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Old 12-06-2002, 12:40 PM
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Default USS Harry S. Truman sails for the Persian Gulf

The USS Harry S. Truman and its battlegroup set sail for the Persian Gulf this morning, heading for a 6 month deployment. As the ship was leaving port, three weeks before Christmas, the loudspeakers played the following message:

"Peace on Earth to men of goodwill," a voice said over the loudspeakers. "All others stand by."

Just beautiful! God bless boys - give'em hell and come home safe!



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Old 12-06-2002, 12:48 PM
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Serious piece of hardware there!
I wish them to return safely from their Mission.
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Great Photo !!!!

To the sailors.....Be safe.......and open up that big can of WOOP ASS........
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Since we're all into specifications on this board, here's some on the Truman:

Important Dates:
Construction Start: April 25, 1989
Keel Laid: November 29, 1993
Christening: September 7, 1996
Launch: September 13, 1996
Commissioning: July 25, 1998
Maiden Deployment: November 2000 - May 2001

Dimensions:
Length of Flight Deck: 1096 Feet: as long as the Empire State Building is tall.
Width of Flight Deck: 251 Feet (at its widest point)
Height, waterline to mast: 20 stories
Area of Flight Deck: 4.5 acres
Water Displacement: 97,000 tons

Propulsion:
Type: Nuclear
Number of Reactors: 2
Number of Screws: 4 (5 blades each, 21 feet across)
Weight of Screws: 64,000 pounds each
Top Speed: Exceeds 30 knots

Flight Deck/Air Wing:
Number of Catapults: 4
Number of Aircraft Elevators: 4
Size of Air Wing: From 9 to 10 squadrons, with more than 80 tactical aircraft: F-14 Tomcats, F/A-18 Hornets, EA-6B Prowlers, S-3B Vikings, E-2C Hawkeyes, SH-60 Sea Hawks and C-2 Greyhound.

Miscellaneous:
Homeport: Norfolk, VA
Crew Size: More than 5,000 with embarked Air Wing, more than 3,000 without Air Wing.
Meals served daily: 18,150
Number of compartments: 2,700
Number of Anchors: 2, from USS FORRESTAL (CV 59)
Weight of Anchors: 30 tons each
Length of Anchor chain: More than 1,000 feet, with 684 links each weighing 365 pounds each.
Number of Telephones: 2,000
Air Conditioning plant capacity: 2,900 tons (enough to service 950 homes)
Distillation plant capacity: 400,000 gallons a day (enough to serve 2,000 homes)
Miles of cable and wiring: More than 900
Number of light fixtures: 30

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That's awesome. Beautiful ships!
Wish them a safe mission.
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Real or Fake?
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My vote is for "real"
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Go get'em guys! That's a very impressive boat!
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Sorry Dean....But a boat is any vessel that can ride on a ship. I dont think she will fit on any ship
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