An Aircraft Carrier In Drydock



The US Navy’s large nuclear carriers need to be refueled at an interval of about every ten to fifteen years. Since refueling is an involved process requiring the removal a significant amount of deck plating the ship typically undergoes a complete overhaul at the same time.  This takes about a year and means that the ship and it’s crew are placed into living  a different kind of life while the ship occupies the drydock.

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Carrier Ops In Heavy Seas

A couple videos of Carrier ops in heavy seas.

During the day.

At night.

A military fights like it trains.  The US Navy never stops doing stuff like this.  That’s why it’s so effective.  And for carrier ops, the landing is always the hardest part.