Last update on Nov.30, 2016

Aircraft Carrier Locations
Ship
Air Wing
Locations and Remarks
Last
Update
CVN-68 Nimitz
CVW-11
( NH )
Home Port : Kitsap-Bremerton, WA.
Back log
13Nov2016, departed Bremerton
14Nov-16Nov2016, EastPac
17Nov-21Nov2016, San Diego
22Nov-28Nov2016,
Tailored Ship's Training Availability
and Final Evaluation Period (TSTA/FEP)
off the coast of southern California
Nov.30, 2016
CVN-69 Dwight D. Eisenhower
CVW-3
( AC )
Home Port : Norfolk, VA.
Back log
01Jun2016,
departed Norfolk for a scheduled Middle East deployment
01Jun-07Jun2016, Lant
08Jun2016,
entered the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations
08Jun-12Jun2016, EastLant
13Jun2016, transited the Strait of Gibraltar
13Jun-16Jun2016, Med
17Jun-22Jun2016, Naples, Italy
23Jun-07Jul2016, Med
08Jul2016,
transited the Suez Canal,
entered the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations
08Jul-11Jul2016, Red Sea
12Jul2016, Gulf of Aden
13Jul-20Jul2016, North Arabian Sea
21Jul2016, transited the Straight of Hormuz
21Jul-12Aug2016, Persian Gulf
13Aug-16Aug2016, Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Bahrain
17Aug-19Sep2016, Persian Gulf
20Sep-26Sep2016, Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates
27Sep-31Oct2016, Persian Gulf
01Nov-05Nov2016, Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Bahrain
06Nov-28Nov2016, Persian Gulf
Nov.30, 2016
CVN-70 Carl Vinson
CVW-2
( NE )
Home Port : San Diego, CA.
Back log
24Oct2016, departed San Diego
25Oct-20Nov2016,
Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX),
Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX),
off the coast of southern California
21Nov2016, returned to San Diego
Nov.30, 2016
CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
CVW-17
( NA )
Home Port : San Diego, CA.
Back log
20Feb2016, departed San Diego
20Feb-08Mar2016,
Carrier Qualifications with CVW-17 and offload ordnance,
off the coast of southern California
09Mar2016, returned to San Diego
Mar.16, 2016
CVN-72 Abraham Lincoln
Not
assigned
Home Port : Norfolk, VA.
Back log
28Mar2013,
moved to Drydock 11
at Huntington Ingalls Newport News Shipbuilding
to begin a three-and-a-half year RCOH
03Nov2014,
returned to the water, after entering the dry dock
-------[ RCOH Schedule ]-------------------------
Nov2016, RCOH is scheduled to be completed
Nov.5, 2014
CVN-73 George Washington
 
Home Port : Norfolk, VA.
Back log (Jul1992-Aug2008)
Home Port : Yokosuka, Japan
Back log (Aug2008-Aug2015)
Home Port : Norfolk, VA.
Back log (Aug2015-Present)
22Oct2016, departed Norfolk
22Oct-26Oct2016,
FRS carrier qualifications off the Virginia coast
27Oct2016, returned to Norfolk
Nov.2, 2016
CVN-74 John C. Stennis
CVW-9
( NG )
Home Port : Kitsap-Bremerton, WA.
Back log
28Sep2016, departed Bremerton
28Sep-05Oct2016,
Unit Level Training Assessment-Sustainment (ULTRA-S)
in the EastPac
06Oct2016, returned to Bremerton
22Nov2016, departed Bremerton
23Nov-28Nov2016, EastPac
Nov.30, 2016
CVN-75 Harry S. Truman
CVW-7
( AG )
Home Port : Norfolk, VA.
Back log
25Aug2016,
entered the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va.,
for 10-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA)
Sep.7, 2016
CVN-76 Ronald Reagan
CVW-5
( NF )
Home Port : San Diego, CA.
Back log (Jul2003-Aug2015)
Home Port : Yokosuka, Japan
Back log (Aug2015-Present)
03Sep2016, departed Yokosuka
03Sep-06Sep2016, local waters off Japan
07Sep-11Sep2016, WestPac
12Sep-23Sep2016,
exercise Valiant Shield 2016,
Guam and around the Marianas Island Range
24Sep-27Sep2016, Apra Harbor, Naval Base Guam
28Sep-09Oct2016, WestPac
10Oct-15Oct2016, waters east and west of the Korean Peninsula
16Oct-20Oct2016, Busan, Republic of Korea
21Oct-20Nov2016, WestPac
21Nov2016, returned to Yokosuka
Nov.23, 2016
CVN-77 George H.W. Bush
CVW-8
( AJ )
Home Port : Norfolk, VA.
Back log
28Nov2016, departed Norfolk
28Nov-29Nov2016,
Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX),
Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX),
off the coast of North Carolina
Nov.30, 2016
Aircraft Carrier Locations (Constructed and Proposed)
CVN-78 Gerald R. Ford Actual construction is to begin in 3 January 2007
at Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Newport News shipyard.

16Jun2006,
An amendment added
to the National Defense Authorization Act for 2007
proposes that CVN-78,
the first ship in the CVN-78 class,
be named for the 38th president "Gerald Ford"
05Sep2006,
The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)
and the Program Executive Officer (PEO)
held a signature and awards ceremony
at the Washington Navy Yard
to commemorate the certification
of the ship specifications
16Jan2007,
held the official naming ceremony
of the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78),
the first aircraft carrier in the Ford class of carriers
10Sep2008,
The Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding
a $5.1 billion contract to begin construction
14Nov2009,
the keel laying and authentication ceremony
24May2012,
The final keel section,
680-metric-ton, 60-foot-tall lower bow unit
was joined to the other keel sections
and was the last major section of the ship installed
below the waterline
11Jul2013,
welded a time capsule inside the flight deck control room
11Oct2013,
flooded Dry Dock 12
to float the first in USS Gerald R. Ford
09Nov2013,
held a christening ceremony
at Huntington Ingalls Newport News Shipbuilding
in Newport News
17Nov2013,
launch and transit to Newport News Shipyard pier 3
for the final stages of construction and testing
12May2015,
completed 22 no-load tests
of Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS)
-------[ Schedule ]-------------------------
the second quarter of FY2016, expect to commission
2017, slated to complete Initial Operational Test & Evaluation
before entering service
Jun.3, 2015
CVN-79 John F. Kennedy
15Jan2009,
Northrop Grumman Newport News shipyard
received a $374 million cost type contract award
for construction preparation of the CVN-79
25Feb2011,
"First Cut of Steel" ceremony
at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Newport News
20Mar2012,
proposed budget being considered by Congress
would change that date
to September 2022 from September 2020
13Sep2013,
$4 billion construction contract could be delayed a year
Instead, the Navy will pay an additional $296 million
to extend a 2010 advanced construction contract
-------[ Schedule ]-------------------------
FY2013 : the full scale construction contract is expected to begin
FY2018 : Launched
FY2022 : Commissioned
Aug.6, 2014
CVN-80 Enterprise -------[ Schedule ]-------------------------
FY2018 : Laid down
FY2023 : Launched
FY2025 : Commissioned
FY2027 : replace CVN-68 Nimitz
Dec.5, 2012
Aircraft Carrier Locations (Retired)
CV-63 Kitty Hawk Back log
31Jan2009,
decommissioning ceremony
at Naval Base Kitsap Pier D in Bremerton
12May2009,
decommissioned at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
& Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton
May 20, 2009
CV-64 Constellation Back log
07Aug2003, decommissioned
late Sep. 2003, mothballed in Bremerton
Sep.17, 2003
CVN-65 Enterprise Back log
01Dec2012,
inactivation ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk
20Jun2013,
final homecoming
to Newport News Shipbuilding for inactivation
Jun.26, 2013
CV-67 John F. Kennedy Back log
23Mar2007,
decommissioned at Naval Station Mayport
30Sep2007,
formally decommissioned at Naval Station Norfolk
22Mar2008,
towed into the Port of Philadelphia
at the Navy Inactive Ships Maintenance Facility
Mar.26, 2008

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