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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