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Photo essay: America's floating cities of the Pacific

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Across all the world’s navies, there are currently 47 commissioned aircraft carriers in service. The US has 20 of those, with half either based or active in the Pacific Ocean.

Across all the world’s navies, there are currently 47 commissioned aircraft carriers in service. The US has 20 of those, with half either based or active in the Pacific Ocean.

For many around the world, the sight of a supercarrier is a potent symbol of American power, presence and prestige, and the US is keen to flex its capabilities, especially in the Pacific, with rising tensions with China becoming a focal point with the US military.

Today, strategic sea-lines-of-communication support over 90 per cent of global trade, a result of the cost effective and reliable nature of sea transport. Indo-Pacific Asia is at the epicentre of the global maritime trade, with about US$5 trillion worth of trade flowing through the South China Sea (SCS) and the strategic waterways and choke points of south-east Asia annually.

Scroll through the pictures above to see the carriers and LHDs that the US has based, or active, in the Pacific.

Photo essay: America's floating cities of the Pacific
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