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  • CVN-68 USS Nimitz

    US US Navy

    1975 to present    


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    MMSI: 303981000
    Flight Deck: 68
    Call Sign: NMTZ
    Shipyard: Newport News Shipbuilding


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    History of US CVN-68 USS Nimitz

    1968-jun-22Laid down
    1975-aug-19DeploymentNS Norfolk departed Norfolk VA, for 1 month N Atlantic deployment, with USS South Carolina until 15 Sep.
    1980-apr-24Deployment Operation Eagles Claw Launched RH-53Ds of HM-16 from the Arabian Sea near the approaches to the Strait of Hormuz.
    2001HomeportRe-located home port to San Diego
    2007-sep-4Deployment7th Fleet Exercise Malabar 07-2 Participated in multi-national exercise in Bay of Bengal with Carrier Air Wing 11 embarked, until 9 Sep.
    2013-marDeploymentNS Everett departed Everett Naval Station for 9 month West Pacific deployment to 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas. Returned to Everett NS in Dec.
    2013-augDeploymentexercising in Gulf of Oman with its Battle Group and HMS Dragon.
    2015RefitNS Kitsap 16 month maintenance period at NS Kitsap, WA
    2018-marRefitNAS Seattle / Puget Sound at Puget Sound. Refloated Dec 2018



        from Nimitz class
    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,

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