USS WASP (CV 18) Commissioned : Nov.24, 1943

Decommissioned as reserve : Feb.17, 1947

SCB-27A
the summer of 1948 - Sep. 1951

at New York Naval Shipyard

Recommissioned : Sep.10, 1951


(Last update on Nov.28, 2012)
CVG-1 (T)
USS WASP (CV 18)

Nov. 1951 - Dec. 1951 (Shakedown Cruise : WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-11Red RippersF2H-2
200
VF-12Flying UbangisF2H-2
400
VF-14TophattersF4U-4
500
VA-15ValionsAD-4
(UR)xx
HU-2 DET.Fleet Angels 


(Last update on May 25, 2016)
CVG-1 (T)
USS WASP (CV 18)

Apr. 1952 - May 1952 (NorLant, EastLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
200
VF-12Flying UbangisF2H-2
300
VF-13Night CappersF4U-4
400
VF-14TophattersF4U-4
500
VA-15ValionsAD-4
(NE)7xx
VC-12 DET.38 AD-4W
(UR)xx
HU-2 DET.38Fleet AngelsHUP-1
Apr.26, 1952,
USS Wasp (CV 18) collided with USS Hobson (DMS 26)
at about 600 miles west of the Azores, enroute to Gibraltar


(Last update on May 6, 2015)
CVG-1 (T)
USS WASP (CV 18)

May 24, 1952 - Oct.13, 1952 (NorLant, Med)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
200
VF-12Flying UbangisF2H-2
300
VF-13Night CappersF4U-4
400
VF-14TophattersF4U-4
500
VA-15ValionsAD-4
(NE)7xx
VC-12 DET.38 AD-4W
(PL)9xx
VC-62 DET.38Fighting PhotosF2H-2P
(UR)xx
HU-2 DET.38Fleet AngelsHUP-1


Redesignated CVA 18 : Oct.1, 1952

Overhaul for preparing toworld-cruise
Nov.7, 1952 - Jun. 1953

at New York Naval Shipyard


(Last update on Apr.27, 2016)
CVG-17 (R)
USS WASP (CVA 18)

Sep.16, 1953 - May 1, 1954 (World Cruise : Norfolk to San Diego)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-171 (*1)AcesF2H-3
200
VF-172 (*2)Blue BoltsF2H-2
300
VF-173 (*3)JestersF9F-6
500
VA-175 (*4)Devil's DiplomatsAD-4/4B/4L
600
VC-4 DET.38 (*5)NightcappersF2H-3
(NH)xx
VC-7 DET.38 (*6)Peacemakers of the FleetAJ-1
(NE)7xx
VC-12 DET.38 (*7) AD-4W
(SS)8xx
VC-33 DET.38 (*8)AvengersAD-4N
900
VC-62 DET.38 (*9)Fighting PhotosF2H-2P
(UR)xx
HU-2 DET.38Fleet Angels 
(*1) VF-171 disestablished on Mar.15, 1958
(*2) VF-172 redesignated VA-172 on Nov.1, 1955
(*3) VF-173 disestablished on Feb.1, 1959
(*4) VA-175 disestablished on Mar.15, 1958
(*5) VC-4 redesignated VF(AW)-4 on Jul.2, 1956
(*6) VC-7 redesignated VAH-7 on Nov.1, 1955
(*7) VC-12 redesignated VAW-12 on Jul.2, 1956
(*8) VC-33 redesignated VAW-33 on Jun.30, 1959
(*9) VC-62 redesignated VFP-62 on Jul.2, 1956


Last update on Sep.14, 2022)
ATG-1 (U)
USS WASP (CVA 18)

Sep.1, 1954 - Apr.11, 1955 (WestPac)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
(V)100
VF-111SundownersF9F-6
(S)200
VF-52SealancersF9F-2
(H)300
VF-151 (*1)Black KnightsF9F-2
(B)400
VF-194 (*2)Main BatteryAD-6
(NP)1-4
VC-3 DET.HBlue NemesisF2H-3
(ND)20-23
VC-11 DET.H AD-4W
(NR)31-35
VC-35 DET.HNight HecklersAD-4N
(PP)54-56
VC-61 DET.HEyes of the FleetF2H-2P
(UP)28, 29
HU-1 DET.HPacific Fleet AngelsHUP-2
(*1) VF-151 redesignated VA-151 on Feb.7, 1956
(*2) VF-194 redesignated VA-196 on May 4, 1955


SCB-125
May 1955 - Dec.1, 1955

at San Francisco Naval Shipyard


(Last update on Sep.2, 2015)
CVG-15 (H)
USS WASP (CVA 18)

Apr.23, 1956 - Oct.15, 1956 (WestPac)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
200
VF-152 (*1)Fighting AcesF2H-3
300
VF-153 (*2)Blue Tail FliesF9F-8B
500
VA-155TigersAD-6
(WP)xx
VMA-223BulldogsF9F-5
(PP)xx
VC-61 DET.D (*3)Eyes of the FleetF9F-8P
Modex : 40, 41, xx
(NR)xx
VC-35 DET.D (*4)Night HecklersAD-5N
Modex : 58, xx, xx, xx
(ND)xx
VC-11 DET.D (*5)Early ElevenAD-5W/4Q
Modex : 80, xx, xx, xx
(UP)xx
HU-1 DET.DPacific Fleet AngelsHUP-2
Modex : 18
(*1) VF-152 redesignated VA-152 on Aug.1, 1958
(*2) VF-153 redesignated VA-153 on Dec.15, 1956
(*3) VC-61 redesignated VFP-61 on Jul.2, 1956
(*4) VC-35 redesignated VA(AW)-35 on Jul.1, 1956
(*5) VC-11 redesignated VAW-11 on Jul. 1956


Redesignated CVS 18 : Nov.1, 1956


(Last update on Dec.27, 2006)
USS WASP (CVS 18)
Jan.31, 1957 - Mar.21, 1957 (San Diego to Boston via Cape Horn)


(Last update on Mar.13, 2019)
USS WASP (CVS 18)
Jul. 1957 - Aug.16, 1957 (EastLant, Bermuda)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
(AD)300
VA-44HornetsF9F-8
(MA)xx
VS-27PelicansS2F-1/2
(MB)xx
VS-30Sea TigersS2F-1/2
(HC)xx
HS-5 HSS-1
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.48Fleet AngelsHUP-2


(Last update on Oct.23, 2019)
COMCARDIV 14
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Sep.3, 1957 - Oct.22, 1957
(NATO exercise "STRIKE BACK", NorLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
(AD)300
VA-44HornetsF9F-8
(MB)xx
VS-30Sea TigersS2F-1/2
(HC)xx
HS-5 HSS-1
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.48Fleet AngelsHUP-2


Major overhaul
Oct.23, 1957 - Mar.10, 1958

at Boston Naval Shipyard


(Last update on Mar.13, 2019)
COMCARDIV 14
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Mar.10, 1958 - Apr.29, 1958 (Guantanamo Bay)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
(MC)1-2x
VS-31TopcatsS2F-1/2
(HF)1-1x
HS-11Sub SeekersHSS-1
(AD)4xx
VA-44 DET.HornetsA4D-1
(GE)781-784
VAW-12 DET.48BatsAD-5W
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.48Fleet AngelsHUP-2


(Last update on Oct.1, 2014)
COMCARDIV 14
USS WASP (CVS 18)

May 12, 1958 - Oct.11, 1958
(Join the Lebanon Expeditionary Force)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
(MC)1-2x
VS-31TopcatsS2F-1/2
(HF)1-1x
HS-11Sub SeekersHSS-1
(GE)781-784
VAW-12 DET.48BatsAD-5W
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.48Fleet AngelsHUP-2
(ET)xx
HMR(L)-262Flying TigersHRS-3


(Last update on Mar.12, 2008)
USS WASP (CVS 18)
Nov.26, 1958 - Dec.13, 1958 (NorLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
(MC)xx
VS-31TopcatsS2F-1/2
(HF)xx
HS-11Sub SeekersHSS-1
(GE)xx
VAW-12 DET.48BatsAD-5W
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.48Fleet AngelsHUP-2


(Last update on Aug.25, 2010)
USS WASP (CVS 18)
Feb. 1959 - Mar. 1959 (local operations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
(MC)xx
VS-31TopcatsS2F-1/2
(GE)xx
VAW-12 DET.48BatsAD-5W
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.48Fleet AngelsHUK-1


(Last update on Aug.12, 2009)
USS WASP (CVS 18)
May 1959 - Jul. 1959 (local operations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
(MC)xx
VS-31TopcatsS2F-1/2
(MD)xx
VS-32NorsemenS2F-1/2
(GE)xx
VAW-12 DET.48BatsAD-5W
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.48Fleet AngelsHUK-1


(Last update on Aug.12, 2009)
USS WASP (CVS 18)
Aug. 1959 - Oct. 1959 (local operations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
(MC)xx
VS-31TopcatsS2F-1/2
(HF)xx
HS-11Sub SeekersHSS-1/1N
(GE)xx
VAW-12 DET.48BatsAD-5W
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.48Fleet AngelsHUK-1


(Last update on May 30, 2012)
USS WASP (CVS 18)
Dec. 1959 - Dec. 1960 (local operations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
(MC)xx
VS-31TopcatsS2F-1/2
(HF)xx
HS-11Sub SeekersHSS-1/1N
(GE)xx
VAW-12 DET.48BatsAD-5W
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.48Fleet AngelsHUK-1


(Last update on May 30, 2012)
USS WASP (CVS 18)
Jan. 1960 - Feb. 1960 (local operations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
(MC)xx
VS-31TopcatsS2F-1/2
(HF)xx
HS-11Sub SeekersHSS-1/1N
(GE)xx
VAW-12 DET.48BatsAD-5W
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.48Fleet AngelsHUK-1


Overhaul
Feb.27, 1960 - May 1960

at Boston Naval Shipyard


(Last update on Aug.19, 2020)
CVSG-52 (AS)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Jun.11, 1960 - Jun. 1960 (local operations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-28HukkersS2F-1/1S/2
3x-4x
VS-31TopcatsS2F-1/1S/2
5x-6x
HS-11Sub SeekersHSS-1/1N
(GE)7xx
VAW-12 DET.48BatsAD-5W
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.48Fleet AngelsHUK-1


(Last update on Dec.16, 2009)
CVSG-52 (AS)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Jul.9, 1960 - Aug.11, 1960 (SoLant in support of the U.N.)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-28HukkersS2F-1/1S/2
3x-4x
VS-31TopcatsS2F-1/1S/2
5x-6x
HS-11Sub SeekersHSS-1/1N
HRS-3
(GE)7xx
VAW-12 DET.48BatsAD-5W
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.48Fleet AngelsHUK-1


(Last update on Aug.26, 2020)
CVSG-52 (AS)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Nov.28, 1960 - Dec.10, 1960 (Caribbean)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-28HukkersS2F-1/1S/2
3x-4x
VS-31TopcatsS2F-1/1S/2
5x-6x
HS-11Sub SeekersHSS-1/1N
(AK)400
VA-176Thunder BoltsAD-6
(GE)7xx
VAW-12 DET.48BatsAD-5W
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.48Fleet AngelsHUK-1


(Last update on Dec.10, 2008)
CVSG-52 (AS)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Jan.9, 1961 - Feb. 1961 (local operations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-28HukkersS2F-1/1S
3x-4x
VS-31TopcatsS2F-1/1S
5x-6x
HS-11Sub SeekersHSS-1/1N
(GE)7xx
VAW-12 DET.48BatsAD-5W
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.48Fleet AngelsHUP-3


(Last update on Dec.10, 2008)
CVSG-52 (AS)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Mar. 1961 - Apr. 1961 (local operations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-28HukkersS2F-1/1S
3x-4x
VS-31TopcatsS2F-1/1S
5x-6x
HS-11Sub SeekersHSS-1/1N
(GE)7xx
VAW-12 DET.48BatsAD-5W
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.48Fleet AngelsHUP-3


(Last update on Aug.7, 2019)
CVSG-52 (AS)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Jun.9, 1961 - Sep.1, 1961 (Med)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
10-2x
VS-28HukkersS2F-1/1S
30-4x
VS-31TopcatsS2F-1/1S
50-6x
HS-11Sub SeekersHSS-1/1N
(GE)7xx
VAW-12 DET.48BatsAD-5W
Modex : 704, 705, 711, 725, 733
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.48Fleet AngelsHUP-3
Modex : 65


Overhaul
Sep. 1961 - Nov.6, 1961

at Boston Naval Shipyard


(Last update on Mar.21, 2012)
CVSG-52 (AS)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Nov. 1961 - Dec. 1961 (local operations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-28HukkersS2F-1/1S
3x-4x
VS-31TopcatsS2F-1/1S
5x-6x
HS-11Sub SeekersHSS-1/1N
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.48Night HawksAD-5W
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.48Fleet AngelsHUP-3


(Last update on May 20, 2015)
CVSG-52 (AS)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Jan.11, 1962 - Feb.1, 1962 (Bermuda)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
10-19
VS-28HukkersS2F-1/1S/1S1
30-39
VS-31TopcatsS2F-1/1S
50-65
HS-11Sub SeekersHSS-1N
(AF)6xx
VA-64 DET.48Black LancersA4D-2
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.48Night HawksAD-5W
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.48Fleet AngelsHUP-2


Last update on Sep.21, 2022)
CVSG-52 (AS)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Feb.17, 1962 - Jun.17, 1962 (NorLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-28HukkersS2F-1/1S/1S1
Modex : 10-12, 14-21
00, 3x-4x
VS-31Topcats
S2F-1/1S/1S1
Modex : 00, 31-36, 38-41
5x-6x
HS-11Sub SeekersHSS-1N
Modex : 50-51, 58-61, 63-69
(AF)6xx
VA-64 DET.48 (*1)Black LancersA4D-2
Modex : 601, 602, 605, 606
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.48 (*2)Night HawksAD-5W
Modex : 829, 839, 881, 882
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.48 (*3)Fleet AngelsHUP-2
Modex : 50
(CD)xx
VRC-40 DET.48 (*4)RawhidesTF-1
Modex : 50
(*1) VA-64 DET.48 redesignated VA-64 DET.18 on May 31, 1962
(*2) VAW-33 DET.48 redesignated VAW-33 DET.18 on May 31, 1962
(*3) HU-2 DET.48 redesignated HU-2 DET.18 on May 31, 1962
(*4) VRC-40 DET.48 redesignated VRC-40 DET.18 on May 31, 1962

Last update on Sep.21, 2022)


(Last update on Apr.15, 2015)
CVSG-56 (AU)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Aug. 1962 - Sep. 1962 (local opearations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-24Duty CatsS2F-1S/1S1
3x-4x
VS-27PelicansS2F-1S/1S1
5x-6x
HS-3TridentsHSS-2
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.18Night HawksAD-5W


(Last update on Aug.26, 2015)
CVSG-52 (AS)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Nov.2, 1962 - Nov.22, 1962 (Caribbean)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-28HukkersS-2F
3x-4x
VS-31TopcatsS-2F/B
5x-6x
HS-11Sub SeekersSH-3A
(AF)5xx
VA-64 DET.18Black LancersA-4C
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.18Night HawksEA-1E


(Last update on Dec.1, 2010)
CVSG-52 (AS)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Jan.1963 - Feb. 1963 (local operations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-28HukkersS-2B/F
3x-4x
VS-31TopcatsS-2B/F
5x-6x
HS-11Sub SeekersSH-3A
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.18Night HawksEA-1E


(Last update on Nov.5, 2008)
CVSG-52 (AS)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Mar.1963 - Apr.4, 1963 (Caribbean)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-28HukkersS-2B/F
3x-4x
VS-31TopcatsS-2F
5x-6x
HS-11Sub SeekersSH-3A
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.18Night HawksEA-1E


(Last update on Jan.20, 2010)
CVSG-52 (AS)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

May 11, 1963 - May 18, 1963 (off Bermuda)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-28HukkersS-2B/F/E
3x-4x
VS-31TopcatsS-2F/E
5x-6x
HS-11Sub SeekersSH-3A
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.18Night HawksEA-1E
Wasp (CVS 18) took station off Bermuda as a backup recovery ship
for Mercury-Atlas 9 "Faith 7" recovery.
The landing occurred as planned in the mid-Pacific near Midway Atoll,
and Kearsage (CVS 33) picked up Mercury-Atlas 9 "Faith 7".


(Last update on Mar.31, 2010)
CVSG-52 (AS)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Jun. 1963 - Jul. 1963
(warfare exercises in the WestLant and the Caribbean)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-28HukkersS-2F/E
3x-4x
VS-31TopcatsS-2F/E
5x-6x
HS-11Sub SeekersSH-3A
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.18Night HawksEA-1E


Fleet Rehabilitation and Modernization (FRAM) Overhaul
fall of 1963 - Mar. 1964

at Boston Naval Shipyard


(Last update on Feb.1, 2012)
CVSG-52 (AS)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Apr. 1964 - May 4, 1964 (Narragansett Bay)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-28HukkersS-2E
3x-4x
VS-31TopcatsS-2E
5x-6x
HS-11Sub SeekersSH-3A
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.18Night HawksEA-1E


(Last update on May 7, 2014)
CVSG-52 (AS)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

May 14, 1964 - Jun.3, 1964 (Caribbean)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
10-19
VS-28HukkersS-2E
(AT)30-39
VS-32NorsemenS-2F
50-65
HS-11Sub SeekersSH-3A
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.18Night HawksEA-1E


(Last update on Jul.17, 2013)
CVSG-52 (AS)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Jul.21, 1964 - Aug.7, 1964 (NorLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-28HukkersS-2E
3x-4x
VS-31TopcatsS-2E
5x-6x
HS-11Sub SeekersSH-3A
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.18Night HawksEA-1E


(Last update on Nov.20, 2013)
CVSG-52 (AS)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Sep.8, 1964 - Dec.18, 1964 (Med)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
10-20
VS-28HukkersS-2E
30-39
VS-31TopcatsS-2E
50-65
HS-11Sub SeekersSH-3A
(GD)871-874
VAW-33 DET.18Night HawksEA-1E


(Last update on Feb.25, 2015)
CVSG-52 (AS)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Feb.8, 1965 - Apr. 1965 (Fleet Exercises in the Caribbean)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-28HukkersS-2E
3x-4x
VS-31TopcatsS-2E
5x-6x
HS-11Sub SeekersSH-3A
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.18Night HawksEA-1E
EA-1F


(Last update on Mar.9, 2016)
CVSG-52 (AS)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Recovers Gemini 4 Capsule
May 31, 1965 - Jun.10, 1965 (off the Florida coast)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-28HukkersS-2E
3x-4x
VS-31TopcatsS-2E
5x-6x
HS-11Sub SeekersSH-3A
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.18Night HawksEA-1E
(HT)xx
HU-4 DET.18 (*1)InvadersUH-34D
 
VRC-40 DET.18RawhidesC-1A
(*1) HU-4 redesignated HC-4 on Jul.1, 1965


(Last update on Dec.7, 2011)
CVSG-52 (AS)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Jul. 1965 - Jul. 1965 (Lant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-28HukkersS-2E
3x-4x
VS-31TopcatsS-2E
5x-6x
HS-11Sub SeekersSH-3A
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.18Night HawksEA-1E
Participated :
SAR operations for USAF EC-121H (55-0136)
which had gone down off Nantucket Is., Massachusetts on Jul.11, 1965


(Last update on Dec.7, 2011)
CVSG-52 (AS)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Aug. 1965 - Nov. 1965 (Lant, Med)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-28HukkersS-2E
3x-4x
VS-31TopcatsS-2E
5x-6x
HS-11Sub SeekersSH-3A
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.18Night HawksEA-1E
Participated :
Joint Training Exercises with German and French forces


(Last update on Dec.7, 2011)
CVSG-52 (AS)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Dec. 1965 - Dec.22, 1965 (Lant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-28HukkersS-2E
3x-4x
VS-31TopcatsS-2E
5x-6x
HS-11Sub SeekersSH-3A
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.18Night HawksEA-1E
Participated :
On Dec. 16, 1965, recovered Gemini VIA
at 23deg 35min North and 67deg 50min West,
18 kilometres northeast of Turks and Caicos in the Atlantic Ocean
On Dec. 18, 1965, recovered Gemini VII
at 25deg 25min North and 70.6deg 7min West,
northeast of Turks and Caicos in the Atlantic Ocean


(Last update on Oct.10, 2007)
CVSG-52 (AS)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Jan.24, 1966 - Feb.18, 1966 (Fleet Exercises off Puerto Rico)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-28HukkersS-2E
3x-4x
VS-31TopcatsS-2E
5x-6x
HS-11Sub SeekersSH-3A
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.18Night HawksEA-1E


(Last update on Nov.12, 2008)
CVSG-52 (AS)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Apr.18, 1966 - May 6, 1966 (Guantanamo Bay)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-28HukkersS-2E
3x-4x
VS-31TopcatsS-2E
5x-6x
HS-11Sub SeekersSH-3A
(AT)50
HS-5 DET.18Night DippersSH-3A
7xx
VAW-12 DET.18BatsE-1B
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.18Night HawksEA-1E
EA-1F


(Last update on Aug.8, 2012)
CVSG-52 (AS)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

May 13, 1966 - Jun. 1966
(Gemini IX-A recovery operation in the SoLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-28HukkersS-2E
3x-4x
VS-31TopcatsS-2E
5x-6x
HS-11Sub SeekersSH-3A
7xx
VAW-12 DET.18BatsE-1B
Participated :
On Jun.6, 1966, recovered Gemini IX-A
at 27deg 52min N and 75deg 0.4min West.


(Last update on Sep.12, 2007)
CVSG-52 (AS)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Jun.20, 1966 - Jul.1, 1966
(exercise "ASWEX III" in the Lant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-28HukkersS-2E
3x-4x
VS-31TopcatsS-2E
5x-6x
HS-11Sub SeekersSH-3A
7xx
VAW-12 DET.18BatsE-1B


(Last update on Sep.12, 2007)
CVSG-52 (AS)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Jul.25, 1966 - Sep.1, 1966
(exercise "ASWEX IV" in the Lant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-28HukkersS-2E
3x-4x
VS-31TopcatsS-2E
5x-6x
HS-11Sub SeekersSH-3A
7xx
VAW-12 DET.18BatsE-1B


(Last update on Oct.24, 2007)
CVSG-52 (AS)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Nov.5, 1966 - Nov.18, 1966
(Gemini XII recovery operation in the Gulf of Mexico)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-28HukkersS-2E
3x-4x
VS-31TopcatsS-2E
5x-6x
HS-11Sub SeekersSH-3A
7xx
VAW-12 DET.18BatsE-1B
recovered Gemini XII at 600 miles southwest of Cape Kennedy


(Last update on Sep.26, 2007)
CVSG-52 (AS)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Nov.28, 1966 - Dec.16, 1966
(exercise "LANTFLEX 66" in the Lant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-28HukkersS-2E
3x-4x
VS-31TopcatsS-2E
5x-6x
HS-11Sub SeekersSH-3A
7xx
VAW-12 DET.18BatsE-1B


(Last update on Feb.18, 2009)
CVSG-52 (AS)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Jan.24, 1967 - Feb.26, 1967 (SoLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-28HukkersS-2E
3x-4x
VS-31TopcatsS-2E
5x-6x
HS-11Sub SeekersSH-3A
7xx
VAW-12 DET.18BatsE-1B


(Last update on Mar.4, 2009)
CVSG-52 (AS)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Mar.19, 1967 - Apr.7, 1967
(operation "Springboard" in the Caribbean)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-28HukkersS-2E
3x-4x
VS-31TopcatsS-2E
5x-6x
HS-11Sub SeekersSH-3A
7xx
VAW-12 DET.18 (*1)BatsE-1B
7xx
VAW-121 DET.18 (*1)GriffinsE-1B
(*1) VAW-12 DET.18 redesignated VAW-121 DET.18 on Apr.1, 1967


(Last update on Jan.28, 2015)
Overhaul
Apr.21, 1967 - Jan.28, 1968

at Boston Naval Shipyard


(Last update on Jul.2, 2008)
CVSG-52 (AS)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Feb.28, 1968 - Apr.6, 1968 (SoLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-28HukkersS-2E
3x-4x
VS-31TopcatsS-2E
5x-6x
HS-11Sub SeekersSH-3A
700
VAW-121 DET.18GriffinsE-1B


(Last update on Nov.4, 2020)
CVSG-52 (AS)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Apr.30, 1968 - May 20, 1968
(exercise "Fixwex C" off the Bermuda coast)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-28HukkersS-2E
(AU)1x
VS-24 DET.18Duty Catsfour S-2Es
3x-4x
VS-31TopcatsS-2E
5x-6x
HS-11Sub SeekersSH-3A
(AU)5x
HS-3 DET.18Tridentsfour SH-3Ds
7xx
VAW-121 DET.18GriffinsE-1B


(Last update on Feb.4, 2015)
CVSG-52 (AS)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Aug.20, 1968 - Dec.19, 1968 (Med)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
10-21
VS-28HukkersS-2E
30-42
VS-31TopcatsS-2E
50-72
HS-11Sub SeekersSH-3A
7xx
VAW-121 DET.18GriffinsE-1B
Modex : 703, 705. 706, 717, 757
755, 764
VRC-40 DET.18RawhidesC-1A
Bu.No. : 136755, 136764

(Last update on Feb.4, 2015)


Selected Restricted Availability (SRA)
Jan.10, 1969 - Feb.17, 1969

at Naval Base Quonset Point, Rhode Island


(Last update on Jan.28, 2015)
CVSG-54 (AT)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Feb. 1969 - Mar.6, 1969 (Bermuda operating area)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VS-22CheckmatesS-2E
200
VS-32NorsemenS-2E
300
HS-5Night DippersSH-3A/D
700
VAW-121 DET.18GriffinsE-1B
Participated :
exercises as part of the White Task Group in the Bermuda operating area


(Last update on Jun.24, 2009)
CVSG-54 (AT)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Apr.1, 1969 - Jun.30, 1969 (EastLant, NorLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VS-22CheckmatesS-2E
200
VS-32NorsemenS-2E
300
HS-5Night DippersSH-3D
700
VAW-121 DET.18GriffinsE-1B
Participated :
exercise joint Exercise "TRILANT" off the coast of Lisbon, Portugal


(Last update on Feb. 9, 2011)
USS WASP (CVS 18)
Aug.29, 1969 - Oct.6, 1969 (EastLant)
Carrier Qqualifications for the CNATRA squadrons and the FRS's


(Last update on Mar.23, 2011)
USS WASP (CVS 18)
Oct.10, 1969 - Nov.22, 1969
(restricted availability and operations in the Virginia capes area)


(Last update on Nov.9, 2011)
CVSG-54 (AT)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Nov. 1969 - Dec.10, 1969
(local operations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VS-22CheckmatesS-2E
200
VS-32NorsemenS-2E
300
HS-5Night DippersSH-3D
700
VAW-121 DET.18GriffinsE-1B


Overhaul
Jan.9, 1970 - Feb.20, 1970

at Boston Naval Shipyard


(Last update on Mar.30, 2011)
CVSG-54 (AT)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Mar.16, 1970 - Apr.3, 1970 (Shakedown in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
110
VS-22CheckmatesS-2E
220
VS-28HukkersS-2E
330
VS-32NorsemenS-2E
440
HS-5Night DippersSH-3D
550
HS-7ShamrocksSH-3D
660
VAW-121 DET.18GriffinsE-1B


(Last update on Oct.29, 2014)
CVSG-54 (AT)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

May 5, 1970 - Sep.8, 1970 (EastLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
110
VS-22CheckmatesS-2E
220
VS-28HukkersS-2E
330
VS-32NorsemenS-2E
440
HS-5Night DippersSH-3D
550
HS-7ShamrocksSH-3D
660
VAW-121 DET.18GriffinsE-1B
 
VRC-40 DET.18RawhidesC-1A
Bu.No. : 136759, 136778


Selected Restricted Availability (SRA)
Oct.15, 1970 - Dec.14, 1970

at Boston Naval Shipyard


(Last update on May 19, 2004)
CVSG-54 (AT)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Jan.14, 1971 - Mar.3, 1971 (Med)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
110
VS-22CheckmatesS-2E
220
VS-28HukkersS-2E
330
VS-32NorsemenS-2E
440
HS-5Night DippersSH-3D
550
HS-7ShamrocksSH-3D
660
VAW-121 DET.18GriffinsE-1B


(Last update on Mar.13, 2013)
CVSG-54 (AT)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Apr.27, 1971 - May 8, 1971 (WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
110
VS-22CheckmatesS-2E
330
VS-32NorsemenS-2E
440
HS-5Night DippersSH-3D
660
VAW-121 DET.18GriffinsE-1B


(Last update on Mar.4, 2015)
CVSG-54 (AT)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Jun.15, 1971 - Jul.2, 1971 (Bermuda)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
110
VS-22CheckmatesS-2E
330
VS-32NorsemenS-2E
440
HS-5Night DippersSH-3D
660
VAW-121 DET.18GriffinsE-1B
Participated :
exercise "Rough Ride"


(Last update on Aug.20, 2014)
CVSGR-70 (AW)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Aug.17, 1971 - Aug.26, 1971 (local operations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
11x
VS-71Fighting 71'sS-2E
22x
VS-72Yellow TailsS-2E
33x
VS-73Blue BanditsS-2E
44x
HS-74Demon ElvesSH-3A
55x
HS-75Emerald KnightsSH-3A
66x
VSF-76Fighting SaintsA-4C
77x
VAW-78Fighting EscargotsE-1B


(Last update on Jun.1, 2011)
CVSG-54 (AT)
USS WASP (CVS 18)

Sep.23, 1971 - Nov.4, 1971 (WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
(NS)200
VS-29TrombonersS-2E
330
VS-32NorsemenS-2E
440
HS-5Night DippersSH-3D
(AA)00x
HS-3TridentsSH-3D
660
VAW-121 DET.18GriffinsE-1B


Decommissioned : Jul.1, 1972