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
Politics is an inexact science. - Otto von Bismarck

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

Man is not free unless government is limited. - Ronald Reagan

Intelligence has nothing to do with politics. - Londo Molari

All government, of course, is against liberty. - H L Mencken

Anyone can steer the ship when the sea is calm. - Publilius Syrus

Zinc: What a ship will do if it has a hole in it - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

I never saw anything funnier than Texas politics. - Molly Ivins

The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia. - Otto von Bismarck

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

Self-government won't work without self-discipline. - Paul Harvey

Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity. - Albert Einstein

You can't get rich in politics unless you're a crook. - Harry S Truman

Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

World War II was the last government program that really worked. - George Will

The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world. - Reinhold Niebuhr

I wish the government would put a tax on pianos for the incompetent. - Edith Sitwell

Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed. - Mao Zedong

Politics is the chloroform of the Irish people, or, rather the hashish. - Oliver St. John Gogarty

I have a feeling that when my ship comes in I'll be at the airport. - Charles Schulz

An entire ocean can't sink a ship unless it allows the water inside. - Donna Smith

Politics is a profession where the paths of glory lead but to the gravy. - Billy Boy Franklin

In politics, madame, you need two things: friends, but above all an enemy. - Brian Mulroney

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

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

American Politics: A form of socialism for the rich, including the politicians. - Gregory Nunn

A filmmaker we almost lost to politics... my friend and colleague, Warren Beatty. - Jack Nicholson

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

The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder - a waif, a nothing, a no man. - Thomas Carlyle

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

Officialese: A government language where you can understand the words, but not the sentences - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

I think it's an absolute disaster that Australia, the government, allowed kangaroo culling. - Steve Irwin

Ex-Presidents of the United States get state subsidies. Not so in Russia. You get no government support. - Mikhail Gorbachev

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

In politics it is necessary either to betray one's country or the electorate. I prefer to betray the electorate. - Charles de Gaulle

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

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

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are,
"I'm from the government and I'm here to help." - Ronald Reagan

In politics, as in womanizing, failure is decisive. It sheds its retrospective gloom on earlier endeavor which at the time seemed full of promise. - Malcolm Muggeridge


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