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Newest Aircraft Carrier Delivered to US Navy

Newest supercarrier, the U.S.S. Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78), was delivered to the US Navy on May 31st, 2017

Nearly 8 years after the keel was laid, the USS Gerald R Ford was delivered to the US Navy on May 31st, 2017. The supercarrier is the first of the Gerald R Ford-class aircraft carriers.

Some facts:

  • Displacement: About 100,000 long tons (110,000 short tons; 100,000 tonnes) (full load)
  • Length: 1,106 ft (337 m)
  • Beam: 134 ft (41 m) (waterline) – 256 ft (78 m) (flight deck)
  • Height: nearly 250 ft (76 m)
  • Decks: 25
  • Installed power: Two A1B nuclear reactors
  • Propulsion: Four shafts
  • Speed: In excess of 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
  • Range: Unlimited distance; 20–25 years
  • Complement: Up to 5,000+
  • Aircraft carried: More than 75
  • Aviation facilities: 1,092 ft × 256 ft (333 m × 78 m) flight deck

via Wikipedia

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