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USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75)

US Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman alongside Military Sealift Command Oiler USNS John Lenthall in the Mediterranean Sea.

Laid down:29 November 1993
Launched:7 September 1996
Commissioned:25 July 1998
Homeport:Norfolk, Virginia
Fate:in service
General Characteristics
Displacement:78,453 tons light, 101,378 tons full
Length:1092 ft (333 m) overall, 1040 ft (317 m) waterline
Beam:252 ft (77 m) flightdeck, 134 ft (41 m) extreme
Power plant:two A4W reactors, four steam turbines
Propulsion:four screws; 260,000+ shp
Speed:30+ knots
Endurance:1.5 million nm at 20 knots (estimated)
Complement:6,275 officers and men
Aircraft:80+ F/A-18 Hornets and Super Hornets, F-14 Tomcats, E-2 Hawkeyes, C-2 Greyhounds, S-3 Vikings, EA-6 Prowlers, and SH-60 Seahawks

The USS Harry S Truman (CVN-75) is the eighth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier of the United States Navy, named after President Harry S. Truman.

The first deployment of the HST was in Operation Southern Watch, from 28 November 2000 to 23 May 2001.

The carrier deployed again for Southern Watch on 5 December 2002, then participated in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, returning home 23 May 2003.

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USS Harry S. Truman anchors outside Portsmouth, England, while her crew enjoy a port visit.