Welcome back to the our channel for a new documentary video about life on an aircraft carrier including the process of raising or bringing down anchor but also cleaning them against intruders such as algae and mussels in particular that can damage or prevent the anchors from functioning properly. When I was stationed onboard the USS Nimitz as a Fire FIghter (DC), I remember witnessing the anchor being dropped when we arrived at our home port in Bremerton Wa. Those chain links look HUGE in person. It's amazing to see just how massive some components of the ship need to be in order for it to function. The first time I actually saw the ship up close, I couldn't believe how massive it was. I was actually able to also walk underneath the ship while it was in for repairs in dry dock. But even a ship that size would still list while out in deep ocean. A slow, steady rock from side to side mostly. But during bad weather, you could almost walk on it's walls depending on how close to the flight deck you happened to be. Amazing. I never get tired of this. From another video, apparently the USN is migrating towards smaller carriers which cost a lot less, and would be smaller targets as well. That might also make the USN more nimble, and flexible.