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Command History & Facts


  • Keel Laid: November 2009

  • Christening: November 9, 2013

  • Commissioning: July 22, 2017

  • Armament:

  • Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile

    • Rolling Airframe Missile

    • CIWS (Close-In Weapons System)

  • Propulsion: Two nuclear reactors, four shafts

  • Displacement: 100,000 long tons full load

  • Speed: 30+ knots (34.5+ mph)

  • Flight Deck Width : 256 feet

  • Height: 134 feet

  • Length: 1,106 feet

  • Builder: Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding

  • Ship’s Sponsor: Susan Ford Bales, Daughter of Gerald R. Ford

 

 
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