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April 18, 2021

Can a submarine destroy an aircraft carrier?

Can a submarine destroy an aircraft carrier?

US carriers and their escort ships are armed to the teeth. Submarines are their gravest threat to sinking. Russian subs, for instance, are often armed with 1,000-pound torpedoes that were designed to destroy carrier groups, and it’s conceivable that enough fired at once and on target could sink a carrier.

How dangerous are aircraft carriers?

Rotor and prop wash and jet blasts can easily throw a person over the side. In case of that eventuality, or a downed plane, there’s a search and rescue helicopter constantly on standby. Fire is also another worry. The deck is a busy place, full of dangerous things — like bombs, bullets and fuel.

How long does it take for an aircraft carrier to cross the Atlantic?

The standard for commercial vessels and liners is NYC to Southhamption, about 3500 miles. US fleet carriers are rated for 32 knots so can make 880 miles in a 24 hour period, so figure 4 days. Two weeks.