Forrestal Class Aircraft Carrier

Forrestal Class Aircraft Carrier

(CV 59)

United States

CV 59 USS Forrestal
CV 60 USS Saratoga 'Sara'
CV 61 USS Ranger
CV 62 USS Independence 'Indy'

Considered to be the first 'supercarrier', the Forrestal Class carriers were the first designed specifically for jet aircraft.  Thus, the old wooden flight decks were armoured, the deck was angled to allow simultaneous launching and recovery of aircraft.  Steam catapults were introduced to help launch the fighters as well.

  Though the carriers served their country well, during Vietnam, the USS Forrestal herself, suffered an aircraft accident, which sent lit JP5 fuel over her decks and inside.  The resulting attempt to contain the fire is used all over the world as what not to do, as the crew was chaotic and the fire was not put out until extensive damage and lives were taken.

 

Travel Move: 24/24
Fuel Cap: 50 000
Fuel Consum: 3 000
Armament: 2x Octuple SeaSparrow Launchers;

3x 20mm Phalanx CIWS

Config: Vessel
Tonnage: 79 300
Ammo:  24x SeaSparrow; 30 000x 20mm Propulsion: Eight Boilers to Four Steam Turbines

to 4 shafts

Fuel Type: G, A, D
Length: 329 meters
Draft: 11.0 meters RADAR Sign: 1
Speed: 30 SONAR Sign: 1
Turn: .5 Hull Armour: 15
Acceleration: 1 Waterline Armour: 15
Pumps: 16 Superstructure Arm: 15
Night Vision: White Light, Radar Size: 6
Load: See Below Full Speed: 20 boxes (ea. box = 1 322 float. hits)
Min/Opt Crew: 3100/5 874 Dead In Water: 20 boxes (ea. box = 1 322 float. hits)
Mnt: 100 Sunk: 20 boxes (ea. box = 1 322 float. hits)

AirWing

Jets
75 Various Aircraft

Enterprise Class Aircraft Carrier

(CVN 65)

United States of America

CVN 65 USS Enterprise


The world's first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, the Enterprise is a fast moving ship, who has lived past what was thought to be her prime.  Still in top shape, the CVN is a modified Forrestal class design, with four flight deck lifts, and four catapualts.  She is longer than the Nimitz class, though displaces just slightly less water.
 

 

 

 

Travel Move: 26/26
Fuel Cap: 8 500 tons of aviation fuel
Fuel Consum: -
Armament: 3x Octuple SeaSparrow Launchers;

3x 20mm Phalanx CIWS

Config: Vessel
Tonnage: 93 970
Ammo:  24x SeaSparrow; 30 000x 20mm Propulsion: Nuclear Propulsion (8 reactors) in 4 shafts
Fuel Type: Nuclear
Length: 342.3 meters
Draft: 11.9 meters RADAR Sign: 1
Speed: 40 SONAR Sign: 2
Turn: .5 Hull Armour: 20
Acceleration: 1 Waterline Armour: 20
Pumps: 20 Superstructure Arm: 20
Night Vision: White Light, Radar Size: 6
Load: See Below Full Speed: 20 boxes (ea. box = 1 566 float. hits)
Min/Opt Crew: 3 200/6 000 Dead In Water: 20 boxes (ea. box = 1 566 float. hits)
Mnt: 100 Sunk: 20 boxes (ea. box = 1 566 float. hits)

AirWing

Jets
20 F-14 Tomcat 16 F-22 Raptor 20 F/A 18 Hornet 4 EA-6B Prowler
2 ES-3A Shadow 4 E-2C Hawkeye   6 S-3A/B Viking
Helos
8 Sea King or Sea Hawk Helos

Nimitz Class Super Aircraft Carrier

(CVN 68)

United States

CVN 68 USS Carl Nimitz
CVN 69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower
CVN 70 USS Carl Vinson
CVN 71 USS Theodore Roosevelt
CVN 72 USS Abraham Lincoln
CVN 73 USS George Washington
CVN 74 USS John C. Stennis
CVN 75 USS Harry S. Truman
CVN 76 USS Ronald Reagan

The largest class of aircraft carriers in the world, the Nimitz is powered by two nuclear reactors, making it a fast ship for its size.  A virtual city afloat, the carrier is home to Navy and Marine personnel, and over 80 aircraft.  Besides the awesome firepower of the Naval aviation wing, the carriers always in 'battle groups' of up to sixteen other warships, including submarines.

 

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) enroute to Med.

Travel Move: 26/26
Fuel Cap: -
Fuel Consum: -
Armament: 3x Octuple SeaSparrow Launchers;

4x 20mm Phalanx CIWS

Config: Vessel
Tonnage: 102 000
Ammo:  24x SeaSparrow; 30 000x 20mm Propulsion: Nuclear Propulsion in 4 shafts
Fuel Type: Nuclear
Length: 332 meters
Draft: 11.8 meters RADAR Sign: 1
Speed: 40 SONAR Sign: 2
Turn: .5 Hull Armour: 20
Acceleration: 2 Waterline Armour: 20
Pumps: 20 Superstructure Arm: 20
Night Vision: White Light, Radar Size: 6
Load: See Below Full Speed: 20 boxes (ea. box = 1 750 float. hits)
Min/Opt Crew: 3 000/6 054 Dead In Water: 20 boxes (ea. box = 1 750 float. hits)
Mnt: 80 Sunk: 20 boxes (ea. box = 1 750 float. hits)

AirWing

Jets
10 F-14 Tomcat 10 F-22 Raptor 20 F/A 18 Hornet 4 EA-6B Prowler
16 A-6E Intruder 4 E-2C Hawkeye   6 S-3A/B Viking
Helos
8 Sea King or Sea Hawk Helos

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