-975 O'Brien
  • DDG-994 Callaghan (in port at war start)
  • FFG-48 Vandegrift