Home / International / Cultural Sidelines Tools: Save | Print | E-mail | Most Read | Comment
USS Kitty Hawk makes final port call in Hong Kong
Adjust font size:

The U.S. aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk strike group pulled in Hong Kong port Monday to get replenishment on its final port call to the city.

"We're delighted to be back," said Rear Adm. Richard Wren, commander of Carrier Strike Group 5, at a news briefing held on Kitty Hawk Monday.

He said the 47-year-old ship was to return to the United States later this year for decommissioning and would be replaced by the nuclear-powered USS George Washington.

He added that it was great to be able to choose this significant city for its last port call and Hong Kong remained one of the favorite ports for the crew members because of its shopping and cultural attractions.

The Kitty Hawk, with about 5,000 crew members on board, was joined by one cruiser and three destroyers to make the five-day port call in Hong Kong.

The USS Kitty Hawk is America's oldest active warship and is the first of the modern "super carriers" commissioned on April 29, 1961. The warship arrived at her new operating location of Yokosuka, Japan in August, 1998.

The USS Blue Ridge made a port call in Hong Kong in January and the USS Nimitz strike group in early April.

1   2    

Tools: Save | Print | E-mail | Most Read
Pet Name
China Archives
Related >>
- China to handle USS Kitty Hawk's intended visit to HK according procedures
- China allows US Kitty Hawk to dock in HK
- US, China to move beyond Kitty Hawk incident
- USS Blue Ridge makes port visit in Hong Kong
- The USS Juneau Arrives at Zhanjiang Port
Most Viewed >>
- Japanese PM meets Chinese students
- Time unveils list of 100 most influential
- Looking past Western media bias against China
- USS Kitty Hawk makes final port call in Hong Kong
- Reflections on the Iraq invasion of March, 2003
> Korean Nuclear Talks
> Reconstruction of Iraq
> Middle East Peace Process
> Iran Nuclear Issue
> 6th SCO Summit Meeting
- China Development Gateway
- Foreign Ministry
- Network of East Asian Think-Tanks
- China-EU Association
- China-Africa Business Council
- China Foreign Affairs University
- University of International Relations
- Institute of World Economics & Politics
- Institute of Russian, East European & Central Asian Studies
- Institute of West Asian & African Studies
- Institute of Latin American Studies
- Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies
- Institute of Japanese Studies