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- For other uses, see Eisenhower.
|USS Dwight D. Eisenhower|
|Affiliation:||United States Navy|
|Status:||active (21st century)|
The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) was a United States of America aircraft carrier in service to the United States Navy service in the 20th and 21st centuries, named for President Dwight D. Eisenhower. This vessel was succeeded in name by such vessels as the 23rd century Federation starship USS Eisenhower.
In April 1995, Captain Leon Ruszkowski of the USS Theodore Roosevelt noted the Eisenhower's location as being 3,000 miles away from his ship in the Mediterranean Sea while his crew attempted to ascertain the origin of airplane fighters entering their radar range, meaning that the planes could not be from that friendly vessel. (TNG novel: Ghost Ship)
The Eisenhower was based on a real ship in service at the time of the book's writing in 1987. Author Diane Carey could not have known then that the ship was diverted from its normal Mediterranean patrols to the Persian Gulf because of the war there in 1991. In June 1995, the Eisenhower entered drydock for a two-year overhaul. Information in this article about the Eisenhower's registry, naming and real-life service dates is based on historical data, as only the ship's name and location were mentioned in the novel.