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 United States Navy rules the world’s oceans with its 10 Nimitz class carriers. Each of these carries around 70 jets which is actually more than many air forces around the world. The carriers are ready to intervene in any … Continue reading Carriers of the US Navy: Ford class