Stuff You Should Know
USS Carl Vinson is a Nimitz-class supercarrier laid down on October 11, 1975 and launched on March 15, 1980. It was commissioned on March 13, 1982 with the hull number CVN-70 under Capt. Richard Martin’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 San Diego, Norfolk, the Aleutian Islands, North Carolina, Sasebo, Japan or Hawaii.