The Evolving Saga of the USS Theodore Roosevelt


The Theodore Roosevelt in port in Guam. (MCC Matthew White/ U.S. Navy)This is how it all started:January 17: USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71, or TR), a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, departs Naval Base San Diego with 4,865 sailors aboard and Capt. Brett Crozier in command. TR sails in company with its strike group on a deployment to the western Pacific regionThis is where the story stood, in human terms, on April 14:• 589 TR crew members have tested positive for COVID-19. 3,922 have tested negative. 92% of the crew has been tested.• Four TR sailors are being treated at Naval Hos…

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