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I love the carriers having served on two of them. As to the response of an old torpedo sinking a carrier, let me provide an illustrated event that took place a few years ago. The USS America, CVS-66, was decommissioned. All material onboard suitable for reuse was removed. All hatches and water-tight integrity systems that remained onboard were sealed, thus making for a floating relic to be used for target practice. The naval bombardment took place off the south eastern coast. Planes, submarines and ships blasted away with bombs, shells from ships, and torpedoes from submarines. After several hours of target practice, to everybody's amazement, the hardy USS America remained afloat. Not wanting to waste anymore target practice expense, the order was given to send a Seal team aboard to place strategic explosive packages at specific areas to allow water to come into the hull integrity and sink the mighty USS America. This was successful and today the USS America is developing a coral reef for the south eastern coast. This mighty ship lies peacefully on the bottom and provides shelter and protection for ocean life. Thank you USS America for your continued service to our country.
So, for the comment a single old torpedo having the ability to sink it, not a chance.
The new ships, as well as the new carriers being designed and developed for the near future is awesome. The new materials that will make up the new carriers, ships and planes and other military hardware is engineering and science at its best of achievements. There are new metals that harder than anything made in the past being planned for military development. These new metals are publically released news as being lighter than air. but harder than anything we have made in the past. There are laser weapons that fire inexpensive and multiple rounds. There are seaworthy engines that will make these ships and submarine move silently and faster in water than anything we have had in the Navy.
Read the awesome works of military achievements in science, physics and engineering. The developments that being made are breaking the old traditional laws in theoretical behaviors of materials and elements. I'm reading more new physicists, scientists and engineers are questioning the old laws and theories and altering our beliefs in how materials and life operate. Mankind is pursuing the beyond and at a rapid pace. I just wish it was faster, because I enjoy seeing the new concepts and developments. Expensive, why of course. Jobs, why of course. Maintaining America's dominance in the world, why of course, but only if we make the discovery first and pursue rapid deployment. Remember this one important fact, "If you read it, see it, or hear it, it is at least 10 years old in development." So, just imaging what science is doing at this moment............the next galaxy is not that far off.
I'm ready for the $13 Trillion dollar warship.