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USS George Washington (CVN-73)

USS George Washington is the sixth ship in the NIMITZ class.

General Characteristics: Keel Laid: August 25, 1986 
Launched: July 21, 1990 
Commissioned: July 4, 1992 
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding Co., Newport News; Va. 
Propulsion system: two nuclear reactors 
Main Engines: four 
Propellers: four 
Aircraft elevators: four 
Catapults: four 
Arresting gear cables: four 
Length, overall: 1,092 feet (332.85 meters) 
Flight Deck Width: 257 feet (78.34 meters) 
Area of flight deck: about 4,5 acres 
Beam: 134 feet (40.84 meters) 
Draft: 38,4 feet (11.7 meters) 
Displacement: approx. 100,000 tons full load 
Speed: 35 knots 
Cost: about $3,5 billion 
Planes: approx. 85 
Crew: Ship: approx. 3,200      Air Wing: 2,480 
Armament: three Mk 29 NATO Sea Sparrow launchers, four 20mm Phalanx CIWS Mk 15 
Homeport: Norfolk, Va.

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