Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The world's largest and most powerful warships/destroyers and aircraft carriers ever.

The world's largest and most powerful Warships/destroyers and aircraft carriers ever.. Part-2

The world's largest and most powerful destroyers and aircraft carriers ever.

Warship: INS Vikramaditya, India
  • Name of the Warship: INS Vikramaditya

This is another former Soviet vessel that has found a new life. In 1996, being decommissioned by the Russian Navy due to too expensive to operate, it was purchased by India for around £1.5 billion and was given a refit. Having completed sea trails, it is due to enter service in October this year. It is named INS Vikramaditya after a 1st century BC emperor of Ujjain, India. After the refit, she now has accommodation for 10 female officers and has been fitted with a water desalination plant. WATCH FREE MOVIES ONLINE | LATEST NEWS UPDATES

Who are operated by: Indian Navy

About fleet no:1

About Length: 928ft

Displacement/Capacity :45,400 tons

Maximum speed: 32 knots

Total Crew:  1,400

Weapons: 16 aircraft, 10 helicopters
Picture: Wikipedia/Sevmash shipyard/Alexey Popov
Warship: Charles de Gaulle nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, French

  • Name of the Warship: Charles de Gaulle nuclear-powered aircraft carrier

It is named after the famous French leader Charles de Gaulle, this is the largest warship in Western Europe and the only nuclear powered surface vessel outside of the United States. Following successful sea trials, in 2013, she is due to enter active service. During the vessel’s construction in 1993, it was claimed that British MI6 agents attempting to learn the technical details who are a group of visiting engineers. The Guardian, which published the story, later published a denial from both the British and French governments that there been an incident. The world's largest and most powerful warships/destroyers and aircraft carriers ever.

Who are operated by: French Navy, Marine Nationale

About fleet no:1

About Length: 858ft

Displacement/Capacity : 42,000 tons

Maximum speed: 32 knots

Total Crew: 1,950

Weapons: 40 aircraft, missile defence systems
Picture: AP Photo/Franck Prevel

Warship:Wasp Class amphibious assault ship, US Navy
  • Name of the Warship:Wasp Class amphibious assault ship

Wasp Class amphibious assault ship, A giant floating helicopter platform, one of these vessels is capable of transporting almost the entire US Marine Corp’s quick reaction Marine Expeditionary Unit. It has two folding aircraft elevators on the outside that move between the hanger and flight deck, which can fold inwards to allow the vessel to pass through the Panama Canal.

Who are operated by: United States Navy

About fleet no: 8

About Length: 831ft

Displacement/Capacity : 40,500 tons

Maximum speed: 22 knots

Total Crew:  1,208 crew and 1,894 Marines

Weapons: 6 vertical take off aircraft, 24 helicopters, missile defence systems
Picture: AP Photo/Andrew Medichini

Warship: Invincible class aircraft carrier, Britain Royal Navy

  • Name of the Warship: Invincible class aircraft carrier
Invincible class aircraft carrier, As we are in the down  of the list in terms of the world’s biggest warships, this is the Royal Navy’s largest warships currently in operation. Brazil, Italy and Spain all have larger aircraft carriers, but when the new Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier comes into service in 2018, it will leave Britain with the second biggest warship in the world, behind the US. So, then the list will go the second in terms.

Who are operated by: Royal Navy of Great Britain

About fleet no: 3

About Length: 686ft

Displacement/Capacity : 22,000 tons

Maximum speed: 28 knots

Total Crew:  1000 crew and 500 marines

Weapons: 22 aircraft and anti missile systems
Picture: Royal Navy
Warship: Sejong the Great class destroyer, Korea

  • Name of the Warship: Sejong the Great class destroyer
Sejong the Great class destroyer, possibly the best named class of warship in operation at the moment and the biggest destroyer after the new Izumo class which named after the fourth king in the Joseon Dynasty of Korea, who is credited with creating the Korean alphabet. These guided missile destroyers are the biggest of their kind in operation in the world at the moment, but are set to be out-classed by the US Navy’s new Zumwalt-class stealth destroyer, which will use electric motors and carry advanced weaponry, when it completed sometime in 2015. The world's largest and most powerful warships/destroyers and aircraft carriers ever.

Who are operated by: Republic of Korea Navy

About fleet no: 3

About Length: 541ft

Displacement/Capacity : 11,000 tons

Maximum speed: 30+ knots

Total Crew: 400

Weapons: 1 5 inch naval gun, 16 anti-ship missiles, 32 cruise missiles and 6 torpedoes. Two helicopters
Picture: US Navy

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