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The CV78 class ships will incorporate new technologies, including better radar. They will also have smaller crews and a more modern nuclear power plant. S. Navy cruisers (KRU zurz) — heavily armed warships, smaller than a battleship, and, in recent times, armed with guided missiles destroyers (duh STROI urz) — surface warships traditionally used to defend larger, slower ships from submarines (modern destroyers are armed with guided missiles for multi-missions) displacement (dis PLAY smunt) — the water displaced by a floating ship; the tonnage of the water displaced 30 hostilities (hos TIL uh teez) — serious, often violent disagreements, including open warfare hulls (HULZ) — the sides, bottom, and deck of a ship; the main, enclosing body intervene (IN tur VEEN) — to step between or to become involved in lethal (LEE thul) — deadly nuclear (NYU klee ur) — providing atomic energy in a controlled, but powerful way refineries (ree FINE uh reez) — factories that process oil into gasoline and other products submarines (SUB muh REENZ) — fighting ships that mostly sail under the ocean’s surface tailhook (TALE HOOK) — a steel hook used by a carrier-based airplane to grasp an arresting wire when the plane is landing on the carrier’s deck 31 index airplanes (aircraft) 4, 15, 17, 25, 26, 27 Battle of Midway 22 Battle of Philippine Sea 23 battleship 10, 20 catapults 15 Curtiss, Glen 18 flight deck 15, 17 Ellyson, Gordon “Spuds” 18 Ely, Eugene 18 Essex class 23, 24 hangar deck 17 Korean War 24 Nimitz class 8, 12, 29 tower 14 USS Enterprise 10, 12, 29 USS John F.
The last of the Nimitz-class carriers, the George H. W. Bush will enter service in 2009. Meanwhile, in 2007, construction will begin on the Navy’s next generation of aircraft carriers, designated CV78. The first of these ships should be commissioned in 2014, when it will replace the USS Enterprise. Another carrier of the future should be ready by 2018 to replace the John F. Kennedy. The CV78 class ships will incorporate new technologies, including better radar. They will also have smaller crews and a more modern nuclear power plant.
Html about the author Lynn M. Stone is the author and photographer of many children’s books. Lynn is a former teacher who travels worldwide to pursue his varied interests.