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USS NIMITZ (CVN 68)
(ex - CVAN 68)
MULTI-PURPOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIER (NUCLEAR-POWERED)
VESSEL STATUS
Class: CVN 68 UIC: 03368
Status: Active, in commission Fleet: U.S. PACIFIC FLEET
Date Status Changed: 05/03/1975 Homeport: BREMERTON, WA
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force: Battle Force
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 03/31/1967 Commission Date: 05/03/1975
Keel Date: 06/22/1968 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 05/13/1972 Decommission Date:
Age (since Launch) 45.4 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
Delivery Date: 04/11/1975 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) 42.5 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date:
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 1115 ft Waterline Length: 1040 ft
Extreme Beam: 257 ft Waterline Beam: 134 ft
Max Navigational Draft: 40 ft Draft Limit: 41 ft
Light Displacement: 78280 tons Full Displacement: 101196 tons
Dead Weight: 22916 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 4
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbines (Nuclear)
Accommodations: Officers: 558
Enlisted: 5454
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: US NAVY
Planning Yard: Norfolk NSY, Portsmouth, VA
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Newport News, VA
Ships Program Manager: 312
Comments:
Last Updated: 08/16/2016
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