Over 250 meters long, staffed with over 1,000 crewmen, the American carrier, the USS Kearsarge will remain in Israeli dock for several days.
By Yoav ZItun
The USS Kearsarge, an American Navy aircraft carrier, has docked on Tuesday morning in Eilat‘s port and will remain there for the next few days as part of the Navy’s routine operations in the Mediterranean Sea and Persian Gulf.
In addition to combat jets, the ship also carries several V-22 Ospreys aircraft, which can take off and land like helicopters and fly at a cargo plane’s velocity.
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The ship’s length is 257 meters and it is services by more than 1,000 crewmen, and can ship another 1,893 marines.
According to the IDF , the ship’s docking was prearranged and no joint drills are planned between it and IDF forces.
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