Oops, meant to write “preparation.”
In a rush... That’s what you get. <sigh
Now no more distractions...
What do you think about this story and it being on Reason.com?
The USS Eisenhower... 8,000 troops... French/British troops? Ground invasion?
Another questionable source lists that there is an amphibious group with the Eisenhower ... that may be the confusion of the 8,000 troops stuff
The 8000# came from Russia Today.
This link below takes us to the USN official Ike link.
The Ike carries a compliment of 6,287 sailors including the air jocks and their crew.
There would probably be at least an additional few dozen civilians on board monitoring their products/services in use and helping to maintain them.
A similiar amount of tad naval personnel monitoring and learning.
For the Clancy fans/writers, there will be a half dozen Guys from the farm and that many from No Such Agency.
Builder - Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, VA
Keel laid - Aug. 15, 1970
Launched - Oct. 11, 1975
Planned crew sized - 6,287 (includes Air Wing)
Number of anchors - 2
Weight of anchors - 60,000 lbs each
Anchor chain - 1,082 feet on each anchor (365 lbs per link)
Total anchor weight - 735,000 lbs each (includes chain)
Distillation plant capacity - 400,000 gallons
Number of light fixtures - approximately 29,000
Scoff all you want peeps, they’re there, like it or not.
USS Eisenhower with 8 fighter bomber squadrons of Air Wing Seven on its decks and 8,000 sailors, airmen and Marines.
The USS Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group which carries 2,500 Marines.
10,000 US fighting men, 70 fighter-bombers and at least 17 warships, including the three Iwo Jima amphibious craft, a guided missile cruiser and 10 destroyers and frigates.
Patriots deployed on the Turkish-Syrian border, THAD and Aegis on the Syrian coast aboard the USS Eisenhower strike group.
Reason.com is using the same source as RT.