More emphasis to the word almost, because US carriers have sunk in the past. The thing is that it is really hard to actually sink one. There are a lot of reasons for this. One would think that a ship that big, housing almost 50 planes at a time would be easy to sink, since the bigger the target, the easier it is to hit it. That’s isn’t the case as U.S navy aircraft carriers are quite a remarkable feat of engineering.
That’s just what this video on YouTube is trying to show. The video lists down ten reasons why US Navy Carriers are almost impossible to sink. It starts off with an introduction to the carrier itself with an animation showing how the carrier is able to withstand attacks from planes, Destroyer missiles, and even torpedoes from a submarine. Torpedoes are known to split normal destroyer class ships in half with a well-placed hit.
The starting animation depicted a US live-fire exercise where the Navy was forced to board the carrier to place explosives in order to sink it. The video is a short watch, almost 12mins but lists down some pretty solid reasons about why carriers are the biggest baddest thing you’d see in a Naval Fleet. You can watch the video below.
The video is from a YouTube channel named, The Infographics Show, they make videos about almost everything but the catch is that they focus on making animated motion videos that are made in a fun and interesting way because some information is boring depending on the medium. They use Adobe Audition for the voice recording, Adobe Illustrator for dealing with vectors, and Adobe After Effects for animation.
The resulting product is a cool animated video about something that would’ve been mighty boring if it was just a plain article. Who reads articles anyways? Pfft. Anyways, even though the video depicts US Navy Carriers as unstoppable juggernauts, they are not. Carriers have sunk, in 2005 the USS Ronald Reagan was sunk after getting hit by multiple torpedoes from the HSMS Gotland, a Swedish test submarine.
The last time someone said a ship was unsinkable, an iceberg proved them very wrong.