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CV 63 Kitty Hawk  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 29 April 1961
Total Production: 3
Origin: United States of America
Parent System: CV 63 Kitty Hawk
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 29 April 1961
Total Production: 3
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Description: Kitty Hawk are a class of conventionally powered aircraft carriers built for the US Navy between the late 1950s and the early 1960s. The class comprises three aircraft carriers designed to conduct inland attack missions through its embarked aircraft wing, to support US military forces deployments around the globe and amphibious landings. Currently, USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) is the only surviving ship of this class being homeported at Yokosuka, Japan. In late October 2005, the US Navy announced that the USS Kitty Hawk was going to be decommissioned and replaced by a Nimitz-class ship as the forward-deployed carrier in 2008.

CV 63 Kitty Hawk Specifications

Crew: 5,630
Number of Engines: 4
Dimensions
Beam: 77 meter (252 foot)
Length: 324 meter (1,062 foot)
Ship's Height: 39 meter
Power
Total Combined Power: 280,000 shp (209 MW)
Speed
Top Speed: 15.4 mps (30 knot)
Time
Service Life: 50 year
Weight
Full Displacement: 82,097 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems

Grand Total 31
Combat Aircraft
EA-6B Prowler
F-14A Tomcat
F/A-18C Hornet
F/A-18D Hornet
Defensive Weapons
RIM-7M SeaSparrowx16
Protection Systems
Mk 15 Phalanx Block 0x3
Sensor Systems
AN/SPS-48E
Support Aircraft
E-2C Hawkeyex4
S-3B Viking
SH-60B Seahawk

CV 63 Kitty Hawk Ship Listing


SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
CV 63 USS Kitty Hawk21 May 196029 Apr 196112 May 2009
CV 64 USS Constellation8 Oct 196027 Oct 19616 Aug 2003
CV 66 USS America1 Feb 196413 Jan 19659 Aug 1996

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