Spectacular Video Shows USS Theodore Roosevelt Aircraft Carrier Receive 600,000 Gallons Of Jet Fuel While At Sea During First Underway Replenishing In Four Years




USS Teddy Roosevelt

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” At 1,092 feet, the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier is nearly as long as the Empire State Building is tall.

Yet last month this nuclear-powered giant warship demonstrated its unlimited range and ability to sustain itself at sea by successfully completing a first underway refueling in four years.

On September 17, the supply ship USNS Kanawha pulled alongside and pumped 600,000 gallons of jet fuel into the carrier. A stunning video shows the complex 2-hour operation in just a minute.”


Mammoth task: The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (right) pulls alongside the replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (left) during a first underway replenishment in four years




The Ship’s Specs


” Ordered: 30 September 1980
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding Co
Cost: US $4.5 billion in 2007 dollars
Laid down: 31 October 1981
Commissioned: 25 October 1986
Homeport: NS Norfolk, Virginia
Motto: Qui Plantavit Curabit (He who has planted will preserve.)
Nickname: TR, Big Stick
Displacement: 104,600 long tons (117,200 short tons)
Length: Overall: 1,092 feet (332.8 m) Waterline: 1,040 feet (317.0 m)
Beam: Overall: 252 ft (76.8 m) Waterline: 134 ft (40.8 m)
Propulsion: 2 × Westinghouse A4W nuclear reactors, 4 × steam turbines, 4 × shafts, 260,000 shp (194 MW)
Speed: 30+ knots (56+ km/h; 35+ mph)
Range: Unlimited distance; 20-25 years
Endurance: Limited only by food and supplies
Complement: Ship’s company: 3,200, Air wing: 2,480
Aircraft carried: 90 fixed wing and helicopters”