CVN-73 USS George Washington

US Navy

1992 to present    

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Flight Deck: 73
Call Sign: NNGW

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1986-aug-25Laid down
1994-jun-4AircraftHMNB Portsmouth stokes bay D-Day 50th Anniversary Flypast on board Sea King from HS-5 148043 : 149687 : 149711 : 149738 : 149904 : 156506.
Also some US Army UH-60 visit CVN-73
1996-mar-11Port VisitMarseille harbour 7 to 11 March visit Marseille. On board embarked VF-143 wit Tomcats, VFA-131 and VFA-136 with Hornets, VAW-121 with Greyhounds, VS-31 with Vikings, VA-34 and VAQ-140 with Intruders. HS-5 with the follow seahawks 163799 : 164452 : 164453 : 164796 : 164799 : 165120 : 165123
2008HomeportYokosuka Naval Base joined US 7th Fleet
2013-jul-15DeploymentCoral Sea Talisman Saber 2013
2013-nov-20Aircraft Typhoon Haiyan relief operations Off Philippines, MV-22B Osprey 168217 for Operation Damayan, accompanied by its escort group of USS Antietam, USS Cowpens and USS Mustin.
2015-jul-7Deployment Talisman Sabre 2015 participated in Exercise Talisman Sabre 15.
2015-aug-10Port VisitSan Diego Port arrived in San Diego from Far East, for crew change to USS Ronald Reagan.
2015-oct-13NEWS Chilean Air Force in Southern Seas 2015
2015-novDeployment Exercise UNITAS Atlantic 2015 lead ship of Exercise, during her Southern Seas 2015 deployment.
2015-dec-17HomeportNS Norfolk arrived in Norfolk, after forward deployment period in Yokosuka, via S Pacific and S Atlantic exercises.
2017RefitNewport News Shipbuilding Nuclear re-fuelling due in Newport News for mid-life upgrade, which will include a refuel for both of her nuclear reactors, repairs to the propulsion plant and upgrade of other systems.


    from Improved Nimitz class
100000full load (tn)
333length (m)
40.80beam (m)
11.80draught (m)
31max speed (knots)
4Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm


    Typical Max
United States Naval Aviation Sikorsky s-61 H-3 60

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Newport News Shipbuilding,

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