USS Doris Miller (CVN 81)

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Newport News Shipbuilding

Keel laying 2023 Template: future / in 3 years(planned)
Launch 2028 Template: future / in 5 years(planned)
Namesake Doris Miller
1. Period of service flag
Commissioning 2030 Template: future / in 5 years(planned)
Technical specifications

100,000  ts


333 meters


40.80 meters


11 meters




2 nuclear reactors A1B

The USS Doris Miller (CVN 81) is a scheduled aircraft carrier for the United States Navy and the fourth unit in the Gerald R. Ford- class .


On January 20, 2020, incumbent Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly announced during a Martin Luther King Day celebration in Pearl Harbor that the CVN-81 would be named USS Doris Miller. Doris Miller (1919–1943) was celebrated as a hero in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and was personally awarded the Navy Cross by Admiral Chester W. Nimitz . For the first time, an aircraft carrier is named after an African-American. So far, the bearers of the US Navy have carried names of famous battles, military leaders or US presidents. The CVN-81 is the second U.S. Navy ship to be named after Miller. Previously, one carrying frigate of the Knox class of 1973 this name until 1,991th


The USS Doris Miller is to replace the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) with the commissioning .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Gerald R. Ford Class Aircraft Carrier
  2. Nemo1963: aircraft carrier named CVN-81 | US Navy ship mail. Retrieved on May 1, 2020 (German).