Wednesday, January 14, 2009

cvn 77 aircraft carrier dimensions and facts

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aircraft carrier CVN-77) is the tenth and last Nimitz class supercarrier of the United States Navy, Commissioned January 10, 2009

Length: Overall: 1,092 feet (332.8 m)
Waterline: 1,040 feet (317.0 m)
Beam: 252 feet (76.8 m)
Draft: Maximum navigational: 37 feet (11.3 m)
Limit: 41 ft (12.5 m)

Full Load Displacement 102,000t

Towers 20 stories above the waterline with a 4.5-acre flight deck
1,092 feet long: nearly as long as the Empire State Building is tall
Four bronze propellers, each 21 feet across and weighing more than 30 tons
Steering accomplished by two rudders, each 29 feet by 22 feet and weighing 50 tons
Four high speed aircraft elevators, each more than 4,000 square feet, bring planes to the flight deck from the hangar below
Top speed exceeds 30 knots (56+ km/h; 35+ mph)
maximum 260,000 horsepower
Powered by two nuclear reactors that can operate for more than 20 years without refueling
Expected to operate as Navy warship for about 50 years
Typical Nimitz-class ship carries 80-plus combat aircraft
Three two-inch diameter arresting wires on the deck bring an airplane going 150 miles per hour to a stop in less than 400 feet
Home to about 6,000 Navy personnel
Complement 3,250 crew,
including 160 officers
Aircrew 2,500, including 320 officers
Flag Crew 70, including 25 officers

Enough food and supplies to operate for 90 days: 18,150 meals served daily
Distillation plants providing 400,000 gallons of fresh water from sea water daily, enough for 2,000 homes
Nearly 30,000 light fixtures and 1,600 miles of cable and wiring
1,400 telephones, 14,000 pillowcases and 28,000 sheets


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