America’s next ‘mini’ aircraft carrier is ready for action

Displacing 45,693 tons and with a length of 844 feet (257 meters), USS Tripoli (LHA-7) could easily be mistaken for an aircraft carrier. Tripoli is similar in size to the Charles de Gaulle or the Vikramaditya, the flagship carriers of French and Indian Navies respectively, and while shorter, has a comparable displacement to the former United States Navy’s Midway-class carriers. However, LHA-7 is actually the second … Read more