Welcome back to the our channel for a discussion about how 100,000-ton aircraft carriers are held in place, as well as how various aircraft are stopped, stored, and protected. I remember being in that anchor room and running cat 5 and fiber optic cables for the IT 21 Install back in 99' back home in Daygo. I worked on the Stennis for 6 months in SD. The chain holds a ship in place. 8-10 times the depth of the water. The anchor gets the chain to the ocean floor. Super carrier links are not 136 pounds. They are 365 pounds. Those big white lines are mooring lines. They are not used to raise the anchor at all. They are used to secure the ship to the pier. The anchor is brought up using hydraulic power via the anchor windlass. I should know, my shop was responsible for maintaining the anchor windlass on the USS Abraham Lincoln when I was onboard from 3/00 to 11/01.