Monster Ships: Aircraft Carriers

When I went to Hawaii back in the 1980s, there was an aircraft carrier in the harbor. This was pre-military for me, and the first time I’d ever seen a Navy ship that wasn’t part of a museum (a World War II submarine in Wisconsin).

I think it was one of the smaller ones, but I looking up at this enormous ship standing so tall and high and going, “Holy cow!”

This is a video of the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt, otherwise known as the Big Stick. Watch the size of the sailboats that pass it by.

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  1. Lisa

    I felt the same way when I stood on the pier in Alameda CA (January 1995) and stared up at the USS Lincoln CVN72 – my home for the 2 years after that moment. That was 2 years that will always have a special place in my heart!


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