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Coordinates: 30°23′31″N 081°25′25″W / 30.39194°N 81.42361°W / 30.39194; -81.42361

Naval Station Mayport
Admiral David L. McDonald Field
NSMayport logo.jpg
IATA: NRBICAO: KNRBFAA: NRB
Summary
Airport type Military: Naval Station
Operator United States Navy
Location 7 miles east of Jacksonville, Florida at mouth of St. Johns River
Built December 1942
Commander CAPT Aaron L. Bowman
Elevation AMSL 15 ft / 5 m
Website [1]
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
5/23 8,001 2,439 Asphalt
Source: FAA[1], official site[2]

Naval Station Mayport (IATA: NRBICAO: KNRBFAA LID: NRB) is a major U.S. Navy base adjacent to Jacksonville in northern Duval County, Florida. It contains a military airfield (Admiral David L. McDonald Field) with one asphalt paved runway (5/23) measuring 8,001 x 200 ft. (2,439 x 61 m).[1]

Since its commissioning in December 1942, NS Mayport has grown to become the third largest naval fleet concentration area in the United States. Mayport's operational composition is unique, with a busy harbor capable of accommodating 34 ships and an 8,000-foot (2,400 m) runway capable of handling most any aircraft in the Department of Defense inventory.

Naval Station Mayport is also home to the Navy's reactivated United States 4th Fleet, which had been deactivated since the 1950s.

The base has historically served as the homeport to certain conventionally-powered aircraft carriers of the Atlantic Fleet, including the USS Shangri-La (CV-38), USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42), USS Forrestal (CV-59), USS Saratoga (CV-60), and most recently the USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67). With the decommissioning of all conventionally-powered aircraft carriers by the Navy, no carriers are presently assigned to Mayport. However, both houses of Congress have passed legislation authorizing about US$75 million for dredging and upgrades at Mayport to accommodate a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.[3][4]

Contents

Homeported ships

Frigates

Cruisers

Destroyers

Naval Station, Mayport

Aircraft squadrons

Helicopter squadrons

References

  1. ^ a b FAA Airport Master Record for NRB (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-10-25
  2. ^ Naval Station Mayport (official site)
  3. ^ "Congress okays plan to upgrade Mayport", Jacksonville Transportation Examiner, October 23, 2009.
  4. ^ "Senate Passes Mayport Upgrade Bill: Bill To Go To President Barack Obama For Approval", www.News4Jax.com, October 22, 2009.

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