Type of Vessel: Nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding Company Contract Date: December 27, 1982 Keel Laid: August 25, 1986 Christened: July 21, 1990 Commissioned: July 4, 1992 Propulsion: Two nuclear reactors that permit the ship to steam for almost 18 years before refueling.
Speed: More than 30 knots Length of Flight Deck: 1,092 feet Width of Flight Deck: 275 feet Height (keel to mast): 244 feet Flight Deck Area: 4.5 acres Combat Load Displacement: 97,000 tons Number of aircraft with embarked Airwing: About 75 Aircraft Elevators: Four, each 3,880 square feet Number of Catapults: Four Number of Propellers: Four, each 22 ft. in diameter, brass, five-bladed and weighing 66,200 pounds each.
Number of Anchors: Two, each weighing about 30 tons Crew accommodations: 6,250 Length of Flight Deck: 1,092 feet Meals served daily: 18,000 Number of Compartments and Spaces: 3,360 Number of Telephones: 2,000 Capacity of Air Conditioning System: 3,267 tons Daily capacity of Fresh Water Distilling Plants: 400,000 gal., enough to supply 2,000 homes
Lighting Fixtures: 30,000 Length of Wiring and Cable: More than 1,400 miles
Tons of Structural Steel: 60,000