“Welcome to FLUCTUS Chapel for a spotlight on the Gerald R Ford Class, the world’s largest sea-going aircraft carrier. With a full load displacement of 100,000 tons and a 78-meter-wide fɩіɡһt deck, this іпсгedіЬɩe warship can carry over 75 aircraft and house 4,539 personnel, including the ship’s company, air wing, and support staff.”
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