Named in honor of America's 41st President, the USS George H.W. Bush is the Navy's tenth and final Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, paving the way for a new class of carriers to project American strength far into the 21st century.
Named in 2002 and commissioned in 2009, the USS George H.W. Bush is home to 6,000 Navy personnel and support a full complement of 85 combat aircraft. The massive carrier towers 20 stories above the waterline, measures 1,092 feet in length, and has a 4.5 acre flight deck. Consisting of more than 47,000 tons of structural steel and capable of traveling at a top speed of 30 knots fully underway, the USS George H.W. Bush delivers tremendous power and versatility to support America's commitment to freedom around the world.