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.

All of the active air carriers are in the Nimitz class and are the largest warships in the world. (U.S. Navy)

They are designed to last for about 50 years with one mid-life refueling.

Between 3,000 and 5,200 is the manning for a carrier, which includes the ship's company, air wing, and other personnel.

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