Recall that the USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71 aircraft carrier was the first US ship on which the crew massively infected the coronavirus.
In the wake of the pandemic, the US military stressed the need to maintain a ready capacity as countries such as China, Russia, North Korea and Iran are still seen as threats to the world’s leading economy.
According to Naval News, the exercises in mid-January, which focused on increasing combat readiness and warfighting excellence, included USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), USS Bunker Hill (CG-52), USS John Finn (DDG-113), JS Kongo (DDG-173), and JS Asahi (DD-119).
USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) is the US Navy’s 3rd Nimitz-class nuclear carrier. The ship is honored to bear the name of the 26th President of the United States – Theodore Roosevelt. Like 10 other Nimitz-class nuclear carriers, the USS Theodore Rooseve, built in Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia, USA, has the same superior features of a supercarrier. She was launched in 1984, and saw her first action during Operation Desert Storm in 1991.
Roosevelt has a displacement of 104,600 long tons, she has an overall length of 332.8 m (1,092 feet), overall beam is 76.8 m (252 feet) and draft of 11.3 m (37 feet).
Theodore Roosevelt was the first aircraft carrier to be assembled using modular construction, wherein large modules are independently constructed in “lay-down” areas, prior to being hoisted into place and welded together.
USS Theodore Roosevelt has two Westinghouse A4W nuclear reactors and four steam turbines, driving 4 × shafts, developing 260,000 horsepower. The ship can reach a maximum speed of over 30 knots and can operate continuously for 50 years, with an unlimited range.
The USS Theodore Roosevelt has a capacity of up to 3,200 sailors and enlisted men and an additional 2,480 staff members form the vital air arm of the vessel.
The ship can carry a maximum of about 90 aircraft of various types, including the F/A-18F Super Hornet, the E-2C Hawkeye early warning aircraft and EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft.
They provided the ship with considerable firepower to serve during wartime and as a deterrent when needed. In addition to the usual group of attackers are fleet defenders, special-mission platforms, and resupply aircraft that includes helicopters.
|Class and type:||Nimitz-class aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt subclass|
|Displacement:||104,600 long tons (117,200 short tons)|
|Length:||Overall: 1,092 feet (332.8 m) Waterline: 1,040 feet (317.0 m)|
|Beam:||Overall: 252 feet (76.8 m) Waterline: 134 feet (40.8 m)|
|Draft:||Maximum navigational: 37 feet (11.3 m) Limit: 41 feet (12.5 m)|
|Propulsion:||2 × Westinghouse A4W nuclear reactors 4 × steam turbines driving 4 × shafts 260,000 shp (194 MW)|
|Speed:||30+ knots (56+ km/h; 35+ mph)|
|Range:||Unlimited distance; 20–25 years|
|Endurance:||Limited only by food and supplies|
|Complement:||Ship’s company: 3,200 Air wing: 2,480|
|AN/SPS-48E 3-D air search radar AN/SPS-49(V)5 2-D air search radar AN/SPQ-9B target acquisition radar AN/SPN-46 air traffic control radars AN/SPN-43C air traffic control radar AN/SPN-41 landing aid radars 4 × Mk 91 NSSM guidance systems 4 × Mk 95 radars|
|AN/SLQ-32A(V)4 Countermeasures suite SLQ-25A Nixie Torpedo Countermeasures|
|Armament:||2 × Sea Sparrow 2 × RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile 2 × Phalanx CIWS (close-in weapon system) Gatling guns|
|Armor:||63.5 mm Kevlar armor over vitals|
|Aircraft carried:||90 fixed wing and helicopters|