Monster US warship anchors off Portsmouth, defense chiefs downplay British shrinkage | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Monster US warship anchors off Portsmouth, defense chiefs downplay British shrinkage

At more than 100,000 tons, laden with warplanes and missiles and with 5,000 men and women aboard, the American Nimitz Class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt anchored at Portsmouth has British defense chiefs talking down military cuts.

The Roosevelt – known to her crew as Big Stick – is currently moored off Portsmouth because she is simply too big to dock in the port.

Serving alongside the thousands of US sailors and marines, as part of an exchange program, are six aircraft handlers and a navigator from the Royal Navy.

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