US Aircraft Carriers Fast Facts

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-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

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