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This Is Why the US Navy Is the Most Formidable Naval Force In the World

Here's a rare sight: four out of the ten Nimitz-class aircraft carriers—the largest warships ever built—plus an Enterprise-class carrier docked together. They are resting at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, which coincidentally is the largest naval base in the world. Look at all that engineering and firepower. And it's only half of the Nimitz fleet!


The battleship USS Wisconsin makes a very intimidating backdrop, at the end of this street in Norfolk, Virginia.


Rare occurrence at Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk, VA. - Aircraft Carriers - USS John C. Stem is (CVN-74) - USS George Washington (CVN-73) - USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) - USS Enterprise (CVN-65) - USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN-69)


USS Bainbridge returns to Naval Station Norfolk being deployed since June. Welcome Home.


The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) departs Naval Station Norfolk on its final deployment.


he aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) makes its approach pierside at Naval Station Norfolk after a six-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. US Navy Photo

USS Kauffman (FFG-59) departs Naval Station Norfolk for its final deployment. US Navy Photo The U.S. Navy’s penultimate frigate is slated to decommission today in a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., the service said in a statement. USS Kauffman (FFG-59) returned from the last Oliver Hazard Perry (FFG-7) frigate deployment in July and following today’s ceremony will be put up for foreign military sale (FMS).

from USA Today

What to Do Around the Norfolk Naval Base

Tour the Naval Station Norfolk. NAS is the largest naval base in the world.

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) departs Norfolk Naval Base to conduct training at sea. This shot is NOT doctored up. (US Navy Photo) Z


A shot of Naval Station Norfolk, located in Norfolk, Virginia. NAS is the largest naval base in the world and is only a few miles from SteelMaster's Virginia Beach home.