U.S. Aircraft Carriers Fast Facts

(CNN)Here's some background information about active United States aircraft carriers. A list of all carriers throughout history can be found here.

They are designed to last for approximately 50 years.
USS Nimitz CVN-68
Homeport -
Bremerton, Washington
Commissioned - May 3, 1975
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69
Homeport - Norfolk, Virginia
Commissioned - October 18, 1977
Nickname - Ike
USS Carl Vinson CVN-70
Homeport -
San Diego, California
Commissioned - March 13, 1982
USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71
Homeport -
Norfolk, Virginia
Commissioned - October 25, 1986
Completed more than 4,200 sorties in Operation Desert Storm, the most of any carrier.
USS Abraham Lincoln CVN-72
Homeport -
Newport News, Virginia
Commissioned - November 11, 1989
USS George Washington CVN-73
Homeport -
Yokosuka, Japan
Commissioned - July 4, 1992
USS John C. Stennis CVN-74
Homeport -
Bremerton, Washington
Commissioned - December 9, 1995
USS Harry S Truman CVN-75
Homeport -
Norfolk, Virginia
Commissioned - July 25, 1998
USS Ronald Reagan CVN-76
Homeport -
San Diego, California
Commissioned - July 12, 2003
USS George H.W. Bush CVN-77
Homeport -
Norfolk, Virginia
Commissioned - January 10, 2009