Propulsion System: 2 x Westinghouse A4W Nuclear Reactors (200+ megawatts)
Power Plant: 4 x Steam Turbines and Shafts
Maximum Range: Unlimited Distance (Limited by Food Supply)
Speed: 30+ Knots
Blades on each Propeller: Five
Aircraft Elevators: Four
Arresting Gear Cables: Four
Overall Length: 1,092 Feet
Overall Width: 252 Feet
Beam at Waterline 134 Feet
Area of Flight Deck: 4.5 Acres
Full Load Displacement: 97,000+ Tons
Accommodations: 5,000+ Personnel
Meals Each Day: 18,000-20,000
Mail Processed: 1,000,000+ Pounds Per Year
Fresh Water Produced Daily: 400,000 Gallons
Nimitz reaches more than 23 stories high from the keel to the top of the mast.
The hangar bay extends for most of the ship's length. It is used for major repairs and shelters aircraft not needed for that day's flight schedule.
Four distilling units enable engineers to make over 400,000 gallons of fresh water a day for use by the propulsion plant, catapults and crew.
Nimitz can stock at least 70 days of refrigerated and dry goods.
Several tons of wash are done every day by Nimitz' laundry, dry cleaning and tailoring services personnel.
Nimitz' two barber shops trim over 1,500 heads per week.
The Health Services Department is manned by six doctors, including a general surgeon, who provide everything from surgery to physical therapy and psychology. The ship also features a 53-bed hosptial ward and a three-bed ICU and acts as a hospital ship for the entire strike group.
Nimitz' three Chaplains conduct daily religious services in an interdenominational chapel.
Nuclear power allows the ship to store 50 pecent more ammunition and almost twice as much aviation fuel as the largest conventional steam carrier.