It has been a while since I looked at this, but I did check it. One difficulty is getting an accurate LOA figure for the Big E circa 1965. The decks change from refit to refit on a nuclear carrier. I did find a figure, though and I seem to recall it the starship came up a little smaller than 947'. The ruler on the drawing didn't seem to match either way. I believe that the image was a 'quickie' intended to convey the rough size.uss_griffin said:I know this has been covered in other threads before, but I can't remember the result. In the MOST overlay of 1701 w/ CVN65, does the scale confirm or at least support the 947' number or does it raise additional questions?