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USS Carl Vinson(CVN 70)

CVN 70 Carl Vinson’s Mid-Life RCOH Refueling & Maintenance

                        History

  United States
Name: USS Carl Vinson
Namesake: Carl Vinson
Ordered: 5 April 1974
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding
Laid down: 11 October 1975
Launched: 15 March 1980
Commissioned: 13 March 1982
Homeport: NAS North Island San Diego, California
Motto:
  • Vis Per Mare
  • (Strength from the Sea)
Status: in active service
Badge: USS Carl Vinson CVN-70 Emblem.png
General characteristics
Class and type: Nimitz-class aircraft carrier
Displacement: 101,300 long tons (113,500 short tons)[1]
Length:
  • Overall: 1,092 feet (332.8 m)
  • Waterline: 1,040 feet (317.0 m)
Beam:
  • Overall: 252 ft (76.8 m)
  • Waterline: 134 ft (40.8 m)
Draft:
  • Maximum navigational: 37 feet (11.3 m)
  • Limit: 41 feet (12.5 m)
Propulsion:
Speed: 30+ knots (56+ km/h; 35+ mph)
Range: Unlimited distance; 20–25 years
Complement:
  • Ship’s company: 3,200
  • Air wing: 2,480
Crew: 6,062
Sensors and
processing systems:
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
  • SLQ-32A(V)4 Countermeasures suite
  • SLQ-25A Nixie torpedo countermeasures
Armament:
Armor: Unknown
Aircraft carried: 90 fixed wing and helicopters

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70),

*USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) is the third United States Navy Nimitz class supercarrier and is named after Carl Vinson, a Congressman from Georgia, in recognition of his contributions to the US Navy. The ship was launched in 1980, undertook its maiden voyage in 1983, and underwent Refueling and Overhaul between 2005 and 2009. Carl Vinson’s callsign is “Gold Eagle”.

Besides deployments in Operation Desert StrikeOperation Iraqi FreedomOperation Southern Watch, and Operation Enduring Freedom, the Carl Vinson was involved in a number of notable events. The body of Osama bin Laden was disposed of in 2011 from the deck of the Carl Vinson, and that same year, on Veterans Day, it played host to the first NCAA basketball game on an aircraft carrier, between North Carolina and Michigan State.

*Courtesy Wikipedia

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