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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”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Inside The Shipyard Where The Navy’s Massive $14 Billion Aircraft Carrier Is Being Built [PHOTOS]

 

 

Newport workers built the Gerald R. Ford's gigantic propellers and the Navy's sailors rely upon them.

” Newport workers built the Gerald R. Ford’s gigantic propellers and the Navy’s sailors rely upon them.”.

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The bottom line is, civilian and Navy coexist here in a world fully dedicated to producing the most powerful machinery for the most powerful navy in the world.

” The bottom line is, civilian and Navy coexist here in a world fully dedicated to producing the most powerful machinery for the most powerful navy in the world.”

See It All Here

Aboard The USS Carl Vinson (31 Photos)

 

 

user carl vinson vfa 113 f 18 920 0 User submit: Carl Vinson and VFA 113, F 18 Hornet squadron (31 HQ Photos)

 

 

 

 

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9 Flattops at Norfolk

 

Norfolk Holidays

 

 

” With the returns from deployment of the carrier DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER on Dec. 19, and the amphibious ships IWO JIMA and NEW YORK on Dec. 20, the piers at Norfolk’s naval base are about as full up as they’ll ever be.

Five aircraft carriers, four big-deck amphibious assault ships, a full cast of “small boy” surface warships, along with nuclear submarines and support ships, are crowding the base, giving a comfortably snug feeling to the waterfront. Similar scenes — although not with the gathering of flattops seen here — are taking place at other fleet concentration areas like San Diego and Pearl Harbor. “

 

Norfolk Christmas

 

 

 

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“Beijing, Sep 25 (IANS) China’s first aircraft carrier was delivered and commissioned to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Tuesday after years of refitting and sea trials.

Overseen by President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao, the carrier was officially handed over by the navy’s main contractor, the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, at a ceremony held at a naval base in northeast China’s city of Dalian, reported Xinhua.

 

Hu, also chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), endorsed a PLA flag and naming certificate to the naval unit that received the carrier.

The carrier, formerly known as the Soviet ship Varyag, was renamed Liaoning and underwent years of refitting efforts to install engines and weapons, as well as a year-long sea trials.”