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  Nimitz, The Submariner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Nimitz stood seventh out of 114 in the class – definitely a “star” man – and his first orders were no different from those of his classmates; he went to the newly-commissioned battleship, USS Ohio (BB-12) and shipped out in her to the Asiatic Fleet.
Nimitz hoped, like all his contemporaries, to be assigned again to a battleship, which during that era was not just the pride of the Navy, but the capital ship, the embodiment of seapower.
Nimitz’s specific contributions to the new submarine designs are not documented, but the outcome of this board – generally conservative but with strong endorsements of improved habitability, reliability, and specific research and development priorities – reflect the practicality and innovation that seem to have been one of Nimitz’s trademarks.
www.chinfo.navy.mil /navpalib/cno/n87/usw/issue_18/nimitz.htm   (3420 words)

  
 Chester Nimitz Summary
Chester Nimitz was born on Feb. 24, 1885, in Fredricksburg, Tex. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis in 1905, seventh in a class of 114.
While Nimitz was a young 22 year-old ensign in the Philippines in command of the Decatur, a well-worn destroyer that had seen better days, one dark night he and his crew found themselves aground on a mudbank.
Anna Elizabeth ("Nancy") Nimitz was an expert on the Soviet economy at the RAND Corporation from 1952 until her retirement in the 1980s.
www.bookrags.com /Chester_Nimitz   (3162 words)

  
 Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Biographical Sketch
Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, who at the height of the Pacific war commanded over two million men and women, 5,000 ships and 20,000 planes, was of humble and landlocked beginnings.
Because of the need for junior officers in Theodore Roosevelt's expanding Navy, the Admiral's class was graduated ahead of schedule on January 30, 1905, with Chester seventh in the class of 114.
During World War I, Nimitz served on the staff of the commander of submarines in the Atlantic; in the future he was always to consider submarines his first love.
www.nimitz-museum.org /nimitzbio.htm   (1132 words)

  
 Californians and the Military: Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz: A Five Star Submariner
Nimitz, at the outbreak of World War II, still Chief of the Bureau of Navigation, received word from Secretary of the Navy Knox on December 16, 1941, that he was to take command of the Pacific Fleet.
Nimitz was instrumental in defeating the Japanese fleet at the Battle of Midway in June 1942 and in molding together the diverse administrative elements of the Pacific Fleet for the war against Japan.
Nimitz had from the start favored the development of a nuclear-powered submarine, but was in no position to dispute the opinions of his own director of atomic defense --Rear Admiral William S. Parsons.
www.militarymuseum.org /Nimitz.html   (5102 words)

  
 USS. NIMITZ (CVN.68)
Nimitz class carriers were the largest warships built in the 20th Century.
On May 25th 1981, Nimitz was being prepared for deployment in the Mediterranean when one of her Prowler’s crash-landed on the flight deck killing 14 of the crew and injuring 45 others.
Nimitz was returned to her builders March 1st 1998 after having conducted operations in the Gulf over the New Year period.
www.ayrshirescotland.com /ships/069nimitz.html   (477 words)

  
 Nimitz class aircraft carrier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nimitz (CVN-68), the lead ship of the class, was commissioned in 1975.
By tonnage, Nimitz class are by far the largest class of carriers ever built, holding the world record for displacement of any naval war vessel.
Nimitz was the first to undergo her initial refueling during a 33-month RCOH at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia, in 1998.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nimitz_class_aircraft_carrier   (829 words)

  
 Fleet Admiral Chester William Nimitz - USS Nimitz Aircraft Carrier
At the Academy Nimitz was an excellent student, especially in mathematics and graduated with distinction -- seventh in a class of 114.
On 20 March of that year, Nimitz, then a Lieutenant, and commanding officer of the submarine E-1 (formerly Skipjack), was awarded the Silver Lifesaving Medal by the Treasury Department for his heroic action in saving W.J. Walsh, Fireman second class, USN, from drowning.
Nimitz' primary offensive weapon is her ability to launch and recover high performance jet aircraft from her deck, anytime, anywhere.
www.nimitz.us   (1198 words)

  
 Naval Technology - Nimitz Class - Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carriers - US Navy CVN
The Nimitz Class aircraft carriers are the largest warships ever built.
The keel for the tenth and last Nimitz Class, USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), was laid in September 2003.
This will be the first transition ship to a new class of carriers, CVN 78 (formerly known as CVN 21 and CVNX), planned for construction start in 2007 and delivery in 2014.
www.naval-technology.com /projects/nimitz   (1061 words)

  
 Nimitz (CVN-68) Strike Group
The keel of USS Nimitz (CVN 68) was laid on June 22, 1968 at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, Va. It was destined to become the largest warship ever.
During Nimitz' third cruise to the Mediterranean beginning Sept. 10, 1979, it was dispatched to strengthen the U.S. Naval presence in the crucial Indian Ocean area as tensions heightened over Iran's taking of 52 American hostages.
Nimitz' homecoming on May 26, 1980 was, at the time, the largest given to any carrier battle group returning to the United States since the end of World War II.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/navy/batgru-68.htm   (1792 words)

  
 Nimitz (CVN 68)
Nimitz, the recipient of decorations from 13 foreign governments and honorary degrees from 19 American colleges and universities, died from a stroke complicated by pneumonia, at Treasure Island, Calif., on Sunday 20 February 1966.
Nimitz passed through several rainstorms through the nightmare, however, the merits of avoiding increased wind over the deck offset difficulties imposed by the rain and the captain chose to keep way to reduce wind interference.
Nimitz, in the central Mediterranean, cooperated with aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN-65), which sped to the region from off Lebanon to the waters north of Libya to be available for possible operations should the situation worsen.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/n5/nimitz.htm   (8769 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Nimitz class aircraft carrier
Bush will be the first transition ship to a new class of carriers (CVN-21) to start construction in 2007 and will incorporate new technologies including a new multi-function radar system, volume search radar and open architecture information network, and a significantly reduced crew requirement.
Although the Nimitz class ships are the heaviest ships in the US fleet they are not the longest ships in the fleet, as that honor belongs to the carrier Enterprise.
Nimitz was the first to undergo its initial refueling during a 33-month RCOH at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia, in 1998.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Nimitz_class_aircraft_carrier   (496 words)

  
 HHQ - DB2000 Encyclopedia
Description: The US Navy is the most powerful navy to have ever sailed the oceans and the Nimitz class carriers are the most recognizable symbol of that power.
Powered by nuclear reactors that endow the ability to travel at flank speed all day long and carrying more combat airpower than the air forces of most small and medium sized air forces they can enforce US policy thousands of miles from home.
With nine vessels commissioned this class is now the backbone of the US carrier force.
www.harpoonhq.com /encyclopedia/HTML_Files/us_cvn_nimitz.htm   (295 words)

  
 USS Nimitz Aircraft Carrier - 3D Puzzle
The USS Nimitz aircraft carrier is one of the biggest aircraft carriers ever built.
Your model is a reproduction of the USS Nimitz CVN 68, a carrier, which is 1,092 feet long (333 m) and 252 feet wide (77 m).
The Nimitz is one of the jewels of the U.S. naval fleet.
www.hobbywonder.com /puzzles/wrebbit/3dpuzzles/uss_nimitz.html   (396 words)

  
 CVN68 - Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier
USS Nimitz (CVN 68) was the first to undergo its initial refueling during a 33-month Refueling Complex Overhaul at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va., in 1998.
While the Ticonderoga class Guided Missile Cruisers and Arleigh Burke class Guided Missile Destroyers possess an awsome amount of firepower, they lack the flexability of the carrier air wing.
The USS Nimitz (CVN 68) underwent its first refueling during a 33-month Refueling Complex Overhaul at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va., in 1998.
tech.military.com /equipment/view/89174/cvn68---nimitz-class-aircraft-carrier.html   (496 words)

  
 All Wood Wings: Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier: CVN-72 USS Abraham Lincoln - quality ship models crafted from wood
The Nimitz Class aircraft carriers are a floating airport capable of launching as many as four aircraft a minute.
Nimitz Class carriers boast all the amenities that would be found in any American city with a comparable population, including a post office with its own ZIP code, TV and radio stations, a newspaper, a fire department, a library, a hospital, a general store, two barbershops and much more.
CVN-77, the 10th and final Nimitz-class carrier, will be a transition ship to the new CVNX class of aircraft carriers, incorporate new technologies applicable to CVNX and so will differ considerably from earlier Nimitz class ships.
www.allwoodwings.com /Ships/Military/AircraftCarriers/CVN-72,AbrahamLincoln,.htm   (744 words)

  
 The STF Technical Manual: Nimitz-class   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
However, the Nimitz was beginning to show it's obsolescence in the war, and it was obvious a new design would be needed.
As the Nimitz is an important piece of military hardware, communications on the Nimitz is top-of the line and fully encrypted.
The Nimitz employs 6 standard transporters, having 4 in the primary hull and 2 in the secondary hull.
www.star-fleet.com /ed/tm/nimitz.html   (3611 words)

  
 Welcome to Maritime Replicas
The First Prototype of our Nimitz series will be of the USS Ronald Regan and we expect to place photographs of this model on this page in the very near future.
The first of class, USS Nimitz, was commissioned in 1975.
The keel for the tenth and last Nimitz Class, USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), was laid in September 2003 and the carrier will enter into service in 2009.
www.maritimereplicas.com /nimitz.htm   (884 words)

  
 Nimitz-class Aircraft Carriers - Popular Mechanics
The size and position of the four air craft elevators--two forward of the island on the starboard side, one aft of the island on the starboard side, and one on the port stern quarter (each the size of two average city dwelling lots)--also were developed from years of trial and error aboard preceding carriers.
The Nimitz elevators, unlike elevators aboard some prior ships, can all be operated during launch and recovery, a crucial element in speeding up what can be an extremely tough process.
The Nimitz flight deck is designed around the catapults and arresting gear critical to the launch and recovery of aircraft.
www.popularmechanics.com /technology/military_law/1281356.html?page=3   (644 words)

  
 USS Nimitz (CVN 68)
USS NIMITZ is the first ship in the NIMITZ - class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and the first ship in the Navy named after Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz.
Four destilling units enable NIMITZ engineers to make over 400,000 gallons of fresh water a day, for use by the propulsion plants, catapults and crew.
The accident happend as an F-14A came in for landing on the deck and the arresting cable broke.
navysite.de /cvn/cvn68.html   (514 words)

  
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Notes: Since the Nimitz Class is a Marine Fighter Carrier it has been equipped with an extremely heavy arsenal of weaponry and defensive systems.
This is to ensure the safe transport and operation of fighters, and is required due to the nature of missions this class is meant to perform in (ie.
Notes: Transporters are used quite a bit aboard a Nimitz Class Fighter Carrier, transporting people on and off the vessel, as well a equipment and large platoons of marines.
www.angelfire.com /scifi/Camelot/Starships/Nimitz.html   (760 words)

  
 Factsheets Database - CVN-68 Nimitz-class - Powered by ReviewPost
Nimitz, the lead ship of the class, is also the first of its class to undergo this major life-cycle milestone.
The Navy elected to overhaul the Nimitz without adding cooperative engagement, integrated ship self defense, the advanced combat direction system, the rolling airframe missile, the SPQ 9 navigation radar, a common high-band data link, the battlegroup passive horizon extension system, an outboard weapons elevator, conversion of nuclear magazines, emergency ordnance handling, and improved propellers.
More than 3,200 Newport News Shipbuilding employees will be working aboard Nimitz during peak periods of the overhaul and refueling project.
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 CVN-68 Nimitz-class - Navy Ships
The contract, valued at approximately $1.2 billion, was signed by Navy and Newport News Shipbuilding officials on April 30, 1998.
This action is driven by the installation of a new antenna mast that runs down along the island and will provide for better radar capabilities.
The refueling of the ship's two nuclear reactors was successfully completed marking the first-ever refueling of a Nimitz class aircraft carrier.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/ship/cvn-68.htm   (2029 words)

  
 CVN-68 Nimitz-class
The Navy's Nimitz class nuclear powered aircraft carriers provide sustainable, independent forward presence and conventional deterrence in peacetime; operate as the cornerstone of joint/allied maritime expeditionary forces in times of crisis; operate and support aircraft attacks on enemies; and protect friendly forces and engage in sustained independent operations in war.
Carriers support and operate aircraft that engage in attack on airborne, afloat, and ashore targets that threaten free use of the sea and engage in sustained operations in support of other forces.
The general excellence of the Nimitz design precluded major changes to later ships in the class.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/systems/ship/cvn-68.htm   (1312 words)

  
 Nimitz Carriers CD
The Nimitz Class Carriers photo CD includes 100 photos of the USS Nimitz, Dwight D. Eisenhower, USS George Washington and the USS John Stennis.
With the new Trumpeter Nimitz now on the market, this is a must-have for anyone building this kit.
One could easily spend $75.00 or more for books with this many quality photos, so the $17.50 price tag (includes postage in the continental US, e-mail for overseas quote) for this many photos is reasonable to say the least.
www.ipmsusa.org /Reviews/Books/Ships/Nimitz_CD/Nimitz_CD.htm   (275 words)

  
 Gibraltar Class Carrier
As the current Nimitz class carriers, even under wartime conditions, would take nearly four years to complete, a new design was necessary to speed up the rate of carrier production to replace ships which would inevitably be lost in combat.
The resultant Gibraltar class carrier has the same basic hull, flight deck, command tower, elevator, and catapult locations as the older Nimitz class carriers; however, its modular design allows much of the fabrication of the ship to be carried out off site.
The Gibraltar class does feature a new nuclear propulsion plant which leverages from the previous three generations of shipborne nuclear technologies and is rated for 50 years (or the lifetime of the ship) without the need for refueling.
www.robotechresearch.com /rpg/ships/naval/Gibraltar_Carrier/Gibraltar_Carrier.html   (2010 words)

  
 Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, instructions were sent from President Roosevelt for Nimitz to assume command of the Pacific Fleet on Dec. 31, 1941.
On Dec. 15, 1945, Admiral Nimitz relieved Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King as Chief of Naval Operations.
One of his final acts as CNO was the introduction of the naval nuclear propulsion program, laying the groundwork that led to the development of the Nimitz class of aircraft carriers.
www.usna.edu /Admissions/Notables/bios/nimitz.htm   (227 words)

  
 CVN-77 - Navy Ships
The near-term track of this strategy is CVN 77, the tenth NIMITZ Class and the first carrier of the 21st Century.
In 1997 Newport News proposed what it termed a "Smart Buy" procurement strategy for the next Nimitz class carrier, under which a portion of CVN-77 funding originally budgeted for 2002 would be incrementally funded in FY98 through FY01.
The company claimed that this advanced funding would reduce the cost of the carrier by an estimated $600 million by ensuring a strong supplier base and preserving essential shipbuilding skills that might otherwise be lost during the construction gap between CVN-76 and CVN-77.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/ship/cvn-77.htm   (847 words)

  
 Wild Texas Parks: Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site - National Museum of the Pacific War - Fredericksburg, TX
The centerpiece of Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site is the National Museum of the Pacific War, a museum committed exclusively to sharing the history of World War II in the Pacific Theatre and the life of U.S. Navy Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz.
Part of the museum is housed in the old Nimitz Hotel.
The George W. Bush Museum of the Pacific War is within a short walk from the Nimitz, and it is so large we actually didn't get to see all of the exhibits despite one long mid-afternoon/evening visit (they closed at 5 PM).
www.wildtexas.com /texas-parks/admiral-nimitz-state-historic-site   (660 words)

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