This is my own compilation I keep updated on a weekly basis.
US Navy Carrier Strike Group Deployments: 10/03/12
CVN-65 Enterprise is in the 5th fleet AOR. (3/11/12)
CVN-68 Nimitz is in San Diego scheduled port visit. (10/3/12)
CVN-69 Eisenhower in 5th Fleet AOR as of 7/17/12.
CVN-70 Vinson is in home port San Diego, CA (8/1/12)
CVN-71 Roosevelt is at Newport News for RCOH & non-deployable, Avail: late 2012.
CVN-72 Lincoln at home port Norfolk for RCOH & non-deployable, Avail 2016.
CVN-73 Washington is underway in the 7th Fleet AOR (10/3/12)
CVN-74 Stennis left homeport Bremerton for the Middle East on 8/27/12.
CVN-75 Truman is underway in the Atlantic for qualifications (9/27/12)
CVN-76 Reagan is in Bremerton for DPIA & non-deployable until 2013.
CVN-77 Bush is in home port, Norfolk, VA. (7/27/12)
CVN-78 Ford construction at Newport News. Avail 2015, replaces Enterprise.
CVN-79 Kennedy construction at Newport News. Avail 2018, replaces Nimitz
CVN-80 Unnamed, planned, Avail 2024, replaces Eisenhower.
RCOH=Refueling and Complex Overhaul, takes about four years
DPIA=Docked Planned Incremental Availability, takes six months to a year
RIMPAC= Rim of the Pacific. International exercise
COMPUTEX=Composite Unit Training Exercise, pre-deployment Strike Group coordination.
The above are all Carrier Strike Groups that normally travel with about 7-8 support ships including one cruiser, several destroyers (usually a
squadron of 4), a fast attack supply ship, some frigates ,and a fast attack submarine or maybe two. The support ships are designed to protect the
carrier. A CVN is about 100,000 tons displacement and can carry approximately 85 aircraft. CVNs are nuclear powered and run 25 years between
Explanation of Areas of Responsibility (AOR)
3rd Fleet AOR – Eastern & Northern Pacific, Alaska, Bering Sea
4th Fleet AOR – Central & South America
5th Fleet AOR - The Middle East, Arabian Gulf, East Africa
6th Fleet AOR – The Mediterranean Sea, Europe
7th Fleet AOR – Asian Pacific. Indian Ocean to International Date Line
Below are the Amphibious Ready Groups/Marine Expeditionary Units. The main ship here is a "baby" carrier that is about half the size or less of a
CVN, about 40,000 tons displacement. It is designed to hold helicopters and Harrier VTOL jets. These guys can pull off a minor invasion, if necessary.
They usually carry a handful of tanks. Marines, by and large, are light infantry. LHA is a “Landing Helicopter Assault.” LHD is a “Landing
LHA-5 Pelelieu is underway in the Pacific on WESTPAC (9/17/12)
LHD-1 Wasp is in the Atlantic conducting training (8/29/12)
LHD-2 Essex is in homeport, San Diego (8/15/12)
LHD-3 Kearsarge is in port for emergence rudder repairs (8/29/12)
LHD-4 Boxer is underway in the Pacific for training. (9/27/12)
LHD-5 Bataan is in home port, Norfolk, VA. (10/3/12)
LHD-6 Bonhomme Richard is underway in the 7th fleet AOR (8/15/12)
LHD-7 Iwo Jima is in the 5th Fleet AOR.
LHD-8 Makin Island is underway in the Pacific (10/3/12)
LHA-6 America, under construction, Avail. 2014, Northrop Grumann, Pascagoula.
LHA-7 Tripoli, contracted Avail. 2018, HII Ingalls, Pascagoula. $2.3B
Official Status of the Navy: www.navy.mil...
(This is not always accurate.)
Carrier Locations: gonavy.jp...
(Usually very accurate.)
Recent decommissioned carriers:
CV-59 Forrestal, 1955—1993, Newport, RI, Fate: scrap or sink
CV-60 Saratoga, 1956—1994, Newport, RI, Fate: scrap or sink
CV-61 Ranger, 1957—1993, Bremerton, WA, Fate: scrap or museum
CV-62 Independence, 1959—1998, Bremerton, WA, Fate: scrap or sink
CV-63 Kitty Hawk, 1961—2009, Bremerton; WA, Fate: reserve until 2015
CV-64 Constellation, 1961—2003, Bremerton, Fate: scrap or sink
CV-66 America, 1965—1996, Fate: scuttled in live fire exercise, 2005
CV-67 John F Kennedy, 1968—2007, Philadelphia, Fate: donation hold