Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Aircraft carriers are naval warships with a flight deck, designed to launch and retrieve military aircraft. They are among the largest sea vessels ever built, with the U.S. operated Nimitz class super-carriers spanning for 332 meters and displacing 97,000 tons of water when fully loaded. Carriers are also some of the most versatile assets in the military and can perform a wide variety of tasks including power projection, forward presence, humanitarian assistance, deterrence, sea control and maritime security. Learn more about these mobile airfields in this book.