USS Enterprise (CVN-80)

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Computer model of the USS Enterprise (CVN-80)
Computer model of the USS Enterprise (CVN-80)
Type Aircraft carrier

Newport News Shipbuilding

Order May 23, 2016
delivery 2027 (planned)
Namesake USS Enterprise (CVN-65) , USS Enterprise (CV-6)
1. Period of service flag
Technical specifications

approx. 100,000 ts


333 meters ( flight deck )


41 meters
(construction waterline)
78 meters ( flight deck )


12 meters




4 propellers , powered by 2 A1B nuclear reactors


30+ knots (56+ km / h)


2 RIM-162 starters
2 RIM-116 starters
2 20 mm Phalanx CIWS guns


75 (standard)
90 (maximum)

The USS Enterprise (CVN-80) is an under construction aircraft carriers of the US Navy and the third ship of the Gerald R. Ford class .


On December 1, 2012, the US Secretary of  State for the Navy, Ray Mabus , announced that with the third unit of the Gerald R. Ford class, an aircraft carrier would again bear the name Enterprise . The fact that a nuclear-powered US aircraft carrier is not named in honor of a person has so far only been the case with the predecessor USS Enterprise (CVN-65) (deactivated in 2012). As an aircraft carrier with this name there was also the USS Enterprise (CV-6) , scrapped in 1958 , the most decorated ship of the US Navy in World War II. The CVN-80 will be the third carrier named Enterprise and the ninth ship of the US Navy named Enterprise .


The carrier is of the shipyard group Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News , Virginia , are built. Construction began on August 21, 2017. The Enterprise is scheduled to be laid down in 2018 [obsolete] when the dock becomes vacant after the dry dock construction phase of the second Gerald R. Ford ship, the John F. Kennedy . In the course of the construction, a steel part of the previous USS Enterprise (CVN-65) was melted down and reused as a keel plate for the CVN-80.

The Enterprise is slated to replace the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) .

Web links

Commons : USS Enterprise (CVN-80)  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Gerald-R.-Ford-Class - Retrieved October 22, 2016 .
  2. Retrieved October 25, 2016 .
  3. ^ Gerald R. Ford Class Aircraft Carrier
  4. Retrieved October 22, 2016 .
  5. News Release: Navy's Next Ford-class aircraft carrier to be named Enterprise. In: Retrieved October 22, 2016 .
  6. ^ Huntington Ingalls Industries Celebrates Ceremonial Steel-Cut for Aircraft Carrier Enterprise (CVN 80) at Newport News Shipbuilding . Huntington Ingalls Industries. August 24, 2017. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
  7. Newport News Shipbuilding says inactivation of former USS Enterprise is complete. April 10, 2018, accessed February 10, 2020 .
  8. Retrieved October 25, 2016 .