See Top Drone Videos of Naval Ships

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USN John C Stennis Carrier

Spyder

Contributor Spyder brings us an amazing (and apparently sanctioned) drone video of the US Navy aircraft carrier John C. Stennis cruising through Puget Sound, Washington en route to base at Bremerton.  Launched in 1995, the ship is one of ten Nimitz class nuclear powered carriers which have formed a pillar of US security for decades.  The video was shared with the ship's PR officer prior to upload.

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USS Massachusetts 4K via Drone

PO3SMITH

The USS Massachusetts is a South Dakota Class Battleship.  Commissioned in 1938, the ship saw action in the monumental Battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944.   The ship has a displacement of 35k tons and its armament includes four gigantic 16 inch guns.  Contributor PO3Smith created an amazing drone video of the ship, which now serves as a museum ship and sits in Battleship Cove, Massachusetts.  

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Battleship New Jersey 4K Drone Experience

PO3SMITH

In this video, drone pilot and contributor PO3Smith put together a beautiful historical/drone footage edit on the battleship USS New Jersey, one of the country's most storied combat ships.  The video starts with footage from the Iowa Class ship's engagements, which have made it the most-traveled ship of any US naval vessel.  The bulk of the video is drone footage of the great ship, which was decommissioned in 1991.  The New Jersey saw action in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.  

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USCGC Sanibel

PO3SMITH

Contributor PO3Smith put together this awesome aerial video of a US Coast Guard cutter cruising the Cape Cod Canal in Massachusetts.  The Sanibel is an Island class patrol boat.  These 30+ meter (110 ft) ships are on the smaller end of the Coast Guard's fleet and used for near-shore operations such as drug interdiction.  The video shows the Sanibel passing by a much larger barge, giving you a sense of relative sizes.   

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iDroneU - Norfolk VA

iDroneU

Norfolk is a medium sized city in the southeastern corner of the mid-Atlantic state of Virginia, near the opening of Chesapeake Bay.  It is a quintissential Navy town, and is the headquarters of the US Atlantic Fleet, one of the world's most powerful naval groupings.  Top contributor iDroneU used a drone to film this port city.  In this video, you will get some incredible bird's eye views not only of the city's downtown but of several US Navy ships in their berths in the harbor.  

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SUBMARINE

OGB - Omer Gokcen

Top contributor Omer Gokcen, managed to capture a Turkish submarine cruising the Straits of Bosphorus near Istanbul, Turkey.  The submarine he filmed is a Turkish Navy Type 209 diesel powered sub.  These subs are manufactured in Germany exclusively for export to foreign navies, the largest operator of which is the Turkish navy.  These submarines are armed with eight torpedo tubes, and the variant used by Turkey also carries Harpoon missiles.

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The Last of her kind - USS Salem 4K

PO3SMITH

Cruisers are the cavalry of the seas.  Not as heavily armed or armoured as battleships, cruisers are generally faster and (in their original conception) designed to run ahead of the main battle fleet.  In this video, contributor PO3SMITH gives us a drone's eye view of the  USS Salem, a Des Moines Class heavy cruiser launched shortly after World War II.  TThe 17k ton displacement ship was de-commissioned in 1959, as cruiser technology evolved away from guns towards missile armament.  

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Dreadnought of the past - USS Olympia

PO3SMITH

Contributor PO3SMITH created this beautiful drone video of the USS Olympia, a storied US Navy battleship which was launched just a few years prior to the Dreadnaught class battleships which helped to escalate the European naval arms race.  The Olympia was launched in 1895, and it famously served as the flagship of Admiral of the Navy Dewey at the Battle of Manila, the critical naval clash of the Spanish American War.  The 5,600 ton displacement ship was de-commissioned in 1922.

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USS Texas

Bumble Bee Productions

Contributor and drone pilot Bumble Bee Productions created this amazing aerial video of the USS Texas, one of the second generation Dreadnaught type battleships built for the United States Navy.  The Texas was one of two New York class battleships built and deployed a few years prior to the country's entry into World War I.  These ships were larger and better armed than the Wyoming class ships which preceded them.  Both of the New York class ships featured massive 14 inch guns.

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U.S Navy Flotilla!

PO3SMITH
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BATTLESHIP

OGB - Omer Gokcen