U.S.S. Hancock CVA-19 Post WWII
Deployment History

Hancock's Deployments From Her Second Commissioning
Dates - Depart U.S. - To Arrive U.S.

August 1955 - March 1956
Philippines, Okinawa

April 1957 - September 1957
Japan, Okinawa. Formosa, Hong Kong

February 1958 - October 1958

August 1959 - January 1960

August 1960 - March 1961
Laos, Philippines

February 1962 - August 1962
Vietnam, Qaemoy

Vietname Service Medal/Ribbon

June 1963 - January 1964
South Korea

Although not included in the Official Vietnam Era by the DOD,
the Hancock was involved in an Expeditionary Action that took
her into the Tonkin Gulf off the coast of South Vietnam in November of 1963, fully loaded for Action. It was the same month that Presidents Kennedy and Ngo Dinh Diem was Assassinated. For all technical purposes, the Hancock was in a State of High Alert and ready for War.

October 1964 - May 1965
1st Vietnam cruise (82 line days)

November 1965 - August 1966
2nd Vietnam cruise (143 line days)

January 1967 - July 1967
3rd Vietnam cruise (102 line days)

July 1968 - March 1969
4th Vietnam cruise (107 line days)

December 1968

August 1969 - April 1970
5th Vietnam cruise (115 tine days)

October 1970 - June 1971
6th Vietnam cruise (100 line days)

January 1972 - October 1972
7th Vietnam cruise (165 line days)

May 1973 - January 1974
8th Vietnam cruise (20 line days)

April 1975 - October 1975
Vietnam evacuation

See the WWII Hancock
Deployment Record

Vietnam War Deployment History

This historical document was assembled by Ken "Jake" Jaccard, Web Yeoman, USS Hancock CV/CVA-19 Memorial located on the internet at http://www.usshancockcv19.com and gathered from various and sundry other historical documents found on this historical ship. Much of the data assembled here and on other history pages on this Website were gleaned from a thorough search; most of which came to us from the U.S. Naval History Website located at http://www.usnavalhistoricalcenter.gov.

The Yeoman does not claim authorship of this data, nor does he claim that all data found here or on other historical documents found on this website are completely factual. He merely is providing access to what has been written and discovered on this historical warship, the U.S.S. Hancock CV/CVA-19 and providing it to our visitors. We do, however, hope that what has been written and displayed here is factual since it is our hope that we are delivering history as it happened and not what was interpreted by the talking heads in our society whose interest is not in history but in sales of history books. Such has never been our aim or goal.