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There are at least 42 aircraft carriers in service with at least 14 navies around the world.

Aircraft carriers come in many shapes and sizes: some carry large fleets of combat aircraft and electronic attack aircraft, some carry only helicopters; some run on nuclear energy, others on gas; some have vertical take-off and landing, some have short vertical take-off and landing, some have catapult-assisted take-off and stopped recovery, where a tail hook hooks up a cable to catch the aircraft on landing.

Regardless of the specifications, an aircraft carrier is not of much use to a Navy if it breaks down or is unable to launch the full range of combat sorties for which it was designed. .

So we’ve put together a list of seven of the worst flattops on order, which have a history of breakdowns or limitations on the missions these ships were built for.

Check them out below:


1. Chinese Liaoning (16).

Commissioned in 2012, the Liaoning is a Kiev-class aircraft carrier that Beijing tricked Ukraine into selling by sending a Hong Kong businessman to buy it under the pretext that it was being used as a casino in 1998.

The Liaoning was then commissioned in 2012, becoming the first Chinese aircraft carrier.

But a few years later, the Liaoning was spitting steam and losing electricity, and in at least one incident, a steam explosion blew up the ship’s power system.

Since Liaoning was rather unreliable, like most Soviet Kiev-class aircraft carriers, and used primarily as a training aircraft carrier.

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2. Russian admiral Kouznetsov (063).

The Kuznetsov is a Kiev-class carrier that is currently undergoing repairs and will not be ready for service until 2021.

In October 2016, the Kuznetsov was sailing to Syria via the English Channel on a combat deployment when he was seen spitting out thick clouds of black smoke.

“The main problem with the ship is that it has a very problematic propulsion system,” Dmitry Gorenburg, senior researcher at the Center for Naval Analyzes, previously told Business Insider. “It’s just unreliable.”

Commissioned in 1995, the Kuznetsov experienced a serious breakdown in 1996 and was not available again until 1998.

The National Interest even recently placed the Kuznetsov on its list of the 5 worst aircraft carriers ever built.

Take a tour of the Kuznetsov here.

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Chakri Naruebet from Thailand.

(U.S. Navy photo)

3. The Thai Chakri Naruebet (911).

Commissioned in 1997, the Chakri Naruebet was once a fleet carrier, but was later relegated to a helicopter carrier in 2006, mainly due to budget issues.

Although the Chakri Naruebet was used after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and in rescue operations after the floods in Thailand in 2010 and 2011, the aircraft carrier has primarily resided at the port for much of its 20-year career in the Thai navy.

So while the Chakri Naruebet didn’t necessarily suffer from design flaws or repeated maintenance issues, we included it in the list because it’s just not being used for what it was supposed to do.

Learn more about the Chakri Naruebet here.

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The Wasp did not sail on a combat deployment for seven years, at the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, for reasons that remain mysterious.

(United States Navy photo)

4. The American USS Wasp (LHD-1).

The Wasp is a newly equipped amphibious assault ship to transport F-35Bs.

But until then, the Wasp was conspicuously absent from major deployments from at least 2004 to 2011.

A Navy spokesperson said in 2013 that was because the ship was “configured to serve as a test platform for Navy Joint Strike Fighter jets,” but that reason only accounted for the years. 2011-2013.

“It’s an ACY [cover-your-ass] raison. That’s not the reason he’s not deploying, “a retired Marine General told the Marine Times in 2013.” It doesn’t seem logical to keep one of these ships out of the deployment rotation for a while. so many years.

Although F-35Bs have since landed on the Wasp, and he left his home port in Japan for a mission in the Pacific in early August 2018, something may still be wrong with the ship.

“If people are worried about a hollow force, it’s a hollow ship,” a congressional analyst told the Military Times in 2013.

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HMAS Canberra, a Royal Australian Navy Landing Helicopter Dock Vessel, arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for Rim of the Pacific 2016.

(U.S. Navy photo)

5. The Australian HMAS Canberra (L02).

Commissioned in 2014, the HMAS Canberra is a Landing Helicopter Dock carrier, and one of two in the Royal Australian Navy.

Although the Canberra participated in RIMPAC 2018, she was returned to port in March 2017 with serious propulsion problems.

It was only supposed to take about seven to ten days, but in May 2017 the Canberra was still under repair in dry dock.

“It just might be a design problem,” Rear Admiral Adam Grunsell told ABC in May 2017.

One of the issues appeared to have been faulty engine gaskets leaking oil in different areas of the engine.

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Adelaide is Australia’s second largest helicopter carrier.

(U.S. Navy photo)

6. HMAS Adelaide (L01).

Commissioned in 2015, the HMAS Adelaide is the other Australian carrier Landing Helicopter Dock.

The Adelaide also participated in RIMPAC 2018, but was returned to port at the same time in 2017 as the Canberra with the same problems.

Considering that both ships, which went into service around the same time, had similar issues at the same time, this could very well hint at design issues.

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The USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is seen underway under its own power for the first time April 8, 2017, in Newport News, Va.

(U.S. Navy photo)

7. The US USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78).

Commissioned in July 2017, the USS Gerald R. Ford is the most powerful and capable supercarrier ever built – but it is plagued by repeated problems and is still not combat-ready a year after entering service.

In April 2017 and January 2018, the Ford was returned to port after suffering a “main thrust bearing” failure.

In May 2018, the Ford was at sea undergoing testing, when its propulsion system malfunctioned, forcing the return to port after just three days.

The Ford has also had issues with the advanced electromagnetic aircraft launch system and advanced arrest equipment systems designed to launch and recover aircraft, which have suffered repeated delays, despite recent reports of progress.

The Ford AAG caught its first C2-A Greyhound aircraft in late May 2018, according to General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems.

When we contacted renowned marine surveyor Eric Wertheim about our inclusion of the Ford in this room he repelled.

“It is important to give new warships and complex weapon systems time to mature through operational experience,” Wertheim told Business Insider US in an email. “If you had looked at many of the most successful weapon and warship designs, they often might have looked like miserable failures early in their lifecycles, but they finally turned a corner. “

“If a warship still isn’t fulfilling its mission after a decade or more, it’s probably not a very solid design,” Wertheim added.

You can take a tour of the Ford here.

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