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US Navy aircraft carriers and amphibious assualt ships
Latest update: August 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
USN Aircraft Carriers Commission Home port State Fleet CVW Status
USS Nimitz (CVN 68) 03-05-75 Bremerton Washington Pacific CVW-11 Homeport
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) 18-10-77 Norfolk Virginia Atlantic CVW-3 Homeport
USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) 13-03-82 San Diego California Pacific CVW-2 Deployed
USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) 25-10-86 San Diego California Pacific CVW-17 Homeport
USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) 11-11-89 Newport News Virginia Atlantic CVW-7 Homeport
USS George Washington (CVN 73) 04-07-92 Norfolk Virginia Atlantic   RCOH
USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) 09-12-95 Bremerton Washington Pacific CVW-9 Homeport
USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) 25-07-98 Norfolk Virginia Atlantic CVW-1 Homeport
USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) 12-07-03 Yokosuka Japan Pacific CVW-5 Deployed
USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) 10-01-09 Norfolk Virginia Atlantic CVW-8 Homeport
USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) 22-07-17 Norfolk Virginia Atlantic   Homeport
PCU John F. Kennedy (CVN 79)           Under construction
PCU Enterprise (CVN 80)           Under construction
Carrier maintenance

Mid-life Refueling and Complex Overhaul done at Norfolk, Virginia. Newport News Shipbuilding is the only facility conducting the midlife refueling. During RCOH the ship will be refuelled and receive modifications. The entire process takes over four years to complete. All aircraft Nimitz class carriers will undergo the RCOH halfway of their expected 50 year service life.


Planned Incremental Maintenance.
Carrier news
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).

A home port swop (with planned dates not communicated) will take place for three carriers allowing them to undergo maintenance and keep the Pacific fleet at five aircraft carriers.

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72): to San Diego, California after its RCOH has been completed in 2021. The Lincoln was assigned to the Pacific fleet after its commissioning in 1989 and served from 1990 until 2011 when it transferred to the Atlantic fleet and was inducted into the RCOH which was completed in May 2017.

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74): to Newport News for RCOH. Home ported in Bremerton since 2005 when it relocated from San Diego.

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70): to Naval base Kitsap-Bremerton for planned PIA at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard..