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10 Largest Aircraft Carriers in the World 2021

Huge and modern aircraft carriers which can carry dozens of aircraft and are in service in the main armies of the world.

These are the 10 biggest aircraft carriers in the world.

1. HTMS Chakri Nareubet

It is the first aircraft carrier in Thailand and entered service in 1997. It was manufactured in Spain and its design is based on the Spanish aircraft carrier Principe de Asturias.

It measures 182 meters or 597 feet in length by 21.9 meters or 71 feet of beam and 6.2 meters or 20 feet of draft.

It has 44000 horsepower and can reach a top speed of 26.4 knots or 49 kilometers or 30 miles per hour.

It has space for 675 people, six planes and six helicopters. It is currently the only aircraft carrier that is active in the royal Thai navy.

2. HMAS Adelaide

It is an Australian aircraft carrier that entered service in 2015. It was partially manufactured in Spain and finished in the United States. Its design is based on the Spanish ship Juan Carlos I.

It measures 230 meters or 754 feet long by 32 meters or 104 feet wide and 6.9 meters or 22.6 feet draft.

It has 30000 horsepower and can reach a top speed of 21.5 knots or 40 kilometers or 25 miles per hour.

It has space for more than 1 000 people and up to 24 aircraft and is in service in the Royal Australian Navy.

3. Juan Carlos I

It is a Spanish aircraft carrier that entered service in 2010. it was manufactured in Spain and is the largest and heaviest ship that the Spanish navy has had.

It measures 231 meters or 757 feet long by 32 meters or 104 feet wide and 6.9 meters or 22.6 feet draft.

It has 30000 horsepower and can reach a top speed of 21.5 knots or 40 kilometers or 25 miles per hour.

It has space for more than 1200 people, 30 helicopters and 12 planes.

She is currently in service in the Spanish Navy supporting the marine corps and transporting troops where necessary.

4. Cavour

It is an Italian aircraft carrier that entered service in 2009. It measures 244 meters or 800 feet in length by 40 meters or 131 feet of beam and 7.5 meters or 24.6 feet of draft.

It has 118000 horsepower and can reach a top speed of 28 knots or 51 kilometers or 31 miles per hour.

It’s currently in service in the Italian Navy.

5. Charles de Gaulle

It is a French aircraft carrier that entered service in 2000.

It measures 261 meters or 860 feet in length by 64 meters or 210 feet of beam and 8.5 meters or 27 feet of draft.

it has 83000 horsepower and can reach a top speed of 27 knots or 50 kilometers or 31 miles per hour.

It has space for 1 900 people and more than 40 planes.

She is currently in service in the French Navy carrying out different types of missions.

6. HMS Queen Elizabeth

It is a British aircraft carrier that entered service in 2017.

It measures 280 meters or 918 feet in length by 39 meters or 128 feet of beam and 11 meters or 36 feet of draft.

It has 108000 horsepower and can reach a top speed of 32 knots or 59 kilometers or 36 miles per hour.

It is currently in service in the British Royal Navy conducting tests with F-35 aircraft.

7. INS Vikramaditya

It is an aircraft carrier of soviet origin that entered service in India in 2013.

It measures 283 meters or 928 feet in length by 51 meters or 167 feet of beam and 10 meters or 33 feet of draft.

It has 140000 horsepower and can reach a top speed of 32 knots or 59 kilometers or 36 miles per hour.

It is currently in service in the indian navy and transports five different types of aircraft.

8. Kuznetsov

It is a Russian aircraft carrier that entered service in 1995.

It measures 300 meters or 984 feet in length by 38 meters or 124 feet of beam and 11 meters or 36 feet of draft.

It has 200000 horsepower and can reach a top speed of 32 knots or 59 kilometers or 36 miles per hour.

It is currently in service in the Russian Navy as a flagship.

9. Shendong

It is a Chinese aircraft carrier that entered service in 2019. It started production in 2013 and its design is based on the Russian aircraft carrier Kuznetsov.

It measures 315 meters or 1033 feet in length by 73 meters or 239 feet in beam and 11 meters or 36 feet in draft.

It has 20000 horsepower and can reach a top speed of 31 knots or 57 kilometers or 35 miles per hour.

It has space for more than 40 aircraft and is in service with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy.

10. USS Gerald R. Ford

It is an American aircraft carrier that entered service in 2017.

It measures 337 meters or 1105 feet in length by 41 meters or 134 feet of beam and 12 meters or 39 feet of draft.

It has 260000 horsepower and can reach speeds of over 30 knots or 55 kilometers or 35 miles per hour.

It has space for more than 4000 people and more than 75 aircraft.

It is currently the largest and most advanced aircraft carrier in the world and is in the service of the United States Navy.

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