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Entire crew of USN carrier to be tested for COVID-19

26th March 2020 - 15:30 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


The USN’s USS Theodore Roosevelt is heading to Guam where it will remain pierside while the entire crew is tested for the COVID-19 virus after a number of cases were detected on board in the past 48h.

At over 100,000t, 332m in length and 76.8m across the beam, the Nimitz-class aircraft carriers when embarking a full air wing can accommodate more than 5,000 personnel on board. 

None of the personnel aboard Theodore Roosevelt will be permitted to enter Guam and they will therefore remain  in a state of de facto self-isolation, confined to the vessel and immediate shoreside area

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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