*NAVY WELCOMES THE USS Ronald Regan CVA 76 **S*
*Seeing it next to the Arizona Memorial really puts its size into
USS REAGAN PASSING THE ARIZONA* *MEMORIAL!*
When the Bridge pipes 'Man the Rail' there is a lot of rail to man on this
monster shoulder to shoulder, around 4.5 acres. Her displacement is about
100,000 tons with full complement.
Top speed exceeds 30 knots, powered by two nuclear reactors that can operate
for more than 20 years without refueling
1. Expected to operate in the fleet for about 50 years* *
2. Carries over 80 combat aircraft* *
3. Three arresting cables can stop a 28-ton aircraft going 150 miles per
hour in less than 400 feet* *
Towers 20 stories above the waterline* *
1. 1092 feet long; nearly as long as the Empire State Building is tall
2. Flight deck covers 4.5 acres
3.** **4 bronze propellers, each 21 feet across, weighing 66,200 pounds* *
4.* *2 rudders, each 29 by 22 feet and weighing 50 tons
5.* *4 high speed aircraft elevators, each over 4,000 square feet
Home to about 6,000 Navy personnel
1. Carries e nough food and supplies to operate for 90 days
2. 18,150 meals served daily
3.* *Distillation plants provide 400,000 gallons of fresh water from sea
water daily, enough for 2000 homes
4.* *Nearly 30,000 light fixtures and 1,325 miles of cable and wiring, 1,400
5.* *14,000 pillowcases and 28,000 sheets
lt * *Costs the Navy approximately $250,000 per day for pier side operation*
7.* *Costs the Navy approximately $25 million per day for underway
operations (Sailor's salaries included).*
US NAVY WELCOMES THE USS BILL CLINTON* *CVS 1*
Sunday July 2nd 2006 Leaving Vancouver , BC Headed For Seattle , WA
The US Navy welcomed the latest member of its fleet today.*
The USS William Jefferson Clinton (CVS1) set sail today from its home port
of Vancouver, BC.
The ship is the first of its kind in the Navy and is a standing legacy to
President Bill Clinton 'for his foresight in military budget cuts' and his
conduct while president.
The ship is constructed nearly entirely from recycled aluminum and is
completely solar powered with a top speed of 5 knots. It boasts an arsenal
comprised of one (unarmed) F14 Tomcat or one (unarmed) F18 Hornet aircraft
which, although they cannot be launched or captured on the 100 foot flight
deck, form a very menacing presence.
As a standing order there are no firearms allowed on board. The 20 person
crew is completely diversified, including members of all races, creeds, sex,
and sexual orientation. This crew, like the crew aboard the USS Jimmy
Carter, is special ly trained to avoid conflicts and appease any and all
enemies of the United States at all costs.!
An onboard Type One DNC Universal Translator can send out messages of
apology in any language to anyone who may find America offensive. The number
of apologies are limitless and though some may sound hollow and disingenuous
, the Navy advises that all apologies will sound very sincere.
The ship's purpose is not defined so much as a unit of national defense, but
instead in times of conflict the USS Clinton has orders to seek refuge in
Canada . The ship may be positioned near the Democratic National Party
Headquarters for photo-ops and can be used ext ensively for social
experimentation and whatever other worthless jobs, the ex-commander-in-chief
and his wife can think of.
It is largely rumored that the ship will also be the set for the upcoming
season of MTV's 'The Real World.'
The ship was renamed and commissioned USS William J Clinton when someone
realized the **USS Blowfish** was already taken.*