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Joined: March 17th, 2005, 3:54 am

September 13th, 2018, 3:28 pm #11

As to ship size and dry docks, clearly a CV is a very different animal in terms of density and complexity than an oil tanker or even a large container ship. I don't know what the absolute upper limits are, but anything bigger than a Nimitz would probably require some new infrastructure.
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Joined: August 11th, 2015, 4:45 pm

September 14th, 2018, 1:47 am #12

bager1968 wrote:
Seawise Giant 458.46 m (1,504 ft) 564,650 DWT 260,851 GT 1979–2009 Broken up Originally smaller, jumboisation made Seawise Giant the largest ship ever by length, displacement (657,019 tonnes), and deadweight tonnage.
Batillus class (4 ships) 414.22 m (1,359 ft) 555,051 DWT 275,276 GT 1976–2003 Broken up The largest and longest ships ever to be laid down per original plans. They became second only to Seawise Giant (after its jumboisation) for deadweight tonnage and length overall.

All of those were oil tankers.


Pioneering Spirit Crane vessel 382 m (1,253 ft) 499,125 DWT 403,342 GT 2015– In service Pioneering Spirit is the largest twin-hulled vessel ever built as well as, at 124 metres (407 ft), the widest ship in the world.
There you go.  Absolute dimensions limitations set, now what kind of carrier can you make, theoretically, with a slip big enough to make something like those?
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Joined: September 3rd, 2018, 10:10 am

September 14th, 2018, 5:10 pm #13

1500-2000 feet long carriers.

If you're a country that needs to use the Suez Canal then 250' max deck beam. If not, it's limited by your drydock.

300,000 tons.

At that size, it'll be feasible to have C-17 sized planes land on your deck using the full deck, along with multiple landing decks for fighters.
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Joined: March 1st, 2005, 3:53 pm

September 15th, 2018, 12:28 am #14

Actually, not C-17s... but definitely C-27Js and C-130Js.
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Joined: January 5th, 2009, 5:56 am

September 17th, 2018, 9:46 pm #15

What defines an aircraft carrier?

Can the proposals to use semi-submersibles, e.g Mobile offshore base, still be considered aircraft carriers.

Proposals for 6k' x 400' runway were put together in '90s, by joining 5 platforms approximately the size of Pioneering Spirit..
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