U.S.S. Independence (CV-62), stationed in Yokosuka, Japan where I lived. The "Indy" became the oldest ship in the Navy's active fleet, and the first carrier in history to hold that distinction, on 30 June 1995. With this honor, the Indy displayed the Revolution-era First Navy Jack, commonly called the "Don't Tread On Me" flag, from her bow until her decommissioning. The flag was presented to Indy C.O. Capt. David P. Polatty III, in a formal ceremony on 1 July.