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Two New Navy Ships

Posted on 03/04/2008 9:15:54 AM PST by Gopher Broke

Two New Navy Ships

USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76)

Seeing it next to the Arizona Memorial really puts its size into perspective... ENORMOUS.

BEAUTIFUL!

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.

Capability

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.

Size

1. Towers 20 stories above the waterline.

2. 1092 feet long; nearly as long as the Empire State Building is tall.

3. Flight deck covers 4.5 acres.

4. 4 bronze propellers, each 21 feet across, weighing 66,200 pounds.

5. 2 rudders, each 29 by 22 feet and weighing 50 tons.

6. 4 high speed aircraft elevators, each over 4,000 square feet.

Capacity

1. Home to about 6,000 Navy personnel.

2. Carries enough food and supplies to operate for 90 days.

3. 18,150 meals served daily.

4. Distillation plants provide 400,000 gallons of fresh water from sea water daily, enough for 2000 homes.

5. Nearly 30,000 light fixtures and 1,325 miles of cable and wiring, 1,400 telephones.

6. 14,000 pillowcases and 28,000 sheets.

7. Costs the Navy approximately $250,000 per day for pier side operation.

8. Costs the Navy approximately $25 million per day for underway operations (Sailors' salaries included).

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US Navy Welcomes the USS Bill Clinton

Sunday, July 2nd, 2007, Vancouver, BC, headed for Seattle, WA, the US Navy welcomed the latest member of its fleet today.

The USS William Jefferson Clinton (CVS 1) 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, greenly, 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 of which neither can be launched or catapulted from the 100 foot flight deck; but, they 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 specially 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 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.


TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: belongsinchat; clinton; comparison; humor; navair; navy; reagan; ships; wot

1 posted on 03/04/2008 9:15:57 AM PST by Gopher Broke
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To: Gopher Broke

LOL!


2 posted on 03/04/2008 9:18:15 AM PST by Lou L
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To: Gopher Broke

It will be a sad day if any line ship is named after that loser.


3 posted on 03/04/2008 9:18:33 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Gopher Broke
I hate that they named even a small ship after clinton.

carolyn

4 posted on 03/04/2008 9:19:26 AM PST by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: Gopher Broke
Sorry - I didn't realize it was a joke.

carolyn

5 posted on 03/04/2008 9:20:20 AM PST by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: Gopher Broke

As part of a diversity recruiting program, all servicing of the USS William Jefferson Clinton will be performed by interns.


6 posted on 03/04/2008 9:21:21 AM PST by MilesVeritatis (War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things...." - John Stuart Mill)
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To: Gopher Broke

ping for viewing after work...


7 posted on 03/04/2008 9:22:36 AM PST by EnigmaticAnomaly ("This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.")
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To: Gopher Broke

Believe me, the real USS Jimmy Carter (SSN23) is scarily agressive.


8 posted on 03/04/2008 9:24:50 AM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: Gopher Broke

Did you know Clinton got his middle name, not from Thomas Jefferson, but from Jefferson Davis?


9 posted on 03/04/2008 9:28:22 AM PST by HIDEK6
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To: Gopher Broke

ROTFLOL!


10 posted on 03/04/2008 9:30:11 AM PST by DelphiUser ("You can lead a man to knowledge, but you can't make him think")
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To: Gopher Broke

Thanks. Emailing to my liberal collegues.


11 posted on 03/04/2008 9:33:18 AM PST by HoosierHawk
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To: Gopher Broke

So with only three cross deck pendants (arresting wires), does the savy Naval Aviator still want to catch a three wire?


12 posted on 03/04/2008 9:34:23 AM PST by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: Gopher Broke

Very good...


13 posted on 03/04/2008 9:40:00 AM PST by DoughtyOne (We've got Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dumb & Tweedle Dumber left. Name them in order. I dare ya.)
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To: CDHart

Carolyn, how does the USS Barak Hussein Obama Sound?

Regards


14 posted on 03/04/2008 9:42:43 AM PST by ARE SOLE (Agents Ramos and Campean are in prison at this very moment.. (A "Concerned Citizen".)
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To: Gopher Broke
The USS Ronald Reagan, something neither of the hussein obamas are proud of....
15 posted on 03/04/2008 9:42:50 AM PST by The Forgotten Man (He works, he votes, generally he prays--but he always pays....)
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To: Gopher Broke

Good one!


16 posted on 03/04/2008 9:43:24 AM PST by mowowie
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To: Gopher Broke; SandRat; All
Just magnificent!

God bless America, her people and our awesome US Armed Forces!

New York Christening Powered by Memories, Resolve

17 posted on 03/04/2008 9:43:28 AM PST by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: Gopher Broke
Or as a poster above my desk reads (with a different picture):

One Hundred Thousand Tons of Diplomacy!

ANY QUESTIONS?

18 posted on 03/04/2008 9:44:03 AM PST by cuz_it_aint_their_money (I'm writing in "NONE OF THE ABOVE" for President in 2008! Who's with me?)
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To: Gopher Broke

I served on the first two Nimitz-class aircraft carriers (as well as the JFK). AWESOME doesn’t even begin to describe these ships. there used to be a poster out (can’t find it now) showing a bow shot of one of these carriers with the caption: “90,000 Tons of Diplomacy”.

If a ship had to be named after Carter, a submarine, IMHO, was the best choice. By their very nature, no one ever hears about or sees a sub, unless the ship screws up dramatically. Also take into account that Jimmah was a submariner and one of Adm. Rickover’s “boys”.


19 posted on 03/04/2008 9:46:00 AM PST by fredhead (4-cylinder, air cooled, horizontally opposed......THE REAL VW!!!)
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To: Gopher Broke

“The USS William Jefferson Clinton (CVS 1) set sail today from its home port of Vancouver , BC. “

CVS is reserved for anti-submarine carriers. This poor excuse of a ship - aptly named for a sorry excuse of a President - should more likely be classified an AAGS (Anti American Garbage Scow.


20 posted on 03/04/2008 9:46:42 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1 - Take no prisoners))
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To: Gopher Broke
Wrong USS Clinton...that was the USS "Roger" Clinton! Here is the USS Bill Clinton:


21 posted on 03/04/2008 9:47:50 AM PST by meandog (Please pray for future President McCain--day minus 323 and counting! Stay home and get Baraked!)
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To: Gopher Broke
This crew, like the crew aboard the USS Jimmy Carter, is specially trained to avoid conflicts and appease any and all enemies of the United States at all costs!

Hey now. Take it easy on my shipmates. They didn't get to pick the name.

22 posted on 03/04/2008 9:51:43 AM PST by Doohickey (BDS free since 2000)
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To: ARE SOLE
"Carolyn, how does the USS Barak Hussein Obama Sound?"

How about the "Barak of Dante"?


23 posted on 03/04/2008 9:55:45 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Gopher Broke

Darn all I get is the big red X. Most a pity.


24 posted on 03/04/2008 9:56:43 AM PST by usurper (Spelling or grammatical errors in this post can be attributed to the LA City School System)
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To: fredhead

A submarine in the shape of a “crazed” duck! (Or was it a rabbit?)


25 posted on 03/04/2008 10:06:32 AM PST by elephantlips
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To: ARE SOLE
Even worse!

Carolyn

26 posted on 03/04/2008 10:12:41 AM PST by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: HIDEK6

“...but from Jefferson Davis?”

Oh...my...God!


27 posted on 03/04/2008 10:26:48 AM PST by toddlintown (Michelle Obama; Teresa Heinz, minus the gin-soaked raisins.)
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To: Gopher Broke; xzins

BWAAHAAA


28 posted on 03/04/2008 10:37:52 AM PST by Gamecock
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To: meandog
Wrong USS Clinton...that was the USS "Roger" Clinton! Here is the USS Bill Clinton.

Good Lord, just to contemplate what the USS Barack Obama, USS Hillary Clinton or even the USS John McCain is going to be makes me shudder.

29 posted on 03/04/2008 12:22:31 PM PST by E. Cartman (Huckaboob will never be Vice President.)
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To: Vroomfondel; SC Swamp Fox; Fred Hayek; NY Attitude; P3_Acoustic; Bean Counter; investigateworld; ...
SONOBUOY PING!

Click on pic for past Navair pings.

Post or FReepmail me if you wish to be enlisted in or discharged from the Navair Pinglist.
This is a medium to low volume pinglist.

30 posted on 03/04/2008 1:09:26 PM PST by magslinger (cranky right-winger)
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To: fredhead



31 posted on 03/04/2008 1:21:23 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: E. Cartman
There's already a USS JOHN McCAIN DDG-36:

It is an Arleigh Burke class Aegis destroyer.

32 posted on 03/04/2008 2:58:30 PM PST by meandog (Please pray for future President McCain--day minus 322 and counting! Stay home and get Baraked!)
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To: meandog
The USS John McCain is named after either Senator McCain's father or grandfather, both of whom were admirals.
Given that that two carriers are named after presidents who served on carriers, (George HW Bush and Gerald Ford), I assume that any ship named after a "president" McCain would be a carrier. I also expect it to have an extra fire-control team.
33 posted on 03/04/2008 8:14:08 PM PST by rmlew (Grievance politics is a mental illness)
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