Uss Reagan

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Ace, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. Ace

    Ace New Member

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    Seeing it next to the Arizona Memorial really puts its size into perspective...................ENORMOUS

    Please read about the USS Reagan. Also notice the respect that the crew gives the Arizona Memorial when passing it.

    This is absolutely beautiful!

    USS REAGAN PASSING THE ARIZONA MEMORIAL



    BEAUTIFUL!


    When the Bridge pipes "Man the Rail" there is a lot of rail to man on this monster: shoulder to shoulder, around 4.5 acres. Her displacement is about 100,000 tons with full complement.


    Capability

    · Top speed exceeds 30 knots, powered by two nuclear reactors that can operate for more than 20 years without refueling

    · Expected to operate in the fleet for about 50 years

    · Carries over 80 combat aircraft

    · Three arresting cables can stop a 28-ton aircraft going 150 miles per hour in less than 400 feet


    Size

    · Towers 20 stories above the waterline

    · 1092 feet long; nearly as long as the Empire State Building
    is tall

    · Flight deck covers 4.5 acres

    · 4 bronze propellers, each 21 feet across, weighing 66,200 pounds

    · 2 rudders, each 29 by 22 feet and weighing 50 tons

    · 4 high speed aircraft elevators, each over 4,000 square feet


    Dates

    · Dec 8, 1994 Contract awarded to Newport News Shipbuilding

    · Feb 12, 1998 Keel laid

    · Oct 1, 2000 Pre-commissioning Unit established

    · March 4, 2001 Christened by Mrs. Nancy Reagan

    · May 5, 2003 First underway

    · July 12, 2003 Commissioned

    · July 23, 2004 Arrived at home port in San Diego, CA



    Capacity

    · Home to about 6,000 Navy personnel

    · Carries enough food and supplies to operate for 90 days

    · 18,150 meals served daily

    · Distillation plants provide 400,000 gallons of fresh water from sea water daily, enough for 2000 homes

    · Nearly 30,000 light fixtures and 1,325 miles of cable and wiring 1,400 telephones

    · 14,000 pillowcases and 28,000 sheets

    · Costs the Navy approximately $250,000 per day for pier side operation

    · Costs the Navy approximately $2.5 million per day for underway operations (Sailor's salaries included).


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  2. heavyduty

    heavyduty New Member

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    Thank for sharing Ace! The ship stands up to the name!
     

  3. beetle

    beetle New Member

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    That is the best of the best there! Thanks Ace
     
  4. jsk30

    jsk30 New Member

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    Thank for sharing , Ace
     
  5. squirtspop

    squirtspop New Member

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    Thanks for sharing. I was on 2 of them but she is the biggest afloat now. Really awesome ships.
     
  6. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Ace, that is a neat picture! Thanks.
     
  7. Myname

    Myname New Member

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    Thanks for sharing.

    Have a nice day.
     
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  9. FishBrew

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    A year or two ago, kill'in time on a plane ride, read an article I think in Popular Mechanics on this sweet machine. The article had foldouts, and cutouts showing some of the features. Unreal what this thing has and can do ... its a basically a floating naval base.
     
  10. catfisher43

    catfisher43 New Member

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    Great post Ace.Thx for sharing.
     
  11. bud1110

    bud1110 New Member

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    Thanks for sharing Ace...