USS Kitty Hawk

HomePage | Recent changes | View source | Discuss this page | Page history | Log in |

Printable version | Disclaimers | Privacy policy

USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63)

Deployed on April 29, 1961. The first of the Kitty Hawk class (the only other being the USS Constellation (CV 64)). Unusually the home port of the Kitty Hawk is Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan making it the world's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier.

Builders: New York Ship Building Corp., Camden, N.J.
Power Plant: Eight boilers, four geared steam turbines, four shafts, 280,000 shp
Length, overall: 323.8 meters
Flight Deck Width: 76.8 meters
Beam: 39 meters
Displacement: 82,096.69 metric tons (full load)
Speed: 30+ knots
Aircraft: 85
Crew: Ship's Company: 3,150 - Air Wing: 2,480