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OT: USS REAGAN PASSING THE ARIZONA MEMORIAL

Postby FirstTimeCatMan » April 17th, 2005, 8:16 am

[img]http://pic17.picturetrail.com/VOL855/2892077/6441119/93352047.jpg[/img]

BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Boy!!! When the Bridge pipes "Man the Rail" there is a lot of rail to man on this monster. Shoulder to shoulder around 4 acres. This doesn't give her displacement but it's about 100,000 tons with full complements.

Capability

Top speed exceeds 30 knots
Powered by two nuclear reactors that can operate for more than 20 years without refueling
Expected to operate in the fleet for about 50 years
Carries over 80 combat aircraft
Three arresting cables can stop a 28-ton aircraft going 150 miles per hour in less than 400 feet
Size
Towers 20 stories above the waterline
1092 feet long; nearly as long as the Empire State Building is tall
Flight deck covers 4.5 acres
4 bronze propellers, each 21 feet across and weighing 66,200 pounds
2 rudders, each 29 by 22 feet and weighing 50 tons
4 high speed aircraft elevators, each over 4,000 square feet
Dates
Dec 8, 1994 Contract awarded to Newport News Shipbuilding
Feb 12, 1998 Keel laid
Oct 1, 2000 Precommissioning Unit established
March 4, 2001 Christened by Mrs. Nancy Reagan
May 5, 2003 First underway
July 12, 2003 Commissioned
July 23, 2004 Arrived at homeport in San Diego, CA
Capacity
Home to about 6,000 Navy personnel
Carries enough food and supplies to operate for 90 days
18,150 meals served daily
Distillation plants provide 400,000 gallons of fresh water from sea water daily, enough for 2000 homes
Nearly 30,000 light fixtures and 1,325 miles of cable and wiring
1,400 telephones, 14,000 pillowcases and 28,000 sheets
Costs the Navy approximately $250,000 per day for pier side operation
Costs the Navy approximately $2.5 million per day for underway operations (Sailor's salaries included
Yamaha sleds, the biggest black eye to carry the Yam badge in Corp history.
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Postby Yamanator » April 17th, 2005, 10:34 am

Thats impressive.
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Postby mnsnowboy » April 17th, 2005, 10:52 am

Some cool facts with the pic. That's crazy about those props!! :E

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Postby MAGNYS » April 17th, 2005, 1:01 pm

AN AWESOME SIGHT!!!!!
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Postby Burky » April 17th, 2005, 1:39 pm

Lived onboard her sisters for a goodly part of 20 years. Commissioning crew on the Eisenhower, stationed there twice over the years. Did some time on the Nimitz, and retired off of the Carl Vinson. Crash and salvage crew, working on the flight deck. Reenlisted the first time early one morning out on the Arizona memorial at Pearl. They are impressive, and I enjoyed it, but it sure is nice to come home at night to something that isn't an aircraft carrier.
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Postby SALTALAREV » April 17th, 2005, 2:39 pm

sure makes that tug boat look small
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Postby cromejob » April 18th, 2005, 2:40 am

It costs over 4.5 billion dollars without aircraft, actual classisfied speed is closer to 50 knots and they are building another one just like it called the George Bush should be launched in 2 years.
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Postby mnsnowboy » April 18th, 2005, 3:42 am

I'm not real cultured here- someone please tell me what that bridge lookin deal in the background is. And wow that tug looks tiny!

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Postby MeanGreen » April 18th, 2005, 3:52 am

Its exactly that -- a bridge. It goes out to the navy base on the island. You have to take a little trolley type thing out there if you are a civilian and no pictures are allowed as you cross the bridge.
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Postby GThunda » April 18th, 2005, 4:29 am

So that's how they transport those 4 stroke Cats.
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