NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIERS  - GAO/NSIAD-98-1 - August 1998 NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIERS
Cost-Effectiveness of Conventionally and Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carriers
GAO/NSIAD-98-1 -- August 1998

LIST OF AIRCRAFT CARRIER HULL NUMBERS, NAMES, AND AUTHORIZATION AND COMMISSIONING AND DECOMMISSIONING DATES ========================================================== Appendix VI Fiscal year\a ---------------------------------------------- Authorized Commissioned Decommissioned ---------- -------------------- -------------- -------------- -------------- Convention ers ally powered carri CV-59 U.S.S. Forrestal 1952 1955 1993 CV-60 U.S.S. Saratoga 1953 1956 1994 CV-61 U.S.S. Ranger 1954 1957 1993 CV-62 U.S.S. Independence 1955 1959 1998 CV-63 U.S.S. Kitty Hawk 1956 1961 2008 CV-64 U.S.S. Constellation 1957 1962 2003 CV-66 U.S.S. America 1961 1965 1996 CV-67 U.S.S. John F. 1963 1968 2018 Kennedy Nuclear- powered carriers CVN-65 U.S.S. Enterprise 1958 1962 2013 CVN-68 U.S.S. Nimitz 1967 1975 2023 CVN-69 U.S.S. Dwight D. 1970 1978 Eisenhower CVN-70 U.S.S. Carl Vinson 1974 1982 CVN-71 U.S.S. Theodore 1980 1987 Roosevelt CVN-72 U.S.S. Abraham 1983 1990 Lincoln CVN-73 U.S.S. George 1983 1992 Washington CVN-74 U.S.S. John C. 1988 1996 Stennis CVN-75 U.S.S. Harry S. 1988 1998 Truman CVN-76 Ronald Reagan \b 1995 2003 CVN-77 Unnamed 2001 2008 CVX-78 Unnamed 2006 2013 CVX-79 Unnamed 2011 2018 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- \a Future years are planning dates subject to nuclear fuel state, material condition of the ship, and shipyard building schedules. \b Under construction.