Since World War II, the U.S. Navy’s carriers have been the national force...– U.S. Navy Data
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“This is the Gerald R. Ford aircraft supercarrier. She will be the lead ship of the new class that will eventually replace the Nimitz-class supercarriers.” Click here to read the rest of the article.
If you build it, they will come... aboard an...
Back in the ‘40’s USS Yorktown (CV 10) played a vital role in the Pacific Theatre of Operations in WWII earning 11 battle stars and the Presidential Unit Citation. Nearly ten years later she earned another 5 battle stars serving in Vietnam. On June 18th, the decommissioned Yorktown will add another chapter to the history books as she will host the first-round of the South Atlantic...
USS George Washington's sea trials
USS George Washington (CVN 73) departed Japan and sailed into open waters Friday to conduct sea trials in preparation for the ship’s next patrol. The trials are a certification process that ensures the ship, its equipment and crew are prepared for extended periods at sea. Sailors prepare smoke canisters on the fantail of USS George Washington (CVN 73) for use as targets during a weapons...
Best in Class
Forty years after the first Nimitz-class carrier, the first of a new class is being built in the docks of Newport News Shipbuilding: Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). The ship features new technology that will save the Navy money. The new design brings many performance improvements, including: 25 percent increase in sortie generation rate 2.5 times electrical generation capacity over the Nimitz-class ...
Wherever the United States Ship Nimitz shows her flag, she will be seen as we...– - President Gerald R. Ford at the commissioning of USS Nimitz (CVN 68).
USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Fun Facts
As the lead ship in the Nimitz-class of aircraft carriers USS Nimitz (CVN 68) has the unique distinction of not being named after an elected official. In fact, USS Nimitz only uses the surname of her namesake, Chester W. Nimitz, unlike all other carriers in her class. To help celebrate her birthday, here are some fun facts about the ship: Nickname: Old Salt Motto: Teamwork, a tradition Badge: ...