This video by VSB defense features 2016’s ten biggest warships in the world.
First is the HTMS Chakri Naruebet. The HTMS Chakri Naruebet is used by the Royal Thai Navy and its displacement is 11 500 tonnes. This warship is 182 meters long and its speed is 26 knots. The HTMS Chakri Naruebet houses 776 crewmen and can carry up to 30 aircrafts.
Next is the Cavour (C550) used by the Italian Navy. Its displacement is 27,000 tonnes, and its length is 244 meters. The Cavour (C559) can carry up to 1,119 men and carry 20 aircrafts. It was commissioned in March 2008.
Third is the Sao Paolo, used by the Brazilian Navy. Its displacement it 34,000 tonnes and its length is 265 meters. The speed of the Sao Paolo is 32 knots, and it carries 1,920 crewmen. The ship can also house 40 aircrafts.
Fourth is the INS Vikramaditya of India. This ship is 273 meters long and can carry 30 aircrafts. It cost over $2 billion to build. The fifth is the Charles de Gaulle (R91) of France. It is 262 meters long and has over 2,500 crewmen. The Charles de Gaulle can house up to 40 aircrafts.
The sixth is the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier of the United Kingdom. Its displacement is a whopping 65,000 tonnes and it is 284 meters long. The Queen Elizabeth can carry 40 aircrafts at a time. This ship cost £3.9 billion to build.
The seventh is the Liaoning used by the People’s Liberation Army Navy. The Liaoning is 305 meters long, and its speed is 29 knots. The ship carries more than 3,000 crewmen.
The eighth is the Admiral Flota Sovetskogo Soyuza Kuznetskov – or simply called Kuznetskov – of the Russian Navy. The Kuznetskov is 305 meters long and can carry 40 aircrafts. The Kuznetskov is run by 2,626 men.
The ninth is the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier used by the United States Army. Its displacement is an incredible 100,000 tonnes. This ship’s speed is over 35 knots, and it houses 5,334 crewmen. It can carry up to 80 aircrafts.
Finally, the biggest warship of 2016 is the General R. Ford-class aircraft carrier of the United States Navy. Its displacement is 100,000 tonnes and its length is 335 meters. The General R. Ford can carry 85 aircrafts, and it cost $10.44 billion to build.