Barnell Anderson at Hotcars.com offers a piece that seeks to explains everything you should know about the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk.
The USS Kitty Hawk is one of the most well-known decommissioned United States Navy supercarriers. The warship was an important aspect of many battles from 1960 to as late as 2008 before it was retired. It received its name from Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, which was the site of the Wright Brothers’ first powered airplane flight.
The USS Kitty Hawk is actually the second US Navy military warship named after the site. It followed the SS Seatrain New York, which was a civilian ship that was later acquired by the US Navy.
Many people hear the term supercarrier and are confused about its meaning. A Navy supercarrier is essentially a warship that serves as a seagoing airbase and that allows the servicemen and women on board to store and deploy weapons for battle. It is usually the capital ship of a fleet.
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It was good to see the grand, old warship again.
Like many of her former sailors, I was saddened to learn that the great carrier was being scrapped. But the Kitty Hawk's proud and significant accomplishments will remain in the history books and the memories of her former sailors.