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USN Aircraft Carriers In Dock, Not Deployed
« on: November 01, 2019, 01:45:43 AM »

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, USS George H.W. Bush, USS Enterprise, USS Harry S. Truman, USS Abraham Lincoln at Naval Station Norfolk in 2012. Photo taken from breakingdefense.com


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Re: USN Aircraft Carriers In Dock, Not Deployed
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2019, 01:50:55 AM »
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All 6 East Coast Carriers In Dock, Not Deployed: Hill Asks Why | Breaking Defense - October 28, 2019 at 10:51 AM

Normally, six carriers are based in Norfolk. Four are based on the West Coast, with two based in San Diego and two in Bremerton, Wash. The final carrier, the USS Ronald Reagan, is the only carrier based outside of the United States, in Yokosuka, Japan.

It’s unclear how long the Truman will be out of commission, but early estimates that it would be ready by the end of November might be too optimistic, according to a person familiar with the issue.

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Carrier Status

The Truman’s issues are being felt through the 11 carrier fleet.

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According to information from the Navy, here’s the state of play for the Norfolk carrier fleet:

* USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) – has completed the Basic Phase of the Optimized Fleet Response Plan (OFRP) and is progressing normally through training to be deployable.
* USS George Washington (CVN 73) – in Maintenance Phase undergoing a Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) at Newport News Shipbuilding.
* USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) – at the end of OFRP, supporting operations off the East Coast; slated for RCOH.
* USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) – in Sustainment Phase; repair efforts for an electrical issue are underway to restore the ship to its full capability in order to deploy the ship and its air wing as soon as possible.
* USS George HW Bush (CVN 77) – Maintenance Phase.
* USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) – New construction, undergoing testing.

https://breakingdefense.com/2019/10/all-6-east-coast-carriers-are-at-the-dock-hill-presses-for-oversight/