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Essex class carriers are vintage World War II carriers that served on duty for almost a half of a century. Having over a dozen roles it was the core of the post-war fleet. To accommodate the jet aircraft the flight deck and the landing system of the air craft carrier had to be modified. An angled flight deck, which allows the launching of several aircraft and the hurricane bow as added to not only allow more take offs, but to accommodate more jets per ship. These upgrades are apart of the Fleet Rehabilitation and Modernization upgrade program,

 

US Navy Destroyers are world famous and one of the most famous is the USS Arleigh Burke.  Named after Admiral Arleigh Albert Burke, this ship has the distinction of leading the Arleigh Burke class of US Navy Destroyers which are guided missile destroyers. Built in Bath Maine in 1988, the destroyer’s designers used lessons learned from the UK Navy during the Falkland Campaigns. Utilizing stealth technology, this all steel US Nave destroyer has the capability to work in chemical or radiological contaminated waters.

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