The nuclear-powered USS “George HW Bush” powers in Crete


The largest US aircraft carrier powers into Souda bay
The aircraft carrier of the US Navy USS “George HW Bush” with its 6,000-person crew, sailed to Pier K-14, where it will remain for 4 days until October 10th.

The George Bush had come to Chania in February 2017, where it had stayed for a few days for the recreation of the crew.

USS George Bus is the tenth and final Nimitz-class aircraft carrier built in 2009 and named after George Bush Sr., the 41st US president.

With a crew of 3,500 people and an additional 2,500 for aviation, a length of almost 333 meters, and a displacement of 100,000 tons, it is one of the largest aircraft carriers in the world.

USS George HW Bush (CVN-77) is home to more than 85 F/A-18C Hornet fighters, F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft, E-2C Hawkeye radar and HH-60H helicopters.

It can and does develop a speed of 30 knots thanks to its two nuclear reactors capable of continuous operation for 20 years without refueling.