Sea Weapons

Nuclear Carrier

Nimitz

USS Nimitz (CVN-68)

Preceded by:

Enterprise (1962)

Succeeded by:

Ford (2017)

Datafile

ClassNimitzTheodore RooseveltRonald Reagan
TypeNuclear CarrierNuclear CarrierNuclear Carrier
Year197519862003
Crew5,6215,9305,930
Dimensions
Length317.1 m (pp)
331.7 m
317.1 m (pp)
331.7 m
317.1 m (pp)
331.7 m
Beam40.8 m - 78.5 m (d)40.8 m - 78.5 m (d)40.8 m - 78.5 m (d)
Draught11.2 m11.2 m11.2 m
Displacement
Empty91,440 t102,000 t104,600 t
Loaded???
Performance
Speed56 km/h56 km/h56 km/h
RangeUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Machinery
Shafts444
Turbines4 x Steam turbine
260,000 hp
Westinghouse
A4W

4 x Steam turbine
260,000 hp
Westinghouse
A4W

4 x Steam turbine
260,000 hp
Westinghouse
A4W

Boilers2 x Westinghouse A4W2 x Westinghouse A4W2 x Westinghouse A4W
FuelNuclearNuclearNuclear
Armament
Anti-Aircraft4 x 20-mm (1 x 4)
Phalanx CIWS
4 x 20-mm (1 x 4)
Phalanx CIWS
2 x 20-mm (1 x 4)
Phalanx CIWS
AA WeaponsRIM-7 (3 x 8)
RIM-7 (3 x 8)
RIM-7 (2 x 8)
RIM-116 (2 x 21)
Armor
Machinery64 mm64 mm64 mm
Sensors
RadarAN/SPS-48E
AN/SPS-49
AN/SPS-67
AN/SPS-64
AN/SPN-46
AN/SPS-48E
AN/SPS-49
AN/SPS-67
AN/SPS-64
AN/SPN-46
AN/SPS-48E
AN/SPS-49
AN/SPS-67
AN/SPS-64
AN/SPN-46
Aircraft
Aircraft80-9080-9080-90
Production
Built362
Total10

Registry

Ship Code Builder Laid Launch Comm Decomm Fate
Nimitz CVAN-68 Newport News SB22/06/6813/05/7203/05/75-Active
Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69 Newport News SB15/08/7011/10/7518/10/77-Active
Carl Vinson CVN-70 Newport News SB11/10/7515/03/8013/03/82-Active
Theodore Roosevelt:
Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71 Newport News SB31/10/8127/10/8425/10/86-Active
Abraham Lincoln CVN-72 Newport News SB03/11/8413/02/8811/11/89-Active
George Washington CVN-73 Newport News SB25/08/8621/07/9004/07/92-Active
John C. Stennis CVN-74 Newport News SB13/03/9111/11/9309/12/95-Active
Harry S. Truman CVN-75 Newport News SB29/11/9307/09/9625/07/98-Active
Ronald Reagan:
Ronald Reagan CVN-76 Northrop Grumman SB12/02/9804/03/0112/07/03-Active
George H.W. Bush CVN-77 Northrop Grumman SB06/09/0309/10/0610/01/09-Active

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