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AMERICA (CV 66)
(ex - CVA 66)
MULTI-PURPOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIER
VESSEL STATUS
Class: CV 63 UIC: 03366
Status: Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 05/14/2005 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 11/25/1960 Commission Date: 01/23/1965
Keel Date: 01/09/1961 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 02/01/1964 Decommission Date: 08/09/1996
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 41.3 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
31.0
Delivery Date: 01/13/1965 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 40.3 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 08/09/1996
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 1048 ft Waterline Length: 990 ft
Extreme Beam: 248 ft Waterline Beam: 129 ft
Max Navigational Draft: 38 ft Draft Limit: 37 ft
Light Displacement: 61174 tons Full Displacement: 83573 tons
Dead Weight: 22399 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 4
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbines
Accommodations: Officers: 502
Enlisted: 4684
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: US NAVY
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments:
Last Updated: 05/19/2005
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