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To: sukhoi-30mki
Currently, there is buzz that USN may mothball the USS George Washington and consequently the USN will lose an entire Carrier Battle Group.

I guess it was inevitable during these budgetary tough-times that the Navy would be talking about laying-up major combatant vessels pre-maturely.

7 posted on 11/01/2011 10:32:12 AM PDT by Tallguy (You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
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To: Tallguy

The USS Nimitz was delivered to the Navy in 1975, the USS George Washington, was built by Newport News Shipbuilding and was commissioned 4 July 1992. While I disagree with scraping any carrier group. I would pick a carrier that was 17 years older! I would then use the Nimitz carrier as a training platform at Pensacola NAS.


8 posted on 11/01/2011 11:06:38 AM PDT by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: Tallguy
There is a backstory.

The Navy does not have enough trained personnel to operate the carriers we already have. Interestingly enough, the Navy has more Admirals than it has ships.

10 posted on 11/01/2011 11:20:10 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk
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