Since the dredging in Portsmouth UK for the new Aircraft Carriers, Does this mean American Carriers don't have to anchor offshore now?

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  • 1 month ago

    American ports in general are deep enough you do not have to dredge for the carriers. Portsmouth is not a very deep port and had to be dredged for the new British carriers. It still may not be deep enough for the American carriers as they are bigger.

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  • 1 month ago

    Whether ships pull pierside or not,  is NOT just based on  ship size or port depth. 

    (although that's certainly at the top of the list) 

    Some countries do NOT allow  NUCLEAR ships to pull pierside, or enter major population zones.......and they must "anchor out".......at the set distance......and run shuttles back and forth. 

    All depends on the host nation and what they allow. 

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  • 1 month ago

    If the American carriers can get that close, that means all Great Britain is within range of the planes. Portsmouth could be the new Tinian island.

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  • 1 month ago

    Maybe, although they did it so the QE could get in there.

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