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Top 7 BIGGEST Navy War Ships Delving back into the military is an easy
choice. With the amount of absolutely insane capabilities
the armed forces of the world have at their disposal, it’s no wonder there’s no shortage
of topics to discuss. Like with anything – when it comes to sea-power,
the military world is (no pun intended) flooded with massive vessels that take up gargantuan
amounts of water space. As naval needs changed, the militaries of
the world continued to build and adapt. While many of the following can be quite subjective
when it comes to order – today, let’s take a look a seven of the largest naval warships
of all time (ranked in order of length and structural intimidation factor). Number seven – Kirov-class. These Russian made ships (or more colloquially
known as “battlecruisers” to Western defense commentators) may not be as large as some
of the other entries on our list, but they certainly pack a punch. With an official designation of “heavy nuclear-powered
guided missile cruiser”, it’s already started with a bang. Commissioned and ultimately built between
the late 70s and the 1990s – only four ships pf this class were constructed, which may
have had something to do with the estimated two billion dollar price tag. Renamed Admiral Ushakov in 1992, the Kirov-class
sport a length of 827 feet (or 252 meters) – making them the largest and heaviest surface
combatant warships used in current operation. Number six – Wasp-class. Owned and operated by the United States Navy,
Wasp vessels are a class of Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) amphibious assault ships, based
upon the Tarawa class. Since the importance of having specialized
ships and equipment in times of war is so very high, the Wasp class is able to transport
damn near the entirety of a United States Marine Corps Marine Expeditionary Unit – capable
of landing them in hostile territory via landing craft or helicopters. Only eight were built by Ingalls Shipbuilding
in Mississippi in the late 80s – and all of them remain in functional, active use today. With a length of 843 feet (or 257 meters),
it’s not hard to see why these amphibious assault ships make such a domineering impression. Number five – Charles de Gaulle. This French aircraft carrier just happens
to be the flagship of the French Navy – and with a length of 858 feet (or 261.5 meters),
ALSO the largest western European warship currently in commission. Named after French statesman and general (surprise)
Charles de Gaulle, the R91 is the first French nuclear-powered surface vessel and the only
nuclear-powered carrier in deployment – short of the United States Navy. After suffering a host of delays and setbacks,
the carrier was finally officially commissioned in 2001 for the not-at-all-insane price of
four billion dollars. With a jaw-dropping amount of cool features
available (like being able to sail for 20 years before refueling), it has seen its fair
share of war and operations all over the world. Number four – Clemenceau-class. This pair of enormous aircraft carriers served
the French Navy from 1961 all the way to the year 2000 – doubling as their first successful
design in this style since World War II, serving the French Fleet for the duration of its service. When it was time for a little modernization,
one of the two ships were scrapped altogether – while the remaining one was extensively
upgraded, renamed São Paulo and sold to the Brazilian Navy for just about $12 million. Although the ship has seen its fair share
of trauma since transferring ownership – including several fires and multiple deaths, this 869
foot (or 265 meter) monstrosity continues to chug along with a projected expectancy
to continue service until the year 2039. Number three – INS Vikramaditya. The modified-Kiev class of India originally
set out on the water as the Baku with the Soviet Navy back in 1987. However, over the course of the next decade,
Russia’s budget could no longer support the Soviet-era military equipment it employed
– so a grand majority of their artillery was scrapped or sold (including the Baku). Purchased by India in 2004 for almost two
and half billion dollars, Russia modified the vessel before transferring the deed – stripping
the heavy armament away and adding a ski-jump ramp to the end of the flight deck to fully
accommodate aircraft transportation. Top 7 BIGGEST Navy War Ships Delving back into the military is an easy
choice. With the amount of absolutely insane capabilities the armed forces of the world
have at their disposal, it’s no wonder there’s no shortage of topics to discuss. Like with
anything – when it comes to sea-power, the military world is (no pun intended) flooded
with massive vessels that take up gargantuan amounts of water space. As naval needs changed,
the militaries of the world continued to build and adapt. While many of the following can
be quite subjective when it comes to order – today, let’s take a look a seven of the
largest naval warships of all time (ranked in order of length and structural intimidation
factor). Number seven – Kirov-class. These Russian made ships (or more colloquially
known as “battlecruisers” to Western defense commentators) may not be as large as some
of the other entries on our list, but they certainly pack a punch. With an official designation
of “heavy nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser”, it’s already started with a bang. Commissioned
and ultimately built between the late 70s and the 1990s – only four ships pf this class
were constructed, which may have had something to do with the estimated two billion dollar
price tag. Renamed Admiral Ushakov in 1992, the Kirov-class sport a length of 827 feet
(or 252 meters) – making them the largest and heaviest surface combatant warships used
in current operation. Number six – Wasp-class. Owned and operated by the United States Navy,
Wasp vessels are a class of Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) amphibious assault ships, based
upon the Tarawa class. Since the importance of having specialized ships and equipment
in times of war is so very high, the Wasp class is able to transport damn near the entirety
of a United States Marine Corps Marine Expeditionary Unit – capable of landing them in hostile
territory via landing craft or helicopters. Only eight were built by Ingalls Shipbuilding
in Mississippi in the late 80s – and all of them remain in functional, active use today.
With a length of 843 feet (or 257 meters), it’s not hard to see why these amphibious
assault ships make such a domineering impression. Number five – Charles de Gaulle. This French aircraft carrier just happens
to be the flagship of the French Navy – and with a length of 858 feet (or 261.5 meters),
ALSO the largest western European warship currently in commission. Named after French
statesman and general (surprise) Charles de Gaulle, the R91 is the first French nuclear-powered
surface vessel and the only nuclear-powered carrier in deployment – short of the United
States Navy. After suffering a host of delays and setbacks, the carrier was finally officially
commissioned in 2001 for the not-at-all-insane price of four billion dollars. With a jaw-dropping
amount of cool features available (like being able to sail for 20 years before refueling),
it has seen its fair share of war and operations all over the world. Number four – Clemenceau-class. This pair of enormous aircraft carriers served
the French Navy from 1961 all the way to the year 2000 – doubling as their first successful
design in this style since World War II, serving the French Fleet for the duration of its service.
When it was time for a little modernization, one of the two ships were scrapped altogether
– while the remaining one was extensively upgraded, renamed São Paulo and sold to the
Brazilian Navy for just about $12 million. Although the ship has seen its fair share
of trauma since transferring ownership – including several fires and multiple deaths, this 869
foot (or 265 meter) monstrosity continues to chug along with a projected expectancy
to continue service until the year 2039. Number three – INS Vikramaditya. The modified-Kiev class of India originally
set out on the water as the Baku with the Soviet Navy back in 1987. However, over the
course of the next decade, Russia’s budget could no longer support the Soviet-era military
equipment it employed – so a grand majority of their artillery was scrapped or sold (including
the Baku). Purchased by India in 2004 for almost two and half billion dollars, Russia
modified the vessel before transferring the deed – stripping the heavy armament away and
adding a ski-jump ramp to the end of the flight deck to fully accommodate aircraft transportation.
Officially commissioned in 2013 – the INS Vikramaditya stretches an astonishing 930 feet (or 283.5
meters). Number two – Kuznetsov-class. Also known as the Kremi class, these two Kuznetsov-class
aircraft carriers were initially built for the Soviet Navy between 1982 and 1990 (although
one of them hadn’t been fully completed before the dissolution of the Soviet Union and was
sold to China in 1991). Setting itself apart from its American counterparts – these colossal
sea-beasts include some heavy duty offensive-defensive weaponry (including heavy long-range anti-ship
missiles, a massive selection of SAMs and anti-submarine weaponry – not counting the
aircraft already being carried up top. The Admiral Kuznetsov can operate over 30 fixed
wing aircraft and a dozen helicopters over the span of its 1,001 foot (or 305 meter)
length. Number one – Nimitz-class. These ten nuclear-powered aircraft carriers
boast not only some insane capabilities – but the inarguable title of the largest warships
in service – all throughout the world. Valued at four and a half billion dollars each, they’re
not only the biggest – but most expensive super-carriers in existence. Measuring 1,092
feet (or 332.8 meters) in length, Nimitz carriers can operate up to 90 aircraft – not even counting
the Willy Wonka-like collection of guns, missiles and artillery stowed and ready to go at any
given time. Constructed by Newport News Shipbuilding Company in Virginia between 1975 and 2009,
each ship is estimated to serve for 50 years before the threat of decommission. From military
operations to humanitarian efforts – the Nimitz-class ships are undoubtedly a marvel of military
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