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The U.S. Navy’s “Last” Ships

By Sandy Gall Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division We talk a lot about Navy’s firsts (humble brag – we’ve had a LOT) but with the premiere of The Last Ship coming up, we thought we take a different approach.  Today, we’re paying homage to Navy’s “lasts!” …

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Evolution of the Aircraft Carrier

PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 28, 2013) The U.S. Navy's forward deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships participate in tactical maneuver training during Annual Exercise (AnnualEx) 13. AnnualEx 13 is designed to increase the defensive readiness and interoperability of Japanese and U.S. Naval forces through training in air and sea operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ricardo R. Guzman/Released)

By Annalisa Underwood Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division Aircraft carriers are often revered as the “powerhouse of the fleet” because of their size, strength, capabilities and importance to our national security. For nearly 100 years, the aircraft carrier has continued to evolve alongside the technological advancements …

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