USS Hornet Characteristics

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Aircraft carriers are the largest warships ever put to sea, and the United States Navy's aircraft carriers are known to be the most elite in the world. The USS Hornet had the most equipped crew and technology aboard for the time she was in battle. This is why her success rate was so high, and the reason she is still around today for people to explore and learn about her past. The USS Hornet was awarded seven Battle Stars for Pacific service during her time in WWII. Battle Stars are awarded to Merchant Marine ships whose U.S. Navy crews were engaged with the enemy and for meritorious participation in battle. One Star was awarded for each battle the USS Hornet was involved in including the Asiatic-Pacific Raid, Hollandia Operation, Marianas Operation, Western Carolina Islands Operation, Western New Guinea Operation, Leyte Operation, and the Luzon Operation. She was also awarded the…show more content…
Most fleets consist of Cruisers, which are multi-mission, and multi-missile. They can take out virtually any target in the air, sea, and beneath the waves or on the shore. Destroyers are also essential in fleets. They are agile, and lethal and have a very proud tradition of anti-submarine warfare. Destroyers are much like Cruisers, but mainly protect and accompany Carriers. Another component to the fleet are the Frigates, which are rugged and ready. These vessels are tough and built to withstand punishment and keep going. Their main purpose is to assist amphibious expeditionary forces and replenish groups and merchant convoys. The last and most important of the fleet are the Carriers, which are just plain powerful. Not only do they launch aircraft, but their air wing can dominate large stretches of territory, on the ocean and land, and its technology can locate enemies 100 miles away. They are the largest warships ever put to sea. A floating city with a 24 hour airport and a population dedicated to protecting the
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