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Wow, Aircraft Carrier, John C Stennis, on my commute today.

One of the many great things about living at the mouth of Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu, Hawaii is I get to kayak on part of my commute. I kayak so I can avoid sitting in traffic 45 min to an hour on the H1.
However, as you can see from this Live Facebook video, I still encounter some traffic. Once in awhile a nuclear submarine might come through. I occasionally encounter a dolphin, turtle or even some flying fish.
This is the first time my commute was delayed by an aircraft carrier. It was very exciting for me and I wanted to share this experience with you.
Since this is the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor there is a lot of activity this week.
I will be taking my family on the John C. Stennis and a few other amazing attractions this weekend. I will also be recording a few Facebook Live videos. If you would like to watch live, follow me on Facebook @wallycarmichael www.facebook.com/WallyCarmichael
The USS John C. Stennis is a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. The keel was laid March 13, 1991 in Newport News, Virginia and on November 11, 1993 the ship was christened in honor of Senator John Cornelius Stennis. Stennis’ daughter, Mrs. Margaret Stennis Womble, is the ship’s sponsor. Stennis was commissioned on December 9th, 1995 .
Just a few Big Numbers about USS John C. Stennis
2 Nuclear Reactors
Capable of speeds greater than 30 knots
Allowing the ship to steam more than 1,000,000 miles before refueling
Flight Deck 257 feet wide 1,092 feet long
Equivalent to three football fields in length. Adding up to 4.5 acres
4 catapults for aircraft takeoff
4 elevators accommodating 70 tactical aircraft
Height (keel to mast) 244 feet as tall as a 24-story building
2 Anchors Each weighing 30 tons
Starboard anchor inherited from USS Forrestal (CV 59)
Capable of accommodating 6,200 Sailors and Marines
18,600 Meals served per day
12,000 eggs served at breakfast alone

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18 Comments

  1. GeorgeDelia Carmichael on December 2, 2016 at 07:48

    That’s awesome

  2. Carly Scott on December 2, 2016 at 07:49

    The hum those things make is incredible

  3. Deuce Pesic on December 2, 2016 at 07:51

    Awesome

  4. Steven Hawkins on December 2, 2016 at 07:52

    At home lol

  5. Steven Hawkins on December 2, 2016 at 07:52

    Just posted pics from the house

  6. Ryan D Lane on December 2, 2016 at 07:52

    SUP DAWG

  7. Russell Matusiak on December 2, 2016 at 07:55

    Guessing it’s gonna be a minute before you go across? They’re “manning the rails” for the Arizona I guess

  8. Chris Tharp on December 2, 2016 at 07:56

    Good Morning America!

  9. Estill Ray Collins on December 2, 2016 at 07:59

    Do u got a couch or porch I can crash on?

  10. Estill Ray Collins on December 2, 2016 at 08:01

    Nice

  11. Estill Ray Collins on December 2, 2016 at 08:02

    Can’t tell if my comments are coming thru

  12. Emilio Rivera on December 2, 2016 at 08:06

    Awesome!

  13. Wally Carmichael on December 2, 2016 at 08:06

    Of course, Ray. A nice lanai.

  14. Michael Souza on December 2, 2016 at 08:16

    Hey wally

  15. Mouloud Cerbah on December 2, 2016 at 08:18

    WHO IS THIS BOAT

  16. Michael Souza on December 2, 2016 at 08:18

    My brother birthday on the 7

  17. Michael Souza on December 2, 2016 at 08:19

    Thx wally

  18. Rudy Lerma on December 2, 2016 at 08:34

    HOW AWESOME !

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