A floating city calls at Changi

21 10 2019

I had an opportunity to go onboard the Nimitz-class nuclear powered aircraft carrier, the USS Ronald Reagan. The huge flagship of the US Navy’s Carrier Strike Group 5 (CSG 5), with its array of aircraft, a flight deck of 1.82 hectares, a complement of some 5000 and a above water profile that rises some 20 storeys, is nothing short of impressive.

Displacing some 88,000 tonnes, the carrier has a length of 333 metres and a beam of 77 metres. With her huge complement and the various services required to meet the personnels’ needs – some 15,000 meals are served daily – the carrier  is sometimes thought of as a floating city.  More on the carrier can be found at: https://www.reagan.navy.mil/media.html.

 

On the flight deck.

The hangar bay of the carrier, in which aircraft are stowed.

The hangar bay decked out for the carrier’s visit to Singapore.

 

An elevator, seen from the hangar bay. It is capable of moving two aircraft to the flight deck in 6 seconds.

 

A view of the hangar bay.

Another view of the hangar bay.

 

A F/A-18 Hornet marked in memory of FDNY firefighters during 9/11.

Another view of the memorial marked Hornet.

 

An E-2 Hawkeye on the flight deck.

 

 


On the elevator


More views of the flight deck:



 


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3 responses

21 10 2019
irenehoe

Been on quite a few. Love aircraft carriers. Darn! I wasn’t invited this time.

On Mon, 21 Oct 2019 at 07:46, The Long and Winding Road wrote:

> Jerome Lim, The Wondering Wanderer posted: “I had an opportunity to go > onboard the Nimitz-class nuclear powered aircraft carrier, the USS Ronald > Reagan. The huge flagship of the US Navy’s Carrier Strike Group 5 (CSG 5), > with its array of aircraft, a flight deck of 1.82 hectares, a complement of > som” >

27 10 2019
Greg Tan

How did you get the invite to go aboard the CVN ?
Will appreciate yr feedback as I am a Naval enthusiast & Marine Engineer

The last USN ships I got aboard were the Arleigh Burke Class Destroyers
USS ” McCampbell
USS ” Sterett”
USS ” Will P Lawrence ”
USS ” Mustin ” just pulled away from the berth when I arrived
USS ” Coronado”
USS ” Ranger”

Many thanks

31 10 2019

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