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From Joel Skousen's World Affairs Brief
USS Enteprise - Atlantic Ocean (unknown location - possibly headed for the Middle East)
USS George Washington - en route to the Gulf of Arabia
USS John F. Kennedy - Atlantic Ocean (unknown location - possibly headed for the Middle East)
USS Roosevelt - Atlantic, heading for the Middle EastHarry S. Truman - Atlantic
USS Kitty Hawk - normally stationed in Japan moving towards China
USS Stennis - Pacific - headed for Taiwan
USS Carl Vinson - Pacific Ocean, possibly heading for Taiwan
USS Abraham Lincoln - Pacific
USS Ronald Reagan - port visit in Rio De Janiero, Brazil
USS Nimitz - Still in Dry-dock, refueling its reactor
USS Eisenhower - Still in Dry-dock, refueling its reactor
Most ships left port understaffed and undermanned
Additonal fleet info from other sources:
The United States Navy as of June 10, 2004
The Navy Fact File contains complete descriptions of the roles and
characteristics of Navy ships.
The make-up of a Carrier Strike Group (CSG)
The make-up of a Carrier Air Wing (CVW)
The make-up of an Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG)
Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 376,185
Officers: 55,793
Enlisted: 317,213
Midshipmen: 3,179 Ready Reserve: 147,622 [As of 30 Apr.]
Selected Reserves: 83,719
Individual Ready Reserve: 63,903
Reserves currently mobilized: 2,535 [as of 9 June]
Personnel on deployment: 49,604
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 181,701 [as of 30 Apr.]
Ships and Submarines
Ships: 295
Ships Underway (away from homeport):
164 (56% of total)
On deployment:
108 ships (37% of total) Submarines underway (away from homeport):
30 submarines (57% of submarine force)
On deployment:
8 submarines (15% of submarine force)
Ships Underway (other than Carriers)
Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) Two
USS Wasp (LHD 1)[22 MEU] - Arabian Gulf
USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) - Arabian Gulf
USS Yorktown (CG 48) - Gulf of Oman
USS Shreveport (LPD 12) - Indian Ocean
USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) - Arabian Gulf
USS McFaul (DDG 74) - Arabian Gulf
Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) Three
[11th Marine Expeditionary Unit]
USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3) - Pacific Ocean
USS Denver (LPD 9) - Pacific Ocean
USS Comstock (LSD 45) - Pacific Ocean
Amphibious Ships:
USS Tarawa (LHA 1) - Pacific Ocean
USS Nassau (LHA 4) - Atlantic Ocean
USS Peleliu (LHA 5) - Pacific Ocean
USS Essex (LHD 2) - Pacific Ocean
USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) - Atlantic Ocean
USS Boxer (LHD 4) - Pacific Ocean
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) - Atlantic Ocean
USS Austin (LPD 4) - Atlantic Ocean
USS Duluth (LPD 6) - Pacific Ocean
USS Dubuque (LPD 8) - Pacific Ocean
USS Juneau (LPD 10) - Pacific Ocean
USS Ponce (LPD 15) - Atlantic Ocean
USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) - port visit, Singapore
USS Tortuga (LSD 46) - Atlantic Ocean
USS Rushmore (LSD 47) - Pacific Ocean
USS Ashland (LSD 48) - Atlantic Ocean
USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) - Sunda Sea
USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) - Atlantic Ocean
USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) - port visit, Mayport, Fla.
Aircraft (operational): 4,000+



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