Aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)

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Classification

Type:
type: Supercarrier

Basic information

Namesake:
Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was an American army general and statesman who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 to 1961. During World War II, he was a five-star general in the United States Army and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in Europe.
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock
Operator:
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Status:

Ship measurements

Displacement:
103230 t
Length:
332.8 m
Length (waterline):
317 m
Beam (overall):
76.8 m
Beam:
40.8 m
Draught:
11.3 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 2 * Westinghouse A4W nuclear reactors
  • 4 * steam turbines
  • 4 * shafts
  • 260,000 shp (194 MW)
Speed:
31 knots
Range:
Unlimited distance; 20–25 years

Crew

Complement:
6060
Ship's company:
3200
Air wing:
2480

Combat assets

Electronics:
  • AN/SPS-48E 3-D air search radar
  • AN/SPS-49(V)5 2-D air search radar
  • AN/SPQ-9B target acquisition radar
  • AN/SPN-46 air traffic control radars
  • AN/SPN-43C air traffic control radar
  • AN/SPN-41 landing aid radars
  • 4 * Mk 91 NSSM guidance systems
  • 4 * Mk 95 radars
  • AN/SLQ-32A(V)4 Countermeasures suite
  • SLQ-25A Nixie Torpedo Countermeasures
Armament:
  • 2 * Sea Sparrow
  • 2 * RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile
  • 10 * .50 cal turret emplacements
Aircraft:

90 fixed wing and helicopters

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) (known informally as «Ike») is a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier currently in service with the United States Navy. Commissioned in 1977, the ship is the second of the ten Nimitz-class aircraft carriers currently in service, and is the first ship named after the 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower. The vessel was initially named simply as USS Eisenhower, much like the lead ship of the class, Nimitz, but the name was changed to its present form on 25 May 1970. The carrier, like all others of her class, was constructed at Newport News Shipbuilding Company in Virginia, with the same design as the lead ship, although the ship has been overhauled twice to bring her up to the standards of those constructed more recently.

Since commissioning, Dwight D. Eisenhower has participated in deployments including Operation Eagle Claw during the Iran hostage crisis in 1980, as well as the Gulf War in the 1990s, and more recently in support of U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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