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From start to finish: CVN-77 (USS George HW Bush)

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"George Bush" (eng. USS George HW Bush (CVN-77)) - American aircraft carrier of the type "Nimitz", the tenth and last ship of this type, has a significant number of improvements compared with previous ships of the project. Named after 41 US President George W. Bush. It is the second US ship named after a naval pilot (the first was the Forrestal), and the second named after a living president (after the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan).


Technical characteristics of the aircraft carrier CVN-77 "George Bush":

Full displacement - 102000 tons;
Maximum length - 333 m;
Maximum width - 77 m;
Draft - 11,7 m;
The power plant - 280000 HP, 4 steam turbines, 4 propellers;
Speed ​​- more than 30 nodes;
Crew - 6000 man.

Armament aircraft carrier:
2x8 Zi "Sea Sparrow";
2х21 SAM RIM-116;
2 20-mm phalanx anti-aircraft installations;

The composition of the aircraft wing:
Total - 68 aircraft and helicopters:
48 fighter-attack aircraft F / A-18 "Hornet";
4 E-2C Hokai long-range aircraft;
4 e-counter-aircraft EA-6B "Prowler";
4 C-2A Greyhound transport aircraft;
X-NUMX helicopters SH-8 "Sea Hawk";
Flight and technical staff - 2480 people .;

Laid down on September 6, 2003, launched on October 9, 2006, included fleet 10th of January 2009

The Northrop Grumman shipyard is located near the city of Newport, Virginia, at the mouth of the James River. Founded in 1886. One of the largest shipbuilding companies in the USA and one of two (General Dynamics) companies producing ships with a nuclear power plant. The shipyard has 7 stationary dry docks, one floating dry dock, two berths for the construction of ships afloat, 5 piers for repair and modernization of ships.

























































































































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  1. Makarov
    Makarov 12 July 2013 07: 51 New
    +1
    The trough is large, the shipyard is chic ...
    1. Vovka levka
      Vovka levka 12 July 2013 11: 36 New
      14
      Quote: Makarov
      The trough is large, the shipyard is chic ...

      And the ship is excellent, that they can, they can.
      There is something to learn.
    2. Makarov
      Makarov 12 July 2013 12: 35 New
      0
      deleting part of the comment did not correspond to the set of rules under which they are deleted ... then delete everything already ...
      1. Tektor
        Tektor 12 July 2013 22: 02 New
        0
        It’s a pity that there are no pictures of the latrine ... And it’s good that the pictures do not convey the smell lol
  2. Nayhas
    Nayhas 12 July 2013 08: 25 New
    13
    A little clarification. Huntington Ingalls Industrie was founded in 2011. The merger of Northrop Grumman Ship Systems and Northrop Grumman Newport News has the world's only shipyard capable of building nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. I quote Vika: “The shipyard owns the largest crane in the Western Hemisphere with a lifting capacity of 1050 tons and the largest in the Western Hemisphere 600-meter dock.” For everyone who sees in their daydreaming a domestic nuclear carrier, in order to create it, a similar shipyard and related equipment are needed, without this picture will remain pictures ...
    PS: Currently, two USS nuclear carriers, Gerald Ford (CVN-78) and USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-79) are being built at the shipyard.
    1. Canep
      Canep 12 July 2013 09: 48 New
      +4
      I agree not to build an aircraft carrier without a dock, and the cost of building a dock and a pair of cranes will be commensurate with the cost of the ship. Although there is a construction method in which the ship is lowered into parts in the water, and then assembled afloat. So build supertankers for example.
      1. Professor
        Professor 12 July 2013 11: 51 New
        +7
        Quote: Canep
        I agree not to build an aircraft carrier without a dock, and the cost of building a dock and a pair of cranes will be commensurate with the cost of the ship. Although there is a construction method in which the ship is lowered into parts in the water, and then assembled afloat. So build supertankers for example.

        Zero slipway at ChSZ is still able to build such a ship and without a dock.
    2. abc_alex
      abc_alex 12 July 2013 13: 04 New
      +2
      The Japanese have a similar crane, it seems, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
      And we have a similar shipyard in size. They make offshore drilling platforms. You wrote correctly: the largest in the WESTERN hemisphere.
  3. Alex96
    Alex96 12 July 2013 08: 58 New
    -3
    Yes, they knew how to build in the Soviet years.
  4. avt
    avt 12 July 2013 09: 23 New
    +7
    Handsomely good Whatever Oleg Kaptsov says, this is a serious steamer for serious business. Only a country that can itself build an atomic submarine and an atomic aircraft carrier can be considered a great maritime power. By the complexity of the design tasks to be solved in shipbuilding, there are no more complex ships yet.
  5. Parabelum
    Parabelum 12 July 2013 09: 39 New
    +7
    I love these photos, they give an idea of ​​the scope of the work. The photo of the ship itself is less informative, but the stages of its creation are impressive.
  6. strange and pretty meaningless
    strange and pretty meaningless 12 July 2013 09: 41 New
    +8
    Hmm, guys are going to pay off their external debt on a large scale ...
  7. Alexandr2510
    Alexandr2510 12 July 2013 09: 41 New
    +1
    Yes, a beautiful trough "sorry" will drown laughing
  8. Ivan_Ivanov
    Ivan_Ivanov 12 July 2013 09: 41 New
    -5
    A large trough is sinking prettier.
  9. common man
    common man 12 July 2013 09: 56 New
    +1
    Role Model. And black envy.
    1. strange and pretty meaningless
      strange and pretty meaningless 12 July 2013 10: 13 New
      +7
      Quote: man in the street
      Role Model. And black envy.

      request Well, my friend, do not go bile. This ball is good when it is at the expense of others - here it is worth agreeing with Kaptsov. So to plague large-scale acquired by honest labor is to heat the furnace with banknotes. It is necessary to create small toothy fish - pike-b - so that this monster does not come out of the port. Do not roam the oceans to such dinosaurs.
      1. cdrt
        cdrt 12 July 2013 12: 37 New
        -4
        And how many American aircraft carriers were drowned at least once in a battle? In general, at least one battle involving battleships and high-speed aircraft carriers was decided by the sinking of the battleship or aircraft carrier of the submarine?
        It seems like the old rule - the success of cruising operations is determined by the ratio of the linear forces of the enemy fleets. You will find a clear example, a disclaimer - write plz.
        1. strange and pretty meaningless
          strange and pretty meaningless 12 July 2013 13: 32 New
          +2
          Well, all right, there are no “clear examples”, aircraft carriers rule, “successes in cruising operations are determined,” beautiful win. Do not be nervous. Everything will be fine what
        2. strange and pretty meaningless
          strange and pretty meaningless 12 July 2013 13: 39 New
          +2
          Yes, I forgot. American Aircraft carriers are the best ships on the planet, an unsurpassed miracle of engineering, a surface concentrate of genius in metal. They CANNOT be drowned (!) - they are BEAUTIFUL. Give me a plus sign, I am corrected.
  10. Kovrovsky
    Kovrovsky 12 July 2013 10: 30 New
    +1
    I liked the model of an aircraft carrier, even the internal mechanisms are made. But then I saw two "posts": where did the A-7 "Corsair" attack aircraft come from, if they had already been removed from service? Second: on the cart, the AIM-54 Phoenix rocket, which was armed only with the F-14 Tomcat, which was also withdrawn from service.
    1. slava7075
      slava7075 12 July 2013 13: 48 New
      0
      And after the dock, isn’t the test necessary? Not with combat aircraft to do it.
      1. viktorR
        viktorR 12 July 2013 18: 50 New
        0
        And with what? With toys?)) Actually, as I understand it, the man spoke about the models)
  11. Blad_21617
    Blad_21617 12 July 2013 10: 35 New
    +8
    big torpedo ship.
  12. Alexandr2510
    Alexandr2510 12 July 2013 10: 53 New
    +5
    And ofila Russophobes put cons? what
  13. Trapperxnumx
    Trapperxnumx 12 July 2013 10: 53 New
    +3
    To the big ship - a big torpedo! Good luck)))
  14. orsker
    orsker 12 July 2013 10: 53 New
    +1
    Great goal!
    1. rumpeljschtizhen
      rumpeljschtizhen 12 July 2013 13: 20 New
      -3
      Great goal!

      and what are you going to go so boldly at? with a hat?
      1. Containers
        Containers 12 July 2013 20: 59 New
        +2
        Project 1164, Project 1144 e.g. not to mention shock drone.
  15. buzuke
    buzuke 12 July 2013 11: 17 New
    +3
    well, there is something to be proud of amers, this can not be taken away
  16. Leisure
    Leisure 12 July 2013 11: 20 New
    +3
    They work for envy, well done. They have not forgotten how to work with their hands.
  17. Kovrovsky
    Kovrovsky 12 July 2013 11: 29 New
    +1
    The admiral has a cat crying in the photo of awards, unlike the "capraz" next to him, whose "whole chest is in orders."
  18. smprofi
    smprofi 12 July 2013 12: 03 New
    +5
    USS George HW Bush (CVN 77) has recently distinguished itself again: safely put on the deck of the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System

  19. Cat
    Cat 12 July 2013 12: 09 New
    0
    The ship, of course, beautiful ...
    The only question is - have there been so few outstanding personalities in the entire history of the US that ships have to be named after the characters who are now alive? Okay, there Admiral Rickover, who really did more for their fleet than all the presidents put together ... and Bush and Reagan for what such honors?
    1. cdrt
      cdrt 12 July 2013 12: 47 New
      +7
      Bush Sr. - WWII hero, naval pilot who made a career before the president. Do we have many of these? Why not be proud of him.
      Reagan is the person who won (in their perception) the Cold War. Again - they can be proud of him.
      1. Old_kapitan
        Old_kapitan 12 July 2013 13: 43 New
        +4
        Bush Sr. - WWII hero, naval aviator,

        With your permission, I’ll expand a little: I flew on the Avenger, was shot down, did not leave the burning plane until the last, waiting for the shooter and the scorer who were dead to leave, hanging out in the rescue boat for several hours until it was picked up by an underwater passing by a boat. Plus, he was the youngest pilot in naval aviation.
    2. avt
      avt 12 July 2013 12: 56 New
      0
      Quote: Cat
      Okay, there Admiral Rickover, who really made for their fleet

      Well, this is a submariner, a strong man. But they don’t make boats. request
      1. strange and pretty meaningless
        strange and pretty meaningless 12 July 2013 14: 08 New
        +6
        Quote: avt
        Well, this is a submariner, a strong man.


        Hyman Rikover was born into a Jewish family in the town of Makov Mazowiecki (as part of Russian Empire, now Poland). Rickover began working at the age of nine, helping his family. He later said that his childhood was a time of “hard work, discipline and, undoubtedly, a lack of pleasant pastime”. As you can see, the lack of Disney cartoons in childhood is not so destructive.
        Quote: cdrt
        Bush Sr. - WWII hero, naval pilot who made a career before the president. Do we have many of these?

        In the presidents? But Ours, Ours - isn’t it worthy? wassat The secret hero of the Cold War, an officer of KG, and, again, "made a career before the president." I think the NEXT semi-aircraft carrier is quite possible to respect the Father of Russian Stability. In life, yes ... And then somehow it is faceless - "Vladivostok", "Sevastopol". And, by the way, the second flagship ... and what if cast in ... metal - let's say "Practicing Lawyer Medvedev" laughing . True ... uh ... Rickover would not like it, I will quote:"Atomic energy is an area for extremely competent techies, but not for regulators, human factors, and advocates.". Well, yes, our flagships, tea will not be atomic, just right for them. And yet, this Rickover Jew was smart. What kind of people are losing ...
        1. smprofi
          smprofi 12 July 2013 15: 54 New
          +1
          Quote: abyrvalg
          Father of Russian Stability


          Quote: abyrvalg
          Practicing Lawyer Medvedev

          from the heart!
          good
  20. Radoslav
    Radoslav 12 July 2013 15: 40 New
    -1
    Neither x .. I’ll sink, on a hedgehog scared a bare ass
  21. Venguard
    Venguard 12 July 2013 16: 12 New
    0
    they’re building another one, it will be more powerful than this, Ford seems
  22. Pashhenko Nikolay
    Pashhenko Nikolay 12 July 2013 18: 47 New
    0
    Just wondering how many “Granites” this monster can withstand?
    1. Containers
      Containers 12 July 2013 20: 51 New
      0
      Exactly one "Volcano" and exactly once.
  23. Radoslav
    Radoslav 12 July 2013 23: 39 New
    0
    And on a trough called bush, on other troughs, corals will bloom
  24. mithridate
    mithridate 13 July 2013 00: 35 New
    0
    Yes, Ukraine, such ships can not afford
  25. Tot-enot
    Tot-enot 15 July 2013 19: 02 New
    0
    Nuclear-powered aircraft carrier of 100000 displacement, from bookmark to completion of tests and adoption for service THREE years !!! what