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Ordered: 5 April 1974

Laid down: 11 October 1975

Launched: 15 March 1980

Commissioned: 13 March 1982

Status: active in service

Homeport: NS Norfolk, Virginia

General characteristics

Displacement: 101,000 to 104,000 tons full load

Length: Overall: 1,092 ft (333 m)

Waterline: 1,040 ft (317 m)

Beam: Overall: 252 ft (76.8 m)

Waterline: 134 ft (40.8 m)

Draught: Maximum navigational: 37 ft (11.3 m)

Limit: 41 ft (12.5 m)

Propulsion: 2 × Westinghouse A4W nuclear reactors

4 × steam turbines

4 × shafts

260,000 shp (194 MW)

Speed: 30+ knots (56+ km/h)

Range: Essentially unlimited

Complement: Ship's company: 3,200

Air wing: 2,480

Sensors and processing systems: AN/SPS-48E 3-D air search radar

AN/SPS-49(V)5 2-D air search radar

Mk 23 target acquisition radar

2 × AN/SPN-46 air traffic control radars

AN/SPN-43B air traffic control radar

AN/SPN-44 landing aid radars

3 × Mk 91 NSSM guidance systems

3 × Mk 95 radars

Electronic warfare and decoys: SLQ-32A(V)4 Countermeasures suite

SLQ-25A Nixie torpedo countermeasures

Armament: 2 × Mk 57 Mod3 Sea Sparrow

2 × RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile

3 × Phalanx CIWS

Armour: Unknown

Aircraft carried: 90 fixed wing and helicopters

Motto: Vis Per Mare

(Strength from the Sea)

Nickname: Starship Vinson,

The Gold Eagle,

San Francisco's Own,

America's Favorite Carrier,

Chuckie V,

U.S.S. Chuck Wagon,

The Carl Prison,

Cell Block 70


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