ACIBC Fact Sheet: America's Strength Around the World

There are currently ten active duty carriers in the United States Navy. The newest carrier in the fleet is the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) commissioned in January 2009. The USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is currently under construction and is scheduled to be christened fall 2013.

  • USS Enterprise (CVN 65)
    • First nuclear-powered aircraft carrier
    • Commissioned 25 November 1961
    • Inactive as of December 1, 2012, after 51 years of legendary service
    • Decommissioned in 2017
USS Enterprise
USS Nimitz
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower
USS Carl Vinson
USS Theodore Roosevelt
USS Abraham Lincoln
USS George Washington
USS John C. Stennis
USS Harry Truman
USS Ronald Reagan
USS George H. W. Bush
USS Gerald R. Ford
John F. Kennedy (CVN-79)
Enterprise (CVN-80)

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