Originally posted by Tardacus
What are those other ships at the top of the photo, they look like carriers only smaller?
LHD = Landing Helicopter Dock, the main ship of am Amphibious Ready Group, about 40,000 tons displacement, carries a lot of choppers and some Harrier
Originally posted by SG-17
So only 4 carriers are in port. 6 currently at sea. That is 5 more than any other country.
COMPLETELY false! Why does this get stars? Does anyone check anything? There are THREE carriers at sea and SEVEN in port.
CVN-68 Nimitz is in home port, Everett (11/21/12). Non-deployable. Cooling pump issue.
CVN-69 Eisenhower deployed to the 5th Fleet AOR (2/22/13).
CVN-70 Vinson is conducting training in the pacific (02/21/13).
CVN-71 Roosevelt is at Newport News for RCOH & non-deployable, Avail late 2012.
CVN-72 Lincoln is in home port, Norfolk for RCOH & non-deployable, Avail 2016.
CVN-73 Washington is in home port, Yokosuka, Japan (11/21/12).
CVN-74 Stennis is in the 5th Fleet AOR (10/26/12).
CVN-75 Truman is in home port, Norfolk, VA (02/07/13).
CVN-76 Reagan is in Bremerton for DPIA & non-deployable until 2013. should be done
CVN-77 Bush is in home port, Norfolk, VA (2/21/13).
As for the so-called ALT carriers, it hardly matters as they are not fit for sea anyway. Only ONE, the USS Kitty Hawk, is being kept in "ready
reserve" status. Here is their disposition:
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
CVN-65 Enterprise, 1962-2012, Norfolk, Fate: scrap
CV-66 America, 1965—1996, Fate: scuttled in live fire exercise, 2005
CV-67 John F Kennedy, 1968—2007, Philadelphia, Fate: donation hold
edit on 2/28/2013 by schuyler because: (no reason given)