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USS John C. Stennis in the Bay of Bengal

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By ITN News Editor March 16, 2019 18:59

USS John C. Stennis in the Bay of Bengal

The USS John C. Stennis of the US Navy is conducting operations in the Bay of Bengal area of the Indian Ocean. Rear Admiral Mike Wettlaufer commands the John C Stennis strike group.

This report was filed by our representative Samanthika de Silva. The ship built in memory of Senator John C. Stennis who is considered as the father of America’s modern Navy, first sailed in 1997. It is considered as a 4.5 acres of sovereign United States territory capable of travelling to the furthest region of the globe. It has a height of 244 feet which is equal to 24 storied building and a breath of 257 feet. It can steam more than one million miles before refueling. The John C Stennis strike group synchronizes the capabilities of multiple ships and squadron to provide coordinated forward presence around the globe. It has up to 10 ships and 70 aircrafts and crew of 5.500.

There are 21 missiles on board the ship facilities to detect middle range missiles which may pose a threats to the ship. The ship conducts air operations, maritime interdiction, counter piracy operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. More than 3,000 men and women live and work aboard the Stennis.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 16, 2019 18:59