Former USS Lincoln Commander to Lead Nimitz out of Everett Friday Morning

March 26, 2013

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EDITOR’s NOTE: The Nimitz deployment has been rescheduled for Saturday (3/30) at 9:00am LD


The Nimitz is heading out Friday

Got word today that the long-delayed deployment of the USS Nimitz will happen Friday. Here’s what the Navy has released:

USS Nimitz (CVN 68) will depart for six to 10 month deployment on Friday, March 29 from Naval Station Everett (NSE). Nimitz is the flagship for Carrier Strike Group Eleven, commanded by Rear Adm. Michael S. White.

Navy Capt. Jeffrey Ruth is the commander of the carrier. He previously served aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln when the Lincoln was based in Everett.

The ship’s impending deployment, eventually will take the crew of the warship into the Persian Gulf. With a crew of about 3,000 men and women, the Nimitz will be joined at sea by its air wing, adding about 2,000 personnel.

This is the first major deployment of the Nimitz from its Everett home port. The Nimitz is the oldest of the Navy’s currently operating air craft carriers. It was commissioned in 1975.

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4 Responses to “Former USS Lincoln Commander to Lead Nimitz out of Everett Friday Morning”

  1. Scott B. Says:

    I too would like to watch the Nimitz, but I think security concerns probably prevent public dissemination of that information (at least prior to departure). Nimitz class aircraft carriers are the world’s most significant/obvious strategic assets, and their importance cannot be overstated.

    So I doubt the US Navy will provide a departure time.

    • Suzanne Huffman Says:

      Hello, My husband is on the Nimitz and your are correct in your guess, and public will not be allowed on base as it will be flooded with family.

  2. Ron Says:

    Can you give an approx time so we can watch her go to sea? Thanks

    • myeverettnews Says:

      The Navy will not release exact times due to security concerns so I’d say my best guess is sometime between 8am and 11am. I don’t have anything more specific than that. LD