Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published Friday, March 29, 2013 at 1:30 PM

  • Share:
           
  • Comments (0)
  • Print

USS Nimitz departure from Everett delayed

The Navy has delayed the departure of the USS Nimitz from Naval Station Everett.

The Associated Press

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
No comments have been posted to this article.
Start the conversation >

advertising

EVERETT, Wash. —

The Navy has delayed the departure of the USS Nimitz from Naval Station Everett.

The aircraft carrier had been scheduled to leave about 4 p.m. Friday. Public Affairs Officer Kristin Ching says it was postponed to 9 a.m. Saturday to complete required preparations for deployment.

The Nimitiz is headed for six to 10 months in the western Pacific and Persian Gulf.

It's the first major deployment of the Nimitz from its Everett home port. The Nimitz arrived last year, replacing the Lincoln that left in 2011 for nuclear refueling at a shipyard in Virginia.

Commissioned in 1975, the Nimitz is the oldest operating Navy aircraft carrier. It has a crew of 3,000 that grows by 2,000 more when it is joined at sea by its air wing at San Diego.

---

Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►