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U.S. Aircraft Carriers Fast Facts

By CNN Library
updated 2:55 PM EDT, Sun June 22, 2014

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

USS Enterprise CVN-65
Homeport - Norfolk, Virginia
Commissioned - November 25, 1961
Nickname - Big E
World's first nuclear-powered carrier.
Crew - 5,830 with air wing
Inactivated - December 1, 2012
Scheduled to be decommissioned - 2014

USS Nimitz CVN-68
Homeport - Everett, Washington
Commissioned - May 3, 1975
Crew - 5,680 with air wing

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69
Homeport - Norfolk, Virginia
Commissioned - October 18, 1977
Nickname - Ike
Crew - 6,287 with air wing

USS Carl Vinson CVN-70
Homeport - San Diego, California
Commissioned - March 13, 1982
Crew - 5,680 with air wing

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.
Crew - approximately 5,680 with air wing

USS Abraham Lincoln CVN-72
Homeport - Everett, Washington
Commissioned - November 11, 1989
Crew - 5,680 with air wing

USS George Washington CVN-73
Homeport - Yokosuka, Japan
Commissioned - July 4, 1992
Crew - 5,680 with air wing

USS John C. Stennis CVN-74
Homeport - Bremerton, Washington
Commissioned - December 9, 1995
Crew - approximately 5,000 with air wing

USS Harry S Truman CVN-75
Homeport - Norfolk, Virginia
Commissioned - July 25, 1998
Crew - approximately 6,000 with air wing

USS Ronald Reagan CVN-76
Homeport - San Diego, California
Commissioned - July 12, 2003
Crew - approximately 6,000

USS George H.W. Bush CVN-77
Homeport - Norfolk, Virginia
Commissioned - January 10, 2009
Crew - approximately 6,000

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