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    USS REAGAN

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



    Just thought some of you that don't realize what it takes to run a ship this size might be interested in the facts.



    Please read about the USS Reagan. Also notice the respect that they give 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 41/2 acres. This doesn't give her displacement but it's about 100,000 tons with full complements.



    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, C a



    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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    Hi Jim,

    Great pic. Thanks for sharing.

    Makes my Destroyer Escort look real small. Ugh, it was small! 294' long and 35' wide.

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    ha i know neil my destroyer was 350 ++ looked tiny next to the uss george washington

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