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Presidential Unit Citation
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Navy Unit Commendation (Six Awards)
Meritorious Unit Commendation (Three Awards)
Navy "E" Ribbon (Two Awards)
Navy Expenditionary Medal (Four Awards)
National Defense Service Medal (Three Awards)
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Sixteen Awards)
Vietnam Service Medal (Seventeen Awards)
Southwest Asia Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal (One Award)
Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (Eighteen Awards)
Navy/Marine Corps Overseas Service Medal (Ten Awards)
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation

UNIT AWARDS

Ship's Awards

Commissioned:

29-Apr-61

Width:

282 feet (86m)

Engines:

4

Crew (With Airwing):

2,800 (5,300)

Total Height Above Waterline:

201 feet

Fuel Capacity:

2,000,000 gallons (7,600,000 liters)

Max Length of Anchor Chain:

1,080 feet (327.6 m)

Flight Deck Area:

4.1 acres

Closed Circuit Television:

Six channels

Average Soda Consumption Daily:

5,040 cans

Supply Items Carried:

60,000

Public Works Force:

300 personnel

Number of ATMs:

Four (Navy-specific)

Arresting Gear:

Four

Elevator Lifting Capacity:

130,000 pounds each (58,500 kg)

Sea Sparrow Launchers:

Two, eight missiles each

M-60 Gun Mounts:

Two

Operating Rooms and Triage Areas:

Six

Chaplains:

Three

Ship's Retail Stores:

Two

Eggs Served Daily Underway:

9,600 - 12,000

Builders:

New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, N.J.

Average Displacement:

81,788 tons (74,197 metric tons)

Boilers:

8

Total Cost to build:

$265,200,000 in 1961

Total Number of Decks & Levels:

8 decks (down) and 11 levels (up)

Anchors:

Two - 30 tons each (27.3 mt)

Propellers:

Four, 21 feet wide (7m)

Hangar Bay Area:

1.6 acres

Worldwide Satellite Capability:

12 channels

Water Distilled Daily:

380,000 gallons (1,444,000 L)

Pounds of Cargo Received Daily:

18,000

Number of Pay Accounts:

5,500

Number of Catapults:

Four (Steam Powered )

Effective Landing Area:

120 feet (36.4 m)

General Quarters Repair Lockers:

Eleven

Close-in Weapons System (CIWS) Mounts:

Two batteries, 1,500 rounds each

Dentists:

Five

Hospital Beds:

65

Worship Services Held Weekly:

21

Barber Shops:

Two

Loaves of Bread Baked Daily Underway:

900 loaves

Length:

1,069 Feet (326m)

Speed:

30 knots plus (56kph)

Aircraft Capacity:

75 plus

Draft:

38 feet (12m)

Electrical System Capacity:

14,000,000 watts

Weight of Anchor Links:

360 pounds each (162 kg)

Estimated Number of Spaces:

2,400+

Telephone/Computers:

2,400 / 1,500

Meals Served Underway:

17,000 plus

Exercise Facilities:

Five

Average Annual Payroll:

$145,000,000

Catapult Length

263 feet (79.7 m)

Aircraft Elevators:

Four

Rolling Airframe Missile Launchers:

Two, 21 missiles each

.50-cal Gun Mounts:

Nine

Physicians and Surgeons:

Six

Lawyers:

Two

Laundry:

One

Post Office:

One

Pounds of Mail Processed Daily:

2,500 pounds (1,125 kg)

SHIP STATISTICS FROM 2008