Stuff You Should Know
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower is a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier laid down on August 15, 1970 and launched on October 11, 1975. It was commissioned on October 18, 1977 with the hull number CVN-69 under Comdr. Robert Franklin Frazier’s command and it is still serving in the US Navy. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 3,200 people onboard and 90 aircraft and had the main missions in Beirut, Norfolk, Normandy, North Carolina, Marseilles, Naples or Manama.