Fourth Ship Named After Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71 Transists Pacific Ocean

The U.S. Navy declared Saturday that the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group transits the Pacific Ocean.

The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group is on a registered deployment to the Indo-Pacific, based on a recent service media release.

Providing maritime security and sustaining freedom of the seas in accordance with worldwide law and customs, the ships and items will operate with global companions and allies to promote regional stability and prosperity.

Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9 commander Stu Baker stated: “The US Navy provider strike group serves as the centerpiece of deterrence, offering our national command authority with flexible deterrent choices and a visible presence.

The flagship, the United StatesTheodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), is considered one of 12 nuclear-powered plane carriers in the U.S. Navy. It’s more than 1,000 feet long, weighs 100,000 tons, and can launch and recover 100 fight flights daily.

CVN-71 is the fourth Nimitz-class nuclear-based aircraft carrier in the U.S. Navy. It is christened in honor of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the US. It is the fourth ship named after Roosevelt, three bearing his full name and a fourth with just his last name.

Along with the jet carrier, the group consists of guided-missile destroyers, a cruiser, and a carrier air wing. It was last deployed for seven months in 2017.