Here’s How Massive Navy Ships Actually Float

We live in a marvelous time. Above us, metal vessels soar 30,000 feet high, cutting through clouds and turbulent air at hundreds of miles per hour. In the ocean, massive structures glide across the surface like some religious miracle. Navy vessels are huge, with one of the biggest ships the world has ever seen,┬áthe USS Gerald R. Ford, coming in at just over 1,100 feet long. (For reference, the Empire State Building’s top floor is 1,250 feet tall.) In

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