Last update on Aug.26, 2015

Aircraft Carrier Locations
Ship
Air Wing
Locations and Remarks
Last
Update
CVN-68 Nimitz
CVW-11
( NH )
Home Port : Kitsap-Bremerton, WA.
Back log
07Jan2015,
arrived at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton
for a 16-month Drydocking planned maintenance period
at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF)
Jan.14, 2015
CVN-69 Dwight D. Eisenhower
CVW-3
( AC )
Home Port : Norfolk, VA.
Back log
10Sep2013,
entered the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth
for a 14-month Drydocking Planned Incremental Availability
26Aug2014,
moved to Berth 42-43 from Dry Dock #8
at Norfolk Naval Shipyard
04Feb2015,
is four months behind schedule,
will remain in the yard until at least April
Jun.24, 2015
CVN-70 Carl Vinson
CVW-17
( NA )
Home Port : San Diego, CA.
Back log
08Jul2015, departed San Diego
08Jul-09Jul2015,
ordnance offload with the USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE 14)
09Jul2015, returned to San Diego
11Jul2015, Friends and Family Day Cruise
Jul.29, 2015
CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
CVW-1
( AB )
Home Port : Norfolk, VA.
Back log
09Mar2015,
departure for deployment was delayed
because sea water piping is fouled by marine growth
11Mar2015,
departed Norfolk
for a scheduled Middle East deployment
and a homeport change to San Diego
11Mar-22Mar2015, Lant
22Mar-26Mar2015,
anchored off Stokes Bay, Gosport, Hampshire, UK
27Mar-30Mar2015, Lant
31Mar2015,
transited the Strait of Gibraltar and entered the Med
01Apr-05Apr2015, Med
06Apr2015,
transited the Suez Canal
and entered U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations
07Apr-08Apr2015, Red Sea
09Apr2015, Gulf of Aden
10Apr-12Apr2014, North Arabian Sea
13Apr2014,
relieved the USS Carl Vinson CSG in the Gulf of Oman
14Apr-18Apr2015, Persian Gulf
19Apr2015, transited the Strait of Hormuz
19Apr-23Apr2014, North Arabian Sea
24Apr2015, transited the Strait of Hormuz
25Apr-03May2015, Persian Gulf
04May-07May2015, Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Kingdom of Bahrain
08May-07Jun2015, Persian Gulf
08Jun-11Jun2015, Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates
12Jun-18Jul2015, Persian Gulf
19Jul-22Jul2015, Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Kingdom of Bahrain
23Jul-25Aug2015, Persian Gulf
Aug.26, 2015
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 (Aug2008-2015)
Home Port : Norfolk, VA.
10Aug-24Aug2015,
hull swap with USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)
at San Diego
Aug.26, 2015
CVN-74 John C. Stennis
CVW-9
( NG )
Home Port : Kitsap-Bremerton, WA.
Back log
10Jul2015, departed Bremerton
10Jul-13Jul2015, EastPac
14Jul-15Jul2015, San Diego
16Jul-20Jul2015,
Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX)
off the coast of southern California
21Jul-28Jul2015,
San Diego for a Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV)
29Jul-25Aug2015,
Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX)
off the coast of southern California
Aug.26, 2015
CVN-75 Harry S. Truman
CVW-7
( AG )
Home Port : Norfolk, VA.
Back log
05Aug2015, departed Norfolk
05Aug-14Aug2015,
Carrier Qualifications for FRS and TRACOM
off the coast of North Carolina
15Aug2015, returned to Norfolk
Aug.19, 2015
CVN-76 Ronald Reagan
CVW-5
( NF )
Home Port : San Diego, CA.
Back log
Home Port : Yokosuka, Japan
10Aug-24Aug2015,
hull swap with USS George Washington (CVN 73)
at San Diego
Aug.26, 2015
CVN-77 George H.W. Bush
CVW-8
( AJ )
Home Port : Norfolk, VA.
Back log
16Jun2015,
entered the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va.
for a nine-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA)
Jun.24, 2015
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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