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Nimitz Class (USA) ? 1092 feet

ole timer Oct 4, 2014

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    The aircraft carriers of the Nimitz Class are the largest warships currently in service in the world. At around $4.5 billion each, these carriers are the most expensive ship on this list. The ten ships of this class help the United States flex its military muscle around the world. Aside from military matters, these 100,000 ton super-carriers have also provided humanitarian relief from the Indonesian tsunami in 2004 to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

    Nimitz carriers can operate 85 to 90 aircraft, substantially more than any other carrier in the world. They also have the usual array of missiles and guns meant to protect against enemy missiles and aircraft. It is expected that each carrier from this class will serve for 50 years before being decommissioned. In the meantime, the US Navy has already begun the building the Gerald R. Ford class, an even bigger aircraft carrier with a price tag estimated to be between $9-12 billion