“How Much Does an Aircraft Carrier Weigh?”

An aircraft carrier is a very large warship that acts like its own airport at sea

These ships can be very heavy as you might imagine

The largest aircraft carrier in the world is the USS Gerald R Ford

When Gerald R Ford is fully loaded, she weighs a whopping 100,000 tons!

It’s important to note that the USS Gerald R Ford is not yet fully functional

Officially, the smallest aircraft carrier in the world is HTMS Chakri Naruebet, which belongs to the Royal Thai Navy

The HTMS Chakri Naruebet weighs approximately 11,486 tonnes when fully loaded

A typical aircraft carrier has a fully equipped full-size flight deck capable of launching various types of aircraft in both war and peace

When the aircraft is fully operational, it can take off every 25 seconds

The US Navy has 11 nuclear-powered aircraft carriers

The only other country with nuclear-powered aircraft carriers is France

Keeping one of these boats on a local lake would be difficult!

Resources https://wwwnaval-technologycom/features/feature-the-10-biggest-aircraft-carriers_4067861-4067861/ https://sciencehowstuffworkscom/aircraft-carrierhtm https://www militaryfactory com/ships/detailasp?ship_id=RTN-Chakri-Naruebet-CVS911

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