Last update on Apr.19, 2017

Aircraft Carrier Locations
Ship
Air Wing
Locations and Remarks
Last
Update
CVN-68 Nimitz
CVW-11
( NH )
Home Port : Kitsap-Bremerton, WA.
Back log
13Mar2017, departed Bremerton
13Mar-15Mar2017, EastPac
16Mar2017, San Diego
17Mar-26Mar2017,
Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX)
off the coast of southern California
27Mar-28Mar2017, San Diego
29Mar-18Apr2017,
Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX)
off the coast of southern California
Apr.19, 2017
CVN-69 Dwight D. Eisenhower
CVW-3
( AC )
Home Port : Norfolk, VA.
Back log
30Mar2017, departed Norfolk
30Mar-13Apr2017,
Sustainment Exercise (SUSTEX)
in support of the optimized fleet response plan
off the coast of North Carolina
14Apr2017, returned to Norfolk
Apr.19, 2017
CVN-70 Carl Vinson
CVW-2
( NE )
Home Port : San Diego, CA.
Back log
05Jan2017,
departed San Diego
for a regularly-scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific
05Jan-19Jan2017, EastPac
20Jan-09Feb2017, WestPac
10Feb-13Feb2017, Apra Harbor, Naval Base Guam
14Feb-17Feb2017, Philippine Sea
18Feb-06Mar2017, South China Sea
07Mar-10Mar2017, East China Sea
11Mar-14Mar2017, waters east of the Korean peninsula
15Mar-19Mar2017, Busan, Republic of Korea
20Mar-25Mar2017, Sea of Japan
26Mar-29Mar2017, East China Sea
30Mar-03Apr2017, South China Sea
04Apr-07Apr2017, Changi Naval Base, Singapore
08Apr-14Apr2017, South China Sea
15Apr2017, transited the Sunda Strait
16Apr-18Apr2017, Indian Ocean
Apr.19, 2017
CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
CVW-17
( NA )
Home Port : San Diego, CA.
Back log
08Apr2017, departed San Diego
08Apr-18Apr2017,
Tailored Ship's Training Availability
and Final Evaluation Period (TSTA/FEP),
off the coast of southern California
Apr.19, 2017
CVN-72 Abraham Lincoln
CVW-7
( AG )
Home Port : Norfolk, VA.
Back log
28Mar2013,
moved to Drydock 11
at Huntington Ingalls Newport News Shipbuilding
to begin a three-and-a-half year RCOH
03Nov2014,
returned to the water, after entering the dry dock
-------[ RCOH Schedule ]-------------------------
Nov2016, RCOH is scheduled to be completed
Nov.5, 2014
CVN-73 George Washington
Not
assigned
Home Port : Norfolk, VA.
Back log (Jul1992-Aug2008)
Home Port : Yokosuka, Japan
Back log (Aug2008-Aug2015)
Home Port : Norfolk, VA.
Back log (Aug2015-Present)
30Nov2016, departed Norfolk
01Dec-16Dec2016,
FRS carrier qualifications off the Virginia coast
17Dec2016, returned to Norfolk
Dec.21, 2016
CVN-74 John C. Stennis
CVW-9
( NG )
Home Port : Kitsap-Bremerton, WA.
Back log
16Feb2017,
entered Planned Incremental Availability (PIA)
at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF)
Feb.22, 2017
CVN-75 Harry S. Truman
CVW-1
( AB )
Home Port : Norfolk, VA.
Back log
25Aug2016,
entered the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va.,
for 10-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA)
Sep.7, 2016
CVN-76 Ronald Reagan
CVW-5
( NF )
Home Port : San Diego, CA.
Back log (Jul2003-Aug2015)
Home Port : Yokosuka, Japan
Back log (Aug2015-Present)
10Jan2017,
four-month Selected Restricted Availability (SRA)
Jan.25, 2017
CVN-77 George H.W. Bush
CVW-8
( AJ )
Home Port : Norfolk, VA.
Back log
21Jan2017,
departed Norfolk for a scheduled Middle East deployment
21Jan-28Jan2017, Lant
29Jan2017,
entered the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations
29Jan-01Feb2017, EastLant
02Feb2017,
transited the Strait of Gibraltar
02Feb-05Feb2017, Med
06Feb-10Feb2017, Souda Bay, Crete, Greece
11Feb-24Feb2017, Med
25Feb-04Mar2017, Souda Bay, Crete, Greece
05Mar-09Mar2017, Med
10Mar2017,
transited the Suez Canal, and entered the 5th Fleet AOO
10Mar-12Mar2017, Red Sea
13Mar-20Mar2017, North Arabian Sea
21Mar2017, transited the Strait of Hormuz
21Mar-11Apr2017, Persian Gulf
12Apr-15Apr2017, Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Kingdom of Bahrain
16Apr-18Apr2017, Persian Gulf
Apr.19, 2017
Aircraft Carrier Locations (Constructed and Proposed)
CVN-78 Gerald R. Ford Actual construction is to begin in 3 January 2007
at Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Newport News shipyard.

16Jun2006,
An amendment added
to the National Defense Authorization Act for 2007
proposes that CVN-78,
the first ship in the CVN-78 class,
be named for the 38th president "Gerald Ford"
05Sep2006,
The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)
and the Program Executive Officer (PEO)
held a signature and awards ceremony
at the Washington Navy Yard
to commemorate the certification
of the ship specifications
16Jan2007,
held the official naming ceremony
of the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78),
the first aircraft carrier in the Ford class of carriers
10Sep2008,
The Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding
a $5.1 billion contract to begin construction
14Nov2009,
the keel laying and authentication ceremony
24May2012,
The final keel section,
680-metric-ton, 60-foot-tall lower bow unit
was joined to the other keel sections
and was the last major section of the ship installed
below the waterline
11Jul2013,
welded a time capsule inside the flight deck control room
11Oct2013,
flooded Dry Dock 12
to float the first in USS Gerald R. Ford
09Nov2013,
held a christening ceremony
at Huntington Ingalls Newport News Shipbuilding
in Newport News
17Nov2013,
launch and transit to Newport News Shipyard pier 3
for the final stages of construction and testing
12May2015,
completed 22 no-load tests
of Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS)
08Apr2017,
departed Huntington Ingalls Industries - Newport News Shipbuilding
08Apr-14Apr2017,
Builder's Sea Trials, off the coast of North Carolina
14Apr2017,
returned to Norfolk
Apr.19, 2017
CVN-79 John F. Kennedy
15Jan2009,
Northrop Grumman Newport News shipyard
received a $374 million cost type contract award
for construction preparation of the CVN-79
25Feb2011,
"First Cut of Steel" ceremony
at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Newport News
20Mar2012,
proposed budget being considered by Congress
would change that date
to September 2022 from September 2020
13Sep2013,
$4 billion construction contract could be delayed a year
Instead, the Navy will pay an additional $296 million
to extend a 2010 advanced construction contract
-------[ Schedule ]-------------------------
FY2013 : the full scale construction contract is expected to begin
FY2018 : Launched
FY2022 : Commissioned
Aug.6, 2014
CVN-80 Enterprise -------[ Schedule ]-------------------------
FY2018 : Laid down
FY2023 : Launched
FY2025 : Commissioned
FY2027 : replace CVN-68 Nimitz
Dec.5, 2012
Aircraft Carrier Locations (Retired)
CV-63 Kitty Hawk Back log
31Jan2009,
decommissioning ceremony
at Naval Base Kitsap Pier D in Bremerton
12May2009,
decommissioned at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
& Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton
May 20, 2009
CV-64 Constellation Back log
07Aug2003, decommissioned
late Sep. 2003, mothballed in Bremerton
Sep.17, 2003
CVN-65 Enterprise Back log
01Dec2012,
inactivation ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk
20Jun2013,
final homecoming
to Newport News Shipbuilding for inactivation
03Feb2017,
decommissioned at Newport News Shipbuilding
Feb.15, 2017
CV-67 John F. Kennedy Back log
23Mar2007,
decommissioned at Naval Station Mayport
30Sep2007,
formally decommissioned at Naval Station Norfolk
22Mar2008,
towed into the Port of Philadelphia
at the Navy Inactive Ships Maintenance Facility
Mar.26, 2008

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