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          Keel Laid: January 9, 1961
          Launched: February 1, 1964
          Commissioned: January 23, 1965
          Decommissioned: August 9, 1996

          Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding Co., Newport News, Va.
          Propulsion system: eight 1200 psi (8.3 MPa) boilers, 
           four steam turbines, four shafts, 280,000 shp (210 MW)
          Lenght, overall: 1,048 feet (319.4 meters)
          Beam: 129 feet (39.3 meters)
          Draft: 37 feet (11.2 meters)
          Displacement: approx. 83,573 tons full load
          Speed: 34 knots
          Planes: approx. 75
          Crew: 502 officers, 4684 men
          Armament: 
          - two Sea Sparrow launchers 
          - two 20mm Phalanx CIWS