I have heard a few rumblings that the US Navy is sending an Aircraft carrier to Halifax at the end of the month. The most Detailed claim i have heard is that it is the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, and She will anchor in Anchorage 1.
Aircraft carriers never travel alone, and the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group Currently consists of the Ticonderoga Class Cruiser USS Normandy, and Destroyer Squadron 26; USS Stout, USS Mcfaul, USS Oscar Austin, USS Roosevelt, USS Mason, and USS Nitze. These are AEGIS and Arliegh Burke class Destroyers, though the entire squadron doesn’t always travel with the carrier.
I am unsure when the last carrier was in Halifax, but there hasen’t been one Since at least 2008*
*The Royal Navy sent the Arc Royal to the Fleet Review in 2010. Also present was the USS Wasp, which is an amphibious Assault ship, flightdeck not withstanding.
UPDATE: Found photos of the USS Theodore Roosevelt with the USS Essex together in 2015.
I don’t suppose we have anything more solid as to the date(s)? We had thought of going to Norfolk to see an aircraft carrier, but changed our minds. Halifax though – always a yes!
working sources to find out.
Is there a map that shows the locations of difference Anchorages (as I have no idea where ‘1’ is)? I’ve searched good for ‘Anchorage Map’ and similar terms but came up empty.
I will scan and Post one.
Anchorage 1 (and anchorage 2) are located between Georges Island and Mcnabs Island. 3-7 are between Georges island and the MacDonald Bridge, the rest are in the Basin.
Any news? We’re near the end of the month and I haven’t heard more about the carrier
Nothing. I likely wont get details until a day or 2 prior to arrival.