USS George H.W. Bush CVN77
|Photographer:||Chris Hunsicker [View profile]||Title:||USS George H.W. Bush CVN77||Added:||May 27, 2011|
|Captured:||May 27, 2011||IMO:||Unavailable||Hits:||2,245|
|In the Solent. 27-5-2011
USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77)
Ordered: 26 January 2001 Awarded: 26 January 2001 Builder: Northrop Grumman Newport News
Cost: $6.2 billion Laid down: 6 September 2003 Launched: 9 October 2006 Commissioned: 10 January 2009
Homeport: Norfolk, Virginia Motto: Freedom at Work
Class and type: Nimitz-class aircraft carrier Length: Overall: 1,092 feet (332.8 m)
Waterline: 1,040 feet (317.0 m) Displacement: 102,000 long tons (114,000 short tons) Beam: Overall: 252 ft (76.8 m)
Waterline: 134 ft (40.8 m) Draft: Maximum navigational: 37 ft (11.3 m) Limit: 41 ft (12.5 m)
Propulsion: 2 × Westinghouse A4W nuclear reactors4 × steam turbines4 × shafts260,000 shp (194 MW) Speed: 30+ knots (56+ km/h; 35+ mph) Range: Unlimited distance; 20 years
Complement: Ship's company: 3,200 Air wing: 2,480
Sensors and processing systems: SPS-48E 3-D air search radar SPS-49A(V)1 2-D air search radar SPQ-9B fire control radar 2 × SPN-46 air traffic control radars SPN-43C air traffic control radar
SPN-41 instrument landing system radar 3 × Mk 91 NSSM guidance systems 3 × Mk 95 radars
Electronic warfare and decoys: SLQ-32A(V)4 Countermeasures suite SLQ-25A Nixie torpedo countermeasures
Armament: 2 × Mk 29 ESSM launcher 2 × RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile 3 x Phalanx CIWS
Armor: Classified Aircraft carried: 90 fixed wing and helicopters
USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) is the tenth and final Nimitz-class supercarrier of the United States Navy. She is named for the 41st President of the United States George H. W. Bush, who was a naval aviator during World War II. Bush's callsign is Avenger, after the TBM Avenger aircraft flown by then-Lieutenant George Bush in WWII.
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