The largest destroyer ever built for the U.S. Navy headed out to sea for the first time Monday, departing from shipbuilder Bath Iron Works and carefully navigating the winding Kennebec River before reaching the open ocean where the ship will undergo sea trials.For all intents and purposes the battleship is back.
Consider. Between ship and sub launched tomahawk missiles, they now have more reach than the carrier air wing. Additionally they can sail independently AND have the flexibility to do a wide assortment of missions.
I'll call it now. Not only is the battleship back but within a decade the carrier air wing will seem outdated. You will hear calls for a max of 5 carriers in the fleet during your lifetime.