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TWO NEW SHIPS IN THE US NAVY
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:12 pm    Post subject: TWO NEW SHIPS IN THE US NAVY Reply with quote

USS REGAN

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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USS BILL CLINTON

The USS William Jefferson Clinton (CVS1) set sail today from its home port of Vancouver, BC.

The ship is the first of its kind in the Navy, and is a standing legacy to President Bill Clinton "for his foresight in military budget cuts", and his conduct while president. The ship is constructed nearly entirely from recycled aluminum and is completely solar powered with a top speed of 5 knots. It boasts an arsenal comprised of one (unarmed) F14 Tomcat or one (unarmed) F18 Hornet aircraft which although they cannot be launched or captured on t he 100 foot flight deck, form a very menacing presence.

As a standing order, there are no firearms allowed on board. The 20 person crew is completely diversified, including members of all races, creeds, sex, and sexual orientation. This crew, like the crew aboard the USS Jimmy Carter, is specially trained to avoid conflicts and appease any and all enemies of the United States at all costs.

An onboard Type One DNC Universal Translator can send out messages of apology in any language to anyone who may find America offensive. The number of apologies are limitless and though some may sound hollow and disingenuous, the Navy advises all apologies will sound very sincere.

The ship's purpose is not defined so much as a unit of national defense, but instead in times of conflict the USS C linton has orders to seek refuge in Canada. The ship may be positioned near the Democratic National Party Headquarters for photo-ops, and can be used extensively for social experimentation, and whatever other worthless jobs the ex-commander-in-chief and his wife can think of.

It is largely rumored that the ship will also be the set for the upcoming season of MTV's "The Real World."

The ship was renamed and commissioned USS William J Clinton when someone realized the USS Blowfish was already taken.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 11:59 pm    Post subject: Re: TWO NEW SHIPS IN THE US NAVY Reply with quote

Vince, I gotta hand it to ya...you out did yourself this time. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
Keep it coming...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 12:14 am    Post subject: Re: TWO NEW SHIPS IN THE US NAVY Reply with quote

Haha Good one Vince!! ROFL ROFL

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 5:56 am    Post subject: Re: TWO NEW SHIPS IN THE US NAVY Reply with quote

Thanks guys......someone has to keep you guys chuckling and giggling away and generally being happy. If its gonna be me then I'm happy with that.
Laughing Very Happy Laughing Laughing

Cheers, Vince

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:50 am    Post subject: Re: TWO NEW SHIPS IN THE US NAVY Reply with quote

That was funny. Haha

On a side note there is another one of these massive Nimitz-class carriers being built The USS George H. W. Bush CVN-77. Smile

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...h_(CVN-77)

Its going to be the last of the Nimitz-class carriers.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:00 am    Post subject: Re: TWO NEW SHIPS IN THE US NAVY Reply with quote

Even while chuckling at your good humor... the Regan is still an awesome sight.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:17 pm    Post subject: Re: TWO NEW SHIPS IN THE US NAVY Reply with quote

ROFL ROFL ROFL

I feel sorry for the poor bastard pilot that's on someones S List that has to take off from the Clinton, that's no Harrier...... Bonk

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:44 pm    Post subject: Re: TWO NEW SHIPS IN THE US NAVY Reply with quote

Maybe if they use a couple(quit a few) of loooooong ramps like the loading ramps to load ATV's onto trucks they could take off............... Cool Very Happy Laughing ROFL

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:17 pm    Post subject: Re: TWO NEW SHIPS IN THE US NAVY Reply with quote

1895ss wrote:
Maybe if they use a couple(quit a few) of loooooong ramps like the loading ramps to load ATV's onto trucks they could take off............... Cool Very Happy Laughing ROFL

Or a very VERY BIG elastic band to give it a big push along. Laughing Laughing Laughing Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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