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Seeing it next to the Arizona Memorial really puts its size into perspective.... ENORMOUS!



When the Bridge pipes 'Man the Rail' there is a lot of rail to man on this monster: shoulder to shoulder, around 45 acres. Her displacement is about 100,000 tons with full complement.


Top speed exceeds 30 knots, powered by two nuclear reactors that can operate for more than 20 years without refuelling

1. Expected to operate in the fleet for about 50 years

2 Carries over 80 combat aircraft

3. Three arresting cables can stop a 28 - ton aircraft going 150 miles per hour in less than 400 feet


1. Towers 20 stories above the waterline

2. 1092 feet long; nearly as long as the Empire State Building is tall

3. Flight deck covers 4.5 acres

4. 4 bronze propellers, each 21 feet across, weighing 66,200 pounds

5. 2 rudders, each 29 by 22 feet and weighing 50 tons

6. 4 high speed aircraft elevators, each over 4,000 sq ft capacity

7. Home to about 6,000 Navy personnel

8. Carries enough food and supplies to operate for 90 days

9. 18,150 meals served daily

10. Distillation plants provide 400,000 gallons of fresh water from sea water daily, enough for 2,000 homes

11. Nearly 30,000 light fixtures and 1,325 miles of cable and wiring 1,400 telephones

12. 14,000 pillowcases and 28,000 sheets

13. Costs the Navy approximately $250,000 per day for pier side operation

14. Costs the Navy approximately $25 million per day for underway operations (Sailor's salaries included).

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Moonset Yep a little harder to fish off, would make a great reef though :1prop: , although I think you are a little generous with the weight.

Operating empty weight 276,800 kg (610,000 lb) 252,200 kg (556,000 lb)

Maximum take-off weight 560,000 kg (1,200,000 lb) 590,000 kg (1,300,000 lb)

Cruising speed Mach 0.85

(903 km/h, 561 mph, 487 knots)

Maximum cruising speed Mach 0.89

(945 km/h, 587 mph, 510 knots)

Maximum speed Mach 0.96[118]

(1020 km/h, 634 mph, 551 knots)



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Some amazing specs there, especially this one

can operate for more than 20 years without refuelling

Given that it is named after Ronny Reagan it may need all that juice as it will probably wander around in circles lost continually

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