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How many aircraft carriers did the US navy have in 2011?

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06/17/2012

There are 11 aircraft carriers currently in service in the U.S. fleet

USS Enterprise (CVN-65): 85,600 ton unique nuclear-powered supercarrier, commissioned 25 November 1961. First nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in service.Will be retired in 2013.

USS Nimitz (CVN-68): 104,000 ton Nimitz class nuclear-powered supercarrier in active service, commissioned 3 May 1975.

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69): 104,000 ton Nimitz class nuclear-powered supercarrier in active service, commissioned 18 October 1977.

USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70): 104,000 ton Nimitz class nuclear-powered supercarrier. Commissioned 13 March 1982.

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71): 104,000 ton Nimitz class nuclear-powered supercarrier in active service, commissioned 25 October 1986.

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72): 104,000-ton Nimitz class nuclear-powered supercarrier. Commissioned 11 November 1989

USS George Washington (CVN-73): 104,000 ton Nimitz class nuclear-powered supercarrier in active service, commissioned 4 July 1992.

USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74): Nimitz class nuclear-powered supercarrier in active service, commissioned 9 December 1995.

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75): 104,000 ton Nimitz class nuclear-powered supercarrier in active service, commissioned 25 July 1998.

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76): The ninth 104,000 ton Nimitz-class nuclear powered supercarrier, in active service, commissioned 12 July 2003.

USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77): This is the 10th and final Nimitz class nuclear-powered super carrier commissioned on 10th January 2009. Displacement: 102,000 long tons.