America’s Largest Aircraft Carriers

USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67)


USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) (formerly CVA-67), Ship Characteristic Board SBC-127C, is a Navy aircraft carrier United States who are not operating. Nicknamed “Big John”, the ship is named after the President of the United States to-35, John F. Kennedy. Kennedy was originally named as a CVA, or operate as a combat vessel; however, the name was changed to CV to indicate that the ship was able to fight in combat anti-submarine, making it an aircraft carrier with a variety of functions.

USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)


The supercarrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), formerly CVA-63, is the second naval ship named after Kitty Hawk.Berbahan last conventional fuels in the United States Navy

USS Enterprise (CVN-65)


USS Enterprise (CVN-65), formerly CVA (N) -65, is the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in the world and ship to the United States-8 using the name of the USS Enterprise. Like its predecessor, the ship was nicknamed “Big E.” Enterprise is now in Norfolk, Virginia.

USS Nimitz (CVN-68)


USS Nimitz (CVN-68) is a supercarrier in the United States Navy, the lead ship class. He is one of the largest warships in the world. He laid down, launched and served as CVAN-68, but redesignated CVN 68 (nuclear-powered multimission aircraft carrier) on June 30, 1975 as part of a realignment of the fleet that year.

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower



USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) (“Ike”) is an aircraft carrier currently in the United States Navy. Commissioned in 1977, the second ship of the Nimitz-class supercarriers ten today, and is the first ship named after the Thirty-fourth President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower. This ship was originally named Eisenhower, as the lead ship of the Nimitz class, but the name was changed to its present form on May 25, 1970.

USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)


USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) is the third United States Navy Nimitz class supercarrier named after Carl Vinson, and is a member of Congress from Georgia. Callsign Carl Vinson is the “Gold Eagle”.

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)


USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) (also known by the crew as “The Big Stick”. She was launched in 1984, first saw action during Operation Desert Storm in 1991, and currently homeported at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)


USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), is the fifth Nimitz-class supercarrier in the United States Navy. This is the second Navy ship named after former president Abraham Lincoln. Home port is Everett, Washington.

USS George Washington

(CVN 73)


USS George Washington (CVN 73) is a nuclear-powered supercarrier United States, the sixth ship in the Nimitz class and four United States Navy ship to be named after George Washington, first President of the United States. The ship was built by Newport News Shipbuilding and commissioned July 4, 1992.

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