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SUB ~ Norfolk, Va. (Dec. 19, 2002) -- USS Florida (SSBN 728) makes its way to its new homeport at Naval Station Norfolk. Florida is one of four Ohio-class submarines on the list to be converted to conventional -weapons. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 3rd Class B.L. Keller ~ BFD


NORFOLK (April 19, 2012) A Brazilian navy frigate BNS Independencia (F44) prepares to moor at Naval Station Norfolk. Independencia is in Norfolk for a visit sponsored by the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Jamieson/Released)

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This Is Why the US Navy Is the Most Formidable Naval Force In the World

Here's a rare sight: four out of the ten Nimitz-class aircraft carriers—the largest warships ever built—plus an Enterprise-class carrier docked together. They are resting at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, which coincidentally is the largest naval base in the world. Look at all that engineering and firepower. And it's only half of the Nimitz fleet!


While the US navy is distracted by hostile activity in the South China Sea, a nuclear weapon has been planted in the harbour of Norfolk, Virginia - the world's largest naval base. Jake Grafton, promoted to director of the CIA following the murder of his predecessor, is unaware of the insidious plot. Though he has received intelligence informing him that an attack is imminent; he does not know where; he does not know when. But he does know who to turn to in a time of crisis.

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) transits the Elizabeth river from its homeport at Naval Station Norfolk to Norfolk Naval Shipyard on Aug. 25, 2016. US Navy Photo


USS Enterprise approaches its pier at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. Wikimedia…