Amphibious Assault Ships

Amphibious Assault Ships

As of May 2021, the USA has 11 active aircraft carriers (plus 9 helicopter carriers designated as "amphibious assault ships") , compared to the rest of the world’s combined 11 carriers. Till date, the USA has commissioned a total of 80 aircraft carriers. About 55 of these have been decommissioned, 2 are under construction, and 12 were never completed. In fact, America’s navy is larger, in tonnage, than the next 13 largest navies in the world combined. Its Coast Guard, if it was an independent force, would be the world’s 12th largest navy just by itself. Just the Coast Guard’s fleet of aircraft would constitute the world’s 14th largest Air Force. America also operates 99.8% of the world’s entire operational stealth aircraft. The amount of jet attack aircraft stationed just in the states of Florida and California would constitute the world’s third-largest Air Force.

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