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Encyclopedia > USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)
The USS Ronald Reagan

USS Ronald Reagan arriving in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Career (US) USN Jack
Ordered: 8 December 1994
Laid down: 12 February 1998
Launched: 4 March 2001
Commissioned: 12 July 2003
Status: active in service
Homeport: San Diego, California
General Characteristics
Displacement: 101,000 to 104,000 tons full load
Length: Overall: 1,092 ft (333 m)
Waterline: 1,040 ft (317 m)
Beam: Overall: 252 ft (76.8 m)
Waterline: 134 ft (40.8 m)
Draught: Maximum navigational: 37 ft (11.3 m)
Limit: 41 ft (12.5 m)
Propulsion and power: 2 × Westinghouse A4W nuclear reactors
4 × steam turbines
4 × shafts
260,000 shp (194 MW)
Speed: 30+ knots (56+ km/h)
Range: Essentially unlimited
Complement: Ship's company: 3,200
Air wing: 2,480
Sensors and processing systems: SPS-48E 3-D air search radar
SPS-49A(V)1 2-D air search radar
Mk 23 target acquisition radar
2 × SPN-46 air traffic control radars
SPN-43B air traffic control radar
SPN-44 landing aid radars
3 × Mk 91 NSSM guidance systems
3 × Mk 95 radars
Electronic warfare and decoys: SLQ-32A(V)4 Countermeasures suite
SLQ-25A Nixie torpedo countermeasures
Armament: 2 × Mk 29 Sea Sparrow
2 × RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile
Armour: Unknown
Aircraft and aviation facilities: 90 fixed wing and helicopters
Motto: Peace Through Strength
Nickname: Gipper

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), the ninth and penultimate Nimitz-class supercarrier, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for former President Ronald Reagan. The Aircraft Carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), Public domain photo from navy. ... Nickname: Venice of America Location of Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, Florida. ... Image File history File links Naval_Jack_of_the_United_States. ... December 8 is the 342nd day (343rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal. // Events January Bill Clinton January 1 : North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect. ... February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... July 12 is the 193rd day (194th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 172 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders Michael Aguirre          Scott Peters Kevin Faulconer... The Westinghouse Electric Company is a nuclear reactor technology company. ... An A4W reactor is a type of nuclear reactor in use aboard the United States Navys Nimitz-class supercarriers. ... A rotor of a modern steam turbine, used in a power plant A steam turbine is a mechanical device that extracts thermal energy from pressurized steam, and converts it into useful mechanical work. ... A RIM-7 Sea Sparrow being launched from the USS Essex (LHD-2) The AIM-7 Sparrow is a medium-range semi-active radar homing air-to-air missile operated by the USAF, US Navy, and USMC as well as various allied air forces. ... RIM-116 test firing RAM Launcher on German Gepard class fast attack craft Wiesel The RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) is a small, lightweight, infrared homing surface-to-air missile in use by the United States, German Navy and ROK Navy. ... The Nimitz class supercarriers are the largest capital ships in the world. ... USS , a typical supercarrier, and HMS Illustrious, a light V/STOL aircraft carrier on a joint patrol. ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for conducting naval operations. ... The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... Ronald Wilson Reagan, (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ...


Very few ships of the United States Navy have been named after a person who was alive at the time of the christening; the list includes Carl Vinson (CVN-70), Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-709), Arleigh Burke (DDG-51), John C. Stennis (CVN-74), Bob Hope (T-AKR-300), Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), Nitze (DDG-94), Jimmy Carter (SSN-23), and George H. W. Bush (CVN-77). The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for conducting naval operations. ... This list includes vessels that were named in honor of Americans who were alive at the time. ... The USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) is a United States Navy Nimitz class supercarrier named after Carl Vinson, a Congressman from Georgia. ... USS (SSN-709), a Los Angeles-class submarine, was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for Admiral Hyman G. Rickover. ... USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51), named for Admiral Arleigh Albert Burke, USN (1901-1996), is the lead ship of the her class of guided missile destroyers. ... USS (CVN-74) is a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarrier in the United States Navy named for a Senator from Mississippi. ... USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR-300), the lead ship of her class of Army prepositioning ships, was the only naval ship of the United States to be named for the entertainer. ... USS Nitze (DDG-94), a Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for Paul H. Nitze, the former Secretary of the Navy and chief arms control adviser in the administration of President of the United States Ronald Reagan. ... USS Jimmy Carter (SSN-23), the third and last Seawolf-class submarine, is the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for former President Jimmy Carter, who served in the US Navy as an officer in the Submarine Service as a nuclear engineer. ... USS (CVN-77) is the planned name of the tenth Nimitz-class supercarrier of the United States Navy. ...


The contract to build Ronald Reagan was awarded to Northrop Grumman Newport News and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, Virginia on 8 December 1994 and her keel was laid down on 12 February 1998. She was launched on 10 March 2001, sponsored by Ronald Reagan's wife Nancy, and commissioned on 12 July 2003, with Captain J. W. Goodwin in command. At the commissioning ceremony, Mrs. Reagan gave the ship's crew the traditional first order as an active unit of the Navy: "Man the ship and bring her to life." The newly constructed USS Birmingham is launched from the Newport News yards in 1942 Northrop Grumman Newport News (NGNN), formerly called Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company (NNS&DD or simply NNS), is the largest privately owned shipyard in the United States and the only one that can build Nimitz... Newport News, Hampton, Portsmouth and Norfolk, Virginia from space, July 1996 (Newport News is seen in the lower left quadrant) Newport News is an independent city located in Virginia. ... December 8 is the 342nd day (343rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal. // Events January Bill Clinton January 1 : North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect. ... February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in leap years). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Ronald Wilson Reagan, (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ... White House portrait Nancy Davis Reagan (born July 6, 1921) is the widow of President Ronald Reagan and was First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. ... The ceremonies involved in commissioning ships into a military force are based in traditions thousands of years old. ... July 12 is the 193rd day (194th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 172 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


President Reagan died eleven months later. At the end of the graveside services, the ship's commanding officer at that time, Navy Captain James Symonds, presented the flag that draped the former president's casket to Mrs. Reagan at her request. This was also the flag that had flown over Capitol Hill on January 20, 1981, when the president was inaugurated. Captain Symonds also presented Mrs. Reagan the flag that had been flying over the Ronald Reagan when the former president died. President George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush, Vice-President Dick Cheney, Lynne Cheney, and former President Bill Clinton and Senator Hillary Clinton, watch the casket of former President Ronald Reagan carried into the Washington National Cathedral The death and state funeral of Ronald Reagan took place in June 2004. ... Flag ratio: 10:19; nicknames: Stars and Stripes, Old Glory The flag of the United States of America consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white; there is a blue rectangle in the upper hoist-side corner bearing 50 small, white, five-pointed stars... Capitol Hill is the name of a district in the following cities: Capitol Hill, Denver, Colorado Capitol Hill, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Capitol Hill, Seattle, Washington Capitol Hill, Washington, DC It is also a common nickname for the United States Congress and the politicians who serve it (e. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Ronald Reagan displaces approximately 95,000 tons of water fully loaded and has a top speed of over 30 knots, powered by two nuclear reactors driving four screws, and can sail for 20 years before refueling. She is nearly as long as the Empire State Building is tall at 1,092 feet (333 m) and is 134 feet (41 m) wide at the beam and has a flight deck 252 feet (77 m) wide. The flight deck covers over 4.5 acres (18,000 m²). She carries more than 5,500 sailors and over 80 aircraft. The Empire State Building is a 102-story contemporary Art Deco style building in New York City, declared by the ASCE to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. ...


During her transfer from the Atlantic to the Pacific, she transitted the Straits of Magellan. Her homeport is San Diego, California. The Atlantic Ocean is Earths second-largest ocean, covering approximately one_fifth of its surface. ... The Pacific Ocean (from the Latin name Mare Pacificum, peaceful sea, bestowed upon it by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan) is the worlds largest body of water. ... The Strait of Magellan, near Punta Arenas The Strait of Magellan is a navigable route immediately south of mainland South America. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders Michael Aguirre          Scott Peters Kevin Faulconer...


On July 6, 2006 the Ronald Reagan returned to her homeport of San Diego from her maiden deployment where she conducted operations in support of the continuing war on terror. During a short stay in Brisbane, Australia an FA-18 Hornet strike fighter was unable to perform a night landing on the ships deck. The pilot ejected safely, but the US Navy has ruled out salvaging the lost fighter, a decision which has angered conservationists. This, combined with an incident involving sailors from the USS Ronald Reagan dumping garbage into Australian waters, has sparked a debate over the prospects of further US vessels being permitted to enter Australian ports. The war on terrorism or war on terror (abbreviated in U.S. policy circles as GWOT for Global War on Terror) is an effort by the governments of the United States and its principal allies to destroy groups deemed to be terrorist (primarily radical Islamist organizations such as al-Qaeda... Brisbane (pronounced ) is the state capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Queensland. ...


She forms part of Carrier Strike Group SEVEN (CSG-7) and has Carrier Air Wing FOURTEEN (CVW-14) embarked.
CVW-14 is currently, as of January 2006, made up of
A Carrier Air Wing is a naval aviation organization comprised of squadrons and detachments. ...

  • VFA-22 Fighting Redcocks — F/A-18E Super Hornet
  • VFA-115 Eagles — F/A-18E Super Hornet
  • VFA-113 Stingers — F/A-18C Hornet
  • VFA-25 Fist of the Fleet — F/A-18C Hornet
  • VAQ-139 Cougars — EA-6B Prowler
  • VAW-113 Black Eagles — E-2C Hawkeye 2000
  • HS-4 Black Knights — SH-60F / HH-60H Seahawk
  • VRC-30 (Det 1) Providers — C-2A Greyhound

CSG-7 comprises CVN-76 and DESRON-7. DEStroyer squadRON 7 consists of:
The F/A-18 Hornet is an all-weather fighter and attack aircraft. ... The F/A-18 Hornet is an all-weather fighter and attack aircraft. ... The F/A-18 Hornet is an all-weather fighter and attack aircraft. ... The VFA-25 Fist of the Fleet is a U.S. Navy strike fighter squadron based at NAS Lemoore, their tail code is NK, call sign is Fist, and they fly the F-18 Hornet. ... The F/A-18 Hornet is an all-weather fighter and attack aircraft. ... The EA-6B Prowler is the United States Navys and the United States Marine Corpss primary electronic warfare aircraft. ... The Grumman E-2 Hawkeye is the United States Navys all-weather, aircraft carrier-based tactical warning and control system aircraft. ... The Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk (or Sea Hawk) is a twin-engine anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopter, based on the airframe of the UH-60 Black Hawk. ... The C-2A Greyhound is a twin-engine cargo aircraft, designed to provide critical logistics support to aircraft carriers of the United States Navy. ...

  • CG-57 USS Lake Champlain — Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser
  • DDG-73 USS Decatur — Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer
  • DDG-85 USS McCampbell — Arleigh Burke Flight IIA-class guided missile destroyer
  • T-AOE-7 USNS Rainier — Supply-class Fast Combat Support Ship. Formerly AOE-7 USS Rainier
  • EOD-11 Det 15 (Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit)

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See also

This is a list of aircraft carriers, past and present, in the worlds navies, as well as those planned or under construction. ... This list of aircraft carriers of the United States Navy includes all types in the main hull numbering sequence, consisting of hull classification symbols CV, CVA, CVB, CVL, and CVN. All units after CVA-57 are supercarriers. ...

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Nimitz-class aircraft carrier
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