USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) Official Photo Illustration of the Ship sailing and launching air craft

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower


 

 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) Facts & Stats 

 

Dimensions

  • Length of flight deck - 1,092 feet
  • Width of flight deck - 252 feet
  • Height from keel to mast - 244 feet (Equal to a 24-story building)
  • Area of flight deck - 4.5 acres
  • Displacement of carrier - 95,000 tons

Propulsion System

  • Type -  Nuclear reactor
  • Number of reactors - 2
  • Maximum speed - more than 30 knots
  • Number of screws - 4 (5 bladed - 25 feet tall - Bronze)
  • Weight of screws - 66,200 lbs. each
  • Number of rudders - 2 (29 feet by 22 feet, 60,000 lbs)

Flight Deck / Air Wing

  • Number of catapults - 4
  • Number of aircraft elevators - 4 (3,880 square feet)
  • Size of Air Wing - approximately 60 aircraft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

  • Builder - Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, VA
  • Keel laid - Aug. 15, 1970
  • Launched - Oct. 11, 1975
  • Planned crew sized - 6, 287 (includes Air Wing)
  • Number of anchors - 2
  • Weight of anchors - 60,000 lbs each
  • Anchor chain - 1,082 feet on each anchor (365 lbs per link)
  • Total anchor weight - 735,000 lbs each (includes chain)
  • Distillation plant capacity - 400,000 gallons
  • Number of light fixtures - approximately 29,000