The advantages of nuclear propulsion are well known. For a fixed mass penalty, nuclear propulsion allows a vessel to sail for 2 and a half decades in the case of American supercarriers. The Forrestals (CV-59 to CV-62) displaced around 60,000 … Continue reading Why haven’t we seen carriers significantly bigger than USS Enterprise?
The USS Enterprise CV-6 had become a household name for the veterans of 2nd world war . The war bought her glory in the form of 20 Battle stars, Presidential Unit Citation and Navy Unit Commendation along with several other … Continue reading Carriers of the US Navy: USS Enterprise
Intro-USN was facing a dilemma, its carriers were being shadowed by November class SSNs which could keep up with them at speeds over 30knots. This was highlighted by an incident in 1968 during which a November shadowed USS Enterprise even … Continue reading Los Angeles class:The benchmark SSN