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USS George H.W. Bush Departs for Sea Trials
Navy.mil ^ | 1/27/2010 | Specialist 2nd Class Nathan A. Bailey

Posted on 01/29/2010 8:31:44 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld

USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) departed Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va., for sea trials Jan. 27 after a seven-month maintenance period.

During Sea Trials, the ship's electronics, communication, navigation and other combat systems that were built or modified in the shipyard will be tested.

In addition, an inspection of the ship's catapults and jet blast deflectors will be conducted, as well as inspections of the ship's berthing spaces, demonstrations of search and rescue equipment firefighting capabilities, and an evaluation of food service facilities to determine the ship's overall mission readiness.

Bush's sea trials comes after a highly successful Post Shakedown Availability/Selective Restrictive Availability that officially completed the construction of the Navy's newest aircraft carrier.

"In just seven months, the ship experienced an amount of depot and intermediate level work comparable to an 11-month planned incremental availability," said Bush's Chief Engineer, Cmdr. Shannon Terhune.

Work on the ship over the last seven months included finishing the airwing spaces and combat systems suite, implementation of ship alterations to get the ship on the class maintenance plan, and the completion of the ship's force work package.

Ship's force work saved the Navy more than half a million dollars, according to Bush Engineering Department Leading Chief Petty Officer, Master Chief Machinist's Mate (SW) Al Fuller, and more than 60 percent of the overall ship's force work package fell to Engineering Department Sailors to complete.

(Excerpt) Read more at navy.mil ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: aircraftcarrier; cvn; cvn77; navair; nimitzclass; northop; northrop; northropgrumman; supercarrier; usnavy; ussgeorehwbush

1 posted on 01/29/2010 8:31:45 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: magslinger

Ping!


2 posted on 01/29/2010 8:32:40 PM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: sonofstrangelove

What a blast!

I did sea trial onboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and USS George Washington (CVN-73). Nothing beats that first night at sea and the high power runs the shipyard has to make to demonstrate what the hull can do.

people would be amazed at how fast one of these ships can move when it wants to...


3 posted on 01/29/2010 8:40:05 PM PST by Bean Counter
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To: sonofstrangelove
The USS Jeemah Cawtuh completes its sea trials


4 posted on 01/29/2010 8:42:06 PM PST by MuttTheHoople (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9c/TeddyVWad.jpg)
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To: sonofstrangelove

God bless the USA.. I get teary eyed when I think about our beloved military... God bless the USA..


5 posted on 01/29/2010 8:45:20 PM PST by hot4plasma
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To: MuttTheHoople

I thought that was going to be the USS Obama..


6 posted on 01/29/2010 8:45:23 PM PST by max americana
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To: Bean Counter

“people would be amazed at how fast one of these ships can move when it wants to...”

You can say that again. I served aboard the USS Enterprise CVAN-65 during the Veitnam War as part of the Air Wing VF-96 and coming back to San Francisco we would race the other ships and guess which one was the fastest. Yep, the Enterprise.


7 posted on 01/29/2010 8:47:14 PM PST by Parley Baer
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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.
The only requirement for inclusion in the Navair Pinglist is an interest in Naval Aviation.
This is a medium to low volume pinglist.

8 posted on 01/29/2010 8:53:00 PM PST by magslinger (Cry MALAISE! and let slip the dogs of incompetence.)
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To: Parley Baer

Yep! When I was onboard USS Eisenhower, our task force was relieved at Be-No Station off of Beirut three days before Kitty Hawk relieved us, and we still beat out escorts to Gibraltar!


9 posted on 01/29/2010 8:56:21 PM PST by Bean Counter
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To: magslinger; MS.BEHAVIN
Thanks Magslinger!

It would've been great if GHWB sailed with the crew on the shakedown.
10 posted on 01/29/2010 8:58:27 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: MuttTheHoople
The USS Jeemah Cawtuh completes its sea trials

The USS Jimmy Carter

11 posted on 01/29/2010 8:59:22 PM PST by Tonytitan
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To: sonofstrangelove

How do you spell *T*A*R*G*E*T* ??


12 posted on 01/29/2010 9:06:43 PM PST by Check6 (United States of Moronia: A nation of morons ruled by a gang of communist thugs.)
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To: Tonytitan

I read someplace - probably FR- that the JC is the only ship in the Navy referred to by it’s number rather than a nickname.


13 posted on 01/29/2010 9:07:07 PM PST by alpo
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To: sonofstrangelove
I indirectly had a part in this.
I'm a welding inspector and work at NGNN on occasion.
14 posted on 01/29/2010 9:12:33 PM PST by concretebob (Because someone has to say it!!!!!!!!!)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Great Ship. Great man.

15 posted on 01/29/2010 9:13:29 PM PST by RedMDer (Recycle Congress in 2010, 2012...)
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To: alpo

I wonder how long it will take for CVN-77 George H.W. Bush to be known simply as “the W”.


16 posted on 01/29/2010 9:23:15 PM PST by Tonytitan
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To: Tonytitan
I wonder how long it will take for CVN-77 George H.W. Bush to be known simply as “the W”.

"The Dub-Ya!"

I like it!

17 posted on 01/29/2010 9:24:36 PM PST by airborne ("Peace, Love, Dope" has now become "Hope, Change, Obama" !!!)
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To: alpo
I read someplace - probably FR- that the JC is the only ship in the Navy referred to by it’s number rather than a nickname.

Eh? What's wrong with "Bunny Bait"???

18 posted on 01/29/2010 9:24:47 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 373 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Tonytitan; airborne
I wonder how long it will take for CVN-77 George H.W. Bush to be known simply as “the W”.

Forever. Dubya is his kid.

19 posted on 01/29/2010 9:28:24 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 373 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: sonofstrangelove

We ask Our Wonderful GOD to Continue to Bless Our Great President George H.W. Bush and his Fantastic Wife and Partner Barbara!! and their Wonderful Gift to Humanity and America, Our President George W. Bush!!!!!!!!!!!!


20 posted on 01/29/2010 9:31:03 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Why do You insist on flattering Jimmy (The Pig) Carter??
Doesn’t it embaress You??


21 posted on 01/29/2010 9:33:37 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: null and void

Oh crap!

DUHHH!!!

Time for this Freeper to go to bed.........


22 posted on 01/29/2010 9:39:22 PM PST by airborne ("Peace, Love, Dope" has now become "Hope, Change, Obama" !!!)
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To: sonofstrangelove


23 posted on 01/29/2010 9:39:52 PM PST by Screaming_Gerbil (Luke 22:36 "Then said he unto them...he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.")
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To: magslinger

Orion bump


24 posted on 01/29/2010 10:04:40 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Bean Counter
people would be amazed at how fast one of these ships can move when it wants to...

I've heard varying speeds. No civilian seems to know how fast the Ronald Reagan is. Care to share?

25 posted on 01/29/2010 10:26:01 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: max americana

26 posted on 01/29/2010 10:52:09 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: Cobra64

Wow. What type engine does that vessel run on?

Btw, outstanding photoshop technique.

=)


27 posted on 01/29/2010 11:13:37 PM PST by blogOps (don't bite me. i'm newbie)
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To: Cobra64

LOL! Nice touch with beer dude too..


28 posted on 01/29/2010 11:17:50 PM PST by max americana
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To: blogOps
Wow. What type engine does that vessel run on?

It was an Evinrude, it's now the Obama-rude.

29 posted on 01/29/2010 11:58:00 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: Cobra64

my guess, 32 knots


30 posted on 01/30/2010 12:46:35 AM PST by DariusBane (Even the Rocks shall cry out "Hobamma to the Highest")
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To: DariusBane

Thanks!


31 posted on 01/30/2010 12:54:44 AM PST by Cobra64
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To: DariusBane

As a former Carrier sailor I’d say 40+ knots with all the reactors going and no flight ops (steam is used for both propulsion and the catapults.)


32 posted on 01/30/2010 6:31:54 AM PST by waud
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To: Cobra64

I would call it “thirtymumble knots”. The true top end of the CVN’s, much like the top end of our SSN’s, remains classified. Although that does not mean that the Dems have not sold that info, like a lot of other info, to our enemies.


33 posted on 01/30/2010 6:38:51 AM PST by Fred Hayek (From this point forward the Democratic Party will be referred to as the Communist Party)
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To: Tonytitan


The USS Jimmy Carter

The Bunny Hunter
34 posted on 01/30/2010 7:30:52 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem)
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To: Tonytitan

Probably never. GWB will get that moniker. Wonder what nickname the Clinton will get. Good Ship Lollypop?


35 posted on 01/30/2010 10:40:59 AM PST by alpo
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To: alpo

Am I the only one who thinks that we shouldn’t be naming ships after living people?

A ship name or stamp - you should be dead before you get one.


36 posted on 01/30/2010 10:42:37 AM PST by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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To: max americana
I thought that was going to be the USS Obama..

That'll be CVN-80 or 81. After three straight Republican carriers I'm predicting that CVN-79 will be the Franklin D. Roosevelt II or the John F. Kennedy II. Then will be the William Clinton and Obama will come after that.

37 posted on 01/30/2010 10:44:29 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: max americana
I thought that was going to be the USS Obama..

That'll be CVN-80 or 81. After three straight Republican carriers I'm predicting that CVN-79 will be the Franklin D. Roosevelt II or the John F. Kennedy II. Then will be the William Clinton and Obama will come after that.

38 posted on 01/30/2010 10:45:05 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: Fred Hayek
The true top end of the CVN’s, much like the top end of our SSN’s, remains classified.

It's not that classified. They've been building carriers for almost a hundred years and 32 to 34 knots is considered fast. A friend of mine was on the JFK when she did a post overhaul high-speed run and she did 33.5 knots. That's pretty good for 80,000 plus tons.

39 posted on 01/30/2010 10:50:54 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: null and void

Let me count the reasons:
1) Give away the Panama Canal
2) Let hostages languish for 444 days.
3) Fill the Pentagon with PC types and doves
4) Kiss up to Arafat (most frequent foreign visitor to the White House ‘77-’80.)
Overall, a wimp.


40 posted on 01/30/2010 10:55:20 AM PST by alpo
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To: Owl558

QE II will probably disagree.

I don’t expect to have the honor so doesn’t matter to me. My great-uncle is on a postcard but he was gone before it was issued.


41 posted on 01/30/2010 11:00:43 AM PST by alpo
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To: sonofstrangelove
Quaere:

When does the US commission a warship? Is it before or after its sea trials?

When is it entitled to be referred to as "USS" and/or using its pendant number?

From the article, I infer that the practice is different than that for HM ships or HMC ships.

42 posted on 01/31/2010 5:07:28 AM PST by Clive
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To: alpo

The QE2 was named after QEI (1533-1603), it was built as a replacement for the original QE that was scrapped in Hong Kong in 1975.


43 posted on 01/31/2010 5:20:12 AM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: Clive

http://www.navyleague.org/councils/ShipCommissioningGuide.pdf


44 posted on 01/31/2010 2:45:18 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Werner Von Braun)
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To: P8riot

Prince Philip met with Cunard people when they were deciding on the name for the replacement for the QEI. They told him they were going to name it after
Queen Elizabeth but they meant “the First”. He replied “Oh, I’ll tell her. She’ll be so pleased.” or words to that effect. Cunard was caught and couldn’t very well dis the Queen by not naming the new ship after her.

QEI was destroyed by a suspicious fire in Hong Kong while being converted to a floating University. Rumor had it the guy funding the project ran out of money.


45 posted on 02/01/2010 12:51:26 AM PST by alpo
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