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YoJoe ID: 118-HVH-1985-USSFLAGG-01

Series: Four (1985)
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The Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Flagg was first released boxed in U.S. toy stores in 1985. It included the Admiral, Keel-Haul. The Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Flagg was also sold in 1986 and was discontinued in 1987.

With Towing Vehicle, Fuel Trailer, Admiral's Launch & Electronic Sound System
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Driver/Pilot: KEEL-HAUL (v1)

Keel-Haul was released as part of the fourth series (1985), packaged exclusively with the U.S.S. Flagg aircraft carrier. He was also sold in 1986, then was discontinued domestically in 1987.

In 1989, he was available mail-order as part of the "Special Missions Drivers" set with Ace, Thunder, Lampreys, Strato-Viper, and Motor Viper.

Left-over bagged Keel-Haul figures were eventually released through some strange channels and ended up as prizes at Chuck E. Cheese pizza/arcades and carnivals around the country as "Skeeball" prizes in 1993.

This action figure is often referred to as "Admiral Keel-Haul."

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Easily Broken/Lost Pieces

The Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Flagg included a vast number of small parts which were very easily lost or broken. They included 16 deck clips, arrestor hook, Admiral's launch, radar antennas, a flag, six missiles, a hook, 3 deck ladders, engine access covers, chairs, the fuel trailer, the tow vehicle, the radioman's computer combat computer, the armory, a microphone/sound system, the Admiral's console, a stanchion, a purge valve, the helm, the main console, and a computer.

Download a text list of all U.S.S. Flagg parts.

Featured In

The Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Flagg was featured in several of the various media of GI Joe through the years, including Trading Cards, Comic Books, Cartoons and Commercials


There are two different versions of the sound system.

Vehicle Construction

The vehicle mold was repainted or retooled for the following vehicles:

This was the only usage of the U.S.S. Flagg mold.

International Releases

Canada released the U.S.S. Flagg in bilingual packaging.

Takara planned a retail release of the U.S.S. Flagg in 1987, but the line was cancelled before it saw distribution. However, it was available as a contest prize in American packaging.

Reference Information

The below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to U.S.S. Flagg.

Original Retail: $89.99
Product Number: 6001
Lee's Guide: GIJ-85053p
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 61-62 (1st Ed.), Pg. 100-103 (2nd Ed.)
Desimone Guide: n/a
Tomart's Guide: #GI5441
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a