U.S. Navy Ships

“I saw these ships come sailing in...”

Ships in U.S. naval history



USS Ronald Reagan
Seeing it next to the Arizona Memorial really puts its size into perspective
USS Reagan

When the Bridge pipes “Man the Rail”, there’s a lot of rail to man on this monster:
shoulder to shoulder, around 4.5 acres. Her displacement is 100,000 tons
with full complement.

Capability
Top speed exceeds 30 knots, powered by two nuclear reactors that can operate for
more than 20 years without refueling.
1. Expected to operate in the fleet for about 50 years
2. Carries over 80 combat aircraft
3. Three arresting cables can stop a 28-ton aircraft going 150 miles per hour
in less than 400 feet

Size
1. Towers 20 stories above the waterline
2. 1092 feet long - nearly as long as the Empire State Building is tall
3. Flight deck covers 4.5 acres
4. 4 bronze propellers, each 21 feet across, weighing 66,200 pounds
5. 2 rudders, each 29 by 22 feet, weighing 50 tons
6. 4 high speed aircraft elevators, each over 4,000 square feet

Capacity
1. Home to 6,000 Navy personnel
2. Carries enough food and supplies to operate for 90 days
3. 18,150 meals served daily
4. Distillation plants provide 400,000 gallons of fresh water from
sea water daily, enough for 2,000 homes
5. Nearly 30,000 light fixtures, 1,325 miles of cable, and 1,400 telephones
6. 14,000 pillowcases and 28,000 sheets


USS Jimmy Carter
USS Jimmy Carter

The USS Jimmy Carter is a secret aircraft carrier, based on
Canada’s STOL (Short Takeoff and Landing) technology.
It’s so secret that noone knows whether it did “takeoff.”

USS William Jefferson Clinton
USS Clinton

The USS William Jefferson Clinton set sail today from its home port of Vancouver, B.C.

The ship is the first of its kind in the Navy and is a standing legacy to President Bill Clinton
“for his foresight in military budget cuts” and his conduct while formerly holding
the office of President.

The ship is constructed nearly entirely from recycled aluminum and is completely solar
powered with a top speed of 5 knots. It boasts an arsenal comprised of one unarmed
F14 Tomcat or one unarmed F18 Hornet aircraft which, although they cannot be
launched from the 100 foot flight deck, form a very menacing presence.

As a standing order, there are no firearms allowed on board.
This crew, like the crew aboard the USS Jimmy Carter, is specially trained to avoid
conflicts and appease any and all enemies of the United States at all costs.

An onboard Type One DNC Universal Translator can send out messages of apology in
any language to anyone who may find America offensive. The number of apologies are
limitless and though some may seem hollow and disingenuous, the Navy advises
all apologies will sound very sincere.

In times of conflict, the USS Clinton has orders to seek refuge in Canada.


USS Barack Hussein Obama
USS Barack Hussein Obama

Details are vague. But don’t worry - he has a plan.



QuotaBills
Good government is good politics. - Richard J. Daley

Crime does not pay as well as politics. - Alfred E. Newman

In politics an absurdity is not a handicap. - Napoleon Bonaparte

If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it. - Jonathan Winters

Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business. - Winston Churchill

It's more fun to be a pirate than to join the Navy. - Steve Jobs

We have the best government in the world... that money can buy. - Mark Twain

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. - Will Rogers

After the ship has sunk, a consultant knows how it might have been saved. - Newt Hielscher

University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small. - Henry Kissinger

Government of the people, by the people, and for the pursuit of happiness. - Archie Bunker

Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure. - Bertrand Russell

Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. - John Kenneth Galbraith

We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now. - Martin Luther King Jr.

Government can't give us anything without depriving us of something else. - Henry Hazlitt

The flood of money that gushes into politics today is a pollution of democracy. - Theodore White

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. - George Bernard Shaw

I love Canada. I am from Canada. I will bash the Canadian government but never Canada. - Jason Priestley

Ideas are great arrows, but there has to be a bow. And politics is the bow of idealism. - Bill Moyers

In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man; if you want anything done, ask a woman. - Margaret Thatcher

I believe there is something out there watching us. Unfortunately, it's the government. - Woody Allen

My brother Bob doesn't want to be in government - he promised Dad he'd go straight. - John F Kennedy

No one would have ever crossed the ocean if they could have gotten off the ship in the storm. - Charles F. Ketterling

What is the first part of politics? Education. The second? Education. And the third? Education. - Jules Michelet

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. - Thomas Jefferson

Politics, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong. - Richard Armour

Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. - Frederic Bastiat

Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you. - Pericles (430 B.C.)

At present, our country needs women's idealism and determination, perhaps more in politics than anywhere else. - Shirley Chisholm

Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless. - Milton Friedman

Taxpayer - someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination. - Ronald Reagan

I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don't believe anything the government tells me. Nothing. Zero. - George Carlin

Frankly, I'd like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole field to private industry. - Joseph Heller

One lesson you better learn if you want to be in politics is that you never go out on a golf course and beat the President. - Lyndon B. Johnson

When it comes to politics, I sit down on a sofa and grab some popcorn - or sometimes I crouch down in order not to get shot. - Sergey Galitsky

Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book. - Ronald Reagan

Most people stand on the dock of life waiting for their ship to come in when deep down inside they know it has never left port. - Zig Ziglar

In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. - Voltaire

When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my country. I make up for lost time when I am at home. - Winston Churchill

Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him, better take a closer look at the American Indian. - Henry Ford


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