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US Navy USS Harry S Truman aircraft carrier completes final phase of testing.


| 2021

According to information published by the U.S. Navy, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) successfully completed the final phase of testing conducted by the Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) at Naval Station Norfolk, September 24, 2021.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), bottom, and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile cruiser USS Ross (DDG 71) transit through the Strait of Gibraltar Dec. 5, 2019. (Picture source U.S. Navy)


Over 150 inspectors embarked on the ship from 20 to 24 September 2021, to inspect more than 400 demonstrations and nearly 100,000 pieces of equipment. The command was assessed on the carrier’s cleanliness and preservation, as well as a thorough check of the ship’s material condition to ensure total mission readiness. The resulting score was deemed an Excellent and was recognized as one of the best aircraft carrier assessments in recent years.

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman has been preparing for the final inspection for over a year by modernizing and repairing equipment, refurbishing old hardware, training Sailors, and deep cleaning all of the ship’s spaces. The conclusion of INSURV shows Truman maintains the Navy’s standard of material readiness and is now one step closer to being deployment ready.

The USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) is the eighth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier in service with the United States Navy. She was launched on 7 September 1996 by Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Virginia, and commissioned on 25 July 1998.

The USS Harry S. Truman arrived at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard on July 7, 2020, to complete a record-breaking quantity of maintenance work and multiple equipment testing evolutions never previously attempted during a maintenance availability. She departed Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia, May 12, 2021 following the conclusion of the first of its kind, Extended Carrier Incremental Availability (ECIA), conducted there.

In addition to work completed by the shipyard’s workforce during the ECIA, Truman’s ship’s force restored and rehabilitated 141 decks, totaling 28,000 square feet, refurbished all three ship’s wardrooms, the ship’s forward and aft mess decks, numerous offices and staterooms, and over 230 watertight doors. Truman also successfully conducted a mid-point propulsion plant start-up, marking the first time a Nimitz-class CVN has conducted such an evolution during a shipyard maintenance availability.

In June 2021, the U.S. Navy has announced that the USS Harry S. Truman returned to Norfolk on May 30, 2021, upon completion of 18-days of sea trials and carrier qualifications.

The Nimitz is a class of ten nuclear-powered aircraft carriers in service with the United States Navy. Instead of the gas turbines or diesel-electric systems used for propulsion on many modern warships, she uses two A4W pressurized water nuclear reactors which drive four propeller shafts and can produce a maximum speed of over 30 knots (56 km/h) and a maximum power of around 260,000 shaft horsepower (190 MW).

The Nimitz-class carrier has a length of 333 m overall, 317 m at the waterline, and a beam of 41 m. They have a full-load displacement of 101,196 long tons (102,820 t). The ship's complement is 558 officers and 5,454 enlisted (including airwing).

The Nimitz-class carrier can accommodate a maximum of 130 F/A-18 Hornets or 85–90 aircraft of different types, but current numbers are typically 64 aircraft. A typical carrier air wing can include 24–36 F/A-18E or F Super Hornets as strike fighters; two squadrons of 10–12 F/A-18C Hornets, with one of these often provided by the U.S. Marine Corps (VMFA), also as strike fighters; 4–6 EA-18G Growlers for electronic warfare; 4–6 E-2C or D Hawkeyes for airborne early warning (AEW), C-2 Greyhounds used for logistics (to be replaced by MV-22 Ospreys); and a Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron of 6–8 SH-60F and HH-60H Seahawks.


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