What Are the Names of Some U.S. Navy Ships?


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The names of some U.S. Navy ships include USS George Washington, USS Boston and USS Bunker Hill. These vessels are part of an extensive roster of ships in the Navy, including aircraft carriers, amphibious assault ships, battleships and cruisers.

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The USS George Washington is a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. It was constructed by the News Shipbuilding Company and commissioned on July 4, 1992. It is powered by two nuclear reactors that can achieve a speed of 30 knots, and can go nearly 18 years between refueling. The deck is 1,092 feet long, 275 feet wide and has a combat load displacement of 97,000 tons. The USS George Washington can carry 6,250 crewmembers and 75 aircraft.

The USS Bunker Hill is a cruiser class vessel with multiple target response capability. Constructed by Ingalls Shipbuilding, this vessel was commissioned on Jan. 22, 1983 at a cost of approximately $1 billion. It is propelled by four General Electric LM 2500 gas turbine engines and two shafts for a total of 80,000 shaft horsepower, and it can reach speeds of up to 30 knots. It is 567 feet long, with a full load displacement of 9,600 long tons and can carry a crew of 30 officers and 300 enlisted personnel.

The USS Boston is a heavy gun cruiser built by Bethlehem Steel and placed into service on June 30, 1943. It measures 673.5 feet and has a displacement of approximately 17,500 tons full load. The vessel is propelled by geared turbines with 120,000 shaft horsepower, and it can reach speeds of 33 knots. The USS Boston can carry approximately 1,700 crewmembers.

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