USS Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier: The Second Largest Aircraft Carrier In The World

U.S. Navy Deployed A Carrier Strike Group Without Its Aircraft Carrier
The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60), front, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), middle, and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82), rear, transit the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Maxwell G. Higgins/Released)

USS Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier -2nd largest in the world. she was laid down, launched, and commissioned as CVAN-68 but was later redesignated CVN-68 (nuclear-powered multimission aircraft carrier) on 30 June 1975 as part of the fleet realignment.

The ship was named for World War II Pacific fleet commander Chester W. Nimitz. USN, (1885–1966), who was the Navy’s third fleet admiral.

Nimitz had her homeport at Naval Station Norfolk until 1987 when she was relocated to Naval Station Bremerton in Washington State (now part of Naval Base Kitsap).

Following her Refueling and Complex Overhaul in 2001, her home port was changed to Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, California. The cost of Uss Nimitz is  $1.0 billion (1975 dollars) Its Homeport is  Naval Base Kitsap

The Motto of the Aircraft carrier is  Teamwork, a Tradition and it also has a Nickname “Old Salt”

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General characteristics

  • Displacement: 100,020 tonnes (110,250 short tons)
  • Length:
    Overall: 1,092 feet (332.8 m)
    Waterline: 1,040 feet (317.0 m)
  • Beam:
    Overall: 252 ft (76.8 m)
    Waterline: 134 ft (40.8 m)
  • Draft:
    Maximum navigational: 37 feet (11.3 m)
    Limit: 41 feet (12.5 m)
  • Propulsion:
    2 × Westinghouse A4W nuclear reactors
    4 × steam turbines
    4 × shafts
    260,000 shp (194 MW)
  • Speed: 31.5 knots (58.3 km/h)
  • Range: Unlimited distance; 20–25 years
  • Sensors and processing systems:
  • AN/SPS-48E 3-D air search radar
    AN/SPS-49(V)5 2-D air search radar
    AN/SPQ-9B target acquisition radar
    AN/SPN-46 air traffic control radars
    AN/SPN-43C air traffic control radar
    AN/SPN-41 landing aid radars
    4 × Mk 91 NSSM guidance systems
    4 × Mk 95 radars
  • Electronic warfare & decoys:
    AN/SLQ-32A(V)4 Countermeasures suite
    SLQ-25A Nixie Torpedo Countermeasures

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