Aircraft Carrier (Nuclear Powered) Nimitz class

    Derivatives / Succeeded by
US Improved Nimitz class 1986
                        US Ford class 2017


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92955full load (tn)
344.70length (m)
40.80beam (m)
11.30draught (m)
31max speed (knots)
280000power (shp)
4Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm
8Chaff and decoys Mark 36 SRBOC
1Aids TACAN URN-25
1Naval Radar air search radar AN/SPS-49
1Naval Radar surface search radar AN/SPS-67


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US Newport News Shipbuilding - 3

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USUS NavyCVN-78Ford class USS Gerald R Ford78----
USUS NavyCVN-79Ford class USS John F Kennedy----
USUS NavyCVN-68USS NimitzNMTZ - 681975--
USUS NavyCVN-69USS Dwight D. EisenhowerNIKE - 691977--
USUS NavyCVN-70USS Carl VinsonNCVV - 701982--
USUS NavyCVN-71Improved Nimitz class USS Theodore RooseveltNNTR - 711986--
USUS NavyCVN-72Improved Nimitz class USS Abraham LincolnNABE - 721989--
USUS NavyCVN-73Improved Nimitz class USS George WashingtonNNGW - 731992--
USUS NavyCVN-74Improved Nimitz class USS John C StennisNJCS - 741995--
USUS NavyCVN-75Improved Nimitz class USS Harry S. TrumanNHST - 751998--
USUS NavyCVN-76Improved Nimitz class USS Ronald ReaganNRGN - 762003--
USUS NavyCVN-77Improved Nimitz class USS George H. W. BushNGWB - 772009--

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1967OrderedUS CVN-68 USS Nimitz
1968-jun-22Laid downUS CVN-68 USS Nimitz
1970OrderedUS CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower
1970-aug-15Laid downUS CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower
1972-may-15LaunchedUS CVN-68 USS Nimitz
1974OrderedUS CVN-70 USS Carl Vinson
1975-may-3CommissionedUS CVN-68 USS Nimitz
1975-oct-11LaunchedUS CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower
1975-oct-11Laid downUS CVN-70 USS Carl Vinson
1977-oct-18CommissionedUS CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower
1980-mar-15LaunchedUS CVN-70 USS Carl Vinson
1980-apr-24DeploymentUS CVN-68 USS Nimitz Operation Eagles Claw Launched RH-53Ds of HM-16 from the Arabian Sea near the approaches to the Straits of Hormuz.
1980-aug-20US CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Miss America Troop returns by helicopter from USS New Orleans LPH-11 after stop on USS Frederick LST-1184 in the Indian Ocean
1982-mar-13CommissionedUS CVN-70 USS Carl Vinson
1999-oct-6RefitUS CVN-70 USS Carl Vinson arrived Puget Sounds Naval Shipyard for 10 month overhaul
2001HomeportUS CVN-68 USS Nimitz Re-located home port to San Diego
2001-sep-12DeploymentUS CVN-70 USS Carl Vinson positioned to the northern Arabian Sea with HS-6 embarked, until 16 Dec.
2007-sep-4DeploymentUS CVN-68 USS Nimitz Exercise Malabar 07-2 Participated in multi-national exercise in Bay of Bengal with Carrier Air Wing 11 embarked, until 9 Sep.
2009-marAircraftUS CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower USCG Dolphin 6504
2010-jan-15DeploymentUS CVN-70 USS Carl Vinson Operation Panlake Arrived off Port au Prince after being ordered from sea trials, with emergency aid and an embarked strength of 19 helicopters.
2013-marDeploymentUS CVN-68 USS Nimitz departed Everett Naval Station for 9 month West Pacific deployment to 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas. Returned to Everett NS in Dec.
2013-augDeploymentUS CVN-68 USS Nimitz exercising in Gulf of Oman with its Battle Group and HMS Dragon.
2015RefitUS CVN-68 USS Nimitz 16 month maintenance period at NS Kitsap, WA
2018-marRefitUS CVN-68 USS Nimitz at Puget Sound. Refloated Dec 2018

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