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US Navy USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN 71 Nimitz-class aircraft carrier continues its deployment in Indo-Pacific


The US Navy USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier departed Apra Harbor, Guam, to continue their scheduled deployment in the Indo-Pacific June 4, 2020. Information released by the U.S. Defense government website, on June 4, 2020.
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US Navy USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN 71 Nimitz class aircraft carrier continues its deployment in Indo Pacific 925 001 The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) operates in the Philippine Sea May 21, 2020, following an extended visit to Guam in the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic. (Picture source U.S. Navy)


The U.S. Navy USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier left Naval Base Guam and entered the Philippine Sea manned and ready to provide maritime security, maintain freedom of the seas in accordance with international law and customs, and operate with international partners and allies to promote regional stability and prosperity

Theodore Roosevelt is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. The ship pulled into Apra Harbor, Guam, on March 27,2020, and immediately implemented a phased and methodical approach to address a COVID-19 outbreak among its crew.

After successfully recovering the ship and the crew, then proceeding to requalify the air wing via carrier qualification, the Theodore Roosevelt team recovered the rest of the crew fit for the mission from the shore, flying the iconic words of James Lawrence ‘Don’t Give Up The Ship’ flag from the port yardarm, representative of the ‘fighting spirit’ of the U.S. Navy Sailor.

The US Navy aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt is the nation’s fourth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier with a crew of nearly 5,000 Sailors who support and conduct air operations at sea. Theodore Roosevelt departed San Diego for a scheduled Indo-Pacific deployment on January 17, 200.

The USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) is the fourth Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in service with the United States Navy. The ship's Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) was formed in February 1984, with Captain Paul W. Parcells named as Commanding Officer. On 27 October 1984, the ship was officially christened by Mrs. Barbara Lehman, wife of Secretary Lehman. On 25 October 1986, Theodore Roosevelt was commissioned to active service at Newport News. 

The Nimitz class is a class of ten nuclear-powered aircraft carriers in service with the United States Navy. All ten carriers were constructed by Newport News Shipbuilding Company in Virginia. USS Nimitz, the lead ship of the class, was commissioned on 3 May 1975, and USS George H.W. Bush, the tenth and last of the class, was commissioned on 10 January 2009. Instead of the gas turbines or diesel-electric systems used for propulsion on many modern warships, the carriers use two A4W pressurized water reactors which drive four propeller shafts and can produce a maximum speed of over 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph) and a maximum power of around 260,000 shaft horsepower (190 MW). 

The F/A-18E and F/A-18F Super Hornets and F/A-18A+ and F/A-18C Hornets are the primary aircraft onboard US Navy USS Theodore Roosevelt. It can accommodate a maximum of 130 F/A-18 Hornets[32] or 85–90 aircraft of different types, but current numbers are typically 64 aircraft. The armament of the USS Theodore Roosevelt includes 2 × Sea Sparrow, 2 × RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile and 2 × Phalanx CIWS (close-in weapon system) Gatling guns.