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U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt

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Type of vessel:  Nimitz-Class, Nuclear Aircraft Carrier
Builder:  Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va.
Keel laid:  Oct. 31, 1981
Christened:  Oct. 27, 1984
Commissioned: Oct. 25, 1986

Dimensions

  • Length of flight deck: 1092 feet
  • Length ship at water line:  1,040 feet
  • Widest point of flight deck: 257 feet
  • Height, keel to mast top:  244 feet (equal to a 24-story building)
  • Area of flight deck:  4.5 acres
  • Combat load displacement:  97,000 tons
  • Number of anchors:  Two
  • Weight of anchors:  30 tons each
  • Weight of anchor chain: 360 pounds per link

Personnel and Logistics

  • Total crew (with air wing): Over 5,500
  • Number of telephones:  Over 2,500
  • Number of televisions:  Over 3,000
  • Meals served aboard daily when operational:  18,600

Engineering

  • Propulsion: Two nuclear reactors
  • Speed:  30+ knots (34.5+ miles per hour)
  • Number of propellers:  Four with five blades each
  • Height of propellers:  21 feet each
  • Weight of propellers: 66,200 pounds each
  • Number of rudders:  Two
  • Size and weight of each rudder:  29'x22', approximately 45.5 tons
  • Capacity of air conditioning plants:  2,520 tons (enough to serve over 500 homes)
  • Daily capacity of distilling plants:  400,000 gallons (enough to supply daily needs for over 2,000 homes)
  • Length of electrical cable:  About 1,000 miles
  • Total output of all electronic equipment:  Equal to output of about 50 broadcast stations operating simultaneously

Flight Deck

  • Number of aircraft:  Over 80 aircraft (located on flight deck and hangar bay)
  • Size of aircraft elevators:  4,000 square feet
  • Number of catapults:  Four
  • Catapult length:  309 feet
  • Catapult speed:  Can send a 70,000-pound aircraft from 0-150 mph in two seconds
  • Landing area:  About 750 feet (compared to a 10,000-foot runway at commercial airports)
  • Number of arresting wires:  Four at 1.375 inches in diameter
  • Arresting wire capability:  Can stop a 54,000 aircraft from 150-0 mph in 2 seconds within 315 feet
  • Aviation Fuel (JP-5) storage capacity:  3.3 million gallons

Construction

  • Structural steel: 60,000 tons
  • Aluminum used in construction:  Over 1,000,000 pounds
  • Weld metal used in construction: Over 3,000,000 pounds
  • Number of compartments and spaces:  over 4,000

Source: U.S. Navy

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