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CVN-65 Enterprise

Specifications
Builder Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Virginia
Ordered November 15, 1957
Number of Designers 915
Number of Drawings Made 16,100
Miles of Blueprints Made 2,400
Keel Laid February 4, 1958
Launched September 24, 1960
Commissioned November 25, 1961
Maiden Voyage January 12, 1962
Power Plant Eight nuclear reactors, four shafts
Horsepower 200,000+
Top Speed 30+ knots
Number of Nuclear Reactors 8 A2W (Lifespan around 20 years)
Shafts 4
Propellers 4 (32 tons each)
Rudders 4 (35 tons each)
Anchors 2 (30 tons each)
Speed 30+ knots (34.5 miles per hour) - official estimate
35 knots reported
Length, overall 1,123 feet [? 1,101 feet 2 inches (335.64 meters)]
Flight Deck Width 252 feet (75.6 meters)
Beam 257 feet overall / 133 feet waterline (39.9 meters)
Height (Keel to Mast) 250 feet
Displacement 89,600 tons (80,640 metric tons) full load
Length of Ventilation About 37 miles
Length of Electrical Cables About 625 miles
Water Distillation Plant Capacity 350,000 gallons daily
Water Displacement 94,781 tons
Number of Compartments 3,500+
Aircraft 85
Flight Deck Area 4.5 acres
Hangar Bay Area 3.5 acres
Number of Catapults 4 (steam)
Catapult Length 286 feet
Landing Area 344 feet
Elevators 4
Armament Sea Sparrow missiles
3 Phalanx CIWS 20mm mounts
Combat Systems SPS-48C/E
SPS-49
SPS-67
3 Mk91 Fire Control

SLQ-29 EW
WLR- 1 ESM
WLR-11 ESM
Crew Ship's Company: 3,350 - Air Wing 2,480
Daily Meals Served Underway 20,000+
Services General Store, 2 Gyms, 2 Barber Shops, Laundromat, Print Shop, Chapel, Library, Television Station and Studio, Coffee Shop, Daily Newspaper distributed underway
Original Cost to Build $451.3 million
Unit Operating Cost
Annual Average
~$220,000,000 [source: [FY1996 VAMOSC]



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