U.S. Navy Supercarriers – Largest Warships Ever Built


Planes launch and land aboard the “supercarrier” USS Nimitz (CVN-68). Supercarriers are the largest warships ever built, typically displacing more than 70,000 tons. The Nimitz is 1,092 feet in length (over 3 football fields long), and displaces more than 100,000 tons. The U.S. Navy has 10 supercarriers that displace more than 100,000 tons as of 2014 – all nuclear powered.
[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aircraft_carriers_in_service
[2] http://www.globalfirepower.com/navy-aircraft-carriers.asp

Flight operations aboard the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier in the Red Sea – 2013.

Film Credit: PO3 Vanessa David