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USS John Stennis Carrier

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USN John C Stennis Carrier

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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.  It's powered by two nuclear reactors that allow this behemoth to cruise at 30+ knots for months on end.  The video was shared with the ship's PR officer prior to upload.

HMS Prince of Wales Aircraft Carrier

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UK's new Aircraft Carrier HMS Prince of Wales leaves Shipyard for the first time.

Hightning McQueen

Check out this drone video of the UK's newest aircraft carrier heading out to sea for the first time, compliments of contributor Hightning McQueen.  It's the HMS Prince of Wales, which is built around the F-35 short take-off and vertical landing aircraft (STOVL) aircraft.  The PoW is the second of the two planned Queen Elizabeth-class of small conventionally-powered carriers, the first of which was commissioned in December, 2017.  The 280 meter long ships (around 920 ft.) displace about 65k tons.  

USS Massachusetts Battleship

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USS Massachusetts 4K via Drone


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, regarded as the largest single naval encounter in history.   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.  

USS New Jersey Battleship

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Battleship New Jersey 4K Drone Experience


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.  

US Coast Guard Cutter

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USCGC Sanibel


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.   

Turkish Diesel-Powered Submarine

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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.

USS Salem Heavy Cruiser

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The Last of her kind - USS Salem 4K


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.  

USS Ross: Guided Missile Destroyer

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USS Ross Destroyer


Check out this awesome drone video of a US Navy destroyer cruising the Bosphorus Strait near Istanbul, Turkey, compliments of contributor gokhanakman.  The USS Ross is a guided-missile destroyer of the Arleigh Burke (DDG-71) class, of which about five dozen have been built.  The ship is just under 155 meters (just over 500 ft.) long, with a displacement of about 9k tons.  Powered by four gas turbines producing over 100k of shaft horsepower, the ship can cruise at 30 knots.  

USS Olympia: Pre-Dreadnought Battleship

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Dreadnought of the past - USS Olympia


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.

USS Texas: WWI Era Battleship

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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.

HMCS Kingston: Canadian Patrol Ship

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Royal Canadian Navy Patrol Ship HMCS Kingston


Top contributor PO3SMITH used a drone to create this aerial video of a Canadian coastal defense ship, the HMCS Kingston.  Launched in 1996, it's the lead ship of a class that was designed to protect Canadian coastal waters.  The ship has a length of about 55 meters (around 180 ft.) and displaces about a thousand tons.  Armed with 40mm cannon and machine guns, the ship has a cruising speed of about 15 knots.  It has a compliment of about three dozen.  

Turkish Fast-Attack Craft and a Corvette

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Deniz Kurdu 2019 tatbikatı dönüşü İstanbul Boğazı video by Murat Turna

Murat Turna

Contributor Murat Turna was able to film three Turkish warships steaming through the Bosphorus Strait near Istanbul as part of a naval exercise.  The first two ships shown are Kılıç-class fast attack craft.  These ships are over 60 meters (a bit over 200 ft.) long and displace about 550 tons.  The third ship in the video is an Barak-class corvette.  These ships are a bit longer (around 80 meters or about 265 ft.), displace a bit over 1.3k gross tons, and are designed for submarine protection.  

US Navy Yardboat Training Ships

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U.S Navy Flotilla!


Top contributor PO3SMITH managed to aerially film a flotilla of US Navy training ships cruising through the Cape Cod Canal in Massachusetts.  These ships are called Yard patrol boats, and they carry a "YP" hull designation.  While they are also used for research, their main role is to provide training for junior naval officers.  Most of them are stationed at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland or the Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island.  

Norfolk, Virginia: US Navy Port

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iDroneU - Norfolk VA


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.  

Bath Iron Works, Maine

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Bath Iron Works Shipyard!


Top contributor PO3SMITH created this amazing drone video of one of the world's most important naval shipyards.  It's called the Bath Iron Works, and it's in the eponymously named town in Maine, in the USA's New England region.  Currently owned by defense giant Northrup Grumman, the Bath Works has produced some of the most storied vessels in the US Navy.  For example, many of the Fletcher-class destroyers, which played a key role in the USA's victory in World War II, were built here.  


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OGB - Omer Gokcen