Benghazi

Benghazi U.S. Naval Fleet Positions – 11 SEP 2012 via OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS

Fleet Positions Benghazi

DON FOIA CASE FILE NUMBER 2013F041306

DON FOIA CASE FILE NUMBER 2013F041306

Documentation via http://www.judicialwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/NavymapBenghazi.pdf

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DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS 2000 NAVY PENTAGON

WASHINGTON, DC 20350-2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN REPLY REFER TO

5730

Ser N31B/13U13270 2

June 17, 2013

 

Lt Col Randall R. Schmidt, USAF    (Ret) 108 Conway Court

Yorktown, VA 23693 Dear Lt Col Schmidt:

SUBJECT: DON FOIA CASE FILE NUMBER 2013F041306

 

Thank you for your May 11, 2013 inquiry and the opportunity to respond to your concerns regarding naval assets on September 11, 2012.

 

The enclosed graphic depicts the location of navy surface vessels in the FIFTH (Central Command) and SIXTH (European Command ) Fleet areas of responsibility on September 11, 2012 . The aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D . EISENHOWER (CVN 69) was underway in the Arabian Gulf; USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) was underway in the Arabian Sea. ENTERPRISE was approximately 3350 nautical miles from Benghazi.             Assuming a 20 knot transit speed and no Suez Canal delays, the transit would take approximately 168 hours or seven days .                            EISENHOWER would require additional transit time from its position in the Arabian Gulf.                     USS IWO JIMA (LHD 7) was the closest large amphibious ship, which was underway in the Gulf of Oman .

 

Sincerely,

 

B. C . NICKERSON Captain, U.S. Navy

Deputy Director, Operations and Plans (N31B)

 

Enclosure: Ship Positions (11 SEP 12)

SEPTEMBER  11, 2012

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DWIGHT D EISEHOWER (Carrier)

HUE CITY (Cruiser) OKANE (Destroyer) BIG HORN (Oiler)

 

 

 

SENTRY  (Minesweeper) DEVASTATOR  (Minesweeper) SCOUT (Minesweeper) PIONEER  (Minesweeper) WARRIOR  (Minesweeper) GLADIATOR (Minesweeper) ARDENT  (Minesweeper) DEXTROUS (Minesweeper) JOSHUA HUMPHREYS (Oiler)

PONCE (Staging Base) CATAWBA (Tug)

ROBERT E PEARY (Cargo)

SIROCCO (Patrol) CHINOOK (Patrol) FIREBOLT (Patrol) WHIRLWIND (Patrol)

Manama,Bahrain

 

RAPPAHANNOCK  (Oiler)

NEW YORK (Amphlb) HALYBURTON (Frigate)

CARL BRASHEAR (Cargo)

OSCAR AUSTIN (Destroyer)

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