USS Nimitz (CVN-68)

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The USS Nimitz (CVN-68)

The USS Nimitz (CVN-68) is a supercarrier for the United States Navy. Starting in late 2011, The USS Nimitz will be stationed at Naval Station Everett in Everett, Washington. It is named after Admiral Chester W. Nimitz.

It is set to replace the USS Abraham Lincoln. Its length got to an amazing 1063 ft or 333 meters. It has four steam catapults that can speed up a 100,000 pound plane to 160 mph in 100 meters. It can launch early warning planes f/a-18 hornets and super hornet fighter bomber aircraft. It is powered by two nuclear reactors and can stay at sea for 24 years without refueling although once it needs to refill, it needs to be done carefully and only done in special naval bases. It can weigh 100,000 tons. It carries a maximum of 130 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornets or 85-90 other planes.