Welcome back to the our channel for a feature on the role the Hangar of an aircraft carrier plays, not only as a space to store and maintain the assets, but also as a training ground for the thousands of carrier's residents. How many feet above sea level is the flight deck? How man feet below sea level does the ship extend? I have heard that far more of the ship is below water, and by a wide margin. But I have never seen a figure stating X feet of the ship is below sea level. Maybe it is classified? No jumping into the ocean for me. in the water, in the food chain, as i see it. being eaten alive by a predator is on my avoid list. yes i know, they have armed lookouts for sharks etc, but no, i'll just stay up here on the deck and watch. An aircraft carrier is a warship that serves as a seagoing airbase, equipped with a full-length flight deck and facilities for carrying, arming, deploying, and recovering aircraft. Typically, it is the capital ship of a fleet, as it allows a naval force to project air power worldwide without depending on local bases for staging aircraft operations. Carriers have evolved since their inception in the early twentieth century from wooden vessels used to deploy balloons to nuclear-powered warships that carry numerous fighters, strike aircraft, helicopters, and other types of aircraft. While heavier aircraft such as fixed-wing gunships and bombers have been launched from aircraft carriers, one has yet to successfully land on one. By its diplomatic and tactical power, its mobility, its autonomy and the variety of its means, the aircraft carrier is often the centerpiece of modern combat fleets. Tactically or even strategically, it replaced the battleship in the role of flagship of a fleet. One of its great advantages is that, by sailing in international waters, it does not interfere with any territorial sovereignty and thus obviates the need for overflight authorizations from third-party countries, reduces the times and transit distances of aircraft and therefore significantly increase the time of availability on the combat zone.