Gift set with the ship Nimitz (CVN-68)
Paint: Unpainted, Unassembled, Kit do not contain paints and glue.
Condition: New in Box
USS Nimitz (CVN-68) is a supercarrier of the United States Navy, and the lead ship of her class. One of the largest warships in the world, she was laid down, launched and commissioned as CVAN-68 but was redesignated CVN 68 (nuclear-powered multimission aircraft carrier) on 30 June 1975 as part of the fleet realignment.
The ship was named for World War II Pacific fleet commander Chester W. Nimitz, who was the navy’s third fleet admiral. Nimitz had her homeport at Naval Station Norfolk until 1987, when she was relocated to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington. Following her Refueling and Complex Overhaul in 2001, her homeport was changed to NAS North Island in San Diego, California. The home port of Nimitz was again moved to Naval Station Everett in 2012.The keel of Nimitz was laid down 22 June 1968 by Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia. It was christened in 1972 by Catherine Nimitz Lay, the daughter of the late Admiral Nimitz. Nimitz was delivered to the Navy in 1975, and it was commissioned at Naval Station Norfolk on 3 May 1975 by President Gerald Ford.
October 1975 to December 1975 – Post Shakedown Availability
May 1977 to July 1977 – Selected Restricted Availability
October 1978 to January 1979 – Selected Restricted Availability
October 1980 to January 1981 – Selected Restricted Availability
April 1982 to June 1982 – Selected Restricted Availability – waist catapult bridle catcher removed.
June 1983 to July 1984 – Complex Overhaul – forward port sponson added; Mk-25 BPDM replaced with Mk-29; 3 CIWS added.
November 1985 to March 1986 – Selected Restricted Availability – forward port sponson changed/enlarged.
August 1987 to February 1988 – Selected Restricted Availability
August 1989 to March 1990 – Selected Restricted Availability
October 1991 to May 1992 – Selected Restricted Availability
December 1993 to January 1995 – Selected Restricted Availability – port bow catapult bridal removed.
June 1996 to January 1997 – Selected Restricted Availability
May 1998 to June 2001 – Refueling and Complex Overhaul – starboard bow catapult bridal removed; top two levels of the island replaced; new antenna mast; new radar tower; 2 RAM replace 1 CIWS/1 Mk-29 at forward port sponson/aft starboard sponson; 2 CIWS at island/stern removed.
February 2004 to August 2004 – Planned Incremental Availability – catwalk grating was replaced and flight deck resurfaced.
March 2006 to September 2006 – Planned Incremental Availability
July 2008 to January 2009 – Planned Incremental Availability
November 2010 to March 2012 - Planned Incremental Availability - 2 CIWS added to forward starboard sponson enlargement/new port stern sponson.