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A Day On The USS Harry S Truman

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A Day On The USS Harry S Truman

CNBC Producer Lulu Chiang had the rare opportunity to be a guest on the USS Harry S. Truman, home to 3000 sailors. The Truman is the ninth nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and the eighth in the Nimitz class. It was christened on September 7, 1996 and commissioned July 25, 1998. The Harry S. Truman embarked on its maiden deployment November 28, 2000.
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CNBC Producer Lulu Chiang had the rare opportunity to be a guest on the USS Harry S. Truman, home to 3000 sailors. The Truman is the ninth nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and the eighth in the Nimitz class. It was christened on September 7, 1996 and commissioned July 25, 1998. The Harry S. Truman embarked on its maiden deployment November 28, 2000.

(Posted 11 Nov 2009)

A Day On The USS Harry S Truman

Captain’s Chair on USS Harry S Truman.Crew Size: More than 5,200 with embarked air wing, more than 3,000 without air wing. There are 4,000 compartments on the ship, 2,700 which are manned.

Captain’s Chair on USS Harry S Truman.

Crew Size: More than 5,200 with embarked air wing, more than 3,000 without air wing. There are 4,000 compartments on the ship, 2,700 which are manned.

A Day On The USS Harry S Truman

Flight Deck: 1,096 feet.It’s as long as the Empire State Building is tall. The width of the widest point on the flight deck is 251 feet.  Total of the flight deck is 4.5 acres.

Flight Deck: 1,096 feet.

It’s as long as the Empire State Building is tall. The width of the widest point on the flight deck is 251 feet.  Total of the flight deck is 4.5 acres.

A Day On The USS Harry S Truman

Size of Air Wing: Eight squadrons and one detachment, with more than 80 aircraft, about 2,000 pilots and maintenance personnel.

Size of Air Wing: Eight squadrons and one detachment, with more than 80 aircraft, about 2,000 pilots and maintenance personnel.

A Day On The USS Harry S Truman

Tactical Aircrafts: F/A-18 Hornets, EA-6B Prowlers, E-2C Hawkeyes, SH-60 Seahawks, C-2A Greyhounds.

Tactical Aircrafts: F/A-18 Hornets, EA-6B Prowlers, E-2C Hawkeyes, SH-60 Seahawks, C-2A Greyhounds.

A Day On The USS Harry S Truman

F/A-18 Hornets hook landings at night.

F/A-18 Hornets hook landings at night.

A Day On The USS Harry S Truman

Inside air traffic control on USS Harry S Truman.

Inside air traffic control on USS Harry S Truman.

A Day On The USS Harry S Truman

Reactor Officer Captain Hill on the hangar level, one flight below the flight deck.

Reactor Officer Captain Hill on the hangar level, one flight below the flight deck.

A Day On The USS Harry S Truman

Media room.

Media room.

A Day On The USS Harry S Truman

Inside the captain’s deck.

Inside the captain’s deck.

A Day On The USS Harry S Truman

Medical offices, operating room.

Medical offices, operating room.

A Day On The USS Harry S Truman

Bake shop, decorating a cake for re-enlistment.

Bake shop, decorating a cake for re-enlistment.

A Day On The USS Harry S Truman

Helicopter parked in the hangar.

Helicopter parked in the hangar.

A Day On The USS Harry S Truman

Departing USS Harry S Truman, getting ready for catapult launch.

Departing USS Harry S Truman, getting ready for catapult launch.

A Day On The USS Harry S Truman

Anchors: There are two anchors (from USS Saratoga) on USS Harry S Truman. They weigh 30 tons each. Each anchor chain is longer than 1,000 feet, with 684 links each weighing 365 pounds each.

Anchors: There are two anchors (from USS Saratoga) on USS Harry S Truman. They weigh 30 tons each. Each anchor chain is longer than 1,000 feet, with 684 links each weighing 365 pounds each.