Welcome back to the our channel for a feature on a few of the world’s largest aircraft carriers, and their capabilities to exert force as maritime warfare vessels. I was on a destroyer (DD) in the late 80's, early 90's. It was an older steam powered twin screw sub hunter and we thought we were fast at 35 knots FPR. We were refueling from the Kennedy at 10 knots when a Russian cruiser decided to interrupt. Those pesky Soviets were jealous they couldn't refuel, underway. After the emergency breakaway procedure, it didn't take long before the Kennedy was quickly becoming smaller on the horizon, with an impressive rooster tail. Very nice indeed, very good for target practice,a bit expensive though, considering that it will end up at the bottom of the sea. Just so people understand. The US operates 11 "super carriers", all nuclear powered. No other country operates a super carrier. The US also operates over 20 "lightning carriers". Incredible US military fleet of ships. Solid carrier formation. Accompanied by a sophisticated fighter jet. US navy is great.