Aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77)

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Classification

Type:
type: Supercarrier

Basic information

Namesake:
George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) is an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993.
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Northrop Grumman Ship Systems
Operator:
Ordered:
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Status:

Ship measurements

Displacement:
103630 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

Armor:

2.5 in (64 mm) Kevlar over vital spaces

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 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 and former Director of Central Intelligence 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 World War II. Construction began in 2003 at the Northrop Grumman Newport News shipyard's Dry Dock 12, the largest in the western hemisphere. She was completed in 2009 at a cost of $6.2 billion and her home port is Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.

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