USS Dwight D.
Eisenhower (CVN-69), nicknamed "Ike", is the second Nimitz-class
supercarrier in the United States Navy.
She was laid down
15 August 1970 at Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Virginia,
launched 11 October 1975 after christening by Mamie Doud-Eisenhower, and
commissioned 18 October 1977, Captain William E.
Ramsey in command.
Ike was initially
assigned to the Atlantic Fleet, and after 14 months of training, sailed
for her first deployment in the Mediterranean. Since that time, she has
completed eight Mediterranean deployments.
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