For many powerful nations in the world, they always dream about creating something huge, stronger and faster. Just like in the world of the military and navy, most of these countries are eager to build the most dominant warship with remarkable weaponry. They believe that with this kind of creation, they can show the world about their latest technology. Because of this, we can now reveal the biggest warships in the world owned by these great nations.
1. USS Zumwalt
When talk about the biggest warships in the world, we cannot ignore the USS Zumwalt of the United States. Not only this battleship is among the biggest, it is likewise one of the most expensive creations because it worth around $7 billion. Without any doubt, America built their most expensive, deadly and inventive warship to become more powerful. They acquired the name of the ship from the late Admiral Elmo “Bud” Zumwalt.
One of the most impressive features of this huge battle ship is it has guns that can fire at a distance of 100 miles, has impressive stealth features and has a powerful engine that can move the ship faster (78 megawatts/78000 homes). This huge warship can really dominant the water and a first on its own class when it comes to destroying various opponents.
The actual size of this battleship is around 600 feet, with displacement of 14,564 tons, it features a 2 Rolls-Royce Trent 30 gas turbines, Curtiss-Wright generators, Warpons, Tactical Tomahawk, 2 Propellers (electric powered) and can move about 56 kilometer per hour. The overall concept of this large warship is to present both previous and current advancement of the United States Navy when it comes to battling on the sea.
2. Kirov Class Battle Cruiser
If we talk about a gigantic heavily armed vessel in the world, Russia’s Kirov Class Battle Cruiser is one of the best on earth. In was in 1980 when they start using this huge warship and although Russia continues to produce new battleships, the Kirov remains among their most powerful vessels on the sea. Without a doubt, this is one of the most loaded cruisers used for naval defense purposes.
This huge warship of the Russian Navy has 28,000 tons displacement (fully loaded), with 827 feet length, has pair of nuclear reactors, 2 shaft CONAS, 2 KN-3 Nuclear Marine Propulsion, has innovative radars and sensors, 2 GT3A-688 Steam Turbines, numerous missiles, 400 rockets and can move up to 59 kilometer per hour on the sea.
In 1992, they renamed the Kirov Class Battle Cruiser to Admiral Ushakov after disbanding the Soviet Union. They laid down the ship at the Baltiysky Naval Shipyard in Leningrad in June of 1973 before launching on December of 1977 and on December 30, 1980; they commissioned this huge battle ship already. In 1981, the ship appeared for the first time and they called it BALCOM I by the observers from NATO.
3. HMS Queen Elizabeth
The newest MHS Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom is now among the most powerful and largest warships in the world. This latest addition to the Royal Navy weighs about 65,000 tons and cost about 6.2 billion pounds is truly impressive. This huge battle ship is 3 times bigger than the previous warships of the United Kingdom and 3 times longer than the Buckingham Palace.
Queen Elizabeth herself attend the inauguration of this huge ship in Scotland and instead of smashing a bottle of traditional champagne, the Queen chose to smash a bottle of malt whisky (Islay) on the hull of the ship as part of the ceremony. The people of UK believe that because of naming the ship following the name of their queen, this will be an inspiring creation that takes pride of the Royal Navy.
The expected number of personnel when fully operated is almost 1600 crews, can accommodate over 35 jet fighters, helicopters, equipped with the latest military weapons and armories, has its own hospital, complete support for different land forces, an inventive disaster relief center , features a “plan-nav” GPS System and more.
The Izumo is the biggest warship of Japan since the World War II. This is as huge as the Imperial Navy Aircraft Carries they have at the Pacific when they battle against the United States. This huge warship is almost 791 feet long, with 19,500 tons of displacement and cost almost $1.5 billion that they consider a huge investment for the Japanese Marine Self-Defense Forces (JMSDF). The name of this giant battleship is after the province of Izumo, which is located in the Western part of Honshu.
equipped with OQQ 22 Bow-Mounted Sonar (for prosecuting submarines), features a pair of Phalanx Close-In Weapon Systems, a pair of Raytheon RIM -116 Rolling Airframe Missile SeaRAM Launchers, capable of handling critical amphibious operations, with anti-submarine warfare, can easily board even the Sikorsky/Mitsubishi SH-60K Seahawk Helicopters, equipped with inventive naval armories and operated by almost 470 crews.
Japan unveils the Izumo at Yokosuka Naval Base near the place of Yokohama. This is also the location of the Seventh Fleet of the United States Navy. They commissioned this impressive warship in the middle of the neighboring tensions, which include Japan, South Korea and China. With this new Japanese battle ship, it truly reveals the impressive technical capacity of Japan when it comes to producing quality aircraft carries in the world.
5. Type 055 Destroyer
China is currently boasting its latest warship that can level the performance of other warships owned by powerful nations such as the United States and Japan. They believe that the Type 055 Cruiser is more advanced than the Zumwalt and AEGIS warship cruisers of America. The government of China is expecting this new battleship to command their entire task forces.
The Type 055 Cruiser or Type 055 Destroyer is almost 180 meters long, 20 meters wide and with a displacement of almost 12,000 tons. Based on the information from the Internet about this new Chinese battleship, it can accommodate 128 anti-ship/anti-surface-to-ground missiles, has laser weapon, electro-magnetic gun, features air defense missiles, has 2 64-cell Vertical Launch Systems (VLS) grids, anti-submarine missiles, a pair of Type 346 radars and with 3D surveillance system among others.
Another interesting system it includes is the Electronic Support Measures (ESM) because this addition can help the Chinese naval forces in gathering and analyzing the enemy’s electronic activities on the sea. These activities can include jamming information, constant communications and radar activity. This China’s huge battleship has the capacity to prevent drones and stealth bombers because of its inventive air defense systems. They unveiled this big warship after Japan unveiled their own due to the issues about some disputed islands.
6. HMAS Canberra
The HMAS Canberra is the latest aircraft carrier addition of the Royal Australian Navy. It is Australia’s biggest warship ever that joined their fleet at the Garden Island. This new amphibious assault ship is weighs about 27,000 tons and has more than 1,000 crews. The Australian government believed that the Canberra is a remarkable addition in strengthening their air defense force. The cost of this huge warship is almost $1.5 billion and it is an all-Australian creation.
This huge amphibious battle ship has an 8-storey level when sailing on the ocean and the size of its deck is 4 times biggest that the standard size of the Olympic swimming pools. This huge ship can accommodate 18 helicopters, different military weapons, ammunitions, water crafts, different vehicles and more. They will also use the ship for various humanitarian missions, transporting different army and marine equipment, full support for their aviation units and other naval requirements.
Another impressive feature of this giant Australian battleship is that its Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) is almost 233 meters in length. It likewise features the most sophisticated and equipped Air-Land-Sea deployment systems of the Australian Defense Force that can compete worldwide. It has various radars to monitor the movements of different air assaults and defense, has anti-torpedo towed defense system, machines guns, automatic weapons, and numerous defensive systems on board.
7. Charles de Gaulle Class
The Charles de Gaulle Class is one of the biggest warships in the world and owned by France. This 858 feet long battleship is the flagship of the French Navy and this is the biggest commissioned warship on the Western Europe. This huge battle ship is the first and only nuclear-powered surface vessel out of the United States Navy.
The cost of this huge vessel is almost $4 billion and when we talk about its special features, it has the capacity to defeat its rivals. Besides featuring different guns and defense missiles, it can carry almost 40 aircraft, has 4×8 Cell A-43 Sylver Launchers (MBDA Aster 15 Surface-To-Air Missiles), with 2×6 Cell Sadral Launchers, 8 Giat 20F2 20 mm Cannons, features a remarkable system for electronic warfare and decoys, complete with processing database, advanced radars and sensors.
This huge French Navy warship has 42,500 tones of displacement when fully loaded, it can move 50 kilometers per hour and with unlimited distance of almost 25 years. The French government named this aircraft carrier after General and Statesman Charles de Gaulle. It was commissioned on May 18, 2001 and it continuously serving France in various rescue missions, special operations and naval exercises.