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The BIG E
Code Number:
MYNV04P03_19B
Title:
The BIG E
Ordered: 15/11/1957
Laid down: 04/02/1958
Launched: 24/09/1960
Christened: 24/09/1960
Acquired: 29/10/1961
Commissioned: 25/11/1961
In service: 12/01/1962 (maiden voyage)
Out of service: 01/12/2012
Decommissioned: 15/03/2013
Struck: 3 February 2017

Reclassified: CVN-65
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company
Cost: $451.3 million

Displacement: 93,284 long tons (94,781 tons) Full Load
Length: 342 meters (1,123 feet)
Beam: 40.5 meters (132.8 feet) (waterline)
78.4 meters (257.2 feet) (extreme)
Draft: 12 meters (39 feet)
Propulsion: 8 Westinghouse A2W nuclear reactors
4x Westinghouse geared steam turbines, 4 shafts
280,000 shp (210 MW)
Speed: 33.6 knots (38.7 mph; 62.2 km/h)
Range: Unlimited; 20-25 years

Complement: 5,828 (maximum)
Ship's company: 3,000 (2,700 Sailors, 150 Chiefs, 150 Officers)
Air wing: 1,800 (250 pilots, and 1,550 support personnel)
Sensors and processing systems: AN/SPS-48 3D air search radar
AN/SPS-49 2D air search radar
Electronic warfare and decoys: AN/SLQ-32
Mark 36 SRBOC
Armament: 2 NATO Sea Sparrow launchers
2 20 mm Phalanx CIWS mounts
2x RAM launchers

Armor: 20 cm (8 inch) aluminum belt (equivalent to 10 cm (4 inch) rolled homogeneous steel armor), Armored flight deck, hangar, magazines and reactor
Aircraft carried: Holds up to 90, 60+ (normally)
Aviation facilities: Flight deck: 342 meters (1,123 feet)
Nickname: Big E
Notes: 4x steam powered catapults
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