A-4F Skyhawk, The Blue Angels, flying upside-downA-4F Skyhawk, The Blue AngelsA-4F Skyhawk, The Blue Angels, Number-6A-4F Skyhawk, The Blue AngelsThe Blue AngelsCVN-65, Nuclear Powered aircraft Carrier, October 1985, 1980'sA-4F Skyhawk, The Blue Angels, Number-3A-4F Skyhawk, The Blue Angels, Number-6Lockheed P-3 OrionLockheed P-3 OrionLockheed P-3 OrionLockheed P-3 OrionLockheed P-3 Orion610, Grumman A-6 Intruder507, McDonnell Douglas F-18 Hornet, USN, United States NavyA-4F Skyhawk, The Blue Angels, Number-6
CVN-65, Nuclear Powered aircraft Carrier, October 1985, 1980's
Code Number:
MYNV02P15_01B
Title:
CVN-65, Nuclear Powered aircraft Carrier, October 1985, 1980's
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)
Decommissioned: 15/03/2013
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 distance; 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 m (1,123 feet)
Nickname: Big E
Notes: 4x steam powered catapults
Keywords:
San Francisco, California, USA, City, Boeing, CH-46 Sea Knight, Aviation, aircraft, Helo, Chopper, Rotary Wing, Whirlybird, Twin Rotor, tandem rotor transport helicopter, SAR, Search and Rescue, VTOL, Turbo-shaft, VERTOL, Aircraft Carrier, Vessel, Ship, Hull, Warship, USS Enterprise, CVN-65, Nuclear Powered aircraft Carrier, United States Navy, USN, Naval Aviation, Aviators, Navy, Naval, Weapon, Military, Armament, Weaponry, warfare, Maritime, History, Archives
Image by:
Wernher Krutein

Rights Managed: Calculate Price

Print Run/Other conditions
418 x 279 pixels This image size immediately available after purchase 26 PhotoPoints $52.00
1200 x 801 pixels This image size immediately available after purchase 29 PhotoPoints $58.00
2350 x 1569 pixels This image size immediately available after purchase 33 PhotoPoints $66.00
5400 x 3605 pixels This image size available in 5 hours after purchase 59 PhotoPoints $118.00
Go to lightbox