US 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-68Homeport – Bremerton, WashingtonCommissioned – May 3, 1975

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69Homeport – Norfolk, VirginiaCommissioned – October 18, 1977Nickname – Ike

USS Carl Vinson CVN-70Homeport – San Diego, CaliforniaCommissioned – March 13, 1982

USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71Homeport – Norfolk, VirginiaCommissioned – October 25, 1986Completed more than 4,200 sorties in Operation Desert Storm, the most of any carrier.

USS Abraham Lincoln CVN-72Homeport – Newport News, VirginiaCommissioned – November 11, 1989

USS George Washington CVN-73Homeport – Yokosuka, JapanCommissioned – July 4, 1992

USS John C. Stennis CVN-74Homeport – Bremerton, WashingtonCommissioned – December 9, 1995

USS Harry S Truman CVN-75Homeport – Norfolk, VirginiaCommissioned – July 25, 1998

USS Ronald Reagan CVN-76Homeport – San Diego, CaliforniaCommissioned – July 12, 2003

USS George H.W. Bush CVN-77Homeport – Norfolk, VirginiaCommissioned – January 10, 2009

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