How many crew members does a u.s aircraft carrier hold?

Aircraft carriers, the centerpiece of America's Naval forces, are so big that they carry their own zip code.

The Nimitz Class aircraft carriers, the largest warships ever built have over 6,000 personnel (crew and aircrew).

The carrier has a displacement of 102,000t, and a flight deck length of 332.9m.

On a carrier, you'll find a post office, a hospital, a dental clinic, barbershops, athletic facilities, chapels and more. Carriers have approximately 18 levels, including eight above hangar bay and ten decks below.

The 10 Nimitz class aircraft carriers are the largest warships in the world, each designed for an approximately 50-year service life with one mid-life refueling.

USS Nimitz (CVN 68), USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) have all completed their refueling complex overhauls (RCOH) at Newport News, Virginia, with USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) having commenced RCOH in 2013.

The next generation of aircraft carrier, the Gerald R. Ford class (CVN 78) was ordered in 2008 and is slated to be delivered in 2016 as the force structure replacement for USS Enterprise (EX-CVN 65) which inactivated in 2012.

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Friday, August 26 2016