USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and USS Sacramento


USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and USS Sacramento

At sea in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (Oct, 12, 2001) -- USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and the fast combat support ship USS Sacramento (AOE 1) steam side-by-side during a routine replenishment at sea (RAS)
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USS CARL VINSON is the third NIMITZ - class aircraft carrier and the first ship in the Navy named after Congressman Carl Vinson.
General Characteristics: Keel Laid: October 11, 1975
Launched: March 15, 1980
Commissioned: March 13, 1982
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding Co., Newport News, Va.
Propulsion system: two nuclear reactors
Main Engines: four
Propellers: four
Blades on each Propeller: five
Aircraft elevators: four
Catapults: four
Arresting gear cables: four
Length, overall: 1,092 feet (332,85 meters)
Flight Deck Width: 252 feet (76,8 meters)
Area of flight deck: about 4,5 acres
Beam: 134 feet (40,84 meters)
Draft: 37,7 feet (11.3 meters)
Displacement: approx. 97,000 tons full load
Speed: 30+ knots
Planes: approx. 85
Crew: Ship: 3,200
Air Wing: 2,480
Armament: two Mk-57 Mod 3 Sea Sparrow launchers, three 20mm Phalanx CIWS Mk 15, two Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Systems
Homeport: San Diego, Calif.

USS SACRAMENTO was the lead ship of the SACRAMENTO - class and was the first ship in the Navy to combine the functions of three logistic support ships in one hull - fleet oiler (AO), ammunition ship (AE), and refrigerated stores ship (AF). USS SACRAMENTO was the third ship to bear the name of the capital city and river in the State of California. Both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on October 1, 2004, the SACRAMENTO was subsequently laid-up at the Inactive Ships On-site Maintenance Office, Bremerton, Wash. On April 13, 2007, the SACRAMENTO was sold for scrapping to Esco Marine at Brownsville, Texas. The ship was subsequently towed there.
General Characteristics: Awarded: August 8, 1960
Keel laid: June 30, 1961
Launched: September 14, 1963
Commissioning: March 14, 1964
Decommissioned: October 1, 2004
Builder: Puget Sound NSY, Bremerton, Wash.
Propulsion System: four V2M 600 PSI Propulsion Boilers
Propellers: two
Length: 794 feet (242 meters)
Beam: 107 feet (32.6 meters)
Draft: 38 feet (11.6 meters)
Displacement: approx. 53,000 tons
Speed: 26 knots
Aircraft: two CH-46
Armament: one Sea Sparrow launcher, two Phalanx CIWS
Crew: 48 Officers, 678 Enlisted

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