Aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76)

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Classification

Type:
type: Supercarrier

Basic information

Namesake:
Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was an American politician and actor who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989.
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Northrop Grumman Ship Systems
Operator:
Ordered:
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Status:
MMSI:
901240076

Ship measurements

Displacement:
103020 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)1 2-D air search radar
  • AN/SPQ-9B target acquisition radar
  • 2 * AN/SPN-46 air traffic control radars
  • AN/SPN-43C air traffic control radar
  • AN/SPN-41 landing aid radars
  • 3 * Mk 91 NSSM guidance systems
  • 3 * Mk 95 radars
  • AN/SLQ-32A(V)4 Countermeasures suite
  • SLQ-25A Nixie Torpedo Countermeasures
Armament:
  • 2 * RIM-162 Evolved SeaSparrow Missile
  • 2 * RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile
  • 3 * PHALANX CIWS (Close-In Weapons System) Gatling guns
  • 10 * .50 cal turret emplacements
Aircraft:

90 fixed wing and helicopters

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) is a Nimitz-class, nuclear-powered supercarrier in the service of the United States Navy. The ninth ship of her class, she is named in honor of Ronald W. Reagan, President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Upon her christening in 2001, she was the first ship to be named for a then-still living former president.

As of May 2012, the ship was operationally part of Carrier Strike Group Nine and administratively under the command of Commander, Naval Air Forces Pacific/Commander, Naval Air Forces. The two administrative titles actually refer to one command carrying out two functions. In October 2015, Ronald Reagan replaced USS George Washington as the flagship of Carrier Strike Group Five, the only forward-based carrier strike group home-ported at Yokosuka, Japan, as part of the United States Seventh Fleet.

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