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US Aircraft Carriers Fast Facts

Posted August 9, 2013

Here's some background information about active United States aircraft carriers. A list of all carriers throughout history can be found here.

All of the active air carriers are in the Nimitz class and are the largest warships in the world.

They are designed to last for approximately 50 years.

USS Nimitz CVN-68 Homeport - Bremerton, Washington Commissioned - May 3, 1975

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69 Homeport - Norfolk, Virginia Commissioned - October 18, 1977 Nickname - Ike

USS Carl Vinson CVN-70 Homeport - San Diego, California Commissioned - March 13, 1982

USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71 Homeport - Norfolk, Virginia Commissioned - October 25, 1986 Completed more than 4,200 sorties in Operation Desert Storm, the most of any carrier.

USS Abraham Lincoln CVN-72 Homeport - Newport News, Virginia Commissioned - November 11, 1989

USS George Washington CVN-73 Homeport - Yokosuka, Japan Commissioned - July 4, 1992

USS John C. Stennis CVN-74 Homeport - Bremerton, Washington Commissioned - December 9, 1995

USS Harry S Truman CVN-75 Homeport - Norfolk, Virginia Commissioned - July 25, 1998

USS Ronald Reagan CVN-76 Homeport - San Diego, California Commissioned - July 12, 2003

USS George H.W. Bush CVN-77 Homeport - Norfolk, Virginia Commissioned - January 10, 2009

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