Last update on Sep.17, 2014

Aircraft Carrier Locations
Air Wing
Locations and Remarks
CVN-68 Nimitz
( NH )
Home Port : Everett, WA.
Back log
12Jul2014, departed Everett
12Jul-14Jul2014, EastPac
15Jul2014, San Diego
Carrier Qualifications off the coast of Southern California
26Jul2014, anchored off Santa Cruz, CA.
27Jul-29Jul2014, EastPac
Naval Magazine Indian Island in Port Townsend, WA.
for ammo offload
01Aug2014, returned to Everett
Aug.6, 2014
CVN-69 Dwight D. Eisenhower
( AG )
Home Port : Norfolk, VA.
Back log
entered the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth
for a 14-month Drydocking Planned Incremental Availability
Sep.18, 2013
CVN-70 Carl Vinson
( NA )
Home Port : San Diego, CA.
Back log
departed San Diego
to the 5th and 7th fleet areas of operations,
in support of maritime security operations
Carrier Qualifications off the coast of Southern California
27Aug-08Sep2014, U.S. 3rd Fleet area of responsibility
09Sep2014, arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility
09Sep-16Sep2014, WestPac
Sep.17, 2014
CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
( AB )
Home Port : Norfolk, VA.
Back log
11Jul2014, departed Norfolk
12Jul-16Jul2014, FRS Carrier Qualifications in the WestLant
17Jul2014, ammo onload with the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)
18Jul2014, returned to Norfolk
16Aug2014, departed Norfolk
unmanned X-47B carrier deck and flight operations
with an FA-18F from VX-23,
and routine training in the WestLant
26Aug2014, returned to Norfolk
27Aug2014, Friends and Family Day Cruise
Sep.3, 2014
CVN-72 Abraham Lincoln
Home Port : Norfolk, VA.
Back log
moved to Drydock 11
at Huntington Ingalls Newport News Shipbuilding
to begin a three-and-a-half year RCOH
-------[ RCOH Schedule ]-------------------------
Nov2016, RCOH is scheduled to be completed
Jul.10, 2013
CVN-73 George Washington
( NF )
Home Port : Norfolk, VA.
Back log (Jul1992-Aug2008)
Home Port : Yokosuka, Japan
Back log (Aug2008-Present)
02Sep2014, departed Yokosuka
02Sep-05Sep2014, local waters off Japan
06Sep-14Sep2014, WestPac
participated in exercise Valiant Shield 2014
in the Guam Operating Area
Sep.17, 2014
CVN-74 John C. Stennis
( NG )
Home Port : Bremerton, WA.
Back log
from Pier Delta at Naval Base Kitsap, Bremerton
to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF)
using five tugboats
entered the Dry Dock #6 at PSNS & IMF in Bremerton
for a 14-month Drydocking Planned Incremental Availability
Jul.3, 2013
CVN-75 Harry S. Truman
( AC )
Home Port : Norfolk, VA.
Back log
09Jul2014, departed Norfolk
10Jul-16Jul2014, TRACOM Carrier Qualifications in the WestLant
ammo offload with the USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12)
and USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)
22Jul2014, returned to Norfolk
21Aug2014, departed Norfolk
21Aug-28Aug2014, WestLant
29Aug2014, returned to Norfolk
Sep.3, 2014
CVN-76 Ronald Reagan
( NE )
Home Port : San Diego, CA.
Back log
Sep.4, 2014,
Planned Incremental Availability (PIA)
at Naval Base Coronado/Huntington Ingalls Inc.
Sep.10, 2014
CVN-77 George H.W. Bush
( AJ )
Home Port : Norfolk, VA.
Back log
departed Norfolk
to the 5th and 6th fleet areas of operations,
in support of maritime security operations
15Feb-23Feb2014, Lant
arrived in the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR)
24Feb-26Feb2014, EastLant
transited the Strait of Gibraltar and entered the Med
28Feb-03Mar2014, Med
04Mar-06Mar2014, anchored in Phaleron Bay, Greece
07Mar-08Mar2014, Med
09Mar-12Mar2014, anchored in Antalya, Turkey
13Mar-18Mar2014, Med
transited the Suez Canal, and entered the Red Sea
19Mar-21Mar2014, Red Sea
relieved the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)
in the Gulf of Aden
23Mar-20pr2014, North Arabian Sea
21Apr2014, Persian Gulf
22Apr-26Apr2014, Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Kingdom of Bahrain
27Apr2014, Persian Gulf
28Apr-21May2014, North Arabian Sea
22May2014, Persian Gulf
23May-26May2014, Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates
27May2014, Persian Gulf
28May-13Jun2014, North Arabian Sea
14Jun-02Jul2014, Persian Gulf
03Jul-06Jul2014, Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates
07Jul-01Aug2014, Persian Gulf
02Aug-05Aug2014, Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates
06Aug-05Sep2014, Persian Gulf
06Sep-09Sep2014, Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates
10Sep-16Sep2014, Persian Gulf
Sep.17, 2014
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.

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"
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
held the official naming ceremony
of the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78),
the first aircraft carrier in the Ford class of carriers
The Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding
a $5.1 billion contract to begin construction
the keel laying and authentication ceremony
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
welded a time capsule inside the flight deck control room
flooded Dry Dock 12
to float the first in USS Gerald R. Ford
held a christening ceremony
at Huntington Ingalls Newport News Shipbuilding
in Newport News
-------[ Schedule ]-------------------------
the second quarter of FY2016, expect to commission
2017, slated to complete Initial Operational Test & Evaluation
before entering service
Aug.6, 2014
CVN-79 John F. Kennedy
Northrop Grumman Newport News shipyard
received a $374 million cost type contract award
for construction preparation of the CVN-79
"First Cut of Steel" ceremony
at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Newport News
proposed budget being considered by Congress
would change that date
to September 2022 from September 2020
$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
decommissioning ceremony
at Naval Base Kitsap Pier D in Bremerton
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
inactivation ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk
final homecoming
to Newport News Shipbuilding for inactivation
Jun.26, 2013
CV-67 John F. Kennedy Back log
decommissioned at Naval Station Mayport
formally decommissioned at Naval Station Norfolk
towed into the Port of Philadelphia
at the Navy Inactive Ships Maintenance Facility
Mar.26, 2008

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