Aircraft Carriers III


Obi Wan Russell

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Many of you may not be aware that the current French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle actually started life as one of HMS Queen Elizabeth's sea boats. The vessel is pictured here after being deployed by the British carrier off Gibraltar. 76710891_2689766387736726_6365377979211579392_o.jpg
I'm English. It is culturally acceptable for me to take the mick out of the French, and indeed vice versa. It's a sibling thing...
 

bd popeye

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 5, 2019) Aviation Ordnanceman transport ordnance across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) is underway conducting routine training in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kaylianna Genier)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 5, 2019) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Juan Sanchez, from San Antonio, inspects ordinance on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Dec. 5, 2019.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kaylianna Genier)

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SASEBO, Japan (Dec. 6, 2019) Sailors man the rails as the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) arrives at Sasebo, Japan to join the forward-deployed naval forces. America is assigned to Amphibious Squadron Eleven and will serve as the flagship for Expeditionary Strike Group 7 while conducting routine operations in the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad Swysgood)

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STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR (Dec. 5, 2019) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transits through the Strait of Gibraltar Dec. 5, 2019. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is conducting operations in U.S. 6th Fleet to support maritime security operations in international waters, alongside our allies and partners. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Swofford/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 4, 2019) – An MV-22B Osprey, assigned to the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 165, takes off from the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island is conducting routine operations in the eastern Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Laramore)

 
Nov 21, 2019
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USS America Steaming Toward New Homeport In Japan
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Amphibious Assault Ship USS America Arrives In Japan
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so she'd been doing about ten knots on average (yes, it's my speculation she took a direct route)
 

bd popeye

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so she'd been doing about ten knots on average (yes, it's my speculation she took a direct route)
Nope. She was doing 16 knots when steaming towards Okinawa..which was here first stop in Japan. 16 knot is standard operating procedure when traveling between ports.

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OKINAWA, Japan (Dec. 4, 2019) Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) departs White Beach Naval Facility to join the forward-deployed Amphibious Force 7th Fleet based at Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan. America replaces USS Wasp (LHD 1) as the U.S. 7th Fleet's forward-deployed amphibious assault carrier and is capable of supporting the Joint Strike Fighter (F-35B) as part of an embarked U.S. Marine Corps Air Combat Element (ACE). America, part of Commander, Amphibious Squadron 11 and Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7, is operating in the Indo-Pacific region to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Kristine Volk/Released)

She also stopped in Pearl Harbor.

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PEARL HARBOR (Nov. 21, 2019) NAVSUP FLC Pearl Harbor provides fueling support to the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) during a port visit to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

She more than likely conducted some flight operations on the way over to Japan....I can't find photos of recent flight operations.....Jura, I've posted a few photos of USS America(LHA 6) in this thread.
 
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