The Most Futuristic Navy Ships That Rule the Seas Today

Published on 02/11/2018
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Ships built for warfare possess the capability to transform the world, especially for their respective home country. Long gone are the cloth sails, wooden ships, with nothing but cannons to defeat their enemies. Thanks to the 21st century, ships are changing the naval warfare world as we know it. Take a look at the greatest, strongest naval ships taking the world by storm.

TCG Heybeliada

“The Ghost of the Seas,” as it’s rightly nicknamed, is the pride of the Turkish navy. With the ability to remain at sea for 10 days without need of re-supply, it’s pretty exceptional. Moreover, the TCG Heybeliada can carry 103 troops, can launch helicopters, drones, torpedoes, and surface to air missiles.

TCG Heybeliada

TCG Heybeliada

The Juliet Marine Ghost

Let’s just say that “Ghost” looks stunning. As a quick assault ship that can zip between ships in a carrier strike force – meaning that many countries are interested in acquiring such a beaut, like Japan, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and more. Lest we forget, the Juliet Marine Ghost was actually designed after a terrorist snuck explosives on-board a ship and detonated it; Ghost can detect these threats.

The Juliet Marine Ghost

The Juliet Marine Ghost

USS Zumwalt

On enemy radar, the USS Zumwalt looks innocent, tiny, despite its enormity. Built especially to evade radar in order to fully assist US marines on missions.

USS Zumwalt

USS Zumwalt

USS Gerald R Ford

When you’re named after an American President, you best carry a big punch. The USS Gerald Ford will lead in the Ford class of supercarriers and replace the Nimitz class sometime in the next two decades. As soon as its fully operational, it’ll hold 75 fighter jets, which is enough to leave the rest of world shaking in their boots.

USS Ford

USS Ford

HMS Defender

Thing about the HMS Defender, apart from being a part of the British Royal Navy, its sole use is to defend the airspace surrounding British aircraft carrier fleets. Impressive to say the least.

HMS Defender

HMS Defender

USS Independence LCS 2

51 miles per hour – that’s how quickly the USS Independence LCS 2 can navigate through the waters. With its main objective of stealth and surprising enemy shore defenses, speed is a necessity.

USS Independence LCS 2

USS Independence LCS 2

HDMS Absalon

Is this the largest class of Danish warship to exist? Yes! It’s also armed with various surface to air and surface to surface missiles; additionally, the HDMS Absalon can hold four attack helicopters.

HDMS Absalon

HDMS Absalon

Admiral Gorshkov

Since 2013, the Admiral Gorshkov (or the INS Vikramaditya) can remain at sea for a maximum of 45 days! Moreover it can hold 26 MiG fighters and countless surveillance and attack helicopters.

Admiral Gorshkov

Admiral Gorshkov

USS Coronado

Designed for counter coastal defenses, like seawall fortifications, the USS Coronado is key in shallow waters with its impressive ability to administer anti-mining operations and anti-submarine patrols. Named after Coronado, CA, this high tech ship is invisible to radar, furthermore, it has a hangar to store helicopters.

USS Coronado

USS Coronado

HMS Dauntless (D33)

Sleek? Check. Guided missile destroyer? Double check. Welp, the HMS Dauntless (D33) is used by the British Royal Navy and is basically equivalent to three Patriot surface to air missile batteries with a helicopter hangar to boot.

HMS Dauntless D33

HMS Dauntless D33

HMS Agamemnon

HMS Agamemnon can actually stay underwater for three months before it needs to resurface – I know, bad a**. Additionally, this sub can store 38 missiles, which includes nuclear launch ones and conventional weapons.

HMS Agamemnon

HMS Agamemnon

INS Vishal

Meet the Indian Navy’s first ever super-carrier which, when completed, will hold up to 50 planes and helicopters. Furthermore, it’ll have a nuclear powered engine.

INS Vishal1

INS Vishal

Dixmude

Oh yeah(!), the Dixmude can carry either 40 tanks or 30 helicopters, AND over 450 soldiers! In case you were wondering, yes, it can turn into a floating hospital with 69 beds. NATO even uses such a ship on various peacekeeping missions.

Dixmude

Dixmude

HMS Queen Elizabeth

The HMS Queen Elizabeth is in fact the largest ship ever built for the British Royal Navy; which can carry up to 40 planes, 40 F-35s, 250 marines, and Chinook helicopters. So yes, it’s basically a monster but in a beautiful, powerful way.

HMS Queen Elizabeth

HMS Queen Elizabeth

USNS Spearhead

Where do we even begin? I mean you’re looking at the first of the Spearhead class, i.e. speedy Navy supply ships. USNS Spearhead has the capability to “drive” up to 50 miles per hour, furthermore, it can carry 312 troops or as much military cargo as one can load onto the massive deck.

USNS Spearhead

USNS Spearhead

USS Enterprise (CVN-80)

Although the USS Enterprise (CVN-80) is not yet complete, it’s already a game changer. It’ll carry up to 90 fighter jets and as a nuclear powered ship, it’ll travel around the globe without
a need to stop for…25 years! ~Gulp!~

USS Enterprise CVN 80

USS Enterprise CVN 80

The USS America

To begin, let’s just say, this ship has an incredible name! The USS America can hold over 1,000 crew, an abundance of fighter jets (like F-35s and Harriet strike fighters), V-22 Ospreys to transport troops, amphibious landing craft, and additionally Tomahawk cruise missiles. Phew, that’s a long list.

The USS America

The USS America

USS Anchorage

Primarily designed to ferry munitions and supplies, the USS Anchorage can also carry up to 700 soldiers, numerous Humvee’s, tanks, helicopters, planes, V-22 Osprey, and so much more. Last but not least, it can also transport Hovercraft.

USS Anchorage

USS Anchorage

Russian Corvette Boikiy

When you’ve got the ability to shoot any and all incoming anti-ship missiles and can deploy Russian troops anywhere in the world, you’ll easily make the list.

Russian Corvette Boikiy

Russian Corvette Boikiy

HMCS Chicoutimi

The HMCS Chicoutimi’s main goal was to search for and destroy any enemy subs which were hiding and gathering intelligence along the Canadian arctic coast. Pretty important, wouldn’t you say?

HMCS Chicoutimi

HMCS Chicoutimi

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