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USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77)

USS George H.W. Bush is the tenth and last ship in the NIMITZ class of nuclear powered aircraft carriers.  Currently under construction in Newport News, CVN-77 is expected to begin active duty in 2008.

The naming of the George H.W. Bush was considered a political maneuver by a Republican controlled congress which departed from naming conventions by labeling numerous ships and monuments after living Republican presidents. 

Delivery Date: 
Award Date: 01/26/2001 
Age (since delivery): 
Keel Date: 05/19/2003 
Commission Date: 
Launch Date: 10/09/2006 
Decommission Date: 
Age (since launch) .6 years 

Overall Length: 1092 ft 
Waterline Length: 1040 ft
Extreme Beam: 252 ft 
Waterline Beam: 134 ft
Maximum Navigational Draft: 37 ft 
Draft Limit: 41 ft
Light Displacement: 77607 tons
 Full Displacement: 98235 tons
Dead Weight: 20628 tons 
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
Number of Propellers: 4
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbine (Nuclear)
Accommodations:  Officers: 200  Enlisted: 3100

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