10 of the world's largest aircraft carriers

USS Gerald R. Ford - The USS Gerald R. Ford, the first aircraft carrier to be built, was commissioned in 2017. The research and development of the class cost $37.3 billion, and the construction of each unit cost almost $13 billion.

USS Nimitz - The warships can carry up to 82 aircraft, which include McDonnell Douglas Hornet fighter jets and Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye aircraft. It also operates armament that includes the Phalanx Mk-15 close-in weapon system.

Fujian, Type 003 (China)- Fujian is China's largest and most advanced aircraft carrier. Launched in June, the warship, also known as Type 003, was built by China State Shipbuilding Corporation. Fujian has yet to be commissioned.

HMS Queen Elizabeth-class (UK) - HMS Queen Elizabeth is a class that comprises of two aircraft carriers, the HMS Queen Elizabeth and the HMS Prince of Wales. The lead ship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, was commissioned in 2017. The class was built by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance and cost around £3.8 billion to construct per unit.

Shandong, Type 002 (China) - Shandong was built by Dalian Shipbuilding Industry in 2018. The aircraft carrier, which is also known as Type 002, was commissioned in 2019. While Shandong is the first Chinese-made aircraft carrier, it is a variant of the Soviet-built Kuznetsov-class aircraft carrier. The warship measures around 1,033 feet, and has a full-load displacement of 70,000 tons.

Admiral Kuznetsov (Russia) - Admiral Kuznetsov was built by Nikolayev South during the Soviet era. First commissioned in 1991, the aircraft carrier is currently the only unit operated by the Russian Navy. As of June, Admiral Kuznetsov is undergoing a refit, The aircraft carrier measures over 1,000 feet in length, and has a full-load displacement of 67,500 tons. It has a capacity for some 1,690 crew on board.

Liaoning, Type 001 (China) - Liaoning, also known as Type 001, was commissioned in 2012. It was built by Black Sea Shipyard during the Soviet Era, and purchased by the Chinese Navy from Ukraine The aircraft carrier measures 999 feet in length and has a full-load displacement of 60,900 tons. It has the capacity for over 2,500 crew on board

INS Vikrant (India) - The INS Vikrant has a projected displacement of 45,000 tons which will make it the Indian Navy's largest aircraft carrier, superseding the INS Vikramaditya. It measures 860 feet in length and 194 feet in height and can accommodate a crew of 1,645

INS Vikramaditya (India) - The INS Vikramaditya is a Soviet-made aircraft carrier that was commissioned by the Indian Navy in 2013, per the navy's official website. The warship is regarded as the current flagship of the navy, and was purchased from Russia for $2.35 billion

Charles De Gaulle (France) - The Charles de Gaulle was commissioned in 2001 and continues to serve as the French Navy's flagship. The aircraft-carrier is France's first and only nuclear-powered carrier. The warship measures 858 feet in length and 218 feet in height. It has a full-load displacement of 42,500 tons, and a capacity for 1,200 crew

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