January 2005
Sea Power;Jan2005, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p9
The article presents information on the ships employed by the U.S. Navy. American aircraft carriers each provide over four acres of sovereign U.S. territory when and where needed. In support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Navy aircraft flew more than 14,000 sorties, delivering various types of ordnance on targets in Afghanistan. The carrier force includes 12 ships: 10 nuclear-powered carriers and two conventionally powered carriers. The article also informs that Spruance-class destroyers were the first U.S. Navy destroyers to have gas turbine engines as their main propulsion systems.


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