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Code Number:
MYND02_056
Title:
USS Nimitz (CVN-68), Supercarrier, Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, Carrier Strike Group Eleven (CSG-11), Carrier Air Wing Eleven (CVW-11)
Namesake: FADM Chester W. Nimitz, USN
Ordered: 31/03/1967
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding
Cost: $1.0 billion (1975 dollars)
Laid down: 22/06/1968
Launched: 13/05/1972
Commissioned: 03/05/1975
Reclassified: CVN-68
Homeport: Naval Station Everett
Motto: Teamwork, a Tradition
Nickname: "Old Salt"
Status: In active service, as of 2015

Class & type: Nimitz-class aircraft carrier
Displacement: 100,020 tonnes (110,250 short tons)
Length: Overall: 332.8 meters (1,092 feet)
Waterline: 317.0 meters (1,040 feet)
Beam: Overall: 76.8 meters (252 feet)
Waterline: 40.8 meters (134 feet)
Draft: Maximum navigational: 11.3metersm (37 feet)
Limit: 12.5 meters (41 feet)
Propulsion: 2 Westinghouse A4W nuclear reactors
4 steam turbines, 4 shafts, 260,000 shp (194 MW)
Speed: 31.5 knots (58.3 km/h)
Range: Unlimited distance; 20-25 years
Ship's company: 3,200
Air wing: 2,480

Sensors and processing systems: AN/SPS-48E 3-D air search radar
AN/SPS-49(V)5 2-D air search radar
AN/SPQ-9B target acquisition radar
AN/SPN-46 air traffic control radars
AN/SPN-43C air traffic control radar
AN/SPN-41 landing aid radars
4 Mk 91 NSSM guidance systems
4 Mk 95 radars
SLQ-32A(V)4 Countermeasures suite
SLQ-25A Nixie torpedo countermeasures
Armament: 2 Sea Sparrow
2 RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile
2x PHALANX CIWS (Close-In Weapons System) Gatling guns
Armor: Classified
aircraft carried: 90 fixed wing and helicopters
Keywords:
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Wernher Krutein

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