The USS Gerald R. Ford is America’s newest aircraft carrier. The 1,092-foot ship has a crew of 5,500 and carries more than 75 aircraft at a time. It weighs roughly 100,000 tons. All of that adds up to a ship that needs a truly massive anchor and chain to hold steady, and this video proves it.
The anchor and chain system aboard the USS Ford is very, very heavy. The anchor itself weighs 30,000 pounds. The chain is 1,440 feet long and each link weighs 136 pounds. Believe it or not, this combination is actually lighter than those fitted to the heavier Nimitz-class carriers.
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