From: DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL FIGHTING SHIPS, Vol. V (1970), p. 93.
Displacement: 95,100 t. Length: 1,092' Beam: 134' Speed: 30+ k. Complement: 6,287 Armament: Sparrow III Guided Missiles Class: Nimitz
Nimitz was laid down on 22 June 1968 at Newport News SB DD Co., Newport News, Va.; she is scheduled to be launched in April 1972 and to commission in 1973.
As the first of a class of four nuclear powered attack aircraft carriers, Nimitz will be the second largest warship in the world, surpassed only by Enterprise (CVAN-65). She will have two nuclear reactors and will be capable of steaming th irteen years without having to refuel. This mighty ship will help the Navy to maintain its power in all the corners of the globe. It will well guard the liberty that Fleet Admiral Nimitz, like so many of his predecessors, fought to protect.
Transcribed by Michael Hansen