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Victorious-class Aircraft Carrier

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The profile of a Victorious-class supercarrier with its aircraft that make up its airwing.

The Victorious-class Aircraft Carrrier is a class of nuclear powered supercarrier in service in the Royal Canadian Navy from 2023 onwards. It is based on the original blueprints of the USS John F. Kennedy before the decision to build it as a conventionally powered aircraft carrier.

Specificatons[edit]

  • Type: Nuclear powered Supercarrier (Hull designation symbol CVN)
  • Service Period: 2023-
  • Characteristics
    • Length: 1,052 feet (320.65 meters) (Extreme); 990 feet (301.75 meters) (Waterline)
    • Beam: 252 feet (76.81 meters) (Extreme); 130 feet (39.63 meters) (Waterline)
    • Draft: 37 feet (11.28 meters) (Maximum); 39 feet (11.89 meters) (Limit)
    • Displacement (Light): 63,155 tons
    • Displacement (Full Load): 88,750 tons
    • Displacement (Dead Weight): 29,595 tons
  • Capacity: 5,075
  • Crew: 3,100 (1,272 officers and 1,828 enlisted)
  • Endurance: 75 days of food, self-sufficient in water
  • Electrical Power: 280 MW
  • Power: 288,000 shp
  • Range: Unlimited
  • Speed: 35 Knots (64.82 km/hr)
  • Propulsion:
    • 4 x PBMR/AECL 105 MWt pebble-bed type nuclear reactors
    • 12 x General Motors Model 265TNV turbodiesel backup engines with Western Electric 5 MW AC generators
    • 8 x Vektris Engineering turbines and 35 MWe AC electric generators
    • 16 x Western Electric 18,000-horsepower geared electric motors
    • 4 x shafts
  • Sensor Suite
    • System 021 Long-range Air Search Radar
    • System 025A Medium-range Air Search radar
    • System 034SCR Long-range Surface Search Radar
    • System 050C Integrated Information Transfer System
  • Countermeasures:
    • AN/SLY-2 Electronic Warfare Suite
    • S2170 Sea Sentor Surface Ship Torpedo Defence System
    • Mk.53 Nulka decoy launchers
  • Armament
    • 2 x 16-cell Mk.41 Vertical Launch Systems (with 64 quad-packed ESSM anti-aircraft missiles)
    • 2 x Mk.49 Rolling Airframe Missile launchers (with 42 RIM-116 missiles, plus 63 reload missiles)
    • 4 x Naval Defender twin 35mm CIWS systems (15,000 rounds each system)
  • Aircraft Carried: up to 100 fixed wing aircraft and helicopters

Unit Run[edit]

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