French Carrier

John Hall johnhall@evergo.net
Fri, 26 Apr 2002 12:36:48 -0700


The USN LHA and LHD classes are the same size as (same tonnage, a touch
longer I think) the de Gaulle.  We have 12 of those, which don't get
included in our carrier totals.  Their air wings are optimized for the
support of a Marine landing.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: fork-admin@xent.com [mailto:fork-admin@xent.com] On Behalf Of
Robert
> Harley
> Sent: Friday, April 26, 2002 12:16 PM
> To: fork@xent.com
> Subject: Re: French Carrier
> 
> Here is a photo of the Charles de Gaulle (bottom) alongside a US
> carrier (top) which is probably the USS Enterprise, with the same size
> as and a similar design to the Nimitz class except for an older type
> of nuclear reactor:
> 
> 
>
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/europe/ships/images/cdg18.j
pg
> 
> A reminder that shit happens even to the best of us:
> 
>   http://www.hazegray.org/navhist/carriers/fires/fire09.jpg
> 
> =:-0
> 
> Bye,
>   Rob.
> 
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