The aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt will move back to San Diego on Thursday
The San Diego Union-Tribune March 21, 2023
(Tribune News Service) — The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt will return to its homeport of San Diego on Thursday after 18 months up maintenance, repairs and modernization in Bremerton, Wash., according to the Navy.
The nuclear-powered carrier, which was commissioned in 1986, is expected to arrive at Naval Air Station North Island at midday. The Navy didn’t provide more details about its passage into San Diego Bay.
The 1,092-foot warship underwent many upgrades during its time at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility. The upgrades included retrofitting the deck system to handle F-35C Lightning II, a long-range stealth strike fighter.
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