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US Navy aircraft carriers and amphibious assualt ships
 
Latest update: January 2018
 
Abbr.: Order and inventory status information: Abbr.: Order and inventory status information:
       
COMPTUEX Composite Training Unit Exercise LHD Landing Helicopter Deck
CV Multi-purpose aircraft carrier MEU Marine Expeditionary Unit
CVA Aircraft Carrier, Attack PCU Pre-Commissioning Unit
CVN Nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier PIA Planned Incremental Availability (PIA)
CVW Carrier Air Wing RCOH Mid-life Refueling and Complex Overhaul
LHA Landing Helicopter Assault USS United States Ship
LHA(R) Landing Helicopter Assault (replacement)    
       
 
aircraft carriers and amphibious assualt ships
 
USN Aircraft Carriers Commission Decommission Home port State Fleet CVW
             
USS Nimitz (CVN 68) 03-05-75   Bremerton Washington Pacific CVW-11
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) 18-10-77   Norfolk Virginia Atlantic CVW-3
USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) 13-03-82   San Diego California Pacific CVW-2
USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) 25-10-86   San Diego California Pacific CVW-17
USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) 11-11-89   Newport News Virginia Atlantic CVW-7
USS George Washington (CVN 73) 04-07-92   Norfolk Virginia Atlantic  
USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) 09-12-95   Bremerton Washington Pacific CVW-9
USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) 25-07-98   Norfolk Virginia Atlantic CVW-1
USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) 12-07-03   Yokosuka Japan Pacific CVW-5
USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) 10-01-09   Norfolk Virginia Atlantic CVW-8
USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) 22-07-17   Norfolk Virginia Atlantic  
PCU John F. Kennedy (CVN 79)            
PCU Enterprise (CVN 80)            
             
USN Amphibious Assault Ships Commission Decommission Home port State Fleet MEU
             
USS America (LHA 6) 11-10-14   San Diego California Pacific 15 MEU
PCU Tripoli (LHA 7)            
PCU Bougainville  (LHA 8)            
USS Wasp (LHD 1) 29-07-89   Norfolk Virginia Atlantic  
USS Essex (LHD 2) 17-10-92   San Diego California Pacific  
USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) 16-10-93   Norfolk Virginia Atlantic  
USS Boxer (LHD 4) 11-02-95   San Diego California Pacific  
USS Bataan (LHD 5) 20-09-97   Norfolk Virginia Atlantic 24 MEU
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) 15-08-98   Sasebo Japan Pacific 31 MEU
USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) 25-03-00   Mayport Florida Atlantic 26 MEU
USS Makin Island (LHD 8) 24-10-09   San Diego California Pacific  
             
 
Comment(s):

All aircraft carriers will undergo the Mid-life Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH). During RCOH the ship will be refuelled and receive modifications. The entire process takes over four years to complete.

Before a deployment - normally six months - takes place the carrier strike group (aircraft carrier and the accompanying ships) and its Carrier Air Wing will conduct Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX).

The USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) will return to the United States when the USS Wasp (LHD 1) has arrived in Japan. USS Wasp left its homeport on its way to Sasebo September 4, 2017. The ship made a stop at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii during new year.
 
Aircraft carrier current status: 06.02.2018
 
Status Aircraft carrier CVW Comment
Deployed USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) CVW-7 Operating in the Virginia Capes
Deployed USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) CVW-2 3rd Fleet from 04.01.2018.
Deployed USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) CVW-17 Pacific cruise from October 6, 2017.
Training USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)   Independent Steaming Exercise 
Training USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) CVW-9 Training in the Southern California Operating Area
Homeport USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) CVW-3 Pacific cruise from October 6, 2017.
Homeport USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) CVW-8 Homeport.
Homeport USS Nimitz (CVN 68) CVW-11 Homeport.
Maintenance USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) CVW-5 Maintenance at its homeport.
RCOH USS George Washington (CVN 73)   RCOH from 2017 (40+ months).
Under construction PCU Enterprise (CVN 80)    
Under construction PCU John F. Kennedy (CVN 79)    
       
 
Comment(s):

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) receiving maintenance lasting for a couple of months. USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) therefore deployed just seven months after completing its last Pacific cruise.
 
Amphibious assualt ships current status: 06.02.2018
 
Status Aircraft carrier MEU Comment
Homeport USS America (LHA 6) 15 MEU Returned 04.02.18
Homeport USS Bataan (LHD 5) 24 MEU Homeport.
Homeport USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) 31 MEU Homeport.
Homeport USS Boxer (LHD 4)   Homeport.
Homeport USS Essex (LHD 2)   Receiving final maintenance.
Homeport USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) 26 MEU Homeport.
Homeport USS Kearsarge (LHD 3)   Homeport.
Homeport USS Makin Island (LHD 8)   Homeport.
Homeport USS Wasp (LHD 1)   Homeport.
Under construction PCU Tripoli (LHA 7)    
Under construction PCU Bougainville  (LHA 8)    
 
Comment(s):

USS Wasp (LHD 1) completed its transfer from Norfolk - departed August 31, 2017 - to Sasebo where it arrived on January 14, 2018. After its departure it provided humanitarian relief after hurricane damage in the Southeast United States.
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) departed for an patrol.